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Limited whiskey sells for nearly $4K per bottle

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A new whiskey created in Kentucky features a blend of age and scarcity that spiked demand - and its price.

November 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Crude oil little changed above $92 a barrel

The price of oil was little changed above $92 a barrel Friday as holidays in the U.S. thinned trading and plentiful crude stocks showed the market was well supplied.

November 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


THANK GOD IT’S ...

Editor's Note: The following are "Black Thursday" stories witnessed and shared by The Associated Press' staff in New York.

November 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Best prices? 4 apps help with that

NEW YORK (AP) - Looking to save a few bucks while you shop for holiday gifts? Don't hit the mall without these shopping apps.

November 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Battle for holiday shoppers heats up

NEW YORK (AP) - This holiday shopping season, it's Amazon vs. everyone else.

November 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Thanksgiving shopping? Not in states that ban it

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Shoppers won't be lining up for Thanksgiving Day deals at stores in Rhode Island. They can't.

November 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Toy firm sues Beastie Boys over 'Girls' song

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Northern California toy company is fighting for its right to parody a popular Beastie Boys song.

November 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Ski resorts may be allowed to charge 'uphill' fee

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The growing popularity of strapping skins on skis and climbing uphill could soon come at a price at some ski areas.

November 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


HP posts $1.4B fiscal 4Q profit

PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard posted net income of $1.4 billion for its fiscal fourth-quarter, as cost cuts stemming from its ongoing restructuring more than offset the effects of sluggish computer demand.

November 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


FDA tells 23andMe to halt sales of genetic test

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science.

November 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Why Turkey Talk Line hired men

NEW YORK (AP) - Turkey isn't just for Thanksgiving, says Butterball CEO Rod Brenneman.

November 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Preparing for medical expenses with an HSA

According to a 2013 survey, almost 90% of middle-income Americans do not feel prepared to handle the financial cost of a critical illness. Most respondents said they would have to use their savings, but 75% had less than $20,000 in savings and 25% had no savings at all.1

November 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


TJX Cos. to launch holiday hotline

NEW YORK (AP) - TJX Cos. is hoping to stand out with a different twist on customer service.

November 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


J.C. Penney CEO invests $1M in company stock

PLANO, Texas (AP) - J.C. Penney Mike Ullman seems confident the slumping retailer will bounce back during the holiday shopping season.

November 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


FDA overturns safety limits on diabetes drug

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is lifting severe safety restrictions on the former blockbuster diabetes pill Avandia, citing recent data suggesting that the much-debated medication does not increase the risk of heart attack.

November 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


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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


Computer whizzes stage hackathons

SAN JOSE (AP) - It used to be that "hacking" was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing - and perfectly legal - mainstay of the tech sector.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Older Americans are early winners under health law

CHICAGO (AP) - For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. They're unwanted by employers, rejected by insurers, struggling to cover rising medical costs and praying to reach Medicare age before a health crisis.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Train accidents stir worries about crude rail transport

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantities of crude, with most of the accidents touching off fires or catastrophic explosions.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Trade ban has Russia’s knickers in a twist

MOSCOW (AP) - A trade ban on lacy lingerie has Russian consumers and their neighbors with their knickers in a twist.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


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