More Business Articles

  • Fla. gives preliminary approval to lionfish ban

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A ban on imports of lionfish into Florida has won preliminary approval from the state's wildlife commission. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also wants to make it easier for more people to catch lionfish in the wild. Aquarium shops would be...

  • Report: State gains more than 8K jobs in March

    BOSTON (AP) — The state is out with an upbeat monthly jobs report. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development says preliminary estimates show Massachusetts gained more than 8,000 jobs in March and the state's unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent from 6.5 percent the previous month....

  • Raytheon breaks ground for expansion

    FOREST, Miss. (AP) — Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems has broken ground on an expansion at its Forest, Miss., facility. Company officials say the expansion will add about 150 jobs, WTOK-TV in Meridian reports (http://bit.ly/1mgCaut ) Gov. Phil Bryant, U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Miss.,...

  • Chairman of China conglomerate being investigated

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party says the chairman of a massive state-owned conglomerate is being investigated on suspicion of corruption, nine months after the government audited the company. The party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said on its website Thursday...

  • Applications for US jobless aid edge up to 304,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications,...

  • Americans seeking weekly unemployment benefits rose to 304,000; still at pre-recession levels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans seeking weekly unemployment benefits rose to 304,000; still at pre-recession levels.

  • EU warns Russia against using gas for politics

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is warning Russia that interfering with gas deliveries to Ukraine to apply political pressure would backfire by damaging its reputation as a reliable supplier for the EU. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said in a letter on behalf of the...

  • Servier, lab founder in drug scandal, dies at 92

    PARIS (AP) — Jacques Servier, the founder of France's second-largest pharmaceutical group who became ensnared in a scandal over a diabetes drug widely used for weight loss, has died. Servier Research Group announced the death of 92-year-old Servier late Wednesday. Servier and his lab were at...

  • Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss. Its shares fell almost 5 percent in premarket trading. Toy makers are facing a weak environment...

  • NY-based co. closing Syracuse-area lab in July

    CICERO, N.Y. (AP) — An Albany-based pharmaceutical company that's part of a $250 million economic development project in Buffalo is shutting down its Syracuse-area research center, eliminating 45 jobs. Albany Molecular Research Inc. announced Wednesday that it will close its 12-year-old...

  • 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

  • Kristol Podcast: The GOP's Prospects in 2014 & 2016

    THE WEEKLY STANDARD Podcast with editor William Kristol on the GOP's prospects in 2014 and 2016. This podcast can be downloaded here . Subscribe to THE WEEKLY STANDARD's iTunes podcast...

    Read More...
  • Monotony Motors

    Anyone who’s ever misplaced the family car in a parking lot at the mall must surely sense that we are not living in a golden era of automobile design. Gazing in panic out across that vast tar...

    Read More...
  • ‘Core’ Al Qaeda Gathering in Yemen

    A video of a large al Qaeda gathering in Yemen has raised eyebrows in the press. Nasir al Wuhayshi, the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), as well as general manager of al...

    Read More...