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Q&A on Obama’s wage plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Relatively few Americans - less than 5 percent of hourly workers - toil for the minimum wage today.

January 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


AT&T posts 4Q profit, higher revenue

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T posted stronger-than-expected earnings for the final quarter of 2013, helped by higher revenue from mobile and Internet service subscribers.

January 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Mannequins get a makeover

NEW YORK (AP) - The one-size-fits-all mannequin is getting a much-needed makeover.

January 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Pressure mounts for Apple to expand

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple reshaped technology and society when Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone seven years ago. Now, the trend-setting company is losing ground to rivals that offer what Apple has stubbornly refused to make: smartphones with lower prices and larger screens than the iPhone.

January 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


FDA: Aleve may be safer on heart than rival drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials say the pain reliever in Aleve may be safer on the heart than other popular anti-inflammatory drugs taken by millions of Americans.

January 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


When in doubt, demand to file a benefit claim

Q: Even though my husband and I lived together for 20 years, we didn't actually get married until two years ago. Sadly, he died last month. When I went down to the Social Security office to file for widow's benefits, the clerk told me we had to be married at least 10 years, so she said I wasn't due anything. She helped me file for the $255 death benefit, and that's all I got. But lately, some friends told me I should be getting widow's benefits. What should I do?

January 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Bitstrips comics amuses, annoys

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bitstrips may seem like a sudden sensation now that the app maker's comic vignettes are all over Facebook and other social networks. But the Toronto startup's success was a drawn-out process.

January 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


PepsiCo rebrands 'Natural' products with 'Simply' label

NEW YORK (AP) - PepsiCo has quietly gotten rid of the word "Natural" in some of its products and instead is going with "Simply."

January 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Backers: Report on rail risks boosts Keystone XL

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government warning about the dangers of increased use of trains to transport crude oil is giving a boost to supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.

January 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Natural gas soars as cold grips homes, drillers

NEW YORK (AP) - The frigid winter of 2014 is setting the price of natural gas on fire.

January 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


FDA takes another look at caramel coloring

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration says there's no reason to believe that the coloring added to sodas is unsafe. But the agency is taking another look just to make sure.

January 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


FDA to revise nutrition facts label

WASHINGTON (AP) - Those nutrition labels on the back of food packages may soon become easier to read.

January 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Parts that can cause toilets to burst are recalled

WASHINGTON (AP) - Watch out for exploding toilets.

January 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


McDonald's fighting to be 'relevant' to customers

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's is losing customers, as the world's biggest hamburger chain struggles to attract diners with its higher-priced sandwiches and new offerings like Mighty Wings.

January 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple's Mac still influences, 30 years following debut

CUPERTINO (AP) - Look around. Many of the gadgets you see drew inspiration from the original Mac computer.

January 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


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Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.

April 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google’s 1Q earnings disappoint

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas.

April 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Home sales of $10 million rise in Conn.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in Greenwich leading an increase in sales of homes for more than $10 million.

April 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


IRS may use private tax collectors

WASHINGTON (AP) - A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Coca-Cola sells more drinks but global soda sales fizzling

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola, the world's biggest beverage maker, said Tuesday that the amount of soda it sold globally fell for first time in 15 years.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Intel reports lower 1Q net income, higher revenue flow

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel's earnings fell in the first three months of the year amid a continued slump in the worldwide PC market, but revenue grew slightly because of solid demand for tablet processors and its data center services.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Yahoo’s 1Q highlighted by Alibaba, modest ad gains as earnings decline

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company's listless advertising sales are picking up, if ever so slightly, under CEO Marissa Mayer.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


New LA Register newspaper embraces print in digital world

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Aaron Kushner believes he can launch and grow a print newspaper in a world gone digital.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day - to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Southern California home prices climb

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California's median home sale price hit $400,000 in March to set a fresh six-year high as tight supplies limited sales, a research firm said Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Windows Phone advances with 8.1 software update

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Is hot market for IPOs cooling off?

NEW YORK (AP) - A hot market for initial public offerings may soon face a cooler reception from investors.

April 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


April 15 not much of a real deadline for most taxpayers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret.

April 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge

NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year's model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all of them in part because of its smaller size, a new study finds.

April 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


End of Windows XP support spells trouble for 30% of world’s computers

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

April 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


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