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Texas to open fastest highway with 85 mph limit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas will soon open a stretch of highway with the highest speed limit in the country, giving eager drivers a chance to rip through a trip between two of the state's largest metropolitan areas.

September 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Rape threat cited, NY website operator gets prison term

NEW YORK (AP) - An eyewear website operator who threatened some of his customers with murder or rape when they complained about their eyeglasses was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison by a judge who said he terrorized them.

September 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Amazon takes on iPad with larger Kindle Fire; Apple plans to go smaller

SANTA MONICA (AP) - Amazon unveiled four new Kindle Fire tablet computers on Thursday, including ones with larger color screens, as the online retailer steps up competition with Apple ahead of the holiday shopping season.

September 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Judge approves DOJ settlement in e-book case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge has approved the U.S. Justice Department's settlement with a trio of electronic book publishers accused of conspiring in a price-fixing scheme orchestrated by the late Steve Jobs.

September 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Bernanke took advantage of low rates to refinance

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve's record-low interest rates have shrunk income for savers but cut costs for borrowers. Chairman Ben Bernanke is among the beneficiaries.

September 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Can 'FarmVille 2' save struggling Zynga?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Not long ago, online games company Zynga looked on pace to unseat much bigger, well-established rivals as it rode the popularity of "FarmVille," the clicking game of virtual cows and real money.

September 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


Motorola broadens Razr brand with new smartphones

NEW YORK (AP) - Motorola is broadening the use of its Razr brand to a family of smartphones in its first major product launch under new owner Google.

September 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


Productivity grew at 2.2 percent in spring

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. companies got more output from their workers this spring than initially thought. Productivity rose at a modest 2.2 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, largely because employers cut back sharply on hiring.

September 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


Apple invites media to event, hints at iPhone 5

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple Inc. on Tuesday invited reporters to a news conference next week in San Francisco with a message that suggests that it will reveal the iPhone 5, as expected.

September 04, 2012 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart lowers fee for holiday layaway program

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is lowering its fee that shoppers pay for its interest-free pay-over-time program for the winter holidays.

September 04, 2012 | | Nationwide


McDonald's to beef up in India with meatless menu

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's Corp., the fast food chain that brought the hamburger to the world, is opening what may be its first vegetarian-only restaurants.

September 04, 2012 | | Nationwide


Diet Pepsi getting a sweetener tweak

NEW YORK (AP) - Diet Pepsi is tweaking its formula to stay sweet a little longer.

August 31, 2012 | | Nationwide


Bernanke hints at more stimulus action

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) - Chairman Ben Bernanke sent a clear message Friday that the Federal Reserve will do more to help the still-struggling U.S. economy.

August 31, 2012 | | Nationwide


Benefits for grandchildren are rare

One of the joys of growing older is the opportunity to play grandma or grandpa. My wife and I have five grandchildren, and each of them brings a smile to our faces and a nice warm glow to our hearts - at least a good percentage of the time! And for most of us, one of the big advantages to grand-parenting is that you get to play with them and bounce them on your knees and otherwise spoil them for a few hours at a time, and then they go home!

August 31, 2012 | | Nationwide


Ford on track to beat Toyota with best-selling car

RAYONG, Thailand (AP) - The stylish and nimble Ford Focus is on track to unseat Toyota's aging Corolla to become the world's top-selling car, according to Ford.

August 31, 2012 | | Nationwide


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User growth not much to Tweet about

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter's third-quarter revenue outpaced expectations, but investors concerned about user growth and holiday-quarter revenue clipped the company's stock price late Monday.

October 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


Dunkin’ rolls out ‘Croissant Donut’

NEW YORK (AP) - Dunkin' Donuts plans to roll out a croissant-doughnut hybrid in the U.S. next week, but the company says please don't call it a "Cronut."

October 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


Pending home sales rise modestly in September

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes ticked up only slightly in September, as it remained difficult to qualify for mortgage financing.

October 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


Toyota tops Consumer Reports rankings

DETROIT (AP) - Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings.

October 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


6 vehicles impounded in UberX sting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The city's parking authority lived up to its threats to impound vehicles and fine drivers participating in the UberX ride-sharing service.

October 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


Blue Christmas for Amazon?

NEW YORK (AP) - It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Union Pacific 3Q profit chugs ahead 19 percent

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Union Pacific Corp. delivered a 19 percent increase in its third-quarter profit as the railroad hauled 7 percent more freight and increased rates.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Cloud business lifts Microsoft’s quarterly results

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Enticing low rates, but impact on refinancing could be limited

WASHINGTON (AP) - With mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancing. It may even convince some Americans to buy their first home.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


PulteGroup tops earnings outlook

ATLANTA (AP) - PulteGroup Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $140.5 million.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


NEWS FROM BUSINESS WORLD

• CAMEL MAKER REYNOLDS SNUFFS OUT WORKPLACE SMOKING: RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

October 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Early Apple computer sells for $905K

NEW YORK (AP) - A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.

October 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Social Security benefits up an average of $20 a month during 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

October 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s new menu plan: Have it your way

NEW YORK (AP) - After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.

October 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


TWEAKER TOYS

NEW YORK (AP) - Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.

October 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


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