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Business 16 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Study raises new questions about Merck pill Zetia

ORLANDO, Florida (AP): A new study raises fresh concerns about Zetia and its cousin, Vytorin - drugs that are still taken by millions of people to lower cholesterol, despite questions raised last year about how well they work.

Business 24 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Biggest cribs recall in US history

WASHINGTON: More than 2.1 million drop-side cribs by Stork Craft Manufacturing are being recalled, the biggest crib recall in U.S history, following reports of four infant suffocations.

Business 12 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

A small seasonal break with tradition

USUALLY this column is about stuff from the advertising press. Well, this time it isn't, not directly anyway.

Business 16 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Britain buys 22 Chinook helicopters from Boeing

LONDON: Britain will buy 22 Chinook helicopters from Boeing Co. as part of a 900 million pound (US$1.5 billion) investment in new equipment for troops in Afghanistan, the government announced Tuesday.

Business 06 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Oil hovers belowUS$82 in Asia Wednesday (update)

SINGAPORE: Oil prices hovered below US$82 a barrel Wednesday in Asia after a report showed U.S. crude supplies fell more than expected last week.

Business 25 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bill Gates says innovation can leverage change

SEATTLE: The needs of the poor are greater than the money available to help them, but that's not enough to discourage Bill Gates in his work as co-chair of the world's largest charitable foundation.

Business 30 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Toyota says new accelerator pedals are en route to dealers

DETROIT: Toyota said it began shipping gas pedal parts to its dealers Friday for use in fixing the millions of cars and trucks recalled because of accelerators that could become stuck.hr noshade size=-1 width=50%>

Business 09 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Toyota readies global Prius recall

TOKYO: Toyota Motor Corp is preparing a recall of its new i>Prius/ihybrid car in Japan as early as today, followed by similar steps in the United States, Europe and other markets, a source familiar with its plans said.

Business 10 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Toyota seeks damage control, in public and private

WASHINGTON: In public, Toyota is running apologetic TV ads and vowing to win back customers' trust. Behind the scenes, the besieged carmaker is trying to learn all it can about congressional investigations, maybe even steer them if it can.

Business 10 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Toyota recalls Prius, other hybrids over brakes

TOKYO: Toyota Motor Corp said it is recalling nearly half a million of its flagship i>Prius/iand other hybrid cars for braking problems as it seeks to address criticism over the handling of its worst safety crisis.