WASHINGTON (AP) - Ben Bernanke wants to know if you are happy.
This is going to be a column about a little "T and A." And before my readers start blushing because of the naughty images that phrase might conjure up, I must confess that it's not what you think. This is a boring old Social Security column, after all.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government's consumer finance watchdog is investigating deals that transferred billions in premiums charged to mortgage borrowers from mortgage-insurance companies to the banks that made the loans.
NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T Inc. said Friday that the shutdown of its second-generation, or "2G," wireless network will be complete by the end of 2016, a process that will force customers with older phones to upgrade to "3G" or "4G" handsets.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service may have delivered more than $5 billion in refund checks to identity thieves who filed fraudulent tax returns for 2011, Treasury Department investigators said Thursday. They estimate another $21 billion could make its way to ID thieves' pockets over the next five years.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy generated jobs last month at the fastest pace since February, a sign it is resilient enough to pull out of a midyear slump and grow modestly even as the rest of the world slows down.
FREMONT (AP) - Republicans investigating the government's investment in a bankrupt solar panel manufacturer have concluded that the Obama administration ignored numerous red flags about the company's financial viability, leaving taxpayers on the hook for more than $500 million.
ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A has set a one-day sales record amid an ongoing controversy over a company executive's public stance against same-sex marriage.
NEW YORK (AP) - Shoppers showed some spending muscle in July, once summer clearance sales and the hottest July in 50 years got them in the mood.
NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T Inc. has gone on a shopping spree for wireless spectrum, striking three separate deals that should let it increase its capacity for wireless broadband.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clothing retailer Gap Inc. said Thursday that July sales at stores open at least a year jumped 10 percent, easily surpassing analysts' expectations, and said second-quarter earnings would rise from last year's results.
Gas pipe ruptures near site of deadly blast
SAN JOSE (AP) - Computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. said it won a "tremendous" victory in its court battle to force Oracle Corp. to continue making software for one of its server lines.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ask five strangers to taste five new diet sodas and you might get one opinion: Try again.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - A new law in Chile aims to take some of the fun out of fast-food by forcing McDonald's, Burger King, KFC and other restaurants to stop including toys and other goodies with children's meals.
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.
Apple's iBeacon now in grocery stores
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest maker of TVs, said Monday that it is tackling the problem of getting ultra-high-definition content to its new TV sets by teaming up with the Internet streaming services of Comcast, Netflix and Amazon.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Dish Network Corp. has unveiled a new digital recorder system that can record eight TV shows at once and can be controlled by voice.
NEW YORK (AP) - Sony has unveiled a waterproof smartphone that sports a 21 megapixel camera and expands what users can do with it underwater.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Toyota said Monday that it expects to sell more hydrogen-powered electric cars in the U.S. than previously planned.