CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A temporary increase in food stamps expires Oct. 31, meaning for millions of Americans, the benefits that help put food on the table won't stretch as far as they have for the past four years.
PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard is upbeat about 2014, saying it will be a year of "recovery and expansion." The technology bellwether on Wednesday projected earnings for the fiscal year starting in November that exceeded analysts' forecasts and predicted "stabilizing revenue declines." HP's stock rose 8.9 percent to close at $22.60. The shares have gained about 59 percent this year. HP has been trying to ease the pain of a declining PC market by cutting ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Fidelity Investments, the nation's largest money market mutual fund manager, has sold all of its short-term U.S. government debt - the latest sign that investors are increasingly nervous about the possibility of a government default.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department is threatening to shut down three California poultry processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 278 people across the country.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will nominate Federal Reserve vice chair Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the nation's central bank, the White House said Tuesday. Yellen would be the first woman to head the powerful Fed, taking over at a pivotal time for the economy and the banking industry.
DALLAS (AP) - Need that one-of-a-kind stocking stuffer and have $1.9 million burning a hole in your pocket? Design your own diamond ring and travel to Africa to see where the stone came from.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo's free email service is becoming a bit more like Google's Gmail as part of its second makeover in less than a year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans cut back on using their credit cards in August for a third straight month, a sign that consumers remain cautious about spending.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - People don't just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter. From the comfort of couches, they share reactions to touchdowns and nail-biting season finales - and advertisers and networks are taking note.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - When you've got the smallest marketing budget of the Detroit Three automakers, you have to take risks to get your TV spots noticed.
ATLANTA (AP) - UPS expects this holiday season to be busier than last, thanks to the growing popularity of online shopping. And more intense, thanks to the calendar. The world's biggest package delivery company said Friday that it foresees peak season daily volume rising 8 percent this year. UPS, based in Atlanta, predicts that it will pick up more than 34 million packages on the busiest day, Monday, Dec. 16. UPS predicts deliveries will peak ...
NEW YORK (AP) - MTV is releasing a full season of a new series about a luckless high school football team on its mobile application Friday, a week before the first episode is shown on television.
LIVERMORE (AP) - The director of a preeminent nuclear and national security research facility in Northern California has announced that he is stepping down. Parney Albright, who has been director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, said in a statement on the lab's Web site on Thursday that he is resigning his post to pursue broader interests. He is also leaving his role as president of Lawrence Livermore National Security, which manages the ...
Activist investor Icahn reconnects with Apple CEO
CUPERTINO (AP) - Activist investor Carl Icahn may be putting more pressure on Apple CEO Tim Cook to get more aggressive about boosting the iPhone maker's stock price.