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Revolt against Wal-Mart board members?

NEW YORK (AP) - Two leading proxy adviser firms are telling Wal-Mart shareholders to vote against certain board members up for re-election next week, saying the directors neglected their responsibility in an alleged bribery scheme in Wal-Mart's Mexican operations.

May 21, 2012 | | Nationwide


Economists more upbeat about job growth

NEW YORK (AP) - A new survey shows economists are growing slightly more optimistic about recovery in the job and housing markets but expect other pillars of the economy to remain weak.

May 21, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook drops 11% as stock market rallies

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook was supposed to soar. Instead, it plunged.

May 21, 2012 | | Nationwide


Say what? The odyssey of Kraft's new name

NEW YORK (AP) - "MONDEWHAAAAT?"

May 21, 2012 | | Nationwide


Sudden wealth like Facebook is part of Silicon Valley's everyday business scene

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - In Silicon Valley, where sudden wealth is hardly something new and CEOs favor hoodies over bespoke blazers, Facebook's IPO on Friday didn't bring everyday life to a halt.

May 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook stock closes nearly flat in debut

NEW YORK (AP) - It was barely a "like" and definitely not a "love" from Facebook investors as the online social network's stock failed to live up to the hype in its trading debut Friday.

May 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


Expect lower gas prices heading into Memorial Day

NEW YORK (AP ) - If you're lucky enough to live in some parts of the United States, you may see gas pump prices fall to around $3.25 a gallon or less in the next week or two. Even West Coast drivers should get some relief from prices that are still above $4 a gallon.

May 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


Silver Legacy Resort files for bankruptcy

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Silver Legacy Resort Casino has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but its owners said it won't affect the ongoing operations or any of the 1,800 employees at one of the largest hotel-casinos in northern Nevada.

May 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


Medicare enrollment

Regular readers of this column know that I don't like to get into Medicare issues. I retired in 2005 following a 32 year career with the Social Security Administration.

May 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


MUCH ADO ABOUT FACEBOOK

Facebook's debut on the stock market was preceded by epic hype, delayed by a technical glitch and tracked minute-by-minute by investors around the world. In the end, the fuss was over a gain of 23 cents.

May 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


Kraft Foods lowers prices on select coffee

NEW YORK (AP) - That morning cup is getting cheaper.

May 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


GM : Super Bowl ads too expensive, bows out

DETROIT (AP) - For General Motors, the price isn't right when it comes to an ad during next year's Super Bowl.

May 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


Stiff tariffs in works on China solar panels

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration moved Thursday to impose stiff new tariffs on solar panels made in China, finding that Chinese companies are improperly flooding the U.S. market with government-subsidized products.

May 17, 2012 | | Nationwide


Study: Safety inspections don't hurt profits

WASHINGTON (AP) - While businesses bemoan the cost of regulations, a new study suggests that government enforcement of workplace health and safety rules can save lives without sapping a company's bottom line.

May 17, 2012 | | Nationwide


HP poised to eliminate up to 30,000 jobs

PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard is poised to eliminate as many as 30,000 jobs to compensate for dwindling demand for personal computers as more people connect to the Internet on smartphones and tablets, according to reports published Thursday.

May 17, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Escaping email: Vision or hallucination?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email.

July 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s could be liable for labor practices in franchises

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's is coming under intensifying pressure for labor practices at its U.S. restaurants.

July 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers on the sly

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Think you're in control? Think again.

July 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Small cars fare poorly in federal front crash testing

DETROIT (AP) - The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests.

July 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Air rules assailed as too much, too little

DENVER (AP) - Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.

July 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.

July 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Mom’s arrest sparks debate over child care

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) - Plenty of working parents can relate to the dilemma Debra Harrell faced when her 9-year-old daughter asked to play unsupervised in a park this summer. How do you find the time and money for child care when school is out?

July 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Medicare’s looking healthier

WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.

July 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


‘Pawn Stars’ TV star plans stores near famous shop

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The long parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show "Pawn Stars" could soon have something better to do while waiting in line.

July 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

NEW YORK (AP) - Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining.

July 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


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


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