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LINKEDIN PLANS TO EXPAND TO SUNNYVALE: SUNNYVALE (AP) - Professional networking website LinkedIn plans to expand its California operation to a new campus in Sunnyvale.

August 30, 2012 | | Nationwide


Kim Kardashian and Old Navy settle lawsuit over ad

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kim Kardashian has settled a lawsuit against Old Navy claiming the clothing retailer violated her publicity rights by using a lookalike in an ad.

August 29, 2012 | | Nationwide


5 big banks have given $10.6B in homeowner relief

WASHINGTON (AP) - Five of the biggest U.S. lenders have provided $10.6 billion in relief under a landmark settlement over foreclosure abuses, including reducing struggling homeowners' mortgage balances by $1.3 billion.

August 29, 2012 | | Nationwide


Sony to sell ultra-HD '4K' TV set in US stores

NEW YORK (AP) - High-definition TVs roughly quadrupled the resolution of the sets that came before them. Now, the industry is poised to do it again.

August 29, 2012 | | Nationwide


Yelp shares surge as insiders hold on

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yelp's early backers apparently still have a high opinion of the online business review service, much to Wall Street's relief, after insiders at several other Internet companies dumped some of their shares at the first opportunity.

August 29, 2012 | | Nationwide


Samsung reveals new Galaxy Note II at upcoming trade show in Berlin

NEW YORK (AP) - Fresh off a legal battle with Apple, Samsung is announcing a new version of the Galaxy Note, an offbeat, oversized smartphone that's become a surprise hit.

August 29, 2012 | | Nationwide


Reliever Guillermo Mota back with Giants after 100-game suspension

HOUSTON (AP) - San Francisco Giants reliever Guillermo Mota was activated from the restricted list on Tuesday after serving a 100-game suspension for his second positive drug test.

August 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


Utah brothers square off for 1st time on field

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Cody Larsen has always looked out for his little brother, whether it was sliding extra mashed potatoes onto his plate or calming his nerves when he made his first start as a high school freshman.

August 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


Roddick, VWilliams keep on rolling

NEW YORK (AP) - That Andy Roddick's last match as a twentysomething would not be his last match at the 2012 U.S. Open was hardly in doubt Tuesday, especially whenever he was launching that intimidating, tough-to-handle serve of his.

August 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


Home prices show consistent 12-month gains

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices are finally starting to increase consistently.

August 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


Americans' confidence falls off in August

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are feeling worse about the economy than they have in a long time - a fact that could have wide-reaching implications everywhere from Wal-Mart to the White House.

August 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


Sanctions block Iran gamers from World of Warcraft

LONDON (AP) - They've vanquished elves, trolls, and all manner of magical monsters. But one select group of online gamers is facing an even more formidable foe: The U.S. sanctions regime.

August 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


Donors stand by Lance Armstrong's foundation

NEW YORK (AP) - Lance Armstrong's reputation may be permanently stained but in the eyes of corporate and individual donors, his charity still wears an unsullied yellow jersey.

August 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


New Obama administration mileage standards would double fuel efficiency

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has finalized regulations that will force automakers to nearly double the average gas mileage of all new cars and trucks they sell by 2025.

August 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


Apple lists 8 Samsung products it wants banned including smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple Inc. on Monday gave a federal judge a list of eight Samsung Electronics Co. products it wants pulled from shelves and banned from the U.S. market, including popular Galaxy model smartphones.

August 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Social media users shy away from opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

August 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

GENEVA (AP) - Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes - banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors - until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday.

August 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


Consumer confidence near a 7-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains.

August 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


New rules could squeeze Malibu wine growers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Malibu region's growing wine industry, made up of some 50 commercial vineyards, could be squeezed by proposed regulations that would prohibit new grape growing in a large swath of the Santa Monica Mountains.

August 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


Legal questions arise for fantasy game biz

NEW YORK (AP) - Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Amazon buys Twitch for $970M

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


TiVo to make version for those without cable

NEW YORK (AP) - Here's a sign more households are going without cable or satellite TV: TiVo Inc. is making a digital video recorder just for so-called cord-cutters.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Fairchild Semiconductor cutting 1,350 jobs

SAN JOSE (AP) - Chip supplier Fairchild Semiconductor is eliminating about 1,350 jobs in the U.S. and Asia - about 15 percent of its total workforce - to reduce costs.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Like airlines, hotels get fee-happy

NEW YORK (AP) - Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Credit card late payments down in 2Q

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar credit.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Housing recovery on track

WASHINGTON (AP) - A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year.

August 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Russia may close more McDonald’s

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's food safety agency said Thursday that it was checking McDonald's restaurants around the country, a day after several branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.

August 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Wealth gap widened in the last decade

NEW YORK (AP) - A report from the Census Bureau is the latest evidence that the rich are getting richer while the poor get poorer.

August 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Gap reports higher profit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gap Inc. said its profit rose 10 percent in the second quarter as the clothing retailer cut expenses and managed to lift sales.

August 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Burger King nixes lower-calorie ‘Satisfries’

NEW YORK (AP) - Burger King is getting rid of its lower-calorie french fries at most restaurants after less than a year.

August 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


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