Stock prices on global index fall in the wake of concerns about Japan's economy. Japan's stock prices on the TOPIX index plunge 7.5 percent.
Firm seeks to make Scriptures relevant to children through Bible trading cards and high-tech graphics.
Airline tickets are more expensive as fuel prices rise. But an improving economy and industry consolidation are also pushing up the price of airline tickets.
The NFL isn't known for striking. In fact, it hasn’t had a major interruption in play since 1987, which may be the reason for its continued popularity, says New York University professor of sports management Robert Boland. As the NFL faces its first labor dispute in decades, here is a look back at the five worst shutdowns in US sports history.
Aftershocks for the economy include lost man-hours and sales. Japan will have to quickly rebuild infrastructure damaged by the quake and its aftershocks if its businesses are to rebound soon.
The Dow average rose 59 points on Friday, but was down 1 percent for the week.
Japan’s earthquake and tsunami has pushed 11 of its 52 nuclear reactors offline. If they don’t power up soon, Japan will be hard-pressed to provide power to its people, since the reactors provide 30 percent of its electricity. As dependent as Japan is on nuclear power, 12 nations are even more reliant it, according to the World Nuclear Association. Using 2007 data, here are the Top 10 most nuclear-dependent nations:
8.9 earthquake closes some Japanese refineries. Signs of quiet on planned 'day of rage' in Saudi Arabia also dampen oil prices, but longer outlook is still for strong demand, uncertain supplies.
Some of the world's most mobile workers choose to live and compete in European nations with the lowest tax rates.
Japan earthquake sends ripple through Asia and Europe. US futures point to lower open in the United States.
Dow sees biggest drop in seven months and falls below 12,000. European stocks drop to lowest level of the year.
Some members of wealthy communities don't want to pay high property taxes after their kids leave the public school system.
Forbes came out with its annual ranking of the world's richest people Thursday. This year's Top 5 billionaires made their money in software, luxury goods, investments, and telecommunications. But the No. 1 has pulled far ahead of his rivals. Here's how the Top 5 stack up:
UCLA and USC both recently received significant donations. One will invest in faculty, and the other one will use the money for buildings and public affairs.
Some 'green' funds are diversifying to boost returns. Does that undercut their mission?
Thursday's jobs report shows that initial unemployment claims increased by 26,000 from last week.
US stocks tumbled at midday after reports about a trade deficit in China and weak jobless claims in the US.