More Business Articles

  • Fact sheet: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line

    2014 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line with Sunroof, Sound and Navigation BASE PRICE: $20,295 for base 2.5L model manual; $21,395 for 2.5L automatic; $22,895 for 2.5L manual with sunroof; $23,995 for 2.5L automatic with sunroof; $24,595 for TDI manual; $24,895 for 2.5L manual with sunroof, sound and...

  • GlaxoSmithKline discloses new bribery inquiries

    NEW YORK (AP) — British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is looking into allegations of bribery within its operations in Jordan and Lebanon. The company said Wednesday that it started looking into the conduct of "a small number of individuals" in December. It says the investigation is ongoing. On...

  • Yahoo, China news send US stocks higher at midday

    Stocks are moving higher for a third day in a row after more U.S. companies report solid earnings and on encouraging news about China's economy. Yahoo rose 6 percent after the Internet pioneer said it was benefiting from its lucrative investments in Asia. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose...

  • Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ford is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mustang with a limited-edition model and a display atop the Empire State Building. At the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, the company revealed the 50 Year Limited Edition. The company will only build 1,964 special...

  • Former Rothstein CFO charged in $1.2B Ponzi scheme

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The former chief financial officer of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein's law firm has been charged with conspiracy in the $1.2 billion fraud. South Florida federal prosecutors filed a court document Wednesday charging Irene Shannon in the case. The document...

  • Russian economy hit by Ukraine turmoil

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's economy slowed sharply at the start of the year as the crisis in Ukraine spooked investors into pulling money out of the country. But with Russian President Vladimir Putin still enjoying high popularity ratings, the economic damage is not yet likely to soften his...

  • Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines

    NEW YORK (AP) — Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business. In the past six years, airlines have overhauled the way they operate to adjust to this new reality. They've shown more discipline by offering fewer...

  • Mentors help minority companies accelerate growth

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mel Gravely says his construction company might not exist today if he didn't have mentors to guide it. Gravely's company, TriVersity, joined a program called a minority business accelerator even before he bought a controlling interest in the Cincinnati-based company in 2006....

  • NYC halts work at building after deadly fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — The city has halted work at a midtown Manhattan office building where a construction worker plummeted to his death. The buildings department issued a stop work order for 424 West 33rd St. following inspections Monday and Tuesday. Inspectors cited unsafe working conditions,...

  • Chrysler set to mark Indiana factory's opening

    TIPTON, Ind. (AP) — Chrysler is set to mark the opening of a new transmission plant in central Indiana with a ceremony next month including the company's top executive. Chrysler officials say CEO Sergio Marchionne (SEHR'-jee-oh mahr-kee-OH'-nay) plans to take part in the May 13 event at the...

  • Intel's mobile-chip progress falters as PC market stabilizes

    Intel Corp.’s main personal-computer processor business is showing signs of improvement after a record industry slump, yet the company’s push to get into faster-growing mobile-phone chips has gone backward.

  • House Republicans aim for JOBS Act 2.0

    House Republicans are trying to recreate the success of the JOBS Act, two years after its passage. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, intended to reduce capital costs for startups by deregulating some aspects of securities law, was one of the rare bipartisan legislative efforts of the...

  • Mr. Regulation: Obama adds 17,522 pages of new regs, has 3 years to go

    President Obama's administration has added a whopping 17,522 pages of new regulations, expanding the "Code of Federal Regulations" by 11 percent with still three more years in office, a report from Competitive Enterprise Institute says. According to a new report from Clyde Wayne Crews, CEI's...

  • Republicans should hammer away on the growth theme

    Sizing up last week's unexpected congressional win by Florida Republican David Jolly, Kim Strassel of the Wall Street Journal wrote, "The Republicans who win this fall will be those who have serious answers to the attacks leveled on them -- about Obamacare, the economy, women's and seniors'...

  • Benjamin Netanyahu and California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign pro-business pact

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning a swing through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and sign a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown.



From the Weekly Standard