Golden apps for traveling to London and following the Olympic games
Just in time for the Summer Games, here are a few apps plus ebooks to guide you through the Olympics and London.
NHL on Thin Ice as CBA Set to Expire
The National Hockey League’s current collective bargaining agreement is set to expire September 15, and as we inch closer to the deadline, the NHL’s future appears to be on increasingly shaky ground.
Brazil Miner Vale 2Q Profit Slides on Lower Iron Ore Prices, Forex
Brazilian mining giant Vale (VALE, VALE5.BR) reported late Wednesday a nearly 60% year-on-year decline in net profit in the second quarter as the company confronted lower prices for iron ore and nickel, as well as accounting effects related to the real's depreciation against the U.S. dollar.
LG Display: To Invest KRW1.2 Trillion for Advanced Smaller Smartphone Displays
Flat-panel maker LG Display Co. (034220.SE) Thursday said it would switch an investment of KRW1.2 trillion, or about $1 billion, planned for liquid crystal displays to spend on more upgraded panels, mainly used for smaller mobile devices, such as smartphones.
Caltex To Shut Sydney Refinery, Keep Brisbane Facility Alive
Caltex Australia Ltd. (CTX.AU) said Thursday it will close its Kurnell refinery in Sydney and convert it to a fuel import terminal by 2014 as it struggles to compete with larger-scale facilities in Asia.
Argentina Stocks Up Amid Reports of Electricity-Rate Increases
Argentine stocks rose Wednesday amid reports that the province of Buenos Aires has decided to let power distributors raise electricity rates by up to 28%.
Visa Posts 3rd-Quarter Loss on Litigation Charge
Visa Inc. (V) reported a $1.8 billion loss after taking an expected $4.1 billion charge in its fiscal third quarter for a pending settlement of merchant lawsuits over credit-card transaction fees.
Zynga Disappoints Investors With Lackluster Report
Zynga Inc. (ZNGA), the online social-game developer that has seen its share price roughly halved since a high-profile initial public offering, issued a lackluster second-quarter earnings report Wednesday that only ate away further at the company's market value.
Wesfarmers Says Coles 4Q Sales Up 4.6% at A$8.35 Billion
Wesfarmers Ltd. (WES.AU) said Thursday total sales at its Coles supermarket division in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 rose 4.6% on year to 8.35 billion Australian dollars (US$8.61 billion).
General Motors, Brazilian Union to Meet Again Next Week
General Motors (GM) and a Brazilian auto workers union said Wednesday that they will meet again next week to discuss possible layoffs at a Brazilian factory after a Wednesday meeting didn't lead to any accord.