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Nintendo's sales, profit up on strong Switch console demand

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:54am

Nintendo Co. is reporting solid sales and profit for the fiscal fourth quarter, powered by brisk demand for its Switch machines.

Workers head home, look for other jobs as Boracay closes

Joeal Calupitan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:51am

The cooks, hotel workers and other Filipinos who served tourists at the country's most popular beach headed home and started looking for other work Thursday as police guarded the empty beach on the first day of a shutdown intended to let Boracay's waters recover from overcrowding and development.

Profit slips at Volkswagen after accounting change

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:40am

Profits have slipped at automaker Volkswagen in the first quarter due to a change in accounting rules, but sales increased and the company recorded no significant additional losses from its diesel emissions scandal.

International conference to combat terror financing in Paris

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:37am

Ministers from more than 70 countries are discussing ways to combat financing for the Islamic State group and Al-Qaida at an international conference in Paris.

Hyundai Motor's 1Q profit halved on grim US, China sales

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:29am

Hyundai Motor said Thursday that its first-quarter profit plunged to its lowest level in more than eight years as sales dwindled in the United States and China.

Asian markets mixed as investors consider latest earnings

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:22am

Asian share benchmarks were mixed on Thursday as investors digested the latest quarterly corporate earnings.

Deutsche Bank ekes out profit, refocuses investment bank

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:14am

Deutsche Bank saw profits fall to 120 million euros ($146 million) in the first quarter and announced Thursday it was reshaping its global investment banking business to focus more on its European base.

Oregon marijuana: Lots of data, few to analyze and check it

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:01am

To the beat of electronic dance music, men and women inside a slate-gray building harvested marijuana plants festooned with radio-frequency identification tags. In another room, an employee entered the tag numbers into a government database.

Train hits school van at India crossing, killing 12 children

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:59am

A train crashed into a school van at an ungated railroad crossing in northern India on Thursday, killing 12 children, police said. The van driver, who ignored a guard's signal to stop, also was killed.

Ford promises more savings as 1Q earnings rise 9 percent

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:45am

Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it will shed most of its North American car lineup as part of broad plan to save money and make the company more competitive in a fast-changing marketplace.

Royal Dutch Shell says 1Q earnings rose 67 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:29am

Energy company Royal Dutch Shell says first-quarter earnings rose 67 percent, boosted by a rebound in oil prices and growth in its natural gas business.

$430M project adding more lanes to Utah's I-15 begins

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:05am

Utah leaders say a project to add more lanes to I-15 and improve east-west connectivity has taken a big step forward.

Disney emphasizes China roots in Shanghai amid trade tension

Erika Kinetz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:25pm

Walt Disney Co. stressed its deep China connections as it opened an extension of Shanghai's $5.5 billion Disney Resort on Thursday amid escalating tensions over trade and technology between Beijing and Washington.

European Central Bank head to sift mixed signs on economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:05pm

Investors are waiting to hear what the European Central Bank's president, Mario Draghi, makes of recent conflicting data about where Europe's economy is headed.

With Cruise, 'A Quiet Place,' Paramount ready for a comeback

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:03pm

Paramount Pictures is ready for its comeback story.

Asian markets mixed as investors consider latest earnings

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:51pm

Asian share benchmarks were mixed on Thursday as investors digested the latest quarterly corporate earnings.

The state that wants to spend more, not less, on prison food

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:21pm

Dropped onto Connecticut inmates' food trays in recent days was a concoction called chilitos, consisting of a cup of meatless chili mix, one slice of cheese, brown rice, refried beans and two tortillas, along with a half-cup of pudding and an 8-ounce drink.

Samsung's profit exceeds expectations thanks to memory chips

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:57pm

Samsung Electronics Co. reported better-than-expected financial results Thursday as robust demand from global data centers for its mainstay memory chips earned it another record-high quarterly profit.

Editor who posted editorial on blog without permission fired

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:19pm

An editor at The Daily Camera who published a critical editorial about the newspaper's hedge fund owners without the publisher's permission has been fired.