Many shale-rich countries face a dilemma, says a new report. It might mean a choice between fracking for energy or having enough water to drink.» Read More
Left largely unspoken, though, are the deep worries in India over Chinese maneuvering in the Indian Ocean, where New Delhi's years of dominance is being chipped away by billions of dollars in aid from Beijing and gargantuan Chinese construction projects.
NASA is sending a 3- D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. Besides real-time replacement parts at the station, NASA envisions astronauts, in the decades ahead, making entire habitats at faraway destinations like Mars.
ALBANY, Ga.— Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare.
THE BIGGEST: Alibaba raised $21.8 billion in its debut, making it the biggest U.S.-listed IPO in history after the IPO of credit card processing company Visa in 2008. If Alibaba's investment banks were to exercise their option to sell an additional 48 million shares, it could make Alibaba's IPO the biggest in the world, beating out the $22 billion IPO of Agricultural Bank of China in 2010..
Home Depot said Thursday that malicious software lurking in its check-out terminals between April and September affected 56 million debit and credit cards that customers swiped at its stores. The Department of Homeland Security Department warned last month that more than 1,000 retailers could have malware in their cash-register computers.
KANSAS CITY- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George gives welcome remarks at the Shift Innovation: Community Development Conference- 1330 GMT.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- American Airlines Group Inc said on Friday it struck a tentative contract agreement with the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, an important step in finalizing a deal with 24,500 U.S.-based stewards at the airline.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- Merrill Lynch fired two veteran brokers from its Private Banking and Investment Group two weeks ago for guiding clients to invest in a hedge fund outside of the brokerage firm.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- If Larry Ellison sailed off on his yacht for good tomorrow, who would really run Oracle Corp? Of 12 analysts who replied to an anonymous poll, five said Catz would likely run Oracle, while only one voted for Hurd, 57. Four said both would continue to run the company, one said neither, and one plumped for dark-horse internal candidate Thomas Kurian.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— The production of pet food at a Flagstaff factory where an explosion injured four contract workers isn't expected to resume for several weeks. Officials from Nestlé Purina said Friday that the ingredient intake and handling area of the mill building will need repairs.
Judge Harry Pregerson, who is 91 and one of the longest-serving members of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, swore in Nina Hachigian as American envoy to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN.
NEW ORLEANS— A federal grand jury has issued a new indictment against a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Friday's superseding indictment makes adjustments to existing obstruction of Congress and false statement charges against David Rainey, who faces a March 9 trial.
Sept 19- Presidents of the Federal Reserve's 12 regional banks are more likely to dissent in favor of tighter monetary policy, than the political appointees who make up the central bank's Board of Governors, according to a Fed study published on Friday.
Boeing rose$. 77 or. 6 percent, to $129.35. Lockheed Martin Corp. rose $1.17 or. 7 percent, to $180.74. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose $1.22 or. 9 percent, to $133.66.
Baxter International Inc. fell$. 56 or. 8 percent, to $72.54. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose$. 39 or. 8 percent, to $51.51. Hospira rose$. 34 or. 6 percent, to $53.85.
Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 02 or percent, to $126.50. Target fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $63.81. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 62 or. 8 percent, to $76.84.
American Express Co. fell$. 40 or. 4 percent, to $89.70. Capital One Financial Corp. rose$. 40 or. 5 percent, to $84.07. Discover Financial Services fell$. 29 or. 4 percent, to $65.30.
DR Horton fell$. 21 or. 9 percent, to $21.95. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 08 or 2.0 percent, to $3.94. Lennar Corp. fell$. 35 or. 8 percent, to $41.03.
ASM International NV: Approximately 100 shares changed hands, a 96.7 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 29 or. 8 percent to $36.56. Bel Fuse Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.5 decrease from its 65- day average volume.
Comcast Corp. fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $56.74. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 15 or. 2 percent, to $90.49. Gannett fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $32.36.