A sudden plunge in the price of oil is sending economic and political shockwaves around the world.
Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is visiting the Boston area to tour a local job center and to speak at a conference on economic opportunity, as the central bank's first female head continues her focus on employment issues in her first year in office.
Those free games people download and play on their phones could be the next big thing in gambling.
With hard cider making a hardcore comeback across the country, apple growers are tapping a juicy new revenue stream by establishing farmstead cideries and planting varieties too tart or tannic for the lunchbox but perfect for smashing and fermenting into distinctive artisanal brews.
Nestle, the world's biggest food and drink company, has reported a 3 percent drop in group sales for the first nine months of the year, impacted by weakness in currencies against the Swiss franc and other costs.
Frontier Airlines has placed six crew members on a paid 21-day break after they flew with a second Texas nurse who tested positive for Ebola, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
The judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy is expected to get news of a settlement between the city and a major creditor.
Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG has reported "stable" or flat sales for the first nine months of 2013 but says the results show strong demand for its cancer drugs and emerging new products.
THE SECOND NURSE infected with Ebola at a Texas hospital, Amber Vinson, pictured left, is taken by private jet to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for further treatment in a specialized isolation unit.
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Apple Inc. is expected to unveil new iPads at an event Thursday, as the company tries to drive excitement amid slowing demand for tablet computers.