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Small businesses retirement plans

Within certain guidelines, employers are generally allowed to auto-enroll workers in employer-sponsored retirement plans and divert a set percentage of compensation into workers' accounts unless they specifically opt out or change the contribution rate. Automatic enrollment tends to boost participation; in fact, average participation for company plans with auto enrollment exceeds 85%, compared with 67% for plans without it.1

December 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria

WASHINGTON (AP) - After more than 40 years of study, the U.S. government says it has found no evidence that common anti-bacterial soaps prevent the spread of germs, and regulators want the makers of Dawn, Dial and other household staples to prove that their products do not pose health risks to consumers.

December 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


NORAD Tracks Santa, critics track NORAD

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. and Canadian military will entertain millions of kids again this Christmas Eve with second-by-second updates on Santa's global whereabouts. But there's something new this year: public criticism.

December 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Paint companies to pay cities $1.1B

SAN JOSE (AP) - A state judge on Monday ordered paint companies to pay 10 California cities and counties $1.1 billion to remove lead from millions of older homes.

December 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


What ails Social Security?

Recently, one of my readers criticized some points I made in a column. Among other things, he complained that my philosophy (at least according to his take on my columns) is too upbeat. He said this: "As you see it, everything about Social Security is good."

December 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


Worker says he's fired for putting out fire

GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) - A retired mail carrier said he's been fired from a job as a greeter at a retail store in northern Michigan after rushing to the parking lot to put out a vehicle fire.

December 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


NY financial firm settling 9/11 suit with airlines

NEW YORK (AP) - Financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald, which saw 658 of its 1,000 employees killed in the Sept. 11 attacks, has nearly completed a settlement with American Airlines and insurance carriers, according to documents filed in federal court.

December 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


California health enrollment still skews older

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Older Californians are continuing to enroll in the state's health exchange at a higher rate than younger residents, according to figures released Thursday.

December 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Bah, humbug! Shopping spree not for everyone

NEW YORK (AP) - Many Americans are watching the annual holiday spending ritual from the sidelines this year.

December 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


More Dorito-flavored foods?

NEW YORK (AP) - Dorito dust may be the new salt for more restaurant chains.

December 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Vehicles hit record gas mileage in 2012

DETROIT (AP) - New cars and trucks sold in the U.S. last year got an average of 23.6 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, a record that came mainly through improvements to engines and transmissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

December 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Amazon grocery delivery rolls into San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Amazon.com Inc.'s grocery delivery service is rolling into San Francisco.

December 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


Security fee set to boost travel costs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The cost of flying is headed higher now that Congress has agreed on a budget deal.

December 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


Facebook to join S&P 500, Abercrombie exiting

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook will join the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index, replacing technology supplier Teradyne Inc., while Abercrombie & Fitch is downgraded from the benchmark index.

December 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


Passengers: Allowing cell calls on planes is wrong call to make

WASHINGTON (AP) - As federal regulators consider removing a decades-old prohibition on making phone calls on planes, a majority of Americans who fly oppose such a change, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds.

December 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Samsung unveils phone with built- in heart-rate monitor

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Samsung sought Monday to frame its new Galaxy S5 smartphone as a lifestyle product, as it emphasized a built-in heart-rate sensor and improved camera features over its slightly larger size.

February 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Mark Zuckerberg takes long view with WhatsApp, Internet

NEW YORK (AP) - Mark Zuckerberg, known for his outsized ambitions for Facebook, is applying a similar long-term vision to bringing the Internet to the billons of people around the world who don't already have access.

February 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Computer whizzes stage hackathons

SAN JOSE (AP) - It used to be that "hacking" was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing - and perfectly legal - mainstay of the tech sector.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Older Americans are early winners under health law

CHICAGO (AP) - For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. They're unwanted by employers, rejected by insurers, struggling to cover rising medical costs and praying to reach Medicare age before a health crisis.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Train accidents stir worries about crude rail transport

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantities of crude, with most of the accidents touching off fires or catastrophic explosions.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Trade ban has Russia’s knickers in a twist

MOSCOW (AP) - A trade ban on lacy lingerie has Russian consumers and their neighbors with their knickers in a twist.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


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