SAN JOSE (AP) - A state judge on Monday ordered paint companies to pay 10 California cities and counties $1.1 billion to remove lead from millions of older homes.
Recently, one of my readers criticized some points I made in a column. Among other things, he complained that my philosophy (at least according to his take on my columns) is too upbeat. He said this: "As you see it, everything about Social Security is good."
GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) - A retired mail carrier said he's been fired from a job as a greeter at a retail store in northern Michigan after rushing to the parking lot to put out a vehicle fire.
NEW YORK (AP) - Financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald, which saw 658 of its 1,000 employees killed in the Sept. 11 attacks, has nearly completed a settlement with American Airlines and insurance carriers, according to documents filed in federal court.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Older Californians are continuing to enroll in the state's health exchange at a higher rate than younger residents, according to figures released Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Many Americans are watching the annual holiday spending ritual from the sidelines this year.
NEW YORK (AP) - Dorito dust may be the new salt for more restaurant chains.
DETROIT (AP) - New cars and trucks sold in the U.S. last year got an average of 23.6 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, a record that came mainly through improvements to engines and transmissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Amazon.com Inc.'s grocery delivery service is rolling into San Francisco.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The cost of flying is headed higher now that Congress has agreed on a budget deal.
NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook will join the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index, replacing technology supplier Teradyne Inc., while Abercrombie & Fitch is downgraded from the benchmark index.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As federal regulators consider removing a decades-old prohibition on making phone calls on planes, a majority of Americans who fly oppose such a change, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds.
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - Where does Santa Claus learn to chortle "Ho, ho, ho!" and listen to the wishes of children all over the world?
A self-adjusting headlamp, heated gloves, and an "action camera" that records video and tracks via GPS - these are among the trending gadgets to put on your holiday list this year.
NEW YORK (AP) - So you're ready to buy a new smartphone for your loved one. Which do you choose?
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter co-founder Biz Stone hopes to demonstrate that a picture can be worth even more than 140 characters of text.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Alan Mulally is staying at Ford.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) - Aereo, a Barry Diller-backed startup that provides broadcast television channels over the Internet for a monthly fee, said Tuesday that it has secured $34 million in additional funding from outside investors.
CUPERTINO ( AP) - Apple says people spent more than $10 billion in its app store last year, on apps such as "Minecraft," ''Angry Birds Star Wars" and "Sleep Cycle" alarm clock.