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Outages cost economy $33B yearly

NEW YORK (AP) - The cost of weather-related power outages is high and rising as storms grow more severe and the U.S. electric grid gets older, according to an Obama Administration report that calls for increased spending on the nation's electric power system.

August 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


Average credit card debt per borrower dips

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Americans remain stingy about carrying credit card balances and are making more of an effort to make timely payments, trends that have helped whittle the rate of late payments on credit cards down to the lowest level in nearly 20 years.

August 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


Albuquerque hopes 'Breaking Bad' ending a start for more tourists

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - It's been five years of meth addicts, deadly shootings, violent drug traffickers and hidden secrets of the desert.

August 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Last season opener of 'Breaking Bad' big hit

NEW YORK (AP) - The return of "Breaking Bad" for the start of its final eight episodes on Sunday reached nearly double the biggest audience the show had ever had for an episode.

August 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Vehicle-charging company warns about prospects

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ecotality Inc., which makes charging systems for electric vehicles, said Monday that it could be forced into a sale or bankruptcy filing "in the very near future" after disappointing sales and suspension of payments from the federal government.

August 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Race-based claims thrown out in lawsuit

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A federal judge Monday threw out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen has already cost the celebrity cook a valuable chunk of her culinary empire.

August 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


BlackBerry weighs putting itself up for sale

TORONTO (AP) - BlackBerry will consider selling itself after the long-awaited debut of its new phones failed to turn around the struggling smartphone maker.

August 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Mexico salad mix production halted after stomach bug

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Mexico processing facility voluntarily suspended production of salad mix that's been linked to the outbreak of a stomach bug in Iowa and Nebraska, a California company announced Monday.

August 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Outages cost economy $33B yearly

NEW YORK (AP) - The cost of weather-related power outages is high and rising as storms grow more severe and the U.S. electric grid gets older, according to an Obama Administration report that calls for increased spending on the nation's electric power system.

August 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Average credit card debt per borrower dips

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Americans remain stingy about carrying credit card balances and are making more of an effort to make timely payments, trends that have helped whittle the rate of late payments on credit cards down to the lowest level in nearly 20 years.

August 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Social Security hodgepodge

I normally like to confine my columns to one particular Social Security topic. But today, we've got a hodgepodge of questions dealing with a variety of Social Security issues. Here it goes.

August 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


Priceline flirts with historic $1,000 mark

NEW YORK (AP) - Priceline.com came close Friday to becoming the first stock in the Standard & Poor's 500 index to cross $1,000.

August 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


$38,000 luxury handbag not unheard

LONDON (AP) - A $38,000 handbag? For most people, it's unthinkable.

August 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


Postal Service had $740 million third-quarter loss

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Postal Service has trimmed its losses to $740 million over the last three months by consolidating processing facilities, cutting hours for workers and post offices and reducing workers' compensation costs, the agency said Friday.

August 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


'Wizard of Oz' Munchkin Margaret Pellegrini dies

PHOENIX (AP) - Margaret Pellegrini, one of the original Munchkins from the 1939 classic movie "The Wizard of Oz," has died. She was 89.

August 08, 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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