ATLANTA (AP) - The Home Depot Inc. is feeling more optimistic about the recovery of the housing market after customers spent more on sprucing up their homes in the second quarter. The country's biggest home-improvement retailer said Tuesday that strong cost controls and healthy sales of paint, bathroom accessories and kitchen installations helped lift its net income by 12 percent during the ...
NEW YORK (AP) - LG says it will start selling a tablet with a high-definition screen starting Nov. 3 in the U.S. for $350, putting the price in line with Apple and Samsung tablets of similar size. The G Pad 8.3 was selling for more than $500 in South Korea. The device has a screen that measures 8.3 inches diagonally. It's in full HD, similar to Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle Fire HDX. ...
\OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Union Pacific said its third-quarter profit rose 10 percent as higher shipping rates helped the railroad offset flat volume overall and the traffic disruptions caused by last month's flooding in Colorado.
NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon's third-quarter net income jumped 40 percent to beat Wall Street expectations as it continued to add more wireless devices to its network.
MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google's third-quarter results may have proven that a deepening decline in the Internet search leader's average ad prices matters less than how frequently people are clicking on the commercial pitches.
DENVER (AP) - An organization that gave away free marijuana cigarettes as a way to protest possible taxes in Colorado has filed an unusual campaign finance report, after a watchdog group said the pot qualified as a campaign contribution. The group No Over Taxation reported Tuesday that the joints were worth a total of $1,250 and were paid for by a lawyer funding its campaign. The filing came in response to a complaint from Colorado ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first month alone, the Obama administration projected that nearly a half million people would sign up for the new health insurance markets, according to an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press. But that was before the markets opened to a cascade of computer problems.
ENTERPRISE ENTERS MOTORCYCLE RENTAL BIZ IN VEGAS: LAS VEGAS (AP) - Enterprise Rent-A-Car is taking a leap into the motorcycle business with a new, Las Vegas-based fleet of Harley-Davidsons.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system that attempts to bridge the divide between tablets and PCs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials have received more than 3,800 complaints in the last year from borrowers of private student loans, with common problems related to payment processing and requests for loan modifications.
DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is adding a twist to the fight for supremacy in the red-hot U.S. pickup truck market: It's raising prices.
SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is regaining its appeal among investors a lot faster than with the online advertisers who generate most of its revenue.
CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is holding an event in San Francisco next week to announce new products - likely updated iPads. The company announced its most recent iPads around this time last year. The announcement included a smaller version, called the Mini, for the first time. New iPads would get Apple's latest operating system for mobile devices, iOS 7. The invitation sent Tuesday includes a graphic that mimics the color scheme in iOS 7. Next ...
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel said Tuesday that its third-quarter net income was unchanged, stymied by a continued slump in global PC demand.
NEW YORK (AP) - Diet Coke, the country's No. 2 soda, may be losing some of its pop.