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Short history of Social Security

Almost every year since the Social Security Act was passed in 1935, there have been amendments to that original law. Many years, they are simply minor technical adjustments. But some years, they include major changes to the program. Here is a brief summary of how the Social Security program has evolved over the years.

May 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Stocks surge to new highs after hiring climbs

NEW YORK (AP) - Optimism about the economy swept through the stock market Friday, pushing two widely watched indexes past major milestones.

May 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Solid April job gains ease fears about economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy showed last month why it remains the envy of industrialized nations: In the face of tax increases and federal spending cuts, employers added a solid 165,000 jobs in April - and far more in February and March than anyone thought.

May 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


App lets amputees program own bionic hands

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Double-amputee Jason Koger used to fly hundreds of miles to visit a clinician when he wanted to adjust the grips on his bionic hands.

May 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


NYC brokerage rewards employees who get tattooed

NEW YORK (AP) - Getting tattooed with the company logo is all the rage at one New York City brokerage firm.

May 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Kobe Bryant battles mom, NJ business over auction

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Kobe Bryant is in a court battle to try to keep his mother from auctioning off mementoes from his high school days in Pennsylvania and his early years with the Los Angeles Lakers.

May 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


PepsiCo cuts ties with Lil Wayne over crude lyrics; he had Dew deal

NEW YORK (AP) - PepsiCo is bowing to public pressure for the second time in a week and cutting ties to Lil Wayne over the rapper's crude reference to civil rights martyr Emmett Till in a song.

May 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Intel taps COO Krzanich as chipmaker's next CEO

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel, one of the pillars of Silicon Valley, is following its traditions and promoting an insider to the job of CEO. The world's largest chipmaker is tasking Chief Operating Officer Brian Krzanich with steering it through an industry shake-up that is seeing tablets and smartphones overshadow Intel's base in personal computers.

May 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Taco Bell: New value menu may come soon

NEW YORK (AP) - Taco Bell says its new value menu may go national in coming months.

May 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Is antibacterial soap safe or even effective?

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a chemical that's been in U.S. households for more than 40 years, from the body wash in your bathroom shower to the knives on your kitchen counter to the bedding in your baby's basinet.

May 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


PG&E 1Qnet income rises 3 percent

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Power utility PG&E Corp. on Thursday its first-quarter net income rose 3 percent, but fell short of Wall Street predictions.

May 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Fed keeps stimulus, says federal taxes and cuts have hurt economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve cautioned America's political leaders Wednesday that their policies are hurting the economy.

May 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Electric car maker CODA files for Chapter 11 after selling 100 cars

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Electric car maker CODA Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday after selling just 100 cars and said it plans to quit the auto business altogether.

May 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Mobile ads help grow Facebook's 1Q revenue 38%

MENLO PARK (AP) - A year ago, Facebook was just testing the waters of mobile advertising, causing plenty of headaches for investors ahead of its massive initial public offering.

May 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Visa card use up but 2Q profit slips nearly 2 pct

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Visa Inc. said Wednesday that its net income slipped nearly 2 percent in the first three months of this year from the year before, when the company benefited from an adjustment to its income tax provision.

May 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


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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


Public-private survey finds cybercrime on the rise

SAN JOSE (AP) - The hackers are winning, according to a survey of 500 executives of U.S. businesses, law enforcement services and government agencies released Wednesday.

May 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google workforce: White and male

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed Wednesday how very white and male its workforce is - just 2 percent of its 50,000 Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women.

May 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


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