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News Corp. sells The Record in Stockton

NEW YORK (AP) - News Corp., the owner of The Wall Street Journal, is trimming its newspaper portfolio by selling 33 smaller publications, including eight dailies.

September 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Alaska: Record salmon catch

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The commercial salmon catch in Alaska reached a record 260 million for the 2013 season as of last week, up from 221 million in 2005, officials said.

September 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Lava lamps: Half century old and they’re still groovy

LONDON (AP) - Call them '60s relics or hippy home accessories, lava lamps have been casting their dim but groovy light on interiors for half a century, having hit British shelves 50 years ago on Tuesday.

September 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Verizon reclaims all its wireless stake for $130B

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon will own its wireless business outright after agreeing Monday to pay $130 billion for the 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless owned by British cellphone carrier Vodafone.

September 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Famous Dave's wins Best in West Rib Cook-Off

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - The Minnesota-based Famous Dave's BBQ has claimed top honors at the 25th annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off in northern Nevada.

September 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Drug agents plumb call record database

SEATTLE (AP) - For at least six years, federal drug and other agents have had near-immediate access to billions of phone call records dating back decades in a collaboration with AT&T that officials have taken pains to keep secret, newly released documents show.

September 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Kalamazoo man's banana car creates a lot of appeal

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - "It's a banana car!"

September 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


The ‘notch' — the Social Security issue that just won’t die

I frequently tell folks that despite the subject matter, my column generally isn't really for senior citizens. Once you are getting a Social Security check, I really don't have too much news or information for you. But if you are approaching retirement age (somewhere in your late mid 50s to early 60s) then I have tons of advice to help you decide when and why and how to take your Social Security checks.

August 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Banned cross-dressers to get $400K payment from Oregon bar

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Portland bar owner has been ordered to pay about $400,000 to a group of transgendered people he banned from his establishment last year.

August 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


CBS tiff: Football fans big losers

NEW YORK (AP) - It's one thing for a business dispute to knock out CBS programming in some three million homes during rerun season. Football season is another matter entirely, and there's little immediate cause for optimism.

August 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Business Briefs

LOWE'S COMPLETES ORCHARD SUPPLY ACQUISITION: MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Home improvement retailer Lowe's said it has completed its acquisition of 72 stores from Orchard Supply Hardware Stores for approximately $205 million.

August 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


$1.3M judgment against Mustang Ranch owner

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (AP) - A Storey County jury on Friday awarded $1.3 million to a man who said Mustang Ranch owner and Storey County Commissioner Lance Gilman cheated him out of his share of brothel profits.

August 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Dunkin' Donuts criticized for 'racist' advertising campaign

BANGKOK (AP) - A leading human rights group has called on Dunkin' Donuts to withdraw a "bizarre and racist" advertisement for chocolate doughnuts in Thailand that shows a smiling woman with bright pink lips in blackface makeup.

August 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Texas family awarded $32M from Domino's

HOUSTON (AP) - The family of a Southeast Texas couple involved in a deadly crash caused by a Domino's Pizza delivery driver was awarded $32 million this week after a jury determined the pizza chain shared responsibility for the accident by not enforcing a policy that its drivers' vehicles be inspected.

August 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


GameStop Expo: Taste of next-gen games

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Inside the massive complex on the Las Vegas Strip that houses the glitzy Venetian casino and Sands convention center, amid a soundscape of conflicting noises, thousands of players are mashing buttons while staring intently at flickering screens.

August 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


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CPUC backs gas plant near San Diego

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Utility regulators Thursday opened the way for development of a natural gas-fired power plant on the coast near San Diego, perhaps one of the last of its kind in California as the state pushes toward a green energy future.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


PayPal’s chief promises new services for a mobile world

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As PayPal prepares to split from its corporate parent, its new chief executive is promising to expand the popular online payment system, adding a variety of services for consumers to use when shopping on their phones or in traditional stores.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


Kaiser Manteca earns high marks from U.S. News & World Report

Kaiser Permanente Manteca Medical Center has been rated high performing in heart failure treatment in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings released this week. The ratings evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide on common inpatient procedures and conditions.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


IRS refunding $10M to tax preparers who paid to take test

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS is refunding a total of $10 million to thousands of tax preparers who paid to take a competency test, the agency announced Thursday.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


Ready for liquor bottles smart enough to talk smart phones?

PLEASANTON (AP) - The message-in-a-bottle routine is going Wi-Fi. And that means pretty soon you'll have your very own mini Times Square at the bar, right on the bottle.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


HP’s 2nd quarter earnings slip

PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Co.'s earnings slipped in the latest quarter as the long-slumping technology company struggled to boosts its sales while preparing to split up its operations.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


Shoppers could soon have difficulty finding meat’s origin

WASHINGTON (AP) - Shoppers could soon have a harder time finding out where some of their red meat comes from.

May 18, 2015 | | Nationwide


Court agrees Samsung copied Apple, but tosses some damages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld a jury's finding that Samsung illegally copied some patented features in Apple's iPhone, but it sided with Samsung on one point that could reduce the $930 million in damages the South Korean company had been ordered to pay.

May 18, 2015 | | Nationwide


Smart mirrors boost clothing sales

NEW YORK (AP) - Imagine a fitting room with a "smart" mirror that suggests jeans to go with the red shirt you brought in. It snaps a video so you can compare the image side-by-side with other colorful shirts you try on. It might even show you how the shirt will fit without you having to undress.

May 11, 2015 | | Nationwide


Olive Garden rolling out Breadstick sandwiches

NEW YORK (AP) - Olive Garden's plan to win back customers? Take the breadsticks it's known for and make sandwiches out of them.

May 11, 2015 | | Nationwide


Fox calling end to ‘American Idol’

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox is lowering the curtain on "American Idol," ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.

May 11, 2015 | | Nationwide


Wearable fitness tracker maker Fitbit files for $100M IPO

NEW YORK (AP) - Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, on Thursday filed for an initial public offering worth up to $100 million.

May 07, 2015 | | Nationwide


Comcast now has more Internet than cable customers

NEW YORK (AP) - Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators' fears about a giant cable company's control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers.

May 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Boxing match pops up on phones as TV habits change

NEW YORK (AP) - It should have been a proud moment for TV: A much-hyped sports event drawing in millions of paying viewers and showcasing the clout still held by traditional media heavyweights.

May 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Microsoft opens Windows 10 to Apple, Android apps

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft hopes to get more people using the next version of its Windows software on all kinds of devices by giving them access to many of the same apps they're already using on Apple or Android phones.

April 29, 2015 | | Nationwide


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