WhatsApp: A $19 billion bet for Facebook

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people more…

California store that sold $425M lotto gets $1M

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ABC News) A Northern California convenience store that sold the sole winning ticket to the $425 million Powerball jackpot received a $1 million check on Thursday, as state more…

Soaring foreign demand raises milk prices

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) Picking up a gallon of milk at the grocery store is getting pricier, and the cost could hit a record high for U.S. consumers in March, analysts more…

Walmart profit drops 21%

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Much like its low-income shoppers, Wal-Mart can't seem to catch a break as the U.S. economy rebounds. The world's largest retailer on Thursday posted a 21 more…

Stocks finish near session highs

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) Stocks drifted higher to close at session highs Thursday, with the S&P nearing its all-time high, as investors seemed to shrug off a mixed bag of economic more…

Cruz rips GOP's 'show vote' on debt ceiling

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) Sen. Ted Cruz thinks that Republicans’ “show vote” on the debt ceiling last week is the “sort of trickery” that has made Americans hate Congress. “Republican leadership more…

Legal setback for Keystone pipeline

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) A Nebraska state court ruling Wednesday opened up the possibility of even more lengthy delays for the long-postponed Keystone XL pipeline. The ruling tossed out the state more…

Retirement watch: Boehner buys condo in Florida

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) Speaker John Boehner and his wife have bought a condominium in Marco Island, Fla., a tony vacation town in southern Florida. The Ohio Republican purchased the condo more…

Cruise-ship worker accused of raping passenger

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) A cruise ship worker is accused of raping a passenger aboard a Holland America Line vessel and then trying to throw her overboard, authorities said Tuesday. more…