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Wal-Mart Stores back on top of Fortune 500

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. once again leads Fortune's list of the 500 biggest U.S. companies by revenue, as the world's largest retailer succeeded in posting strong growth despite a challenging economy for its shoppers.

May 06, 2013 | | Nationwide


Senate passes bill letting states tax online sales; House next

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping - for many a largely tax-free frontier - to state sales taxes.

May 06, 2013 | | Nationwide


YouTube said set to soon launch pay channels

LOS ANGELES (AP) - YouTube is set to announce within a few weeks a series of channels that will require payment, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.

May 06, 2013 | | Nationwide


FDA wants cancer warnings on tanning beds, ban use for under 18

WASHINGTON (AP) - Indoor tanning beds would come with new warnings about the risk of cancer and be subject to more stringent federal oversight under a proposal unveiled Monday by the Food and Drug Administration.

May 06, 2013 | | Nationwide


Bashful men can buy the little blue pill online

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Men who are bashful about needing help in the bedroom no longer have to go to the drugstore to buy that little blue pill.

May 06, 2013 | | Nationwide


States fear loss of health care aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say.

May 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Short history of Social Security

Almost every year since the Social Security Act was passed in 1935, there have been amendments to that original law. Many years, they are simply minor technical adjustments. But some years, they include major changes to the program. Here is a brief summary of how the Social Security program has evolved over the years.

May 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Stocks surge to new highs after hiring climbs

NEW YORK (AP) - Optimism about the economy swept through the stock market Friday, pushing two widely watched indexes past major milestones.

May 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Solid April job gains ease fears about economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy showed last month why it remains the envy of industrialized nations: In the face of tax increases and federal spending cuts, employers added a solid 165,000 jobs in April - and far more in February and March than anyone thought.

May 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


App lets amputees program own bionic hands

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Double-amputee Jason Koger used to fly hundreds of miles to visit a clinician when he wanted to adjust the grips on his bionic hands.

May 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


NYC brokerage rewards employees who get tattooed

NEW YORK (AP) - Getting tattooed with the company logo is all the rage at one New York City brokerage firm.

May 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Kobe Bryant battles mom, NJ business over auction

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Kobe Bryant is in a court battle to try to keep his mother from auctioning off mementoes from his high school days in Pennsylvania and his early years with the Los Angeles Lakers.

May 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


PepsiCo cuts ties with Lil Wayne over crude lyrics; he had Dew deal

NEW YORK (AP) - PepsiCo is bowing to public pressure for the second time in a week and cutting ties to Lil Wayne over the rapper's crude reference to civil rights martyr Emmett Till in a song.

May 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Intel taps COO Krzanich as chipmaker's next CEO

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel, one of the pillars of Silicon Valley, is following its traditions and promoting an insider to the job of CEO. The world's largest chipmaker is tasking Chief Operating Officer Brian Krzanich with steering it through an industry shake-up that is seeing tablets and smartphones overshadow Intel's base in personal computers.

May 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Taco Bell: New value menu may come soon

NEW YORK (AP) - Taco Bell says its new value menu may go national in coming months.

May 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Kohl’s 4Q sales metric tops expectations

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Kohl's rose Wednesday after the department store operator said it was pleased with its fourth quarter sales and said its base business improved.

February 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Tech firms hint at more restraint

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Technology's big-spending trio of Google, Facebook, and Amazon.com appear to be tightening their belts - at least a notch - in a concession to cost-conscious investors and a strong dollar that's taking a big bite out of their revenue.

February 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


Apple plans to sell as much as $6.5B in bonds

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is planning another large bond sale at a time when investors are paying near record premiums for high-quality bonds.

February 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


Viewership record for Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) - An estimated 114.4 million people watched New England's thrilling win over Seattle, making it the fifth time in six years that a Super Bowl game has set a record for the most-watched event in U.S. television history.

February 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


HP boss gets raise despite slump

PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard boss Meg Whitman has graduated from the dollar-a-year club, as the struggling company prepares to split up.

February 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


What does Apple do next?

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and sent the stock climbing more than 7 percent on Wednesday.

January 28, 2015 | | Nationwide


Facebook beats profit expectations

MENLO PARK (AP) - For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other portable devices.

January 28, 2015 | | Nationwide


Frenzy forces Vegas White Castle to close

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 24-hour White Castle location on the Las Vegas Strip that opened to long lines of the burger chain's fans had to close for more than two hours to restock after its grand opening.

January 28, 2015 | | Nationwide


What! Facebook’s down? No storm selfies during outage

MENLO PARK (AP) - No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users to do?

January 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


iPhone sales smash records

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season.

January 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


Yahoo spinning off Alibaba stake

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's $39 billion stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion.

January 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


Parking garages fall to the wrecking ball

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - They were supposed to be saviors of downtown, drawing people by offering parking as plentiful as at any suburban shopping mall.

January 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


IBM denies report of mass layoffs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Calling it "ridiculous" and "baseless," IBM on Monday dismissed a report that said the technology giant plans to lay off 1 in 4 of its workers, or 100,000 people.

January 26, 2015 | | Nationwide


Microsoft earnings report doesn’t excite

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Big jumps in sales of its Surface tablets, cloud computing software and Lumia smartphones drove Microsoft's quarterly revenue above expectations, as CEO Satya Nadella continues to steer toward the mobile gadget market and shift Microsoft away from its traditional focus on the PC.

January 26, 2015 | | Nationwide


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