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Under Threat Cyber Security Startups Fall On Harder Times

SAN FRANCISCO – A wave of cyber attacks by criminals, spies and hacker activists should make these heady days for U.S. cyber security startups. Instead, many in...

Us Oil Industry Set To Break Record Upend Global Trade

HOUSTON – Surging shale production is poised to push U.S. oil output to more than 10 million barrels per day – toppling a record set in 1970 and crossing a...

End Of A Chip Boom Memory Chip Price Drop Spooks Investors

SEOUL – After a blistering year-and-a-half long surge, a sudden drop in some memory prices, followed by Samsung Electronics Co’s disappointing profit...

Drugmakers See A Pricing Blueprint In An 850000 Gene Therapy

SAN FRANCISCO – Global drugmakers are looking to a tiny biotech’s $850,000 therapy for a rare type of blindness as a model for getting paid for highly...

Walmart Wage Hike May Show Wage Pressures Building For Lowest Paid

WASHINGTON – Walmart’s tit-for-tat minimum wage battle with Target, ratcheting to $11 an hour for the least experienced workers with likely pressure to move...

So Close Yet So Far China Deal Elusive For Frances Areva

SHANGHAI/PARIS – A deal long sought by French company Areva to build a $12-billion nuclear waste reprocessing plant in China looks increasingly unlikely to go...

Bets On Us Inflation Heat Up In Bond Market

NEW YORK – More investors are favoring U.S. bonds that profit from a pickup in inflation as the global economy gathers momentum with oil and other basic commodity...

The Challenge Of Turning Inter-korean Thaw Into Longer-term Detente

SEOUL – A day of smiles and jokes at the first inter-Korean talks in two years quickly evaporated Tuesday night when the North’s chief negotiator threatened...

Road To Bitcoin Etf Paved With Red Tape

NEW YORK – The going is getting tough for U.S. companies hoping to win the race to bring a bitcoin exchange-traded fund to market. Bitcoin’s 1,500 percent...

Iphone Addiction May Be A Virtue Not A Vice For Investors

NEW YORK – Apple Inc investors are shrugging off concerns raised by two shareholders about kids getting hooked on iPhones, saying that for now a little addiction...