Business News

AP News - 27 mins ago

HONG KONG (AP) — Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air.What's ...more

AP News - 1 hour ago

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Heineken NV, the Amsterdam-based brewer, has reported first half earnings that show a small drop in both revenues and profits — but says its underlying performance was good.Net profit was 631 million euros ($840 million), from 6 ...more

AP News - 1 hour ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble and Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new co-branded tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook that will replace B&N's own Nook tablets.The 7-inch Wi-Fi tablet will sell for $179 after a $20 instant rebate, ...more

AP News - 1 hour ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $5.5850 a bushel; Dec corn was 5.75 cents lower at $3.6650 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.3975 a bu ...more

AP News - 1 hour ago

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials promised Wednesday to end rolling power blackouts that have plagued the country within four months, blaming the outages on a fuel shortage, hot weather and poor maintenance of power plants.Neighborhoods in Egypt s ...more

AP News - 2 hours ago

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.On ...more

AP News - 2 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook as the discounter continues to reel from costs related to a massive data breach, a botched expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S.The nation's third-largest retailer also ...more

AP News - 3 hours ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Picture this: A woman walking down the street wearing a dirndl skirt and bust-hugging bodice paired with ankle boots. Or a man sporting lederhosen — leather shorts, traditionally worn with suspenders — with a T-shirt and sneakers. ...more

AP News - 3 hours ago

HONG KONG (AP) — Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air.What's ...more

AP News - 4 hours ago

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's developer Nakheel behind the famed man-made palm-shaped islands says it is repaying 7.9 billion dirhams, or roughly $2.1 billion, four years before the last installment is due.The indebted state develop ...more