Company is offering a lower-price Nook electronic reader with a Wi-Fi connection for $149, undercutting the $259 Kindle sold by Amazon.com.
H.J. Heinz Co. agreed to buy Foodstar, a Chinese food company that makes soy sauces and fermented bean curd, for $165 million.
Food maker Ralcorp Holdings Inc. said Monday it has agreed to buy American Italian Pasta Co. for about $1.2 billion and has acquired two cracker makers.
Cigarette maker Philip Morris International says it's signed deals to buy 10 percent of its tobacco from farmers in Brazil.
The British oil giant spent $2 billion in two months fighting the oil spill and compensating victims, with no end in sight for the disaster.
A team of scientists has succeeded in identifying one of the most complex organic molecules yet found in the material between the stars, the so-called interstellar medium. The discovery of anthracene could help resolve a decades-old astrophysical mystery concerning the production of...
Scientists have created visible-light catalysis, using silver chloride nanowires decorated with gold nanoparticles, that may decompose organic molecules in polluted water.
A soothing solution to hot, humid days may be on its way, thanks to a melding of technologies in filters, coolers and drying agents. The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has invented a new air conditioning process with the potential of using 50 percent to...
A species of damselfish, Stegastes nigricans, selectively weed the algal gardens on which they feed in order to encourage the growth of their preferred algal species of Polysiphonia and suppress the growth of less palatable algae. In a new study, researchers investigate the feeding...
Imagine a phone which can work on both CDMA and GSM networks -- or receives TV broadcasts -- and does so by loading new software.
( University of Sheffield ) A pioneering project in the Philippines, which aims to develop a new, higher-yielding rice plant which could ease the threat of hunger for the poor, is being led by an academic at the University of Sheffield.
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil giant BP said on Monday the cost of its response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill had hit $2 billion and that it had paid out $105 million in damages to those affected by the disaster.
Cisco, Juniper Networks, and Motorola products are among those certified for use with Verizon Wireless' LTE network.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has won an order for 25 turbines from Datang Renewable Power for a wind park in Inner Mongolia in China, Vestas said on Monday.
BURAS, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP Plc estimates that a worst-case scenario rate for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be about 100,000 barrels of oil per day, according to an internal company document released by a senior U.S. congressional Democrat.