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Court to rule on television over Internet

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will decide whether a startup company can offer live television broadcasts over the Internet without paying fees to broadcasters.

January 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


70 million cards have may been compromised

NEW YORK (AP) - Fallout from Target's pre-Christmas security breach is likely to affect the company's sales and profits well into the new year.

January 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Proposed Medicare drug change stirs access worries

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a move that some fear could compromise care for Medicare recipients, the Obama administration is proposing to remove special protections that guarantee seniors access to a wide selection of three types of prescription drugs.

January 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Automakers: Law needs to catch up with driverless cars

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The future of driving is right around the corner.

January 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


Netflix app to stream 4K on new TVs immediately

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Netflix says video streaming of its programming in ultra-high definition will work for buyers of new UHD sets from Sony, LG, Samsung, Vizio and others upon purchase.

January 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


Twitter stock continues slide

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter's stock price continued a recent decline on Wednesday, closing down 3.5 percent to $59.29 after an analyst lowered the short messaging service's rating on concerns that its stock price is too high.

January 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


T-Mobile to pay customers leaving cell phone rivals

LAS VEGAS (AP) - T-Mobile US Inc., the country's fourth-largest wireless carrier, is aiming to lure subscribers from rivals by paying the fees required to break their service contracts.

January 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


The Internet-connected toothbrush

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Armbands that track how much you move have become popular ways to motivate people to get fit. But how fit are your teeth? Are you lazy about brushing them?

January 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


LOW BROW HIGH TECH

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Gadget lovers are slipping on fitness bands that track movement and buckling on smartwatches that let them check phone messages.

January 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Consumer borrowing up $12.3B in November

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans increased their borrowing in November, led by continued gains in auto and student loans.

January 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


IRS: Identity theft prosecutions double

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service is seeing a big jump in thieves stealing Social Security numbers to fraudulently claim tax refunds, the agency said Tuesday.

January 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Cheesy shortage: Kraft says Velveeta supply running low

NEW YORK (AP) - Playoff parties may have one fewer dip option this year.

January 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Twitter founder unveils search app

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter co-founder Biz Stone hopes to demonstrate that a picture can be worth even more than 140 characters of text.

January 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Mulally staying at Ford, not leaving for Microsoft

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Alan Mulally is staying at Ford.

January 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Your next TV: Will it be Ultra HD?

LAS VEGAS (AP) - After attempts to hawk 3-D and OLED TVs fizzled in recent years, television manufacturers are taking small steps toward making a new technology, Ultra HD, more viable for mainstream consumers.

January 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


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FAA OKs commercial drone flights

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft.

June 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


You have the right to pay taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service wants to read taxpayers their rights.

June 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Hershey clashes with Maryland candidate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Hershey company says a Maryland candidate is milking its classic chocolate bar for political gain.

June 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Social Security judges rubber- stamp claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid complaints about lengthy waits for Social Security disability benefits, congressional investigators say nearly 200 administrative judges have been rubber-stamping claims, approving billions of dollars in lifetime payments from the cash-strapped program.

June 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


No more serious safety issues lurking

DETROIT (AP) - A thorough review of General Motors' safety issues is nearing completion and hasn't turned up any more serious problems, the company's CEO said Tuesday.

June 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Vehicles go on material weight diet

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Roofs made of carbon fiber. Plastic windshields. Bumpers fashioned out of aluminum foam.

June 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


Prodding Congress, Obama acts to ease student debt load

WASHINGTON (AP) - Up to 5 million Americans struggling to make their monthly student loan payments could find relief under a program President Barack Obama expanded Monday, part of an election-year push by Democrats to paint Republicans as blocking common-sense steps that could help the middle class.

June 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


Pot tax collections booming in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's marijuana market boomed in April as tens of thousands celebrated the once-underground 4/20 pot holiday.

June 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


Netflix stopping notices that irked Verizon

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix will ease up on a month-long finger-pointing campaign that blamed Verizon and other Internet service providers for problems with its video subscription service.

June 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


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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