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Big tax present for 160 million wage-earners

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are getting an election-year tax present. Congress voted with rare speed and cooperation Friday to extend a Social Security payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and to renew unemployment benefits for millions more who haven't seen a paycheck in six months.

February 17, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Startup sends live local TV to the iPhone

February 17, 2012 | | Nationwide


Twitter unveils self-service ad system

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buying ads on Twitter is about to get easier for small businesses as the online messaging service adds a key piece to its moneymaking model.

February 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


'Speed Freak Killers' search expands to new Linden well

LINDEN . (AP) - Investigators found about 1,000 bone fragments in one well and plan to search a second on an abandoned farm near the town of Linden, as they follow leads provided by a serial killer, authorities say.

February 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


Yelp looking for $12 to $14 per share in IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Online business rating service Yelp hopes to sell its stock for $12 to $14 per share in an upcoming IPO.

February 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


Stronger job market could boost economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The healthier job market that's lifted the economy in recent months shows no signs of slowing.

February 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


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GM POSTS ITS HIGHEST PROFIT EVER: $7.6 BILLION: DETROIT (AP) - Just two years after it was rescued and reconstituted through bankruptcy and a government bailout, General Motors Co. cruised through 2011 to post the biggest profit in its history.

February 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


Lawmakers work out last details on payroll tax cut

WASHINGTON (AP) - Calling quits to a bruising election-year fight, negotiators on Capitol Hill worked into Wednesday night ironing out final details of an agreement to extend a cut in the payroll taxes paid by most Americans. The legislation also would renew jobless benefits for millions more.

February 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


SanDisk buys software manufacturer FlashSoft

MILPITAS (AP) - SanDisk Corp., which makes flash memory, on Wednesday said that it had acquired FlashSoft Corp., a venture-funded startup that makes software that helps speed up servers with flash memory.

February 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


GM plans to freeze salaried workers' pensions

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors Co. plans to freeze its U.S. pension plan for longtime white-collar workers and give all salaried employees annual bonuses but not pay raises in an effort to hold down expenses, officials announced Wednesday.

February 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facts about Pringles chips

Below is some trivia about Pringles chips, which Kellogg said it will buy from Procter & Gamble for $2.7 billion.

February 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


With Pringles, Kellogg looks to expand overseas by serving craving for snacks

NEW YORK (AP) - Kellogg is hoping Pringles will satisfy its craving for a salty snack.

February 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


Ali, Jenner, Retton appear on retro Wheaties boxes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Muhammad Ali, Bruce Jenner and Mary Lou Retton are appearing on new Wheaties boxes featuring retro images of the Olympic champions.

February 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


New Vegas museum highlights mob bosses, tommy guns in bid to lure tourists

LAS VEGAS (AP) - In one room, a ghastly photo wall of bloody, uncensored images showcases the mob's greatest hits.

February 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


Yahoo's talks to sell Asian assets unravel

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As Yahoo tries to head in a new direction, the fate of the struggling Internet company's Asian holdings remains in limbo.

February 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Illegals Social Security eligible in Obama plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

November 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


Twitter now tracks other apps

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter said it is now tracking what other apps its users have installed on their mobile devices so it can target content and ads to them better.

November 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


Redbox raising DVD rental rates by 25 percent

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Redbox is raising its DVD rental prices by 25 percent in an effort to wring more revenue from the shrinking audience that still watches movies on discs rather than online.

November 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


SoCal high-end home sales surge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In an exception to Southern California's lackluster real estate market, sales of homes costing $2 million or more are hitting record levels, according to a report.

November 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


3 make living playing video games

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - From nine to five, seven days a week, Robert Schill plays video games while sitting on a plush, brown sofa in central Florida.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Hellmann’s tweaks site in ‘mayonnaise’ legal spat

NEW YORK (AP) - Hellmann's mayonnaise has some egg on its face.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Heat-not-burn cigarette rolled out

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Reynolds American Inc. is launching a cigarette that heats tobacco rather than burning it, hoping to capitalize on the growing appetite for alternatives to traditional smokes.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Government falls short when it comes to useful health info websites

WASHINGTON (AP) - With many seniors facing high medical bills, a congressional investigation has found that federal government websites meant to give Medicare patients basic consumer tools instead fail to provide adequate information on out-of-pocket costs, and even quality of care.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


NYC: Replace pay phones with Wi-Fi hubs

NEW YORK (AP) - Pay phones on New York City streets would become a thing of the past under a plan announced Monday that would replace them with stand-alone devices offering free Wi-Fi and nationwide phone calls as well as mobile phone charging capability.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Feds: Privacy firm deceived consumers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal regulators said a respected Internet privacy company gave its seal of approval to commercial websites and mobile apps but failed to check whether they were indeed meeting standards for safeguarding customers' data.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Obama: Treat Internet like utility

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday embraced a radical change in how the government treats Internet service, coming down on the side of consumer activists who fear slower download speeds and higher costs but angering Republicans and the nation's cable giants who say the plan would kill jobs.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Switches ordered weeks ahead of recall

DETROIT (AP) - Emails showing that General Motors ordered a half-million replacement ignition switches nearly two months before telling the government of a safety recall will be heavily scrutinized by federal prosecutors, who are investigating GM's conduct, according to legal experts.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Q&A ON ‘NET NEUTRALITY’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday waded into the debate over "net neutrality" by suggesting that Internet service should be regulated more heavily to protect consumers.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


OK for Social Security workers settlement

BALTIMORE (AP) - A federal administrative law judge in Baltimore has given preliminary approval to a $6.6 million settlement for more than 570 current and former Social Security Administration employees with disabilities.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Pizza Hut’s revamp: Curry crusts & balsamic drizzle

NEW YORK (AP) - Pizza Hut is letting customers play mad scientist, giving them the freedom to make pies with honey Sriracha sauce or add curry flavor to the crusts.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


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