US investment banking giant Goldman Sachs Group
Inc. reported Tuesday that its second-quarter profit plunged 82 per
cent to 613 million dollars amid major charges in paying a fine to US
financial regulators and settling bonus taxes in Britain.
Amazon.com Inc., the world's largest online book retailer, sold more digital books than hardbacks in the second quarter.
If eyes are a window to the soul, then Juan Diaz is on fire. World boxing champion at age 21. Six successful title defenses. Unifying champion in the WBA, WBI and the IBA. And he is much more than a fighter.
The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) has issued a report indicating the market for new, single-family homes have declined to its lowest point since April 2009.
Oil giant BP Plc faced fresh worries over leakage in a damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, yet was given an uneasy go-ahead by the government to continue capping the well through Monday.
The number of businesses owned by minorities increased faster than the number owned by non-minorities, according to Census data released July 13. But minority companies' economic impact- -- measured by total sales and how many workers they employ- -- budged only a little from 2002 to 2007. And the percentage of minorities who own businesses is still far lower than the percentage of whites who do.