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2 Social Security maximizing strategies often confused

Every single day, I get dozens of emails from readers asking me if they should "file and suspend" their Social Security benefits - many times without really knowing what they are asking.

February 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Facebook gets unwelcome look at hackers' dark side

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is getting an unwelcome look at the shady side of the hacking culture that CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates.

February 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


New Yorkers react to plastic foam ban push

NEW YORK (AP) - Barely 24 hours after Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed an all-out ban on plastic foam food containers in the city and already New Yorkers are asking: So what do we use instead?

February 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


GM turns 2012 profit despite losses in Europe

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors has strung together a tidy three-year run of profits by making big dollars in its backyard.

February 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Dude, Where's my refund? IRS website overrun

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service has a message for taxpayers eager to learn the status of their tax refund: Please don't check the IRS website every five minutes - once a day is enough.

February 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Buffett puts money in ketchup, buys Heinz

NEW YORK (AP) - Billionaire Warren Buffett, the most closely watched investor in America, is putting his money in ketchup, agreeing Thursday to buy H.J. Heinz Co. for $23.3 billion in the richest deal ever in the food industry.

February 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Sharp fall in US jobless claims boosts outlook

WASHINGTON (AP) - The outlook for the U.S. job market is brightening after a government report showed a sharp drop in the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits.

February 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


US Airways lands $11 billion merger with American to create world’s largest

DALLAS (AP) - US Airways CEO Doug Parker has landed the big merger he sought for years. Now the soon-to-be CEO of the new American Airlines has to make it work.

February 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Carnival cancels 12 more cruises on troubled ship

HOUSTON (AP) - Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled a dozen more planned voyages aboard the Triumph and acknowledged that the crippled ship had been plagued by other mechanical problems in the weeks before an engine-room fire left it powerless in the Gulf of Mexico.

February 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


Bizz Buzz

Monster changes label to qualify as 'drink' by FDA

February 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


Cisco's fiscal 2nd quarter earnings earnings above Street expectations

SAN JOSE (AP) - Cisco's latest quarterly report provided further evidence that spending on technology gear is rising modestly in most parts of the world, despite persisting concerns about a still-shaky economy.

February 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


American Airlines, US Airways to merge

DALLAS (AP) - American Airlines and US Airways will merge and create the world's biggest airline. The boards of both companies approved the deal late Wednesday, according to four people close to the situation.

February 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


Yahoo CEO plans to prune company's mobile phone apps

SUN NYVALE (AP) - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer thinks the Internet company will be able to please more people with fewer smartphone applications.

February 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Dow closes at highest level of year, nears record

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow rose to its highest close of the year, putting it within 1 percent of its record. Stocks gained after impressive results from two big consumer brands.

February 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


CEO: Shareholder lawsuit is 'silly sideshow'

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling a shareholder lawsuit against the company a "silly sideshow," even as he said he is open to looking at the shareholder's proposals for sharing more cash with investors.

February 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


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User growth not much to Tweet about

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter's third-quarter revenue outpaced expectations, but investors concerned about user growth and holiday-quarter revenue clipped the company's stock price late Monday.

October 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


Dunkin’ rolls out ‘Croissant Donut’

NEW YORK (AP) - Dunkin' Donuts plans to roll out a croissant-doughnut hybrid in the U.S. next week, but the company says please don't call it a "Cronut."

October 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


Pending home sales rise modestly in September

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes ticked up only slightly in September, as it remained difficult to qualify for mortgage financing.

October 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


Toyota tops Consumer Reports rankings

DETROIT (AP) - Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings.

October 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


6 vehicles impounded in UberX sting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The city's parking authority lived up to its threats to impound vehicles and fine drivers participating in the UberX ride-sharing service.

October 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


Blue Christmas for Amazon?

NEW YORK (AP) - It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Union Pacific 3Q profit chugs ahead 19 percent

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Union Pacific Corp. delivered a 19 percent increase in its third-quarter profit as the railroad hauled 7 percent more freight and increased rates.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Cloud business lifts Microsoft’s quarterly results

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Enticing low rates, but impact on refinancing could be limited

WASHINGTON (AP) - With mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancing. It may even convince some Americans to buy their first home.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


PulteGroup tops earnings outlook

ATLANTA (AP) - PulteGroup Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $140.5 million.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


NEWS FROM BUSINESS WORLD

• CAMEL MAKER REYNOLDS SNUFFS OUT WORKPLACE SMOKING: RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

October 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Early Apple computer sells for $905K

NEW YORK (AP) - A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.

October 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Social Security benefits up an average of $20 a month during 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

October 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


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


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