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Cleaner gas rule would mean higher price at pump

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's newest anti-pollution plan would ping American drivers where they wince the most: at the gas pump. That makes arguments weighing the cost against the health benefits politically potent.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Same-sex marriage and Social Security

As I am writing this, the Supreme Court is hearing two cases involving the controversial topic of same sex marriage. This is an issue I have discussed before in this column, obviously with respect to how it might impact Social Security. I decided to resurrect that column and reprint it here because the subject is so timely.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


FDA OKs first-of-its-kind diabetes drug from J&J

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a first-of-its-kind diabetes drug from Johnson & Johnson that uses a new method to lower blood sugar - flushing it out in patients' urine.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


UPS pays $40M to end online pharmacies probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Shipping company UPS has agreed to pay $40 million to end a federal criminal probe connected to its work for online pharmacies.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


NYC deal is key in sick days push

NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of workers in New York City are poised to get paid sick days in what may prove a pivotal moment in a national debate over whether businesses should be required to provide them.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Unhappy about new limits, gun makers urged to move

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Firearms manufacturers upset over newly restrictive gun laws and proposals in their home states are getting a message from other places: Move here, where the climate is favorable to your products and so are the tax codes.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Consumer spending, income jump in February

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumers stepped up spending in February after their income jumped, aided by a stronger job market that offset some of the drag from higher taxes. The gains led economists to predict stronger economic growth at the start of the year.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart says loss likely from bribery probe

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it is 'probable' that the world's largest retailer will incur a loss due to ongoing bribery investigations by itself and government agencies, but it says it is too early to speculate on the size of the damage.

March 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Hunters seek to boycott Colorado over passage of tough gun laws

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Hunters across the country say they are boycotting Colorado because of recent legislation meant to curtail gun violence.

March 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Forecast: Twitter's ad revenue to double this year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter's ad revenue is believed to be on pace to double this year as the online messaging service delivers more marketing pitches to mobile devices in preparation for a highly anticipated initial public offering of stock.

March 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Interior Dept. cuts mineral payments to 35 states $110M

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Interior is cutting federal mineral payments to 35 states by about $110 million this fiscal year as part of the automatic federal spending cuts that started this month.

March 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google picks 8,000 winners of 'Glass' contest

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google has picked out 8,000 people who will be given a chance to don a pair of Internet-connected glasses and make a fashion statement likely to be envied by gadget-loving geeks around the world.

March 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


CBS buys half of TV Guide net for $100M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Broadcaster CBS Corp. is buying a 50 percent stake in TV Guide's pay TV channel and website for nearly $100 million, according to a person familiar with the matter.

March 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


T-Mobile to start selling iPhones on April 12

NEW YORK (AP) - T-Mobile USA on Tuesday said it will start offering the iPhone on April 12, filling what its CEO said was "a huge void" in its phone lineup.

March 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Housing, manufacturing give economy lift

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gains in housing and manufacturing propelled the U.S. economy over the winter, according to reports released Tuesday, and analysts say they point to the resilience of consumers and businesses as government spending cuts kick in.

March 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


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McDonald’s new menu plan: Have it your way

NEW YORK (AP) - After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.

October 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


TWEAKER TOYS

NEW YORK (AP) - Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.

October 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

NEW YORK (AP) - America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple Pay Q&A

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


UPS increases some rates by 4.9%

ATLANTA (AP) - UPS says it is raising rates for a number of its shipping services by an average of 4.9 percent for 2015.

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Record iPhone sales drive Apple’s 3Q beat

CUPERTINO (AP) - The iPhone again proved to be the engine behind Apple's blockbuster financial performance, driving quarterly results well past expectations.

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Not so fast cordcutters: Cable’s far from dead

NEW YORK (AP) - Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there - why would anyone sign up now for cable?

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Thinner iPads, sharper iMacs in Apple’s lineup

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet.

October 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google’s 3Q earnings fall as expenses climb 30%

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google's third-quarter earnings slipped as the Internet search leader hired nearly 3,000 more employees while pouring more money into its zest for innovation and quest for new markets.

October 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple Pay is bigger bet than gadgets

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday. Sleek and stunning, yes, but not likely to spark the next iRevolution. The tech giant's bigger strategic bet is that mobile pay service Apple Pay, debuting Monday, will be the next thing you didn't know you needed - but now can't live without.

October 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


iPhone glass maker to cut 727 jobs at Arizona plant

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A manufacturer of sapphire glass that Apple Inc. uses in iPhones plans to eliminate 727 jobs at an Arizona plant.

October 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google tries to upstage Apple

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is coming out with bigger, more expensive versions of its Nexus phone and tablet to attract more of the affluent consumers who faithfully buy each new generation of Apple's iPhone and iPad. It's also releasing a new streaming video and music device, Nexus Player, to compete with Apple TV and Roku, among others.

October 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Netflix’s stock plunges, subscriber growth slips

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - This is a sequel that Netflix shareholders never wanted to see: The world's largest Internet video service has once again turned off potential viewers with a price increase that is punishing the company's stock price.

October 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


HBO Go-ing away from cable, will stand on its own

NEW YORK (AP) - Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its popular streaming video service HBO Go as a stand-alone product, as more Americans choose to watch the Web, not the TV. Viewers longing to see "Game of Thrones", "True Detective" and "Veep" will no longer have to pay big bucks for cable and satellite contracts. So, is this the end of pay-TV as we know it?

October 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart cuts sales outlook due to economy

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its revenue outlook for its current fiscal year as it announced it is scaling back its expansion plans for its supercenters next year and stepping up investments in its online operations.

October 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


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