December 12, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. are going after the only thing more fleeting than a Snapchat message: the teenage attention span. On Thursday, Instagram, the photo-sharing service owned by Facebook, introduced a way to send private messages with photos and videos. And Twitter this week added the ability to send photos - not just text - in private messages. Though both services gained popularity for letting users express themselves publicly, they are now also giving users the choice to share photos privately.
February 13, 2013 |
Investors didn't give a warm welcome to the incoming chief executive of health insurance giant WellPoint Inc. Shares of the nation's second-largest health insurer fell $3.01, or nearly 5%, to $63 in trading Wednesday, a day after the company named a veteran hospital executive to be its next CEO. WellPoint, which runs Anthem Blue Cross in California and health plans in 13 other states, picked Joseph Swedish to lead the company through a tumultuous...
August 26, 2012 |
TAMPA, Fla. - For top Republican donors trickling into town, the welcome has been decidedly muted, a result of the havoc that Tropical Storm Isaac has wreaked on GOP convention plans. At the Westin in the ritzy Tampa enclave of Harbour Island, one of the designated lodging spots for the campaign's biggest givers, the lobby was thinly populated with guests sporting VIP badges and gift bags. “The vibe is soggy,” said Alex Castellanos, a Republican strategist and CNN contributor who was roaming the Westin ready for rain in a yellow and navy jacket.
November 22, 2011 |
There is a general-election feel to President Obama's trip to New Hampshire today, with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and state conservatives mobilizing to greet him on his first visit there in nearly two years. Obama's trip is the latest in a string of visits to key swing states to sell his jobs program. Today he'll urge Congress to renew the payroll tax cut and provide new relief for small businesses. Romney, a former governor of neighboring Massachusetts who owns a home in the Granite State, is using the president's trip to launch his first paid advertising of the 2012 race (see video below)
October 23, 2010 |
An Obama administration proposal to set global curbs on the trade surpluses and deficits of major countries drew immediate opposition Friday from some key American allies and trading partners, underscoring the enormous challenge in restoring stability to the global economy. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner unveiled the idea Friday before the start of a two-day meeting of finance ministers of the Group of 20 nations' finance ministers in South Korea. The U.S. also wants G-20 nations to commit not to undervalue their currencies to gain an edge in global markets ?
July 13, 2010 |
Apple Inc.'s new iPhone is getting a lot of buzz these days, just not the kind the company is used to. Consumer Reports magazine on Monday said it could not recommend the phone because of "a design flaw" in its antenna and questioned Apple's explanation for some devices displaying weak signal strength and even dropping calls. It was the first time that the magazine, known for independent testing of consumer products, did not endorse an iPhone since the original model was released in 2007.