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Motorized unicycles to video games your eyes can control

January 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


Wikipedia may black out Wednesday in protest of anti-piracy legislation

Wikipedia may black out its website Wednesday to protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress.

January 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


Ohio dairy farm coddles cows with water beds to get more milk

WELLINGTON, Ohio (AP) - If you want great milk, you need happy and healthy cows.

January 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


January often the best month to file for Social Security

I write a column similar to this one every January. But I don't mind plagiarizing myself because it contains a very important message for people planning to retire in 2012.

January 13, 2012 | | Nationwide


Crowd too big, Beijing Apple store cancels sale of iPhone 4S models

BEIJING (AP) - Raw eggs splattered and streaked the gleaming windows of Beijing's Apple store Friday, hurled by angry and frustrated shoppers when the launch of the iPhone 4S was canceled due to fears over the size of the crowd.

January 13, 2012 | | Nationwide


Balmy winter brings plenty of economic surprises in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Out of a relatively balmy winter have sprung some economic surprises. People have more cash in their pockets because they aren't turning up the thermostat. Airlines don't have to de-ice planes or battle blizzards. And shoppers are finding great deals on coats and boots.

January 13, 2012 | | Nationwide


the perfect bridesmaid

NEW YORK (AP) - For do-most-of-it-yourself brides, wedding planning means lists, lists and more lists, with some spreadsheets thrown in for good measure. There are also the long, endlessly pored-over documents of vows, readings, even toasts. Did I mention lists?

January 13, 2012 | | Nationwide


Control a PC with body motions

Control a PC with body motions

January 13, 2012 | | Nationwide


Housing bust still haunts the banks

NEW YORK (AP) - The economy may be healing, but banks are suffering from a housing hangover.

January 13, 2012 | | Nationwide


New sensation: Cell phones that let you feel the world

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Sure, today's phones can deliver the sound of a heartbeat. But how would you like to actually feel the throbbing?

January 12, 2012 | | Nationwide


Retail sales weaken but cap a record year

WASHINGTON (AP) - America's retailers enjoyed a record 2011 and their first $400 billion sales months ever. But the final month of the year was a dud.

January 12, 2012 | | Nationwide


ATM turns your old phone into cash

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is all about the latest smartphones, tablet computers and other devices. But what about the old gadgets? Don't they get any love?

January 12, 2012 | | Nationwide


Business nation briefs

HOME DEPOT TO HIRE 70K WORKERS FOR SPRING: ATLANTA (AP) - Home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc. said Thursday that it will hire 70,000 seasonal workers for the spring season, its biggest season.

January 12, 2012 | | Nationwide


FDA: J&J delayed reporting insulin pump problems, now under scutiny

TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) - The widening quality problems at health giant Johnson & Johnson have former regulators and analysts mystified, as yet another J&J business - at least the seventh - has come under scrutiny.

January 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Women lobby for a bald Barbie in support of kids with cancer

NEW YORK (AP) - Barbie has been an astronaut, an architect, a NASCAR driver, and a news anchor.

January 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Burger King nixes lower-calorie ‘Satisfries’

NEW YORK (AP) - Burger King is getting rid of its lower-calorie french fries at most restaurants after less than a year.

August 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Amazon debuts mobile payment app, card reader

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.

August 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple bans use of 2 chemicals in iPhone

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company's latest commitment to protect the factory workers who build its trendy devices.

August 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Cisco to lay off up to 6,000 workers

SAN JOSE (AP) - Cisco said Wednesday that it will lay off up to 6,000 workers, or 8 percent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring.

August 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


PBS’ antiques show finds $1M baseball trove

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The PBS series "Antiques Roadshow" says it hit a home run with a collection of 1870s Boston baseball memorabilia.

August 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Asbestos sales flourish in Asia

VAISHALI, India (AP) - The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at the conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world's poorest people.

August 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


‘Advanced Warfare’ jumps Call of Duty predecessors

FOSTER CITY (AP) - It feels like a well-armed Christmas morning at Sledgehammer Games.

August 11, 2014 | | Nationwide


Postal Service loses $2 billion this past spring

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its volume and charging consumers more money to send mail, officials said Monday.

August 11, 2014 | | Nationwide


FDA OKs DNA-based test for colon cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients' DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths.

August 11, 2014 | | Nationwide


Yelp CEO reviews own business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After Yelp posted the first quarterly profit in its history last week, the online business review site got panned on Wall Street. The company's stock plummeted 11 percent the day after the results came out, wiping out its gains for the year.

August 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Ways to create better, stronger passwords

NEW YORK (AP) - With the recent news that a Russian hacker ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations, it's a good time to review ways to protect yourself online.

August 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Spiked Sprint- T-Mobile deal may mean lower plan prices

NEW YORK (AP) - The collapse of Sprint's push to buy T-Mobile US could mean fresh options in wireless plans and lower prices for U.S. consumers. But in the long run, tougher competition on prices could lead to slower service and slower expansion of coverage.

August 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Pandora cuts first-ever direct deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Internet radio leader Pandora has come to its first-ever direct licensing deal with artists, a wide-ranging agreement with independent label group Merlin that both said would mean higher payments to artists and more play for them on Pandora stations.

August 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Wealth gap is slowing growth

WASHINGTON (AP) - Economists have long argued that a rising wealth gap has complicated the U.S. rebound from the Great Recession.

August 05, 2014 | | Nationwide


Obama seeks executive ways to limit ways to shrink taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Aiming to sidestep a logjam in Congress, the Obama administration is looking for steps it could take on its own to prevent American companies from reincorporating overseas to shirk U.S. taxes, officials said Tuesday.

August 05, 2014 | | Nationwide


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