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5 big US banks have cut mortgage debt by $19B

WASHINGTON (AP) - Five of the biggest U.S. banks have cut struggling homeowners' mortgage balances by $19 billion, part of a total $45.8 billion in relief provided under a landmark settlement over foreclosure abuses.

February 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


Safeway fourth Q net income jumps

PLEASANTON (AP) - Bring on the deal hunters.

February 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


NYPD, Microsoft creating crime-fighting tech system

NEW YORK (AP) - A 911 call comes in about a possible bomb in lower Manhattan and an alert pops up on computer screens at the New York Police Department, instantly showing officers an interactive map of the neighborhood, footage from nearby security cameras, whether there are high radiation levels and whether any other threats have been made against the city.

February 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google to sell Internet glasses to contest winners

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is giving more people a chance to pay $1,500 for a pair of the Internet-connected glasses that the company is touting as the next breakthrough in mobile computing.

February 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Office Depot agrees to buy OfficeMax in $1.2B stock deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Office Depot and OfficeMax are being collated.

February 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Sony unveils social-focused PlayStation 4 system

NEW YORK (AP) - Sony is sharing the PlayStation 4 with the world.

February 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Yahoo redesign: Making site more inviting

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is renovating the main entry into its website in an effort to get people to visit more frequently and stay longer.

February 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Macy, Penney to spar in court over Martha Stewart

NEW YORK (AP) - Let the pots and pans fly.

February 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Hackers take Jeep's Twitter account for a ride saying car line sold to GM

DETROIT (AP) - Someone hacked their way into Jeep's Twitter account on Tuesday, posting fake tweets about the brand being sold to Cadillac and that it was suspending factory production.

February 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Benefits outweigh cost in Medicaid expansion

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The benefits of expanding health care for California's poor under the Affordable Care Act far outweigh the costs, according to a report released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office.

February 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Profit up at Herbalife, subject of big Wall Street squabble

NEW YORK (AP) - Herbalife, the company caught in the middle of a hedge fund dogfight, says it's doing just fine, thanks.

February 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Apple: Macs at its offices were hacked

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple says a small number of Mac computers at its offices were infected by malicious software, in an attack similar to the one Facebook acknowledged last week.

February 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Renewed fervor for Google lifts stock above $800

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google's stock price topped $800 for the first time Tuesday amid renewed confidence in the company's ability to reap higher profits from its dominance of Internet search and prominence in the growing mobile market.

February 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Microsoft's Outlook targets Google's Gmail

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft is so confident it has the Internet's best email service that it is about to spend at least $30 million to send its message across the U.S.

February 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Burger King plans apology after hackers get into Twitter account

NEW YORK (AP) -Somebody hacked Burger King's Twitter account on Monday, posting obscene messages and changing its profile picture to a McDonald's logo.

February 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Redbox raising DVD rental rates by 25 percent

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Redbox is raising its DVD rental prices by 25 percent in an effort to wring more revenue from the shrinking audience that still watches movies on discs rather than online.

November 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


SoCal high-end home sales surge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In an exception to Southern California's lackluster real estate market, sales of homes costing $2 million or more are hitting record levels, according to a report.

November 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


3 make living playing video games

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - From nine to five, seven days a week, Robert Schill plays video games while sitting on a plush, brown sofa in central Florida.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Hellmann’s tweaks site in ‘mayonnaise’ legal spat

NEW YORK (AP) - Hellmann's mayonnaise has some egg on its face.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Heat-not-burn cigarette rolled out

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Reynolds American Inc. is launching a cigarette that heats tobacco rather than burning it, hoping to capitalize on the growing appetite for alternatives to traditional smokes.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Government falls short when it comes to useful health info websites

WASHINGTON (AP) - With many seniors facing high medical bills, a congressional investigation has found that federal government websites meant to give Medicare patients basic consumer tools instead fail to provide adequate information on out-of-pocket costs, and even quality of care.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


NYC: Replace pay phones with Wi-Fi hubs

NEW YORK (AP) - Pay phones on New York City streets would become a thing of the past under a plan announced Monday that would replace them with stand-alone devices offering free Wi-Fi and nationwide phone calls as well as mobile phone charging capability.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Feds: Privacy firm deceived consumers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal regulators said a respected Internet privacy company gave its seal of approval to commercial websites and mobile apps but failed to check whether they were indeed meeting standards for safeguarding customers' data.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Obama: Treat Internet like utility

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday embraced a radical change in how the government treats Internet service, coming down on the side of consumer activists who fear slower download speeds and higher costs but angering Republicans and the nation's cable giants who say the plan would kill jobs.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Switches ordered weeks ahead of recall

DETROIT (AP) - Emails showing that General Motors ordered a half-million replacement ignition switches nearly two months before telling the government of a safety recall will be heavily scrutinized by federal prosecutors, who are investigating GM's conduct, according to legal experts.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Q&A ON ‘NET NEUTRALITY’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday waded into the debate over "net neutrality" by suggesting that Internet service should be regulated more heavily to protect consumers.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


OK for Social Security workers settlement

BALTIMORE (AP) - A federal administrative law judge in Baltimore has given preliminary approval to a $6.6 million settlement for more than 570 current and former Social Security Administration employees with disabilities.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Pizza Hut’s revamp: Curry crusts & balsamic drizzle

NEW YORK (AP) - Pizza Hut is letting customers play mad scientist, giving them the freedom to make pies with honey Sriracha sauce or add curry flavor to the crusts.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Target offers early access to Black Friday deals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Target is planning to offer Black Friday deals before the Thanksgiving holiday, in its latest move to boost sluggish sales heading into the holiday shopping season.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Postal Service victim of hacking attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it had been hacked, potentially compromising sensitive information about its employees such as names and addresses, Social Security numbers, emergency contacts and other information.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


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