A national survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped another 9 cents over the last two weeks, to $3.37.» Read More
Shanghai Husi Food Co. has been under investigation since a Shanghai TV station reported in July it repackaged and sold old meat. Its owner, OSI Group of Aurora, Illinois, said it will lay off 340 people at the Shanghai unit. "Over the past two months, Shanghai Husi has experienced significant financial and customer losses," said an OSI Group statement.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Governor Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean air vehicles in California. Such roads exist in Orange and Riverside counties, and the San Francisco area.
HONG KONG, Sept 22- Short-sellers who profit from stock price declines have resumed targeting Chinese companies after a three-year lull, but many of the researchers who instigate the strategy are now cloaked in anonymity, shielding themselves from angry companies and Beijing's counter-investigations.
The young-adult adaptation "The Maze Runner" raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million.
CAMARILLO, Calif.— A national survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped another 9 cents over the last two weeks, to $3.37, bringing the decline to 34 cents over the last 13 weeks. Jackson, Mississippi, had the lowest price among cities surveyed in the Lower 48 states, with $3.03 a gallon.
The 20th Century Fox release easily outpaced the $13.1 million debut of Liam Neeson's hardboiled private eye thriller "A Walk Among the Tombstones" and the $11.9 million opening for the ensemble-cast dramedy "This Is Where I Leave You," according to studio estimates Sunday.
In all, the unmanned Dragon capsule is delivering more than 5,000 pounds of space station supplies for NASA. "What a beautiful morning it was," said Sam Scimemi, NASA's space station division director. Sunday was a red-letter day for NASA in more ways than one.
In an increasingly common practice, assistants, consultants and other hospital employees are charging patients or their insurers hefty fees. NYT reports.
More pension funds consider divesting from hedge funds, due to poor performance and high costs. NYT reports.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 20- Facebook Inc's Oculus VR unit announced an upgraded prototype of its virtual reality headset that has higher resolution and built-in audio, but the company said it is not ready to sell a device to consumers.
LOS ANGELES— Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. The hew headset intended for creators of VR experiences is nicknamed Crescent Bay and features a higher resolution and refresh rate, integrated headphones and 360- degree head tracking.
OKLAHOMA CITY— An Oklahoma City-based energy company has unveiled a new formation in south-central Oklahoma that the company's CEO said will elevate the state as an oil producer.
While manufacturing alone no longer dominates the state's economy, its fortunes and the fate of its political leaders still rise and fall with the health of the industries that have shaped Ohio. After a decade that saw nearly four out of every 10 manufacturing jobs disappear, employment in manufacturing has grown each year in Ohio since Republican Gov.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20- Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the fridge.
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.
The risks were clear to computer experts inside Home Depot: The chain, they warned for years, might be easy prey for hackers. NYT reports.
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 19- An ambitious $1.3 billion program to provide an iPad or other device to every Los Angeles public school student has been slowed by technical challenges, with curriculum that was supposed to be built into the technology often incomplete, an independent report has found.
NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19- Apple Inc's latest phone lured throngs of gadget lovers, entrepreneurs and early adopters to its stores in New York, San Francisco and other cities around the world in the latest sign of strong initial demand for the new, larger generation of iPhones.