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With no surprise, is the magic dead?

NEW YORK (AP) - Count Cynthia Gibson among gift recipients not interested in being surprised.

November 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Is Tesla advertising misleading public?

FREMONT (AP) - A U.S. safety agency is tightening the guidelines that control how automakers use government crash tests in advertising.

November 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Gov't to require seat belts on large buses

WASHINGTON (AP) - New tour buses and buses that provide service between cities must be equipped with seat belts starting in late 2016 under a federal rule issued Wednesday, a safety measure sought by accident investigators for nearly a half century.

November 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Gates chokes up at Ballmer's shareholder goodbye

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft chairman Bill Gates choked up while reading from prepared remarks during Steve Ballmer's final shareholders meeting as chief executive.

November 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


$2.5B to settle hip replacement suits

$2.5B to settle hip replacement suits

November 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


What did Narcissus say to Instagram?

NEW YORK (AP) - In these hyper-connected, over-shared times dwell two kinds of people: those preoccupied with taking and uploading photos of themselves and those who have never heard of the selfie.

November 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Best Buy posts 3Q profit, sales flat

NEW YORK (AP) - Best Buy says it Is committed to "winning" the holiday season with price matching, doorbusters and deals as well as its earliest ever opening hours on Thanksgiving - even if that means profit pressure for the electronics retailer in the fourth quarter.

November 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Probe opened into Tesla fires

FREMONT (AP) - The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog is investigating whether Tesla's Model S electric car is vulnerable to fires because roadway debris can pierce the car's underbody and battery.

November 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Yahoo vows to encrypt all its users' personal data

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is expanding its efforts to protect its users' online activities from prying eyes by encrypting all the communications and other information flowing into the Internet company's data centers around the world.

November 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google to pay $17M to settle Safari privacy case

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is paying $17 million to 37 states and the District of Columbia to make amends for the Internet search leader's snooping on millions of people using Safari Web browsers in 2011 and 2012.

November 18, 2013 | Nina Frisby | Nationwide


To Roth or not to Roth

Second thoughts are part of life, which may explain why some investors change their minds about the types of accounts they use for retirement savings. This could be the case for traditional and Roth IRAs, which feature different tax treatments of contributions and distributions.

November 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Federal move to tax Internet gambling

LAS VEGAS (AP) - If Congress makes no progress on a national framework for online gambling this session, it won't be for a lack of legislation.

November 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Gov't finds merit in labor claims against Wal-Mart

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials said Monday they are prepared to file formal complaints against Wal-Mart for allegedly violating the legal rights of protesting workers last year.

November 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Hyundai to market hydrogen vehicle next year

DETROIT (AP) - For years, the joke in the auto industry was that a mass-produced car that runs on hydrogen was always a decade away.

November 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Your Medicare number may not match your SS number

One bit of fallout from the recent trend for retiring baby boomers who are maximizing their Social Security benefits by claiming, at least for a while, spousal benefits from their husband's or wife's Social Security account is some confusion over Medicare numbers. Today's first two questions deal with that issue.

November 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Analyst doubles price target, boosts Tesla shares

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. surged 16 percent Tuesday after a Wall Street analyst told investors that Tesla could shake up the electric utility sector as well as the auto industry.

February 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Q&A: What's a bitcoin? A look at the digital currency & how it works

LONDON (AP) - Early Tuesday, the world's most established exchange for bitcoin disappeared from the Internet, sending the price of the virtual currency tumbling and prompting fears that the world's biggest experiment in electronic cash could soon be strangled by fraud or regulation.

February 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald’s with Waffle Taco, breakfast items

NEW YORK (AP) - Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco.

February 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Samsung unveils phone with built- in heart-rate monitor

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Samsung sought Monday to frame its new Galaxy S5 smartphone as a lifestyle product, as it emphasized a built-in heart-rate sensor and improved camera features over its slightly larger size.

February 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Mark Zuckerberg takes long view with WhatsApp, Internet

NEW YORK (AP) - Mark Zuckerberg, known for his outsized ambitions for Facebook, is applying a similar long-term vision to bringing the Internet to the billons of people around the world who don't already have access.

February 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


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