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Columnist’s “ivory tower” is in basement of a suburban split level

Q. How does it feel sitting there in your ivory tower with all the trappings of power serving as a mouthpiece for the Obama Administration? Why should I believe anything you say? After all, you're paid to mislead people about the corrupt workings of the Social Security system!

July 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Google didn't delete Street View data after all

LONDON (AP) - After being caught spying on people across Europe and Australia with its Wi-Fi-slurping Street View cars, Google had told angry regulators that it would delete the ill-gotten data.

July 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Unemployment could stay high

WASHINGTON (AP) - High unemployment isn't going away - not as long as the economy grows as slowly as it did in the April-June quarter.

July 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook's stock tumbles after 1st public quarter

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook's first earnings report as a public company had solid numbers, but in the end it landed with a thud - much like its rocky initial public offering two months ago.

July 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


Indian tribes want federal regulation of Internet gaming

WASHINGTON (AP) - With some states readying to start online gambling, Native American tribal leaders are calling on the federal government to step in as it did with brick-and-mortar gambling and establish regulations that ensure tribes get a piece of the action without having their revenue taxed and their sovereignty compromised.

July 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


Soda firms racing for a new sweet spot

N EW YORK (AP) - Coke and Pepsi are chasing after the sweet spot: a soda with no calories, no artificial sweeteners and no funny aftertaste.

July 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


Penney tweaks store pricing strategy again

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney is changing its pricing - again.

July 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


Senate debates living spaces for egg-layers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The freedom of a hen to flap its wings and move around became an issue of congressional concern Thursday as a Senate committee discussed legislation to set national standards for the treatment of egg-laying hens.

July 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


Zynga stock tanks after weak 2Q report

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Zynga Inc. lost money and received less revenue than anticipated in the second quarter because "CityVille," ''FarmVille" and other games are not attracting as many paying players as they should.

July 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


USDA says drought will push up food prices in 2013 by 3 to 4%

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The drought gripping more than half the country is a major reason why consumers can expect to pay 3 percent to 4 percent more for groceries next year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

July 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook's day of reckoning: 2Q earnings report

MENLO PARK (AP) - It's showtime for Facebook. Call it the second act after its rocky initial public offering two months ago. On Thursday, the company will take the spotlight once again for its first earnings report as a public company.

July 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


Symantec fires CEO, chairman replaces him

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Symantec has fired its CEO, Enrique Salem, and replaced him with Chairman Steve Bennett.

July 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


New Mac operating system goes on sale today

New Mac operating system goes on sale today

July 24, 2012 | | Nationwide


Apple sags as consumers buy cheaper iPhones

CUPERTINO (AP) - More consumers are buying the least expensive iPhones and iPads, a new phenomenon that is causing Apple's breakneck growth rate to slow.

July 24, 2012 | | Nationwide


JPMorgan to pay $100M in credit card settlement

NEW YORK (AP) - JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $100 million to settle a lawsuit by customers who claim the nation's largest bank improperly increased minimum payments on their credit card bills.

July 24, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Microsoft earnings for 4Q tops Street

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying that the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units - Nokia phones and Bing search - would become profitable in 2016.

July 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple post biggest earnings gain in nearly two years

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.

July 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Five tips to protect yourself from ID theft

NEW YORK (AP) - It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, which operates 2,900 stores in the U.S., said it is working with federal investigators to look into a possible breach.

July 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


New Orleans recycling smoked cigarette butts

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In New Orleans, discarded butts are being turned into something useful.

July 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked so the company can help target ads that match their interests.

July 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry

WASHINGTON (AP) - Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

July 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Microsoft : Design central to its future

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft's Surface tablet, he designed food - or "food concepts," he says, for people on the go. Among them: dried noodles that come wrapped around a pair of chopsticks; a tubular meal that can be pulled with two fingers from a car cup holder base; and a fork that squeezes out sauce.

July 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


What happens to your online accounts when you die?

WASHINGTON (AP) - You've probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online?

July 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Strong PayPal growth boosts eBay’s 2Q profit

SAN JOSE (AP) - EBay said Wednesday that its second-quarter net income rose 6 percent, as strong growth from its PayPal payments business offset lower-than-expected revenue that was hampered by a global password reset after a cyberattack.

July 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


SoCal hearing addresses oil refinery rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Residents of modest neighborhoods near three of the largest oil refineries in California called on the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to crack down on plant emissions, saying the pollution is choking their children and endangering their health.

July 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Reno convention bookings up 49%

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Northern Nevada tourism officials say they've seen a significant spike in convention bookings, but continue to struggle with a drop in government business because of a misconception that casino resorts cost more than other hotels.

July 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Univ. of Phoenix faces government financial aid review

NEW YORK (AP) - Apollo Education Group said the U.S. Department of Education will review the administration of federal student financial aid programs by its University of Phoenix subsidiary.

July 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Consumer bureau sues law firm

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued a major debt collection law firm on Monday, alleging it is a "mill" that produces shoddy, mass-produced credit-card collection lawsuits.

July 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Citigroup to pay $7B in mortgages probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said "shattered lives" and contributed to the worst financial crisis in decades, the Justice Department said Monday.

July 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


1,153 Trump Plaza workers to lose jobs

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Job losses at Trump Plaza when the Atlantic City casino shuts down in September will be even worse than expected.

July 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


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