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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Dow Chemical on Tuesday reported a surge in its fourth-quarter profit on gains from the sale of its chlorine operations and lower costs from sinking oil prices. Its shares rose more than 5 percent in afternoon trading.
Californians want Cuba to start drinking wine
The 3.5 million tourists who flooded Cuba last year downed oceans of mojitos, lakes of daiquiris and rivers of thin, sour beer. Only an odd few accompanied their ropa vieja and croquetas with wine -- mostly overpriced, low- to mid-grade vintages from Chile, Argentina and Spain.
Gilead Sciences Inc. posted a 34 percent increase in fourth-quarter profit, trouncing Wall Street expectations, as sales of its blockbuster hepatitis C drugs soared in Japan and offset lower sales in the U.S.
The big plunge in crude prices is taking a toll on Big Oil.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The Eslite Corp. said Tuesday that its Dunnan store will continue business as usual, amid reports that the bookstore will close because the building in which it is housed will be remodeled into a five-star hotel.
World's most valuable firm: Alphabet before Apple
Alphabet now comes before Apple atop the list of the world's most valuable companies.
A Massachusetts graduate student who pointed out a glitch that allowed him to briefly "own" the world's most heavily trafficked website has been awarded more than US$12,000 from Google.
After 15 years of near austerity, U.S. airlines are restoring some small perks for passengers crammed into coach.
United Airlines is trying to bring back a bit of the friendly skies, allowing families with young children to board early.
Uber drivers in New York City protest company's fare cut
Uber drivers in New York City called Monday for a strike to protest the company's decision to cut fares by 15 percent, as drivers rallied at the ride-sharing app's New York headquarters.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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