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Bill Clinton: Extend all tax cuts temporarily

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that broad tax cuts that expire in January should be temporarily renewed, including for the wealthiest Americans, to give lawmakers time to reach a deal on a longer-term extension that should exclude the rich.

June 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


Few options left for Obama on economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the wake of an alarmingly weak jobs report last week, President Barack Obama and lawmakers in both parties find themselves possessing few if any realistic options for jolting the economy out of its doldrums before Election Day.

June 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


Google buys maker of Quickoffice mobile app in fight with Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is escalating its rivalry with Microsoft with the purchase of Quickoffice, the maker of a widely used mobile application for working on documents created in Microsoft's programs for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.

June 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook stock down 32 percent

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook's stock has fallen for the third consecutive day.

June 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


'NintendoLand,' 'Mario Bros.' coming to Wii U

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nintendo is relying on a famous plumber, zombies and a virtual theme park to build buzz for the Wii U.

June 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


'Happy Days' cast not happy about lack of DVD royalties

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Several former cast members of the "Happy Days" can argue to a jury that they are owed royalties from DVD sales of the hit series, a judge ruled Tuesday.

June 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


Salesforce.com buying Buddy Media for $689M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Salesforce.com Inc. is buying the marketing company Buddy Media for $689 million in a deal that underscores the growth in both social media and the delivery of software over the Internet.

June 04, 2012 | | Nationwide


Starbucks buys bakery to improve food offerings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Starbucks Corp. is looking to offer a more tempting menu, with a $100 million cash deal to buy a small bakery chain.

June 04, 2012 | | Nationwide


Young kids could someday get on Facebook, without lying about age

MENLO PARK (AP) - Though Facebook bans children under 13, millions of them have profiles on the site by lying about their age.

June 04, 2012 | | Nationwide


Microsoft unveils new streaming, sharing app at E3

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Xbox 360 is getting a little smarter.

June 04, 2012 | | Nationwide


Outlook darkens after dismal jobs report

WASHINGTON (AP) - Faced with a fizzling job market, many economists have turned more pessimistic and no longer think U.S. economic growth will accelerate later this year.

June 04, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook to let users vote on planned privacy changes

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is letting its nearly 1 billion users vote on changes to its privacy policy.

June 01, 2012 | | Nationwide


Slow job growth: Danger sign for nation’s economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The American economy is in trouble again.

June 01, 2012 | | Nationwide


Tips on making most of Social Security’s Website

I get lots of email from readers who tell me they have a hard time finding answers to their questions at the Social Security Administration website: www.socialsecurity.gov. Or, I often hear from readers telling me they want to "see something official in black and white" before they will believe whatever I wrote in my column.

June 01, 2012 | | Nationwide


AT&T: Data-only plans coming for cell phones within two years

NEW YORK (AP) - The CEO of AT&T Inc. said Friday that cellphone plans that count only data usage are likely to come in the next two years. In such a scenario, phone calls and texts would be considered as just another form of data.

June 01, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Procter & Gamble cancels NFL promotion

NEW YORK (AP) - Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems.

September 19, 2014 | | Nationwide


Yahoo may make up to $9.5 billion

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.

September 19, 2014 | | Nationwide


Your (online) life after death

NEW YORK (AP) - Sure, you have a lot to do today - laundry, bills, dinner - but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil.

September 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 workers

DALLAS (AP) - UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season - an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping.

September 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart levied fictional ‘sugar tax’ on soda

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying some store personnel were citing a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda.

September 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Record 4M orders of iPhones

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday.

September 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Envelopes in hotels invite tips for maids

NEW YORK (AP) - Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.

September 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Minecraft’ could boost mobile reach

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.

September 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

NEW YORK (AP) - Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."

September 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Olive Garden investor: Back off on breadsticks

NEW YORK (AP) - Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks.

September 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

WASHINGTON (AP) - Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal prosecutors.

September 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Massive new construction tool ready for NASA welding

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A massive structure described by NASA as the world's largest spacecraft welding tool has been completed at the Michoud (MEE'-shoo) Assembly Center in New Orleans, which was chosen in 2011 to build components of a major new rocket system.

September 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Feds: Colon supplement makes bogus claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government says Bayer is making unsupported claims in advertisements for its dietary supplement designed to help with digestion, in violation of a federal court order.

September 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Silicon Valley struggles to speak FDA’s language

SAN JOSE (AP) - From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar - Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants that have famously disrupted so many industries are now facing their own unexpected disruption: regulation.

September 11, 2014 | | Nationwide


Shoppers may shrug off Home Depot hack

NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.

September 11, 2014 | | Nationwide


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