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Was Microsoft smart to play it safe with CEO pick?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After compiling a list of more than 100 CEO candidates, Microsoft settled on Satya Nadella a home-grown leader who joined the software maker in the early 1990s. That's back when Google's founders were teenagers and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in elementary school.

February 05, 2014 | | Nationwide


Facebook marks 10th anniversary

MENLO PARK (AP) - It has been 10 years since a Harvard sophomore named Mark Zuckerberg created a website called Thefacebook.com to let his classmates find their friends online.

February 04, 2014 | | Nationwide


KEY DATES IN FACEBOOK'S 10-YEAR HISTORY

Facebook turned 10 years old on Tuesday. In that time, it has grown from a social network meant only for Harvard students to a company with the mission of connecting everyone in the world. As Facebook enters its second decade, here is a look at some key developments over the years:

February 04, 2014 | | Nationwide


Health care law costing people jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Several million American workers will cut back their hours on the job or leave the nation's workforce entirely because of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, congressional analysts said Tuesday, adding fresh fuel to the political fight over "Obamacare."

February 04, 2014 | | Nationwide


Microsoft CEO to focus on mobile, cloud tech

SEATTLE (AP) - As longtime Microsoft insider Satya Nadella takes the company's helm, he is declaring a new focus on a "mobile-first, cloud-first world." So far, he only has the latter half of the formula figured out.

February 04, 2014 | | Nationwide


Hot Dog on a Stick owner file for bankruptcy protection

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The owner of Hot Dog on a Stick has filed for bankruptcy protection.

February 04, 2014 | | Nationwide


Funeral, casket outlets heading to malls

LOS ANGELES (AP) - We eat there, buy our clothes there and some people suspect teenagers may actually live there. So perhaps it was just a matter of time until funeral homes began moving into the local shopping mall.

February 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Yellen sworn in as new Fed chair

WASHINGTON (AP) - Janet Yellen officially took over the leadership of the Federal Reserve on Monday - and along with it a delicate task: Unwinding the Fed's extraordinary economic stimulus without spooking investors or slowing a still-subpar economy.

February 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Government pushes car-to-car talk

WASHINGTON (AP) - Your car might see a deadly crash coming even if you don't, the government says, indicating it will require automakers to equip new vehicles with technology that lets cars warn each other if they're plunging toward peril.

February 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google positions stock to reach new high

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google's earnings are still rising at an impressive clip even as a long-running slump in its ad prices deepens and management gambles on risky ventures such as its unprofitable purchase of smartphone maker Motorola Mobility.

January 30, 2014 | | Nationwide


Yahoo email account passwords stolen

NEW YORK (AP) - Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday.

January 30, 2014 | | Nationwide


Facebook soars to record high after strong 4Q

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook's stock is soaring after the social networking company reported stronger-than-expected results for the fourth quarter, fueled by strong mobile advertising revenue.

January 30, 2014 | | Nationwide


Senate may delay flood rate hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of homeowners would get a reprieve from higher flood insurance premiums under legislation speeding through the Senate, powered by coastal lawmakers telling horror stories of people at risk of losing their homes.

January 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Facebook 4Q earnings, revenue up sharply

MENLO PARK (AP) - Mobile advertising accounted for more than half of Facebook's total ad revenue in the final quarter of last year, a sign that the social network born a decade ago in the desktop computer era is succeeding in its goal of being "mobile first."

January 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google cuts losses on Motorola, sells to Lenvo

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Google is selling Motorola's smartphone business to Lenovo for $2.9 billion, a price that leaves little doubt that Google's biggest acquisition turned out to be an expensive mistake.

January 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


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Firms post most jobs in 7 years in May

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than in any month in the past seven years, a sign that this year's strong hiring trend is likely to continue.

July 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Math, science grads earn top dollar

WASHINGTON (AP) - What you study - math and science are a plus - seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released Tuesday by the Education Department.

July 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Luxury Rolls-Royce car sales soar

LONDON (AP) - They are rolling symbols of wealth and excess, starting at $263,000 a pop, with many buyers choosing custom options that can easily double the price. And they are more popular than ever before.

July 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Settlement reached in Remington suit

ST. LOUIS (AP) - One of the nation's leading gun manufacturers has reached a settlement in a nationwide lawsuit claiming a popular hunting rifle has a defective trigger mechanism that can cause injury and death.

July 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


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