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Natural gas prices dip below $2 mark

NEW YORK (AP) - The price of natural gas has dropped below $2 for the first time in more than a decade.

April 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Alcoa's surprise 1Q profit could boost Wall Street stocks

NEW YORK (AP) - Alcoa may have given a slumping Wall Street just what it needed: a surprise profit.

April 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Loyal Instagram users fret about Facebook

NEW YORK (AP) - Poor Instagram users.

April 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Drivers to pay 6% more for gas this summer

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. drivers will pay an average of 24 cents more per gallon for gasoline during this summer's travel season, the government said Tuesday.

April 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Oil drops to $101 per barrel, natural gas falls to near $2

NEW YORK (AP) - Oil closed at a two-month low on more troubling signs for the world economy.

April 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Yahoo CEO outlines new corporate structure

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) - A week after announcing a painful round of job cuts, Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson unveiled a plan Tuesday that will reorganize the company into three main divisions focused on users, advertisers and technology.

April 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


‘Best Buy CEO resigns amid investigation

NEW YORK (AP) - Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn abruptly resigned on Tuesday after the embattled consumer electronics chain launched an internal investigation into his "personal conduct."

April 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Apple market value hits $600B

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple, already the world's most valuable company, hit the $600 billion level for the first time Tuesday.

April 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Chevron says 1Q profit will beat 4Q results

SAN RAMON (AP) - Chevron says higher oil prices will help push first-quarter profit higher than fourth-quarter earnings despite a drop in U.S. production.

April 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Tax deadline day can be deadly time to travel on natiion’s roads

CHICAGO (AP) - The two certainties in life - death and taxes - may be more intertwined than Ben Franklin ever imagined: A study found that deadly auto accidents increase on Tax Day.

April 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Dow closes below 13,000 for 1st time in a month

NEW YORK (AP) - Investors had a three-day weekend to brood over disappointing job growth in March. When they got back to work Monday and delivered their verdict, it wasn't good.

April 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


Laid-off Yahoo workers urged to go east to Detroit

DETROIT (AP) - A financial company that is betting on a Detroit turnaround is trying to lure laid-off Yahoo workers to Michigan.

April 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


Microsoft/AOL deal part of patent scramble

NEW YORK (AP) - AOL's $1 billion deal to sell and license patents to Microsoft is another in a series of "Antiques Roadshow" moments in the technology world. Faded companies have been rummaging through their assets recently, and some of them have found musty old patents that turn out to be worth a great deal.

April 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


Sony to cut 10,000 jobs over next year

TOKYO (AP) - Sony Corp. will cut about 10,000 jobs worldwide over the next year as it tries to return to profit, Japanese news reports said Monday.

April 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook buying photo-share app Instagram for $1B

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is spending $1 billion to buy the photo-sharing company Instagram in the social network's largest acquisition ever.

April 09, 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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