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Article Dimisses Obama On China Currency

BEIJING, Nov. 14 (UPI) — The United States should put its own house in order before chiding China on the currency issue, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua said. A signed article in Xinhua dismissed as “a replay of scapegoating China for the economic woes of America’s own making” U.S. President Barack Obama’s comment that […]

Producer Prices Fell In October

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) — The U.S. Producer Price Index for finished goods fell 0.3 percent in October, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. Core prices, which exclude food and energy items, were flat for the month. Food prices alone edged up 0.1 percent. Energy prices dropped 1.4 percent in the month. Prices received […]

Retail Sales Up 0.5 Percent Month To Month

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) — Retail sales rose 0.5 percent from September to October, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday. Retail sales, including food service sales, adjusted for seasonal variations but not for prices, rose rose more than the predicted 0.3 percent, climbing to $397.7 billion. Sales were 7.2 percent higher than October 2010, the […]

CNN Cuts 50 Staff Members

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) — About 50 CNN employees in offices throughout the United States were laid off after a three-year internal work process analysis, company officials said. The Friday layoffs hit offices in Atlanta, New York, Washington, Los Angeles and Miami as CNN aims to make its editing and production facilities more efficient, […]

Feds Fine American Eagle For Tarmac Delays

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) — The U.S. Department of Transportation said Monday that American Eagle Airlines would be the first airline ever fined for violating new rules on flight delays. The rules apply to passengers delayed inside planes on the tarmac. Transportation said American Eagle was handed a $900,000 fine for delays that took place […]

Trimmed Down Walmart Hits The Mall

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) — Walmart Stores Inc. has opened two pocket-sized stores in California that are, essentially, display stores for the Walmart online, the company said. The stores at the Westfield Topanga mall in Canoga Park and in downtown San Diego are 1,000 square feet and 3,000 square feet, respectively, little siblings to […]

Starbucks To Drop Small Purchase Surcharge

SEATTLE, Nov. 14 (UPI) — U.S. coffee server Starbucks Corp. said it has dropped its practice of charging customers who buy smaller than one pound bags of coffee an extra $1.50. “They don’t charge you a fee when you buy half a pound of bologna at the supermarket,” said consumer Frank Kidd, 67, at a […]

LAX Can Expect Busiest Thanksgiving

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) — Online travel agency Orbitz said data shows Los Angeles International Airport is going to be the busiest U.S. travel hub for Thanksgiving this year. The Thanksgiving holiday is defined as Nov. 23-27 this year. So far, ticket sales indicate passenger numbers at LAX will be higher than at Chicago’s […]

Cruise Line To Lower Drinking Age To 18

MIAMI, Nov. 11 (UPI) — The Royal Caribbean International cruise line says it plans to lower the drinking age on cruise ships sailing outside of North America from 21 to 18 next year. The company announced the new minimum age for passengers to be served alcohol on vessels sailing from ports in Europe, South America, […]

Logitech Gives Up On Google TV

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 11 (UPI) — Logitech, one of the first backers of Google TV, says it is walking away from the venture after losing millions of dollars on its Revue set-top box. With the first version of Google TV taking heat for its complicated interface, buggy and slow performance and lack of Web-based content, […]

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