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PC shipments sag amid lackluster sales conditions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Personal computer shipments dipped during the final three months of last year amid a shortage of key parts or compelling innovations.

January 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Google search gets more personal, raises objections from users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is sifting through the photos and commentary on its blossoming social network so its Internet search results can include more personal information.

January 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Kodak realigns; sues Apple, HTC

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Eastman Kodak Co. said Tuesday that it is realigning and simplifying its business to cut costs, accelerate its digital transformation and boost its share price. The shares shot up 50 percent but remained at just 60 cents.

January 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Nintendo gives glimpse of Wii U game machine

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nintendo Co.'s upcoming Wii U game console will come with a controller that has a big, touch-enabled screen. At first glance, that seems like an obstacle to the kind of casual multiplayer gaming that made the first Wii console such a breakout hit.

January 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Amazon gets on board with UltraViolet movie system

LAS VEGAS (AP) - An Amazon.com executive said Tuesday that the retailer has signed a deal with a Hollywood studio to sell movies that can be downloaded from an online "locker" system five studios have put together.

January 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


NRC: Operators at nuclear reactor surfed the Net

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Operators in the control room of an Entergy Corp. nuclear reactor spent long periods browsing a variety of Web sites - catching up on news and reading about fishing - while they were supposed to be monitoring the plant's operations with undivided attention, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

January 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


America hits the brakes on health care spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - Is health-care relief finally in sight?

January 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


Business nation briefs

WALGREEN CHICAGO FLAGSHIP TO SELL SUSHI, FINE WINE: CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are welcoming a new flagship Walgreens to the city.

January 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


Coming next: TVs you can talk to, without sounding like you’re crazy

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Talking to the TV is usually a sign of extreme agitation, mental instability or loneliness. TV manufacturers are set to make it a more rational behavior this year, with a range of sets that respond to speech.

January 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


AT&T to bring out Nokia phone with Windows

LAS VEGAS (AP) - AT&T on Monday said it will sell a Nokia smartphone running Microsoft's Windows Phone software. The device represents Nokia and Microsoft's best chance yet to break Apple and Google's hold on the U.S. smartphone market, the world's most lucrative.

January 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


Consumer borrowing surges as economy picks up steam

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are feeling confident enough in the economy to go back to a time-honored tradition - taking on a little extra debt.

January 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


GM: Back on top of the world?

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors Co. is on track to retake the title of world's top-selling automaker, riding strong sales in the U.S. and China to beat Volkswagen and Toyota.

January 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


:Shark 360 mouse offers added precision

Associated Press

January 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Warner Bros. to impose 56-day delay on all its DVD movie rentals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prepare to have your patience tested if you prefer to rent DVDs rather than buy them.

January 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Yahoo dangled $27M pay package to lure new CEO away from PayPal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo dangled a $27 million pay package to lure its newly hired CEO Scott Thompson away from PayPal.

January 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


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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


Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry

WASHINGTON (AP) - Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

July 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Microsoft : Design central to its future

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft's Surface tablet, he designed food - or "food concepts," he says, for people on the go. Among them: dried noodles that come wrapped around a pair of chopsticks; a tubular meal that can be pulled with two fingers from a car cup holder base; and a fork that squeezes out sauce.

July 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


What happens to your online accounts when you die?

WASHINGTON (AP) - You've probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online?

July 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Strong PayPal growth boosts eBay’s 2Q profit

SAN JOSE (AP) - EBay said Wednesday that its second-quarter net income rose 6 percent, as strong growth from its PayPal payments business offset lower-than-expected revenue that was hampered by a global password reset after a cyberattack.

July 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


SoCal hearing addresses oil refinery rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Residents of modest neighborhoods near three of the largest oil refineries in California called on the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to crack down on plant emissions, saying the pollution is choking their children and endangering their health.

July 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Reno convention bookings up 49%

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Northern Nevada tourism officials say they've seen a significant spike in convention bookings, but continue to struggle with a drop in government business because of a misconception that casino resorts cost more than other hotels.

July 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Univ. of Phoenix faces government financial aid review

NEW YORK (AP) - Apollo Education Group said the U.S. Department of Education will review the administration of federal student financial aid programs by its University of Phoenix subsidiary.

July 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Consumer bureau sues law firm

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued a major debt collection law firm on Monday, alleging it is a "mill" that produces shoddy, mass-produced credit-card collection lawsuits.

July 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Citigroup to pay $7B in mortgages probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said "shattered lives" and contributed to the worst financial crisis in decades, the Justice Department said Monday.

July 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


1,153 Trump Plaza workers to lose jobs

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Job losses at Trump Plaza when the Atlantic City casino shuts down in September will be even worse than expected.

July 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


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