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Ross Stores reports strong December sales

PLEASANTON (AP) - Discount clothing retailer Ross Stores Inc. said Thursday that a key revenue indicator climbed 6 percent in December and raised its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings guidance, sending the company's shares higher.

January 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Firms ready to gamble with new high tech gadgets at Las Vegas show

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Think your high-definition TV is hot stuff - as sharp as it gets? At the biggest trade show in the Americas, which kicks off next week in Las Vegas, TV makers will be doing their best to convince you that HDTVs are old hat, and should make room for "Ultra HDTV."

January 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Top-selling cars and trucks in the US in 2012

Top-selling cars and trucks in the US in 2012

January 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Fiscal cliff deal packed with breaks for businesses costing billions in lost taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tucked into the "fiscal cliff" tax package approved by Congress are billions of dollars in tax breaks that should make the new year a lot happier for businesses of many stripes, including film producers, race track owners and the makers of electric motorcycles.

January 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Stocks fade after Fed discloses split on stimulus

NEW YORK (AP) - A two-day rally in the stock market came to an end Thursday afternoon when an account of the Federal Reserve's last meeting revealed a split between bank officials over how long the Fed should keep buying bonds to support the economy.

January 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google emerges from FTC probe relatively unscathed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google has settled a U.S. government probe into its business practices without making any major concessions on how the company runs its Internet search engine, the world's most influential gateway to digital information and commerce.

January 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Yippy, Skippy! Hormel buying peanut butter firm

NEW YORK (AP) - Hormel Foods apparently has a hankering for a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. The company primarily known for Spam and other cured, smoked and deli meats said Thursday that it's buying Skippy, the country's No. 2 peanut butter brand, in its biggest-ever acquisition.

January 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Why car sales are strong in USA

DETROIT (AP) - It's not quite boom times for the U.S. auto industry. But it's getting there.

January 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Market soars 300 on budget deal

NEW YORK (AP) - The "fiscal cliff" compromise, even with all its chaos, controversy and unresolved questions, was enough to ignite the stock market on Wednesday, the first trading day of the new year.

January 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Wendy's moves past '99 cents' with new value menu of 99 cents to $1.99

NEW YORK (AP) - Wendy's no longer thinks a hamburger has to be 99 cents to be a deal.

January 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Starbucks to roll out $1 reusable cups

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks Corp. is rolling out a $1 reusable plastic cup at its cafes starting Thursday.

January 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Avis buying Zipcar in deal worth $491.2M

NEW YORK (AP) - Avis is leaping into the car-sharing service business by buying Zipcar for $491.2 million, aiming to capture a new type of customer and technology that will vastly expand its car rental options.

January 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Firm: 2013 auto sales will be strong

DETROIT (AP) - A healthier economy and more model introductions should push U.S. auto sales above the 15 million mark this year, predicts an auto industry research firm.

January 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Library websites get more mobile visits

NEW YORK (AP) - A new Pew study reports that around 13 percent of Americans aged 16 and older used a mobile device to visit a library website during the past year.

December 31, 2012 | | Nationwide


Last Borders signs come down at flagship store

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The signs have come down at the flagship store of the now-defunct Borders book store chain.

December 31, 2012 | | Nationwide


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McDonald’s US sales slip again

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) - McDonald's says a key sales metric slipped again in the U.S. as it faced "ongoing broad-based challenges" in May.

June 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple expands into health, home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expanding into home and health management as the company tries to turn its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers into an interchangeable network of devices that serve as a hub of people's increasingly digital lives.

June 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Seattle council passes $15 hourly minimum wage, nation’s highest

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Monday that gradually increases the minimum wage in the city to $15, which would make it the highest in the nation.

June 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


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