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New games from WowWee work with Android and Apple devices and some physical object that provides a augmented reality playing field.

Google’s decision to add Google+ posts and profiles to search results this week prompted a backlash from some people in the technology, privacy and antitrust worlds.

Automakers showed off experiments in advanced telematics at the trade show in Las Vegas.

David Letterman is said to be near a deal to extend his contract and, in the process, pass his idol, Johnny Carson, as the longest-running late-night star in television history.

The financial information giant Bloomberg L.P. lost about 600 subscriptions to its computer terminals - which translates to nearly $1 million in monthly revenue - after MF Global filed for bankruptcy.

Mr. Ash used tough-minded analytic acumen to become a force in the Nixon White House, where he spearheaded the creation of agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency.

Delta has hired the Blackstone Group as an adviser in a potential bid for American Airlines' parent, but AMR's bankruptcy restructuring is still in its early days.

Edward S. Lampert, who controls just under 60 percent of Sears, added another $130 million of the retailer's stock to his personal holdings, buying the shares from his hedge fund.

Top Federal Reserve officials did not seriously consider the possibility that problems in the housing market would bring about a recession, according to newly released transcripts.

Advertisers are bringing back vintage characters and jingles in hopes that evoking fond memories may help shoppers feel better about their purchases.

Lipitor Sales Are Leveling Off :: Thu 12th Jan 2012

Two new generic versions came on the market in December, and in the first full week of the month, they had siphoned off 59 percent of sales.

Rickshaw Dumpling Bar has been invited to sell its dumplings inside Goldman Sachs's cafeteria, an 11th-floor outpost inside the firm's gleaming skyscraper in Lower Manhattan.

Solid government bond sales in Italy and Spain indicated that efforts by the European Central Bank to avoid a regional credit freeze were still showing at least short-term benefits.

The agency is considering two finalists for a potentially key appointment to the government's audit-industry regulatory panel.

Europe's Oil Firms Cook Up a Treat :: Thu 12th Jan 2012

European energy companies are expected to return more money to shareholders in 2012 as stubbornly high oil prices swell their balance sheets.

Metabolix Loses ADM as Partner :: Thu 12th Jan 2012

Biochemicals maker Metabolix said it will reduce its bioplastics business after ADM decided to pull out of the two companies' joint venture.

Air France-KLM Starts Cost Cuts :: Thu 12th Jan 2012

Air France-KLM is taking austerity steps as it tries to counter high fuel prices and weak traffic growth, but the company stopped short of politically sensitive cost-saving measures such as outright job cuts.

An Indonesian factory that makes shoes under contract for sporting-goods giant Nike Inc. agreed to pay roughly $1 million in back wages, seeking to address allegations of workplace misconduct.

Target to Test In-Store Boutiques :: Thu 12th Jan 2012

Target is introducing "stores-within-stores" offering exclusive merchandise from several vendors. It is also testing special Apple Inc. displays.

An Allstate system that shows agents how much they have earned in monthly commissions under-reported January payments this week, touching off a new uproar among the insurer's sales force.

Canadian prosecutors dropped four of seven fraud-related charges against three former Nortel executives, ahead of a criminal trial for the men set to begin next week.

BMW, Daimler Ramp Up U.S. Output :: Thu 12th Jan 2012

BMW and Daimler will expand U.S. production as the two German auto companies boost their presence in the growing North American market and look to offset swings in the value of the euro.

Nestlé is renewing an effort to expand in China's fast-growing dairy market, joining with a northeastern city to invest $400 million to open a dairy-farming institute.

Dimon Adds 2, Loses 1 to Key Panel :: Thu 12th Jan 2012

J.P. Morgan Chase promoted two executives and added both to CEO James Dimon's closest adviser circle. But the bank's strategy and business development chief is leaving.

Federal regulators plan to consider dumping rules that require cable and satellite TV providers to black out sports games if local teams don't sell out their arenas or stadiums.

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