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Home Depot quarter results top Street

ATLANTA (AP) - Home Depot's second-quarter net income jumped 17 percent, helped by an improving housing market and good response to holiday events.

August 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Penney's results show some signs of life

NEW YORK (AP) - The worst may be over at J.C. Penney Co.

August 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Video games: Twitch coming to PS4 Nov. 14

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Twitch is another step closer to becoming the Netflix of the video game world.

August 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Colorado's pot industry: Legal, not cheap

DENVER (AP) - Want to be in the legal pot industry in Colorado? Open your checkbook.

August 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Best Buy tops expectations on cost cuts, Internet sales

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Best Buy's net income rose sharply in the second quarter, as the struggling electronics retailer slashed costs and worked to make its website more competitive.

August 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


The messiest Social Security rule ever

If someone would appoint me the "Master of the Social Security Universe," or give me some other appropriate title that would allow me to change any law or regulation on Social Security's books, I would immediately get rid of the earnings penalty provisions of the law. These are the rules that limit the amount of money a Social Security recipient under the age of 66 can earn if he or she is working while collecting benefits.

August 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Power firms dangle free nights, weekends

NEW YORK (AP) - Electric bills have long been take-it-or-leave-it affairs: Pay one rate for all the power you used the month before, no matter when you used it.

August 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Cadillac’s big 2-door coupe concept car

CARMEL (AP) - Cadillac is showing off a low-lying two-door coupe that likely is the prototype for the brand's re-entry into the big, elegant and expensive luxury car market.

August 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Home building picks up in July

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. developers broke ground on homes at a faster pace in July. But the rise was all due to apartment construction, which is typically volatile. By contrast, builders began work on fewer single-family homes - the bulk of the market - and sought fewer permits to build them.

August 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Mexico airline apologizes for light-skin casting

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's Aeromexico airline and its ad agency have apologized for a producer's casting call requesting that only light-skinned people apply as actors for a television commercial.

August 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Kohl's profit drops but meets Wall St. view

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) - Kohl's second-quarter net income declined 4 percent as expenses climbed, and the retailer trimmed its outlook for the year.

August 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart cuts profit outlook

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's biggest retailer, said the weak global economy continues to batter its low-income shoppers.

August 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Facebook to test mobile payments service apps

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook plans to test a mobile payments service that lets users make purchases inside mobile applications using payment information they have added to their account on the social network.

August 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Ed Dept. makes changes to PLUS loans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration, under pressure from black college presidents and lawmakers, has made changes to the PLUS loan program that may help thousands of families qualify for the college financial aid.

August 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


AMR bankruptcy plan OK questioned

NEW YORK (AP) - Lawyers for American Airlines pressed a judge Thursday to approve the company's plan to merge with US Airways and exit bankruptcy protection, but the judge delayed a ruling because of the federal government's lawsuit against the merger.

August 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Starbucks’ 1Q profits soar on strong traffic

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks Corp.'s fiscal first-quarter earnings soared 82 percent as the coffee chain attracted more customers around the globe who snapped up an expanded offering of food and drinks over the holidays.

January 22, 2015 | | Nationwide


Microsoft to show off more Windows 10 features today

REDMOND, Washington (AP) - Microsoft will use an event today to offer a wider glimpse of the next version of Windows.

January 20, 2015 | | Nationwide


Netflix adds 4.3M more subscribers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Coming off its best quarter yet, Netflix is accelerating its international expansion in hopes its original programming will hook millions more subscribers on the Internet video service.

January 20, 2015 | | Nationwide


US settles case over fake Facebook page

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a New York woman after federal drug agents used information from her cellphone to set up a fake Facebook page in her identity, a tactic that raised privacy concerns and led to a federal government review of the ruse, according to court papers filed Tuesday.

January 20, 2015 | | Nationwide


Twitter buys ZipDial in bid for users in emerging markets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter said Tuesday that it plans to buy Indian mobile marketing company ZipDial as it tries to reach new users in developing regions.

January 20, 2015 | | Nationwide


Does Airbnb help or hurt affordable housing?

NEW YORK (AP) - They cater to travelers, but Airbnb and other short-term rental sites are sparking debate over an issue few tourists are likely to unpack: affordable housing.

January 20, 2015 | | Nationwide


Cheap oil means spending changes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Cheap oil doesn't only mean cheaper gas in the tank. It means that a car dealer in Illinois is shuffling the inventory of models he'll be selling, that more students in Wisconsin may get school-provided iPads, that some planned projects in a Southern California city will get delayed, and that some expected oilfield hiring in North Dakota and Texas may not happen.

January 19, 2015 | | Nationwide


BUSINESS NEWS

• AMAZON BRANCHING OUT FROM TV SERIES TO MOVIE PRODUCTION: SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon Studios is branching out from television series to movies, announcing plans to begin producing and acquiring original movies for theatrical release and, within weeks, video streaming.

January 19, 2015 | | Nationwide


Pumpkin seed: Future cash crop for Oregon?

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) - Eastern Oregon and western Idaho already produce many of the nation's decorative pumpkins. Now an economic development official is exploring whether the area could support production of pumpkin seeds for healthy snack foods.

January 19, 2015 | | Nationwide


Obama Treasury choice withdraws

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Wall Street banker nominated by President Barack Obama to be the third-ranking official at the Treasury Department has pulled out of contention for the post in the face of Democratic opposition, a blow to the White House and a victory for the party's liberal wing.

January 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


Social Security won’t seize tax refunds

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who owe old debts to the Social Security Administration are getting a reprieve this tax season: The federal government won't be seizing their tax refunds.

January 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox

WASHINGTON (AP) - If you're among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama's law, better keep an eye on your mailbox.

January 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


NY elected officials take aim at Uber surge pricing

NEW YORK (AP) - New York's turf war on wheels reached fever pitch Monday as City Council members grilled representatives of the app-based Uber service - a fierce competitor of the city's 13,000 yellow cabs hailed with a flailing hand.

January 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


GADGET SHOW

LAS VEGAS (AP) - One of the biggest changes in television this year will be more channels being available online with no separate cable or satellite subscription. But for would-be cord-cutters, watching live sports online has been elusive - until now. Dish Network Corp. on Monday unveiled an Internet-only subscription offering that includes ESPN.

January 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


Strong dollar makes world travel cheaper

DALLAS (AP) - If you've been putting off a trip abroad because it's too expensive, start packing your bags.

January 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


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