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SWIPE RIGHT FOR MS. RIGHT

NEW YORK (AP) - So, a lady walks into a bar...Wait, scratch that. A lady takes out her phone. With a left swipe of her finger she dismisses Alex, 25 and Robert, 48. She swipes right when a photo of James, 24, pops up. It's a match. James had swiped right too. They chat, and make plans to meet. They're only three miles apart, after all.

May 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Microsoft: No need for laptop with its new Surface tablet

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft bills its new Surface tablet computer as a laptop replacement - and it means it this time.

May 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Petco to stop selling pet treats made in China

NEW YORK (AP) - Petco said Tuesday that it will stop selling dog and cat treats made in China by the end of this year due to ongoing fears that the imported treats are making pets sick.

May 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Home Depot results miss expectations

ATLANTA (AP) - Home Depot's fiscal first-quarter net income climbed 12 percent, helped by better sales, but results fell short of expectations as a cold and rainy spring hurt results.

May 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Housing debt still traps 10 million Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly 10 million Americans remain financially trapped by homes worth less than their mortgage debts - an enduring drag on the U.S. economy almost seven years after the housing bust triggered the Great Recession.

May 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google eyeing up to $30 billion in high tech foreign buyouts

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Google is amassing cash overseas to help finance a foreign shopping spree that could cost up to $30 billion.

May 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


You can no longer ‘Have It Your Way’

NEW YORK (AP) - Burger King is scrapping its 40-year-old "Have It Your Way" slogan in favor of the more personal "Be Your Way."

May 19, 2014 | | Nationwide


Major phone carriers providing text-to-911

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The four major U.S. wireless phone companies are providing emergency texting 911 service as of this month to any local government that wants it and has the capability to use it, a big step toward moving the nation's emergency dispatch system out of the voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s.

May 19, 2014 | | Nationwide


Chipotle: Don’t bring guns in our stores

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipotle is asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores after it says gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants in Texas.

May 19, 2014 | | Nationwide


GoPro files paperwork for IPO

SAN MATEO (AP) - GoPro Inc. has filed the paperwork to take its niche video camera business public.

May 19, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google purchases corporate mobile-device manager Divide

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Google has bought Divide, a startup that helps companies manage the mobile devices that employees are increasingly relying upon to get their work done.

May 19, 2014 | | Nationwide


Consumers losing doctors

VISTA (AP) - The first thing Michelle Pool did before picking a plan under President Barack Obama's health insurance law was check whether her longtime primary care doctor was covered. Pool, a 60-year-old diabetic who has had back surgery and a hip replacement, purchased the plan only to find that the insurer was mistaken.

May 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Oracle wants $1.3B SAP verdict reinstated

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court indicated that the bitter legal tussle between business software maker Oracle Corp. and rival SAP over a jury's $1.3 billion copyright infringement verdict should head back to a trial court for more litigation

May 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


IRS paid $13B in improper tax credits

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service paid more than $13 billion in tax credits last year to people who may not have qualified, a government investigator said Tuesday.

May 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Time-Life Books return, this time on store shelves

NEW YORK (AP) - Time Home Entertainment said Tuesday it is relaunching its Time-Life Books brand, long a staple of late-night TV advertisements, and will sell them in stores instead of by mail.

May 13, 2014 | | 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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