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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


Parent of Carl's Jr., Hardee's files for IPO

NEW YORK (AP) - The owner of fast-food chains Carl's Jr. and Hardee's is planning to go public again, seeking to raise an estimated $100 million.

May 17, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Starbucks’ 1Q profits soar on strong traffic

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks Corp.'s fiscal first-quarter earnings soared 82 percent as the coffee chain attracted more customers around the globe who snapped up an expanded offering of food and drinks over the holidays.

January 22, 2015 | | Nationwide


Microsoft to show off more Windows 10 features today

REDMOND, Washington (AP) - Microsoft will use an event today to offer a wider glimpse of the next version of Windows.

January 20, 2015 | | Nationwide


Netflix adds 4.3M more subscribers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Coming off its best quarter yet, Netflix is accelerating its international expansion in hopes its original programming will hook millions more subscribers on the Internet video service.

January 20, 2015 | | Nationwide


US settles case over fake Facebook page

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a New York woman after federal drug agents used information from her cellphone to set up a fake Facebook page in her identity, a tactic that raised privacy concerns and led to a federal government review of the ruse, according to court papers filed Tuesday.

January 20, 2015 | | Nationwide


Twitter buys ZipDial in bid for users in emerging markets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter said Tuesday that it plans to buy Indian mobile marketing company ZipDial as it tries to reach new users in developing regions.

January 20, 2015 | | Nationwide


Does Airbnb help or hurt affordable housing?

NEW YORK (AP) - They cater to travelers, but Airbnb and other short-term rental sites are sparking debate over an issue few tourists are likely to unpack: affordable housing.

January 20, 2015 | | Nationwide


Cheap oil means spending changes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Cheap oil doesn't only mean cheaper gas in the tank. It means that a car dealer in Illinois is shuffling the inventory of models he'll be selling, that more students in Wisconsin may get school-provided iPads, that some planned projects in a Southern California city will get delayed, and that some expected oilfield hiring in North Dakota and Texas may not happen.

January 19, 2015 | | Nationwide


BUSINESS NEWS

• AMAZON BRANCHING OUT FROM TV SERIES TO MOVIE PRODUCTION: SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon Studios is branching out from television series to movies, announcing plans to begin producing and acquiring original movies for theatrical release and, within weeks, video streaming.

January 19, 2015 | | Nationwide


Pumpkin seed: Future cash crop for Oregon?

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) - Eastern Oregon and western Idaho already produce many of the nation's decorative pumpkins. Now an economic development official is exploring whether the area could support production of pumpkin seeds for healthy snack foods.

January 19, 2015 | | Nationwide


Obama Treasury choice withdraws

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Wall Street banker nominated by President Barack Obama to be the third-ranking official at the Treasury Department has pulled out of contention for the post in the face of Democratic opposition, a blow to the White House and a victory for the party's liberal wing.

January 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


Social Security won’t seize tax refunds

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who owe old debts to the Social Security Administration are getting a reprieve this tax season: The federal government won't be seizing their tax refunds.

January 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox

WASHINGTON (AP) - If you're among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama's law, better keep an eye on your mailbox.

January 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


NY elected officials take aim at Uber surge pricing

NEW YORK (AP) - New York's turf war on wheels reached fever pitch Monday as City Council members grilled representatives of the app-based Uber service - a fierce competitor of the city's 13,000 yellow cabs hailed with a flailing hand.

January 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


GADGET SHOW

LAS VEGAS (AP) - One of the biggest changes in television this year will be more channels being available online with no separate cable or satellite subscription. But for would-be cord-cutters, watching live sports online has been elusive - until now. Dish Network Corp. on Monday unveiled an Internet-only subscription offering that includes ESPN.

January 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


Strong dollar makes world travel cheaper

DALLAS (AP) - If you've been putting off a trip abroad because it's too expensive, start packing your bags.

January 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


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