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The $ 8.2-billion deal would free Activision from Vivendi’s financial struggles and let it focus on the evolving video game industry.
Activision Blizzard Inc. and a group of investors led by its top executives are buying most of Vivendi’s stake in the world’s largest video game publisher in an $ 8.2-billion transaction.
3-D printers, which can make plastic objects, have long been used in industry but are creeping into the consumer market.
Diego Porqueras’ Deezmaker store in Pasadena is a geeky version of Santa’s workshop, brimming with action figures, chess pieces and jewelry.
Coffee giant Starbucks is targeting foodies with its new menu items. The more upscale lineup will feature products sourced from local farmers and designed to look handmade.
Starbucks Corp. is unleashing a new food lineup that shares more with the artisanal fare at an intimate country cafe than the cookie-cutter products it currently serves at some 19,000 stores in 63 countries.
The Dow adds just 3.22 points to 15,558.83 on Friday. But U.S. stocks are up nearly 19% for the year, and bullish Wall Street analysts expect the market to continue climbing.
NEW YORK — Even the stock rally may need a summer vacation.
The failure of San Jose State’s Udacity courses highlight an inherent problem: treating the educational content as secondary to Silicon Valley’s much-hyped tools provided by the online platform.
Let it not be said that San Jose State University hasn’t taught the world a valuable lesson in the promises and pitfalls of the fancy new craze for online university learning.
In 1960, as the story goes, actor Robert Stack had fallen in love. Not with a co-star from “The Untouchables,” but with a bright-green 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster.
WASHINGTON — Americans are more optimistic about the economy than at any time since the Great Recession as rising home and stock prices boosted consumer confidence this month to a six-year high.
A prescription drug discount company insists that one of its parent firms, a marketing company, won’t sell your personal info if you use its drugstore card. But its legal language suggests otherwise.
“Good news — you’ve been accepted!” the letter says. “Get up to 75% off when you use these free cards at your favorite pharmacy!”
Boeing plans to shift modification work done by 375 people in the Seattle area to its Long Beach plant over the next 18 months.
Aerospace giant Boeing Co., which for years has been cutting its workforce in Southern California, announced that the work performed by 375 people in the Puget Sound region around Seattle is being moved to Long Beach over the next 18 months.