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Safeway boosting its buyback by $2B

PLEASANTON (AP) - Grocery store operator Safeway is boosting its stock repurchase program by $2 billion.

October 18, 2013 | | Nationwide

Google stock crosses $1,000 mark

NEW YORK (AP) - Google's stock surpassed the $1,000 mark for the first time, helped by strong third-quarter results.

October 18, 2013 | | Nationwide

LG G Pad tablet to sell for $350 in US on Nov. 3

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.

October 17, 2013 | | Nationwide

Union Pacific 3Q profit rises 10 percent over 2012

\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.

October 17, 2013 | | Nationwide

Verizon profit soars as number of devices grows

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.

October 17, 2013 | | Nationwide

Google's 3Q earnings rise 36%, stock surges

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.

October 17, 2013 | | Nationwide

Pot tax opponents in Colorado report free marijuana

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.

October 16, 2013 | | Nationwide

Obama health target: 500,000 signups by Oct. 31

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.

October 16, 2013 | | Nationwide

Need motivation? There's an app for that

WASHINGTON (AP) - Welcome to the measured life.

October 16, 2013 | | Nationwide

Business Briefs

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.

October 16, 2013 | | Nationwide

Microsoft releasing Windows 8.1

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.

October 16, 2013 | | Nationwide

Student loans hit repayment snags

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.

October 16, 2013 | | Nationwide

GM boosts prices as pickup truck battle rages on

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.

October 16, 2013 | | Nationwide

Yahoo's 3Q results drop along with its ad prices

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is regaining its appeal among investors a lot faster than with the online advertisers who generate most of its revenue.

October 15, 2013 | | Nationwide

New iPads likely at Apple event next week

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is holding an event in San Francisco next week to announce new products - likely updated iPads.

October 15, 2013 | | Nationwide

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