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Premiums for family health plans hit $15,745

WASHINGTON (AP) - Annual premiums for job-based family health insurance went up just 4 percent this year, but that's no comfort with the price tag approaching $16,000 and rising more than twice as fast as wages.

September 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Suspect in officer's stabbing released from prison

FRESNO (AP) - Police say the man suspected of killing one woman and stabbing another woman and a police officer in Fresno had recently been released from prison.

September 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


IRS pays whistleblower $104 million

WASHINGTON (AP) - First, the government threw Bradley Birkenfeld in prison for helping a former client at UBS AG hide his wealth from the Internal Revenue Service. Now, as part of the same case, the IRS has awarded the former banker $104 million - yes, million - for helping expose the widespread tax evasion scheme by the Swiss banking behemoth.

September 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Employers posted\ fewer openings for jobs in July

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers posted fewer jobs in July than in June, further evidence that hiring may stay weak in the coming months.

September 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Moody's set to downgrade US without budget deal

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. government's debt rating could be heading for the "fiscal cliff" along with the federal budget.

September 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Silicon Valley isn't sharing Facebook's misery

MENLO PARK (AP) - Silicon Valley, it turns out, doesn't revolve around the stock prices of Facebook and its playful sidekick, Zynga.

September 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


HP's cost-cutting drive to dump 2,000 more workers; total cuts now at 29,000

PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Co. is planning to cut about 2,000 more jobs than it had previously announced as CEO Meg Whitman tries to turn the company around.

September 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Consumers cut credit card use for 2nd month

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans cut back on borrowing in July for the first time in nearly a year. Credit card use fell for the second straight month, suggesting many consumers remain cautious in the face of high unemployment and slow growth.

September 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Toys R Us gets into the tablet computer game

WAYNE, N.J. (AP) - Toys R Us said Monday that it plans to launch next month its own tablet computer aimed at children, introducing a low-priced entry into the increasingly crowded tablet business.

September 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


FTC: Don't fall for claims on bed bug remedies

WASHINGTON (AP) - Don't fall for the hype on quick remedies for killing and preventing bed bugs.

September 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Mobile launches campaign to lure iPhone users

NEW YORK (AP) - T-Mobile USA, the only "Big 4" phone company that doesn't sell the iPhone, now wants to snag used ones from AT&T.

September 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Intel warns 3Q revenue will drop on PC weakness

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel's sales are falling at a rate that blindsided the chip-maker's management, amplifying Wall Street's worries about the slumping personal computer market and the frail economy.

September 07, 2012 | | Nationwide


The ball is in your court

Q. I need to know if you think I should hire a lawyer for an appeal that I have filed with the Social Security Administration. In a nutshell, here is my case. I waited until age 70 to file for my Social Security retirement benefits because I wanted to get the 32 percent bonus offered to those who delay filing for Social Security until that time.

September 07, 2012 | | Nationwide


Coca-Cola's newest drink is just a few drops

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola's newest drink won't come in a bottle or a can. And people will only need a squirt or two to quench their thirst.

September 07, 2012 | | Nationwide


Judge rejects US challenge to Arizona law

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge in Arizona has rejected the government's challenge of a state constitutional amendment that guarantees workers the right to secret ballots in union elections.

September 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


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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


Switches ordered weeks ahead of recall

DETROIT (AP) - Emails showing that General Motors ordered a half-million replacement ignition switches nearly two months before telling the government of a safety recall will be heavily scrutinized by federal prosecutors, who are investigating GM's conduct, according to legal experts.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Q&A ON ‘NET NEUTRALITY’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday waded into the debate over "net neutrality" by suggesting that Internet service should be regulated more heavily to protect consumers.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


OK for Social Security workers settlement

BALTIMORE (AP) - A federal administrative law judge in Baltimore has given preliminary approval to a $6.6 million settlement for more than 570 current and former Social Security Administration employees with disabilities.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Pizza Hut’s revamp: Curry crusts & balsamic drizzle

NEW YORK (AP) - Pizza Hut is letting customers play mad scientist, giving them the freedom to make pies with honey Sriracha sauce or add curry flavor to the crusts.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Target offers early access to Black Friday deals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Target is planning to offer Black Friday deals before the Thanksgiving holiday, in its latest move to boost sluggish sales heading into the holiday shopping season.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Postal Service victim of hacking attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it had been hacked, potentially compromising sensitive information about its employees such as names and addresses, Social Security numbers, emergency contacts and other information.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


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