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Celebrities, humor, babies and cute animals will once again rule the commercial breaks on Sunday during Super Bowl XLVII, advertising's biggest showcase, when more than 111 million people are expected to tune in. Marketers have spent millions and pulled out all the stops to 'wow' viewers this year.

January 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Ruling issued in spit-in-Whopper suit

SEATTLE (AP) - The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in the case of a deputy who says he found spit in his Whopper that state law allows compensation of consumers who suffered emotionally because of a product failure.

January 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


14 dead, at least 100 hurt in Mexico oil blast

MEXICO CITY (AP) - An explosion at the main headquarters of Mexico's state-owned oil company in the capital killed 14 people and injured 100 on Thursday as it heavily damaged three floors of a building, sending hundreds into the streets and a large plume of smoke over the skyline.

January 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Facebook’s 4Q results surpass expectation, stock now at $29.90

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook delivered fourth-quarter results above Wall Street's expectations on Wednesday and sought to show that it has finally transformed into a "mobile company."

January 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Regulators approve steep fish cuts

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - New England fishermen say their centuries-old industry is facing collapse after regulators on Wednesday approved cuts in cod catch limits that fishermen warn will hollow out what remains of the fleet.

January 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Boeing sticks to production plans,

SEATTLE (AP) - Boeing is sticking with plans to speed up production of its 787 and sees no reason to drop the troubled lithium-ion batteries at the center of the plane's problems, CEO Jim McNerney said Wednesday.

January 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Economy shifted into reverse mode during late 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy shrank unexpectedly late last year, a reminder of the biggest threat it faces in 2013: sharp government spending cuts and prolonged political budget fights.

January 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Savings seen on diabetes supplies, other equipment

WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare is announcing a price cut.

January 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Jamaica embraces controversial Super Bowl ad

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Jamaica is embracing a controversial Super Bowl commercial that depicts a white office worker from the U.S. Midwest feigning the Caribbean island's lilting patois accent to display a cheerful, upbeat outlook.

January 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


VW Super Bowl ad stirs controversy online

NEW YORK (AP) - The first pregame Super Bowl ad controversy of the year has arrived.

January 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Amazon posts lower 4Q net income

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon's fourth-quarter net income fell 45 percent, as sharply higher revenue failed to keep pace with increased spending on order fulfillment and digital content, a trend that's become the norm for the world's largest online retailer.

January 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Ticketmaster makes online 'CAPTCHA' puzzles easier

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ticketmaster, often the target of fan anger when tickets to popular concerts get sold out in seconds, is removing an annoyance that can slow down the buying process: the jumble of letters that people need to decipher known as "CAPTCHA."

January 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Adver-teasers: Super Bowl viewers get peek at the ads

NEW YORK (AP) - Super Bowl advertisers are learning the art of the tease.

January 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Little Debbie baker buying Drake’s cakes from Hostess for $27.5 million

NEW YORK (AP) - Hostess has picked the maker of Little Debbie as the lead bidder for its Drake's cakes.

January 28, 2013 | | Nationwide


Yahoo's 4Q report shows more signs of earning progress

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo got a little healthier during the last three months of 2012 as the long-suffering Internet company took advantage of higher ad prices and more money coming in from overseas investments to deliver numbers that exceeded analyst forecasts.

January 28, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Black Friday gets a little less frenzied

NEW YORK (AP) - Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.

November 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Kickoff to Christmas: Thinner crowds, protests, alcohol

NEW YORK (AP) - Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators.

November 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Plunging crude prices hammer energy companies

NEW YORK (AP) - A decision by OPEC this week to maintain current levels of oil production hammered major energy companies in the U.S. and abroad.

November 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


US appeals WTO ruling against national meat labels

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is appealing a World Trade Organization decision that would make it harder for U.S. consumers to know where meat in the grocery store came from.

November 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Illegals Social Security eligible in Obama plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

November 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


Twitter now tracks other apps

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter said it is now tracking what other apps its users have installed on their mobile devices so it can target content and ads to them better.

November 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


Redbox raising DVD rental rates by 25 percent

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Redbox is raising its DVD rental prices by 25 percent in an effort to wring more revenue from the shrinking audience that still watches movies on discs rather than online.

November 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


SoCal high-end home sales surge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In an exception to Southern California's lackluster real estate market, sales of homes costing $2 million or more are hitting record levels, according to a report.

November 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


3 make living playing video games

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - From nine to five, seven days a week, Robert Schill plays video games while sitting on a plush, brown sofa in central Florida.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Hellmann’s tweaks site in ‘mayonnaise’ legal spat

NEW YORK (AP) - Hellmann's mayonnaise has some egg on its face.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Heat-not-burn cigarette rolled out

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Reynolds American Inc. is launching a cigarette that heats tobacco rather than burning it, hoping to capitalize on the growing appetite for alternatives to traditional smokes.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Government falls short when it comes to useful health info websites

WASHINGTON (AP) - With many seniors facing high medical bills, a congressional investigation has found that federal government websites meant to give Medicare patients basic consumer tools instead fail to provide adequate information on out-of-pocket costs, and even quality of care.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


NYC: Replace pay phones with Wi-Fi hubs

NEW YORK (AP) - Pay phones on New York City streets would become a thing of the past under a plan announced Monday that would replace them with stand-alone devices offering free Wi-Fi and nationwide phone calls as well as mobile phone charging capability.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Feds: Privacy firm deceived consumers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal regulators said a respected Internet privacy company gave its seal of approval to commercial websites and mobile apps but failed to check whether they were indeed meeting standards for safeguarding customers' data.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Obama: Treat Internet like utility

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday embraced a radical change in how the government treats Internet service, coming down on the side of consumer activists who fear slower download speeds and higher costs but angering Republicans and the nation's cable giants who say the plan would kill jobs.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


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