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Wal-Mart, American Express team on prepaid card

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and American Express are rolling out a prepaid card that they say offers unique services designed to help shoppers manage and control their everyday finances.

October 08, 2012 | | Nationwide


Lengthy review possible at damaged nuke plant

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (AP) - Federal regulators disclosed Monday that the proposed restart of the long-shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant in California could lead to an exhaustive review that might last months or even years.

October 08, 2012 | | Nationwide


Soda industry: Makes pre-emptive move to have vending machines display calories

NEW YORK (AP) - As criticism of sugary sodas intensifies, Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper are rolling out new vending machines that will put calorie counts right at your fingertips.

October 08, 2012 | | Nationwide


House panel: China tech giants pose security threat to country

WASHINGTON (AP) - American companies should avoid sourcing network equipment from China's two leading technology firms because they pose a national security threat to the United States, the House Intelligence Committee warned Monday.

October 08, 2012 | | Nationwide


GM moves to bring computer technology & 10,000 jobs in-house

DETROIT (AP) - Now hiring in Detroit: Scads of software developers and programmers.

October 08, 2012 | | Nationwide


Unemployment below 8%, 1st time since 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate dropped below 8 percent for the first time since the month President Barack Obama took office, a surprising lift for both the economy and his re-election hopes in the final weeks of the campaign.

October 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


Some things never change

I'm reading a good book, the title of which I'll give you in just a minute. I want to share some intriguing passages from the book with you. But in doing so, I'm going to leave some words blank. I want you to fill in those blanks. Here's a little hint: the section of the book I am sharing with you involves a relatively new major government program that a certain political party wants to repeal. Here are the passages.

October 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


Steep drop in unemployment rate spawns conspiracy theory

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sasquatch might as well have traipsed across the White House lawn Friday with a lost Warren Commission file on his way to the studio where NASA staged the moon landing.

October 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


Congressional Budget Office tallies 2012 deficit at $1.1T

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new estimate puts the deficit for the just-completed 2012 budget year at $1.1 trillion, the fourth straight year of trillion dollar deficits on President Barack Obama's watch.

October 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


Applied Materials to cut workforce up to 9 percent

Applied Materials to cut workforce up to 9 percent

October 03, 2012 | | Nationwide


Hershey vows to use only certified cocoa by 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Candy maker Hershey is vowing to use only certified cocoa for all of its chocolate products by 2020 and accelerate programs to help eliminate child labor in the cocoa-producing regions of West Africa.

October 03, 2012 | | Nationwide


FTC to fine Warner $1M over kids privacy

NEW YORK (AP) - The Federal Trade Commission is proposing to fine a unit of Warner Music Group Corp. $1 million for violating a child privacy law in the operation of fan websites for artists including Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Rihanna.

October 03, 2012 | | Nationwide


HP CEO's turnaround message flops on Wall Street as stock plunges 13%

PALO ALTO (AP) - Coming off the biggest quarterly loss in Hewlett-Packard's history, CEO Meg Whitman braced investors for even more trouble ahead as she methodically tries to fix a wide range of longstanding problems. Those challenges will be compounded by a feeble economy that Whitman expects to weaken even more during the next year.

October 03, 2012 | | Nationwide


Service firms grow at fastest pace in 6 months

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. service companies grew in September at the fastest pace in six months, helped by a sharp increase in customer demand.

October 03, 2012 | | Nationwide


T-Mobile USA in talks to buy MetroPCS wireless

NEW YORK (AP) - The parent of cellphone company T-Mobile USA on Tuesday said it's in talks to buy smaller MetroPCS Communications Inc., a deal that could shore up two struggling smaller players in the U.S. wireless industry.

October 02, 2012 | | Nationwide


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No more serious safety issues lurking

DETROIT (AP) - A thorough review of General Motors' safety issues is nearing completion and hasn't turned up any more serious problems, the company's CEO said Tuesday.

June 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Vehicles go on material weight diet

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Roofs made of carbon fiber. Plastic windshields. Bumpers fashioned out of aluminum foam.

June 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


Prodding Congress, Obama acts to ease student debt load

WASHINGTON (AP) - Up to 5 million Americans struggling to make their monthly student loan payments could find relief under a program President Barack Obama expanded Monday, part of an election-year push by Democrats to paint Republicans as blocking common-sense steps that could help the middle class.

June 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


Pot tax collections booming in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's marijuana market boomed in April as tens of thousands celebrated the once-underground 4/20 pot holiday.

June 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


Netflix stopping notices that irked Verizon

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix will ease up on a month-long finger-pointing campaign that blamed Verizon and other Internet service providers for problems with its video subscription service.

June 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s US sales slip again

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) - McDonald's says a key sales metric slipped again in the U.S. as it faced "ongoing broad-based challenges" in May.

June 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple expands into health, home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expanding into home and health management as the company tries to turn its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers into an interchangeable network of devices that serve as a hub of people's increasingly digital lives.

June 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Seattle council passes $15 hourly minimum wage, nation’s highest

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Monday that gradually increases the minimum wage in the city to $15, which would make it the highest in the nation.

June 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Public-private survey finds cybercrime on the rise

SAN JOSE (AP) - The hackers are winning, according to a survey of 500 executives of U.S. businesses, law enforcement services and government agencies released Wednesday.

May 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google workforce: White and male

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed Wednesday how very white and male its workforce is - just 2 percent of its 50,000 Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women.

May 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


HP to cut 11,000 to 16,000 more jobs

PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Co. said Thursday that it aims to cut another 11,000 to 16,000 jobs by October, bringing the total number of planned layoffs to a maximum of 50,000 and nearly doubling the largest payroll reduction ever for the 75-year-old technology giant.

May 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Facebook expands privacy checkup tool

MENLO PARK (AP) - More Facebook users can expect to see a blue cartoon dinosaur popping up in their feeds, reminding them to check their privacy settings.

May 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


CarPlay headed in right direction

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is getting ready to hitch the iPhone to cars in a mobile marriage of convenience.

May 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Sears 1Q loss widens, sales remain soft

NEW YORK (AP) - Sears Holdings signaled that it may close more stores than the 80 locations it is shuttering this year as the beleaguered retailer looks for ways to restore profitability and raise cash.

May 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Gap’s 1st-quarter net income declines 22%

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gap said that its first-quarter profit fell 22 percent, as the clothing chain's results were hampered by foreign currency fluctuations and a slow start to spring selling.

May 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


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