Video games come of age as spectator sport
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 7:12 amVideo games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros."
Stocks edge higher in early trade; Tiffany gains
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 7:00 amU.S. stocks are opening slightly higher, a day after the Standard & Poor's 500 index had its first close above 2,000 points.Tiffany & Co. rose 4 percent after the jewelry company reported earnings...
Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 7:00 amTime Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.
Spiders force Suzuki to recall midsize cars
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 6:24 amSpiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars.
Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 6:06 amThe German government proposed measures Wednesday to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania.
Low-budget Ryanair launches business-class tickets
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 4:06 amEurope's largest budget airline, Ryanair, has launched a flexible business-class ticket in its latest U-turn from a no-frills tradition.
Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 3:30 amThe streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction.
10 things to know about corporate inversions
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 2:12 amBurger King plans to become the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain.
China Telecom profit rises as mobile data grows
Associated Press | August 26, 2014 11:42 pmChina Telecom Ltd., one of the country's three main state-owned carriers, said Wednesday its profit rose 11.8 percent in the first half of the year as its Internet and mobile data businesses grew.
GM likely to announce SUVs, jobs at Tenn. plant
Associated Press | August 26, 2014 3:12 pmGeneral Motors and government officials are expected to announce new vehicles and jobs Wednesday at a sprawling factory complex in Spring Hill, Tennessee.
US home price gains slow in June
Associated Press | August 26, 2014 12:55 pmU.S. home prices increased at a slower pace in June -- a cooldown that could continue for several more months.
Feds seek comment on lower-risk tobacco bid
Associated Press | August 26, 2014 11:25 amFederal regulators are seeking public comment on smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded tobacco products as less harmful than cigarettes.
Turner Broadcasting offering buyouts
Associated Press | August 26, 2014 11:18 amThe corporate parent of CNN, TNT and TBS on Tuesday offered voluntary buyouts to 600 veteran employees, part of an overall cost-cutting effort at the Atlanta-based broadcasting company founded by Ted Turner.
US closes probe into Camry Hybrid brake problems
Associated Press | August 26, 2014 7:49 amAn eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall.
US credit card late payments down in 2Q
Associated Press | August 26, 2014 6:54 amAmericans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar credit.
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