Don't expect any start-up to steal the headlines at SXSW this year. The advertising industry is getting most of the attention, said an executive.» Read More
Two years after launching its Infinite line of digital comics, Marvel Entertainment said it intends to expand the line's offerings with its first all-ages titles as it moves to attract younger readers familiar with characters like Spider-Man from animated television shows.
NEW YORK-- The WNBA and the players' union have agreed to a new eight-year collective bargaining agreement Thursday night, pending approval by the league's Board of Governors. "It's really exciting," WNBA President Laurel Richie told The Associated Press by phone.
AUGUSTA, Maine-- Maine's American Indian tribes that have long seen gambling as the remedy for high unemployment and sluggish economic growth in their communities are a step closer to being able to operate casinos after winning initial approval in the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday.
ATLANTA-- Georgia would spend $42 billion on state government under a plan approved Thursday by the state Senate that would raise pay for teachers and other employees, better fund regulatory services and proposes $10 million to fund startup businesses. The 51-4 vote in the Senate is just one of several steps still required to adopt a budget.
Will the bull run continue? The question is whether conditions are ripe for economic growth and corporate earnings to rise.
CINCINNATI-- Deep-sea explorers can now recover the remaining gold from a ship that sank off the South Carolina coast in 1857 and more recently has been embroiled in legal fights involving a fugitive treasure hunter, an Ohio judge has ruled in a court order obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday.
But Kentucky Baptist Convention executive director Paul Chitwood said those offerings dried up last year because donors were concerned that the proposal to allow gay workers might succeed.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- Immigrants in the country illegally can't be given a license to practice law, a question that was raised when a man who moved here from Mexico when he was 9 years old sought a license in Florida, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
The lawsuit, filed late last month in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, seeks unspecified damages from Ramos and HarperCollins Publishers, which published the Ramos book "Dying To Cross." In the book, Byron Lemus is identified as a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent involved in the apprehension of a smuggler leader, Karla Chavez, according to the lawsuit.
NEW YORK-- They say you can never be too rich or too thin. Did Jesus really look like Brad Pitt, only slightly better? "Listen, films are big business," says Steven Kraftchick, professor at Emory University's Candler School of Theology.
NEW YORK-- Adam Lambert has never paid attention to the haters, and he won't start now as the lead singer for the rock band Queen on their upcoming summer tour. That's not why we do this, "Lambert told The Associated Press.
Twitter account @GSElevator had earned John Lefevre a book deal, but the publisher has killed it after a storm of controversy.
TORONTO, March 6- Three porn channels based in Toronto may not be Canadian enough for the country's broadcast regulator, which said this week it is concerned they are not serving up the requisite 35 percent of Canadian content.
WASHINGTON, March 6- The U.S. company that handles public relations for Russia in the United States distanced itself on Thursday from the Ukraine crisis, saying that it advises the Kremlin largely on economic development, not foreign policy.
Touchstone has cancelled its publication of the Goldman elevator book "Straight to Hell," reports CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.
LAS VEGAS-- Floyd Mayweather revealed on Twitter that his May 3 fight against WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana will take place at the MGM Grand. "I will be fighting at the best place on Earth on May 3rd... the MGM Grand," Mayweather, the WBC welterweight champion, tweeted Wednesday.
ATLANTA-- Grammy-nominated singer Akon has a goal of bringing solar-powered electricity to 1 million homes in Africa by the end of the year, and the singer is using millions of his own dollars for the cause. He's partnered with Give1 Project, ADS Global Corporation SA and public-private solar energy companies.
The widening income gap between the wealthy and those left behind in Silicon Valley is sparking debate, anger and sporadic protests.
*Crimea parliament votes to join Russia, referendum March 16. SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine, March 6- Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow- backed government set a referendum within 10 days on the decision in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.
The S&P 500 hit another all-time high this week. Now, some investors are starting to wonder, is the market way ahead of itself?