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ENTERPRISE ENTERS MOTORCYCLE RENTAL BIZ IN VEGAS: LAS VEGAS (AP) - Enterprise Rent-A-Car is taking a leap into the motorcycle business with a new, Las Vegas-based fleet of Harley-Davidsons.

October 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Microsoft releasing Windows 8.1

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system that attempts to bridge the divide between tablets and PCs.

October 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Student loans hit repayment snags

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials have received more than 3,800 complaints in the last year from borrowers of private student loans, with common problems related to payment processing and requests for loan modifications.

October 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


GM boosts prices as pickup truck battle rages on

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is adding a twist to the fight for supremacy in the red-hot U.S. pickup truck market: It's raising prices.

October 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Yahoo's 3Q results drop along with its ad prices

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is regaining its appeal among investors a lot faster than with the online advertisers who generate most of its revenue.

October 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


New iPads likely at Apple event next week

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is holding an event in San Francisco next week to announce new products - likely updated iPads.

October 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Intel 3Q profit unchanged beats predictions

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel said Tuesday that its third-quarter net income was unchanged, stymied by a continued slump in global PC demand.

October 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Coke executive says Diet Coke under pressure

NEW YORK (AP) - Diet Coke, the country's No. 2 soda, may be losing some of its pop.

October 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Buffett backs business kits for kids

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Earlier this year, Warren Buffett congratulated a group of three Kentucky kids for developing kits to help their peers set up businesses.

October 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Half of older workers delay retirement

CHICAGO (AP) - There was a time when Tom Sadowski thought he'd stop working after turning 65 earlier this year. But he's put off retirement for at least five years - and now anticipates continuing to do some work afterward.

October 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


HTC offers larger phone, with fingerprint sensor

NEW YORK (AP) - At your neighborhood coffee shop, you can order your beverage in small, medium or large. Now, you can do that with phones, too.

October 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Microsoft's phone update to feature driving mode

SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft is updating its Windows software for cellphones to accommodate larger devices and make it easier for motorists to reduce distractions while driving.

October 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Brokers confuse health exchanges

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - This month's glitch-filled rollout of the health insurance marketplaces created by federal law is a business opportunity for brokers and agents, but regulators warn that it also opened the door for those who would seek to line their pockets by misleading consumers.

October 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Macy's to open on Thanksgiving for the first time

NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's Inc. says it will open most of its stores for the first time on Thanksgiving, breaking a long-standing tradition for the venerable retailer.

October 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


BlackBerry ad campaign seeks to reassure customers

TORONTO (AP) - BlackBerry is publishing an open letter in major publications around the world in a bid to reassure customers that they can count on the distressed smartphone company.

October 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Target selling in-store pharmacy, clinic businesses to CVS Health

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Target will sell its pharmacy and clinic businesses to CVS Health in the latest twist behind a push from big retailers to become all things to all customers.

June 15, 2015 | | Nationwide


Slow sales: Honda scrubs natural gas, hybrid Civics

DETROIT (AP) - Slow sales and falling gasoline prices have prompted Honda to stop selling gas-electric hybrid and natural gas-powered versions of its Civic compact car.

June 15, 2015 | | Nationwide


E3 kicks off with ‘Doom,’ ‘Fallout 4’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bethesda jump started the Electronic Entertainment Expo by showing off the latest installments of "Fallout" and "Doom."

June 15, 2015 | | Nationwide


Men’s Wearhouse tuxedo shops in 300 Macy’s stores

HOUSTON (AP) - Men's Wearhouse said Wednesday it will run tuxedo rental shops in 300 Macy's stores starting this fall, and will also carry a line of tailored clothing from Kenneth Cole.

June 10, 2015 | | Nationwide


Push for collision avoidance systems

WASHINGTON (AP) - Automakers should immediately include as standard equipment in all new cars and commercial trucks systems that automatically brake or warn drivers to avoid rear-end collisions, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Monday.

June 08, 2015 | | Nationwide


Gov’t makes it easier for Corinthian students to erase debt

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government will make it easier for more students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges to get rid of their federal loans, officials announced Monday, as part of a new plan that could cost as much as $3.6 billion.

June 08, 2015 | | Nationwide


Appeals court rules for Allegiant Air in pilot dispute

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A federal appeals court says Allegiant Air had the right to make changes in work rules for its pilots.

June 08, 2015 | | Nationwide


Tech News

• Apple Music app cost: $10 a month: Apple says its new Apple Music app will cost $10 a month for one person or $15 a month for a family of up to six people.

June 08, 2015 | | Nationwide


THE $1 MILLION BENEFACTORS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A new college scholarship aimed at providing tuition relief to middle-class families in California has emerged as a sticking point in the Legislature's discussions over higher education spending.

June 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


PepsiCo looking to launch ‘craft’ fountain sodas

NEW YORK (AP) - PepsiCo is looking to launch a line of "craft" fountain sodas made with sugar in hopes of appealing to people who may shun big soda brands.

June 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


FDA panel backs female libido pill, under safety conditions

WASHINGTON (AP) - The drug industry's decade-spanning search for a female equivalent to Viagra took a major step forward Thursday, as government experts recommended approval for a pill to boost sexual desire in women.

June 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


‘Pong,’ ‘Tetris’ make Video Game Hall of Fame’s first class

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - The first inductees into the new World Video Game Hall of Fame include "Pong," the game that introduced millions to electronic play, "Doom," which triggered a debate over the role of games and violence in society, and "Super Mario Bros.," whose mustachioed hero has migrated to everything from fruit snacks to sneakers.

June 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Tech News

Apple Watch: Soon for sale in stores

June 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Big insurance premium hikes coming

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Dozens of health insurers say higher-than-expected care costs and other expenses blindsided them this year, and they're going to have to hike premiums for individual policies well-beyond 10 percent for 2016.

June 01, 2015 | | Nationwide


New Godzilla video game steers clear of nuclear references

TOKYO (AP) - Godzillas galore, including last year's Hollywood version, stomp on buildings, thrashing about and breathing fire, in a video game going on sale globally mid-July. But don't expect any references to radiation, the mutant reptile's trademark affliction.

June 01, 2015 | | Nationwide


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