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Ericsson and Samsung settle patent dispute

01/27/2014 1:39am
Swedish wireless equipment company LM Ericsson AB says it has settled a legal dispute with Samsung Electronics Co. about global patent licenses.

German central bank open to one-time levies

01/27/2014 4:59am
Germany's central bank is suggesting that European countries facing bankruptcy could in the future consider imposing a one-time domestic capital levy rather than seeking foreign aid.

AP-GfK Poll: Negative view of health rollout eases

01/27/2014 5:32am
Memo to the White House: The website may be fixed, but President Barack Obama's new health insurance markets have yet to win over most consumers.

Royal Caribbean profit climbs as industry rebounds

01/27/2014 7:44am
Royal Caribbean signaled a rebound in the cruise industry Monday by posting a fourth-quarter profit of $7 million, compared to a loss during the same quarter last year of $393 million.

US sales of new homes drop 7 percent in December

01/27/2014 8:17am
U.S. sales of new homes fell in December for a second consecutive month but even with the pause at the end of the year, sales for all of 2013 climbed to the highest level in five years.

AT&T says it has no Vodafone acquisition plans

01/27/2014 8:41am
AT&T says it does not intend to make an offer soon for British cellphone company Vodafone.

Wealth gap: A guide to what it is, why it matters

01/27/2014 9:01am
From the White House to the Vatican to the business elite in Davos, Switzerland, one issue keeps seizing the agenda: the growing gap between the very wealthy and everyone else.

How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

01/27/2014 9:07am
The Associated Press-GfK poll on the Target data breach was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Jan. 17-21. It is based on online interviews of 1,060 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

The new face of food stamps: working-age Americans

01/27/2014 10:05am
In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps _ a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients.

Breaches not changing people's habits, poll finds

01/27/2014 10:24am
American shoppers say they are very concerned about the safety of their personal information following a massive security breach at Target, but many aren't taking steps to ensure their data is more secure, says a new Associated Press--GfK Poll.

Caterpillar 4Q results, 2014 outlook tops forecast

01/27/2014 10:30am
Caterpillar used a combination of cost-cutting and strong sales of construction equipment to deliver a fourth-quarter profit that topped Wall Street estimates and gave the sagging stock market some needed support.

New GM boss Barra stands behind lossmaking Opel

01/27/2014 10:31am
New General Motors chief Mary Barra stressed on Monday the company's support for its struggling Opel subsidiary in Europe, saying its workers will get the job of building a new vehicle at the main plant in Germany.

2 men charged in NY 'Silk Road' drug prosecution

01/27/2014 10:41am
Federal prosecutors say two men are charged in New York with conspiring to commit money laundering by selling more than $1 million in Bitcoins to users of the black market website Silk Road, which lets users buy illegal drugs anonymously.

US sales of new homes drop 7 percent in December

01/27/2014 10:58am
U.S. sales of new homes fell in December for a second consecutive month but even with the pause at the end of the year, sales for all of 2013 climbed to the highest level in five years.

US probes Camry hybrids for power brake problem

01/27/2014 11:29am
U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that power-assisted brakes can fail at times in Camry gas-electric hybrids.

Legg Mason paying $21M in government settlements

01/27/2014 12:49pm
A subsidiary of investment firm Legg Mason Inc. has agreed to pay about $21 million to settle U.S. government claims that it concealed losses to investors and engaged in prohibited transactions that favored some clients over others.

Southwest Airlines announces international flights

01/27/2014 1:17pm
Southwest Airlines Co. is expanding beyond the continental United States with flights to the Caribbean beginning July 1.

P&G introduces body razor

01/27/2014 1:18pm
Manscaping just got more complicated.

Correction: Playtex-Pacifier Holder Recall

01/27/2014 1:58pm
In a story Jan. 22 about a recall of Playtex pacifier holders, The Associated Press reported erroneously, using information supplied by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, that the product was sold at Target. The products were not sold at Target.

Overseas worries hamper US stock markets

01/27/2014 2:23pm
U.S. investors are being hit with new worries from overseas just as the economy at home appears to be strengthening.

2 charged with insider trading in Burger King deal

01/27/2014 5:33pm
U.S. federal prosecutors have charged two Brazilian nationals with insider trading in connection with 3G Capital's $3.26 billion acquisition of Burger King in 2010.

American Airlines CEO's salary set at $700,000

01/27/2014 5:33pm
The CEO of the new American Airlines says he will get a salary of $700,000 this year and could get a bonus of twice that if the company is highly profitable.

US Steel's 4Q loss widens on charges, shipments

01/27/2014 6:14pm
US Steel reported a wider fourth-quarter loss on lower shipments and charges mostly related to closing a plant.