SAN FRANCISCO, April 23- Apple Inc just bought itself some much-needed time. To top it all off, Apple unveiled a 7- for-1 stock split that should go down well with individuals who want a piece of a household name but could not afford to fork over $500 a share.» Read More
WASHINGTON— To hear party operatives describe the fight for the Senate, it's the boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian. Now, Republican candidates are adjusting their plans and linking Democratic Senate candidates to Reid, painting the 74- year-old leader and his allies as unscrupulous politicians.
Comcast may divest about 4 million subscribers after its merger with Time Warner Cable and may sell a portion to Charter Communications.
NEW YORK— Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe. The cities are among 21 finalists vying for millions of euros in a new government-innovation contest devised by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, his foundation announced Wednesday.
April 22- Comcast may divest about 4 million subscribers after its merger with Time Warner Cable and is working to reach an accord to sell a portion of those customers to Charter Communications, a source familiar with the matter said Tuesday.
The lamp, called Little Sun, provides clear, affordable energy to places dependent on costly and toxic kerosene lighting in sub-Saharan Africa, said Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charity of the billionaire businessman and former mayor. "Little Sun is bringing clean, safe, affordable light to people who don't have it today."
*U.S. electric car firm says China may be biggest market next year. BEIJING, April 22- U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc expects to invest "hundreds of millions of dollars" building charging outlets in China, which could become its biggest global market next year, billionaire co-founder Elon Musk said.
WASHINGTON— Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
SYDNEY, April 22- Australia's Crown Resorts Ltd is set to bid for a $2 billion casino complex in Las Vegas, according to media report, underscoring the Melbourne- based casino operator's ambition to expand to more markets.
SEATTLE, April 21- The lead money manager for Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen is leaving his post this week, marking the latest in a round of high-level departures at the Seattle billionaire's Vulcan Inc organization, which handles his $16 billion fortune.
WASHINGTON, April 21- U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday indicated that creditors should be able to seek limited information about Argentina's non-U.S. assets in a case about bank subpoenas in decade-long litigation over Argentina's obligations to bond investors.
WASHINGTON, April 21- U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday indicated that creditors should be able to seek limited information about Argentina's non-U.S. assets in a case stemming from long-running litigation over Argentina's obligations to bond investors.
WASHINGTON— Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.
DUBAI, April 20- Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding, the investment firm owned by billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, reported a 14.8 percent increase in first-quarter net profit on Sunday, citing higher income from investments.
CONAKRY, Guinea— The government of Guinea is planning to revoke the mining rights to one of the largest untapped iron ore deposits in the world, following a watchdog's recommendation. Government spokesman Damantang Camara announced late Friday that Guinea would follow the committee's recommendation.
PARIS, April 19- The head of Vivendi's French telecom unit SFR, won by cable company Numericable in a fierce bidding war, said in comments published on Saturday it planned to partner with Britain's Vodafone in a network-sharing project.
Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups, with the proposed Canada- to- Texas oil pipeline a major wedge.
RIO DE JANEIRO, April 18- Brazils federal police have opened an investigation into former billionaire Eike Batista for financial crimes, including insider trading, manipulation of markets and money laundering, Brazilian media reported on Friday.
CONAKRY, April 17- Guinea's government has accepted a report recommending the cancellation of two iron ore concessions held by BSG Resources and its joint venture partner, Brazilian miner Vale, a spokesman said on state television on Thursday.
CONAKRY, April 17- Guinea will announce the cancellation on Thursday of two iron ore concessions held by BSG Resources and its joint venture partner, Brazilian mining giant Vale, a senior government source said.
*Sector facing multi-billion-dollar funding shortfall. LONDON, April 17- Shipping companies are turning to equity markets to fill a growing funding gap, betting that investors hungry for decent returns will provide capital to a sector recovering from its worst downturn since the 1980 s. Avance Gas listed this week in Oslo.