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NYC sues FedEx over cigarette deliveries

NEW YORK (AP) - The City of New York filed a civil lawsuit on Monday accusing FedEx of illegally delivering tons of untaxed cigarettes to city residents from a distributor on an Indian reservation on Long Island.

December 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Social Security update for 2014

It has been my custom for most of the past 16 years to write a year-end column that summarizes the Social Security changes and updates scheduled to take place the following year.

December 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Target: Customers' encrypted PINs were stolen from millions

ATLANTA (AP) - Target said Friday that debit-card PINs were among the financial information stolen from millions of customers who shopped at the retailer earlier this month.

December 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Apple CEO's compensation rises to $4.3M

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple CEO Timothy Cook received a compensation package valued at nearly $4.3 million this year, up slightly from 2012.

December 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Hollywood poised for best-ever box-office year at $11B

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Despite a string of summertime flops, Hollywood is expected to have a banner year at the domestic box office, coming in just shy of $11 billion, the largest annual take ever. But because of higher ticket prices, actual attendance at North American theaters remained flat after a decade of decline.

December 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Crack down on fraud at farmers markets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ever wonder if something's rotten at your farmers market?

December 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


1.3M losing unemployment benefits today

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, with potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy. A tense political battle likely looms when Congress reconvenes in the new, midterm election year.

December 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Bye bye, bile? Attempt to nix nasty comments

NEW YORK (AP) - Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: A recipe for the worst of online comments, scourge of the Internet.

December 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


McThin Skin: McDonald's closes employee website amid criticism

NEW YOPRK (AP) - McDonald's Corp. has shut down a website intended to provide employees with work and life guidance after it generated negative publicity for the fast-food company.

December 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Delta honors extremely cheap mistake fares

NEW YORK (AP) - Some lucky fliers capitalized on a computer glitch Thursday and scored some really cheap flights on Delta Air Lines.

December 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Obama signs bipartisan budget deal

HONOLULU (AP) - Rounding out a tough and frustrating year, President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan budget deal Thursday easing spending cuts and a defense bill cracking down on sexual assault in the military, as the president and Congress began pivoting to the midterm election year ahead.

December 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Target: Justice Dept. investigates data breach

NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. said Monday that the Department of Justice is investigating the credit and debit card security breach at the retailer.

December 23, 2013 | | Nationwide


Life insurance agent: Key to estate planning

Life insurance agent: Key to estate planning

December 23, 2013 | | Nationwide


Holiday sales down for 3rd week

NEW YORK (AP) - After a strong start to the holiday shopping season, sales at stores have fallen for the third consecutive week as Americans continue to hold back on spending during what is traditionally the busiest buying period of the year.

December 23, 2013 | | Nationwide


Facebook prices secondary stock offering at $55.05

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook has priced a secondary offering of its stock at $55.05 a share in a deal that will generate a $2.3 billion windfall for CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

December 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Dish, Disney deal envisions Internet TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dish Network and Disney have reached a landmark deal that envisions the day when Dish will offer a Netflix-like TV service to people who'd rather stream TV over the Internet than put a satellite receiver on their roof.

March 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Gates back on top of billionaire rankings

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is once again the world's richest person.

March 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Collapse of exchange spells trouble for bitcoin currency

TOKYO (AP) - The sudden disappearance of one of the largest bitcoin exchanges only adds to the mystery and mistrust surrounding the virtual currency, which was just beginning to gain legitimacy beyond the technology enthusiasts and adventurous investors who created it.

February 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Telsa S top Consumers selection

DETROIT (AP) - The Tesla Model S electric sedan is Consumer Reports' top pick in this year's automotive rankings.

February 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Panel faults federal government for failing to go after offshore tax evasion

WASHINGTON (AP) - Billions of dollars in U.S. taxes are going unpaid because Americans are exploiting Swiss bank accounts, and the U.S. government has failed to aggressively pursue Switzerland's second-largest bank, a Senate investigation has found.

February 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Feds: Cut out junk food ads on football scoreboards, elsewhere in public schools

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just about what America's kids are getting in the lunch line.

February 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


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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