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Suit challenges federal licensing of tax preparers

McLEAN, Va. (AP) - After three decades as a part-time tax preparer, 80-year-old Elmer Kilian of Eagle, Wis., is concerned that new IRS regulations may prevent him from hanging out his shingle.

March 12, 2012 | | Nationwide


Yahoo sues Facebook over patents

SAN JOSE (AP) - Yahoo is suing Facebook over patents, just weeks before the social-networking heavyweight is due to cash in with its initial public offering of stock.

March 12, 2012 | | Nationwide


Feds probe sticky throttles in 1.9M Ford sedans

DETROIT (AP) - Federal safety regulators are investigating sticky accelerators in as many as 1.9 million Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable sedans.

March 12, 2012 | | Nationwide


Carmakers: Target distracting handheld devices at same time

WASHINGTON (AP) - Drivers will switch from using distracting devices built into car dashboards to using even more distracting handheld devices unless the government addresses both issues at the same time, automakers warned Monday.

March 12, 2012 | | Nationwide


Interest spikes in Pinterest, notably mostly from women

NEW YORK (AP) - Oh, you pretty things. Just look at the mama giraffe nuzzling a baby giraffe, that lovely idea for an indoor planter made of mason jars and those perfectly cooked bacon strips cooling on a plate. This is what people are circulating on Pinterest, the latest website-of-the-moment for sharing things you love.

March 12, 2012 | | Nationwide


Report of China rail section collapse jolts shares

SHANGHAI (AP) - Part of a high-speed railway line that had already undergone test runs collapsed in central China due to subsidence following heavy rains, state media reported, jolting railroad shares and reviving worries over safety.

March 12, 2012 | | Nationwide


Apple's market clout likely to draw more scrutiny

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In everything it does, from product design to business deals, Apple strives for as much control as possible.

March 12, 2012 | | Nationwide


Obama: 'America is coming back' from the depths of Great Recession

HOUSTON (AP) - Raising campaign cash in Republican territory, President Barack Obama on Friday hailed a rebounding economy and accused Republicans of banking on voters having "amnesia" about the steps that led to a brutal economic collapse.

March 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


Private firm purchases California based Quest Software for $23 per share

ALISO VIEJO (AP) - Quest Software said Friday that it's being bought by investment firm Insight Venture Partners for $23 per share, which the company says values it at $2 billion.

March 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


This Florida doctor is a quack on illegals

Sometimes, I really feel as if I should just give up. In fact, if it were not for the encouraging emails I get from many of my readers telling me to "hang in there" and "keep up the good fight," I probably would have stopped addressing bogus emails that spread lies and misinformation about Social Security a long time ago.

March 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


US Cellular workers looked for nude pics

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Employees at a U.S. Cellular store in Iowa routinely searched customers' phones for naked pictures without their knowledge and eagerly showed them to colleagues when found, according to a former worker's sexual harassment lawsuit.

March 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


Strong 3 months of hiring as US adds 227,000 jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States added 227,000 jobs in February, the latest display of the breadth and strength of the economic recovery. The country has put together the most impressive three months of job growth since before the Great Recession.

March 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


unemployment applications hover near low levels

WASHINGTON (AP) - Slightly more Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. But the overall level stayed low enough to suggest the job market is strengthening.

March 08, 2012 | | Nationwide


iPad dominates due to Apple's supply deals

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple certainly has lots of buzz and corporate cache behind its products, but there's a hidden - almost mundane - reason its newest iPad is likely to dominate the competition: the advantageous deals the company cuts with components manufacturers.

March 08, 2012 | | Nationwide


Coke, Pepsi make changes to avoid cancer warning label in California

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc. are changing the way they make the caramel coloring used in their sodas as a result of a California law that mandates drinks containing a certain level of carcinogens come with a cancer warning label.

March 08, 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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