The cost of convenience is going up. Amazon announced Thursday that it was raising the price of its Prime membership service by $20, to $99 a year, the first hike since the program was launched in 2005.
SYDNEY, March 14 (Reuters) - Australian shares are set to take a beating on Friday as Wall Street stocks fell overnight while copper resumed its decline, with investors cautious over slowing growth in China and geopolitical tensions in the Ukraine.
U.S. officials are allowing BP to once again bid on government contracts, lifting a ban imposed on the energy giant after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
A scathing report released by the State Auditor says California's Employment Development Department failed to use a federal program to recoup $500 million in unemployment insurance over payments in the last three years.
Premier Li Keqiang held a once-a-year, carefully orchestrated news conference on Thursday in Beijing. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images.