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Solar installations soared 76 percent in 2012

NEW YORK (AP) - Solar panel installations in the U.S. grew 76 percent in 2012 as the cost of panels and the surrounding equipment continued to fall, according to an annual report by a solar trade group.

March 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Judge: US can't make firm offer contraceptives

DETROIT (AP) - A judge on Thursday blocked the federal government from requiring the founder of Domino's Pizza to provide mandatory contraception coverage to his employees under the health care law.

March 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Sharp drop in homes lost to foreclosure, rising values & new laws getting credit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - While the nation's foreclosure woes persist, new data show they're easing amid a resurgent housing market, rising home prices and efforts by some states to buy homeowners more time to avoid losing their homes.

March 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


IRS: Tax glitch affects about 660K returns

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A tax-preparation glitch affecting about 660,000 tax returns will delay refunds by as long as six weeks, with customers of the nation's largest tax preparer among those affected.

March 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google's top Android exec steps down

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Andy Rubin has stepped down as the executive in charge of Google's Android operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, ending a seven-year reign that reshaped the technology industry.

March 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


New Samsung phone to face stronger rivals

NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung Electronics is taking to the Big Apple to reveal its next big challenge to Apple Inc.: a successor to its top-selling Galaxy S III smartphone.

March 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google paying bonuses totaling $15M to 4 top execs

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is paying nearly $15 million in bonuses to four of the Internet search company's top executives for their performances last year.

March 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Dow ekes out eight straight advance

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial average logged its longest winning streak in two years - barely.

March 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


FDA head says menu labeling 'thorny' when saying who will have to comply

WASHINGTON (AP) - Diners will have to wait a little longer to find calorie counts on most restaurant chain menus, in supermarkets and on vending machines.

March 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


FAA approves Boeing plan to fix 787's batteries

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Boeing plan to redesign the 787 Dreamliner's fire-plagued lithium-ion batteries won approval Tuesday from the Federal Aviation Administration, moving the cutting-edge planes a step closer to flying passengers again.

March 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Discover to begin offering home equity loans

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Discover Financial Services says it will begin offering home equity loans beginning in the second half of this year, the latest move by the company to push further into direct banking.

March 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Stocks creep up; Dow rises for 7th day running

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market crept higher Monday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to its seventh straight day of gains.

March 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google to pay $7M to settle Wi-Fi data case

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google will pay a $7 million penalty to settle a multistate investigation into the Internet search leader's collection of emails, passwords and other sensitive information sent over wireless networks several years ago in neighborhoods scattered around the world.

March 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


The government isn’t forcing you to take Medicare

Q: Why does the government force me to take Medicare? I have been getting Social Security for a couple years. I will be 65 next month and just got a "Medicare Enrollment Package" in the mail. I don't need Medicare. I've got excellent health insurance from my former employer. Is this part of Obamacare - forcing folks like me to take Medicare when I don't need it?

March 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google cutting 1,200 more Motorola jobs

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is cutting an additional 1,200 jobs in its Motorola division as the unprofitable cellphone maker struggles to compete.

March 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Snuggie seller settles charges that it deceived customers

NEW YORK (AP) - The company behind the Snuggie, Perfect Bacon Bowl and other "As Seen on TV" products has agreed to pay $8 million to settle charges that it deceived customers.

March 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


Google providing car insurance quotes in latest net expansion

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is helping California drivers shop for car insurance as part of a new service that could foreshadow the Internet company's latest attempt to shake up a long-established industry.

March 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


FDA study finds hardly any evidence of antibiotics in milk

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.

March 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


Ringling Bros. giving up elephant acts

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says the "Greatest Show on Earth" will go on without elephants.

March 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


SIZE DOES MATTER

NEW YORK (AP) - There was a time you could count on phones getting larger each year. Samsung's runaway success with the big-screen smartphone even spurred Apple to release a supersized model last fall. But if phones get any bigger will they be too hard to use?

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Facebook & NBA: ‘Lean in’ for women

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Uber heads in new mapping direction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber Technologies is buying digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal that may help the rapidly growing ride-hailing service lessen its dependence on navigation services from Google and Apple, an imposing pair of potential rivals.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s chicken drops human antibiotics

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's says it plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine within two years.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


BUSINESS NEWS

• ALIBABA OPENS DATA CENTER IN SILICON VALLEY: SAN JOSE (AP) - The cloud-computing unit of Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba is making its first foray into the U.S. by opening a data center in Silicon Valley.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Sony plans to launch gaming virtual-reality headset in 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Men’s testosterone drugs overused

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for common age-related issues like low libido and fatigue.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


Why your laptop battery won’t kill you

NEW YORK (AP) - News on Tuesday that major U.S. airlines are no longer going to ship powerful lithium-ion batteries might lead some to fret about the safety of their personal electronic devices.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


GAS PRICE COLLAPSE?

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


Target to cut $2B in costs, 2,000 jobs

NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. is cutting several thousand jobs as part of a plan to eliminate $2 billion in costs over the next two years.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


Waze map app to get Amber Alerts

NEW YORK (AP) - The Waze navigation app is getting Amber Alerts on child abductions.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


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