Daily business briefing: Almost half of U.S. households have dropped landlines

July 8, 2014 

Four out of 10 American only use cellphones. A government survey shows that although the pace of dumping landlines seems to have slowed down in recent years, the rate has doubled in five years. Read more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

***

Sales of Rolls-Royce cars in the first half of the year were up 33 percent compared with the same period in 2013. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

***

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a way for the visually impaired to have access to printed words. MIT has produced an audio reading device for the blind to be worn on their index fingers. To learn more, go to http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

***

Global stock markets fell Tuesday after U.S. indexes pulled back from record highs. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

Belleville News-Democrat is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service