You’ve heard of consumer businesses going cut-throat, but LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics may have reached a new high – or low, depending on how you look at it. Prosecutors raided the headquarters of LG Electronics as part of a probe into whether the South Korean company had vandalized the washing machines of rival Samsung Electronics at retail stores in Germany. Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised, seeing as how holiday sales look like they may barely reach Wall Street expectations.
Zuru Pewu sits with her four-year-old son Micah on the veranda of a home in Staten Island, October 23, 2014. Pewu, 29, who emigrated from Liberia in 2005, and her son Micah recently underwent an experience where they were insulted and linked to the spread of the Ebola virus. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Slideshow: ‘We are not a virus’
A West African enclave in Staten Island, New York, lives under the shadow of Ebola–and local prejudice about the illness.
China’s Peking Opera begins a New York tour with 90 singers, dancers and acrobats, to mark the birth of Mei Lanfang, one of the first to bring the art form to the United States.
Governor Perry appeared at the Travis County courthouse in Austin, Texas, to provide fingerprints and a mugshot. The governor is facing felony charges of abuse of power.