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Grocers allege potato price fixing

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A battle between grocers and potato growers has been silently hitting shoppers' pocketbooks, according to a U.S. wholesaler accusing America's spud farmers of driving up prices while spying on farmers with satellites and aircraft fly-overs to enforce strict limits on how many tubers they can grow.

June 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


Lawmaker accuses Google of dodging taxes in Great Britain

LONDON (AP) - An influential committee of British lawmakers accused search company Google of dodging its taxes on Thursday in a scathing report that said the U.S. Internet company took on highly contrived arrangements serving no purpose other than to avoid paying its fair share.

June 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


Windows becomes the latest Best Buy store-in-store

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft has unveiled plans for "store-within-a-store" sections in Best Buy stores, becoming the latest major consumer electronics maker to acknowledge advantages of the brick-and-mortar format.

June 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


Unpaid internships in jeopardy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Unpaid internships have long been a path of opportunity for students and recent grads looking to get a foot in the door in the entertainment, publishing and other prominent industries, even if it takes a generous subsidy from Mom and Dad.

June 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


Unpaid internships in jeopardy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Unpaid internships have long been a path of opportunity for students and recent grads looking to get a foot in the door in the entertainment, publishing and other prominent industries, even if it takes a generous subsidy from Mom and Dad.

June 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


Facebook introduces hashtags in coming weeks

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is introducing hashtags, the number signs used on Twitter, Instagram and other services to identify topics being discussed and allow users to search for them.

June 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


ESPN dropping 3-D broadcasts by end of year

NEW YORK (AP) - ESPN will stop broadcasting in 3-D by the end of the year, the network said Wednesday, dealing a major blow to a technology that was launched with great fanfare but has been limping along for years.

June 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Voice-operated dashboard technology risky?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dashboard technology that lets drivers text and email with voice commands - marketed as a safer alternative - actually is more distracting than simply talking on a cellphone, a new AAA study found.

June 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


STOCKS

HP shares rise after positive talk CUPERTINO (AP) - Shares of Hewlett-Packard Co. are jumping after CEO Meg Whitman reiterated that revenue could grow next fiscal year.

June 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Yahoo to release IDs of inactive email accounts

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is trying to breathe new life into inactive email accounts by giving away the identifications beginning next month.

June 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google seeks to disclose more on data requests

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government's demands for email and other personal information transmitted online in an effort to distance itself from an Internet dragnet.

June 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google snaps up Waze to add to mapping service

MOIUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is buying online mapping service Waze in a $1.03 billion deal that keeps a potentially valuable tool away from its rivals while allowing it to gain technology that could improve the accuracy and usefulness of its own popular navigation system.

June 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


EOC sues over criminal background checks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed lawsuits Tuesday against discount retailer Dollar General Corp. and a BMW manufacturing plant in South Carolina over their use of criminal background checks to screen out job applicants or fire employees.

June 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


Court hears arguments on big soda ban

NEW YORK (AP) - A state appeals court panel had few sweet words Tuesday for a city health regulation that would fight diabetes and obesity by setting a size limit on sugary beverages sold in restaurants.

June 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


Terse testimony from CEO in e-book trial

NEW YORK (AP) - Macmillan CEO John Sargent, who testified this week at a trial over alleged price-fixing of e-books, was no one's idea of a friendly witness.

June 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Social media users shy away from opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

August 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

GENEVA (AP) - Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes - banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors - until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday.

August 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


Consumer confidence near a 7-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains.

August 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


New rules could squeeze Malibu wine growers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Malibu region's growing wine industry, made up of some 50 commercial vineyards, could be squeezed by proposed regulations that would prohibit new grape growing in a large swath of the Santa Monica Mountains.

August 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


Legal questions arise for fantasy game biz

NEW YORK (AP) - Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Amazon buys Twitch for $970M

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


TiVo to make version for those without cable

NEW YORK (AP) - Here's a sign more households are going without cable or satellite TV: TiVo Inc. is making a digital video recorder just for so-called cord-cutters.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Fairchild Semiconductor cutting 1,350 jobs

SAN JOSE (AP) - Chip supplier Fairchild Semiconductor is eliminating about 1,350 jobs in the U.S. and Asia - about 15 percent of its total workforce - to reduce costs.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Like airlines, hotels get fee-happy

NEW YORK (AP) - Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Credit card late payments down in 2Q

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar credit.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Housing recovery on track

WASHINGTON (AP) - A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year.

August 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Russia may close more McDonald’s

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's food safety agency said Thursday that it was checking McDonald's restaurants around the country, a day after several branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.

August 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Wealth gap widened in the last decade

NEW YORK (AP) - A report from the Census Bureau is the latest evidence that the rich are getting richer while the poor get poorer.

August 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Gap reports higher profit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gap Inc. said its profit rose 10 percent in the second quarter as the clothing retailer cut expenses and managed to lift sales.

August 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


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


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