Downing of Malaysian jet, Israel and Palestinian fighting upsets global economy

The shooting-down of a Malaysian Airline jet and the war between Israel and Palestine has added more volatile elements to global economy

Bay Area home sales slightly up in June


Bay Area home sales were slightly up in June but remained below long-term levels…

Chinese economic growth rises to 7.5 percent


China’s economic growth rose to 7.5 percent over a year earlier in the three months ended June 30…

WTO issues mixed ruling in US-China dispute

An appeals body of the World Trade Organization has decided it lacked enough information to uphold China’s objections…

Dow tops 17,000 after strong jobs report


The Dow Jones industrial average crossing 17,000 for the first time on Thursday…

Billions at risk as West Coast Port contract ends


Contract covering nearly 20,000 West Coast dockworkers about to expire, worrying businesses about possible cargo disruptions….

Turmoil in Iraq is pushing up US gasoline prices


Violence in Iraq is helping to make gasoline in the U.S. more expensive…

American Apparel fires controversial CEO

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The board of American Apparel ousted founder Dov Charney on Wednesday, moving to replace the controversial…

Porsche is top brand in new car quality survey


The race to fill vehicles with the latest technology is hurting quality…

Alibaba gives more business details ahead of IPO

Alibaba said net income for the quarter ended March 31 increased 31 percent to $883.4 million…