NEW YORK (AP) - Looking to force Apple to obey antitrust laws, a judge on Friday ordered the technology giant to modify contracts with publishers to prevent electronic book price fixing and said she will appoint an external compliance monitor to review the company's antitrust policies and training.
NEW YORK (AP) - Bank of America Corp. has agreed to pay $39 million to settle claims of gender bias by women in its Merrill Lynch brokerage division. The settlement was announced Friday by law firms representing women working as financial advisers or licensed financial advisers at Banc of America Investment Services Inc. or Merrill Lynch from 2007 through 2013. Banc of America Investment Services was a brokerage firm owned by Bank of America. It ...
SAN JOSE (AP) - Google's attorneys say their long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of people's Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal, and have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the practice.
NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney may be ending the tug-of-war with its nemesis for Martha Stewart.
NEW YORK (AP) - PayPal is updating its mobile app, adding features such as the ability to place an order ahead of time and pay with it while at the restaurant table.
BERLIN (AP) - Nearly 70 years after Dick Tracy began wearing a two-way wrist radio in the funny pages, the technology that once seemed impossibly futuristic will be widely available by Christmas.
OAKLAND (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a case challenging an Alameda County law that requires the pharmaceutical industry to pay for the collection and disposal of unused prescription drugs. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg ruled that the county ordinance does not discriminate against out-of-state companies, as the industry had argued. The law takes effect in November. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the county currently pays $330,000 each year to operate 30 drug ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The No. 1 question about President Barack Obama's health care law is whether consumers will be able to afford the coverage. Now the answer is coming in.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate has approved two bills designed to encourage motorists to buy low-polluting vehicles. Both extend existing programs that allow solo drivers to use carpool lanes as an incentive. SB286 by Democratic Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco passed the Senate Wednesday on a 30-8 vote. It would extend through 2018 the white sticker program that applies to plug-in hybrid vehicles and others that qualify as "inherently low emission" and "traditional ...
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.
NEW YORK (AP) - At your neighborhood coffee shop, you can order your beverage in small, medium or large. Now, you can do that with phones, too.
SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft is updating its Windows software for cellphones to accommodate larger devices and make it easier for motorists to reduce distractions while driving.