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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


Stocks gain for sixth day on strength of job growth

NEW YORK (AP) - A burst of hiring in February pushed stocks higher on Wall Street.

March 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


McBites turn into McDud for McDonald's

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's new Fish McBites failed to hook enough diners to get the fast-food chain's U.S. sales growing in February.

March 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


Retailers report slowing sales gains for February

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans cut back on spending in February as cold weather and economic challenges chilled their appetite for spring merchandise.

March 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


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CPUC backs gas plant near San Diego

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Utility regulators Thursday opened the way for development of a natural gas-fired power plant on the coast near San Diego, perhaps one of the last of its kind in California as the state pushes toward a green energy future.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


PayPal’s chief promises new services for a mobile world

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As PayPal prepares to split from its corporate parent, its new chief executive is promising to expand the popular online payment system, adding a variety of services for consumers to use when shopping on their phones or in traditional stores.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


Kaiser Manteca earns high marks from U.S. News & World Report

Kaiser Permanente Manteca Medical Center has been rated high performing in heart failure treatment in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings released this week. The ratings evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide on common inpatient procedures and conditions.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


IRS refunding $10M to tax preparers who paid to take test

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS is refunding a total of $10 million to thousands of tax preparers who paid to take a competency test, the agency announced Thursday.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


Ready for liquor bottles smart enough to talk smart phones?

PLEASANTON (AP) - The message-in-a-bottle routine is going Wi-Fi. And that means pretty soon you'll have your very own mini Times Square at the bar, right on the bottle.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


HP’s 2nd quarter earnings slip

PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Co.'s earnings slipped in the latest quarter as the long-slumping technology company struggled to boosts its sales while preparing to split up its operations.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


Shoppers could soon have difficulty finding meat’s origin

WASHINGTON (AP) - Shoppers could soon have a harder time finding out where some of their red meat comes from.

May 18, 2015 | | Nationwide


Court agrees Samsung copied Apple, but tosses some damages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld a jury's finding that Samsung illegally copied some patented features in Apple's iPhone, but it sided with Samsung on one point that could reduce the $930 million in damages the South Korean company had been ordered to pay.

May 18, 2015 | | Nationwide


Smart mirrors boost clothing sales

NEW YORK (AP) - Imagine a fitting room with a "smart" mirror that suggests jeans to go with the red shirt you brought in. It snaps a video so you can compare the image side-by-side with other colorful shirts you try on. It might even show you how the shirt will fit without you having to undress.

May 11, 2015 | | Nationwide


Olive Garden rolling out Breadstick sandwiches

NEW YORK (AP) - Olive Garden's plan to win back customers? Take the breadsticks it's known for and make sandwiches out of them.

May 11, 2015 | | Nationwide


Fox calling end to ‘American Idol’

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox is lowering the curtain on "American Idol," ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.

May 11, 2015 | | Nationwide


Wearable fitness tracker maker Fitbit files for $100M IPO

NEW YORK (AP) - Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, on Thursday filed for an initial public offering worth up to $100 million.

May 07, 2015 | | Nationwide


Comcast now has more Internet than cable customers

NEW YORK (AP) - Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators' fears about a giant cable company's control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers.

May 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Boxing match pops up on phones as TV habits change

NEW YORK (AP) - It should have been a proud moment for TV: A much-hyped sports event drawing in millions of paying viewers and showcasing the clout still held by traditional media heavyweights.

May 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Microsoft opens Windows 10 to Apple, Android apps

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft hopes to get more people using the next version of its Windows software on all kinds of devices by giving them access to many of the same apps they're already using on Apple or Android phones.

April 29, 2015 | | Nationwide


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