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Energy loses $139M on loan to electric car maker

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration said Friday it will lose $139 million on a loan to struggling electric car maker Fisker Automotive Inc. after selling part of the loan to a private investor that immediately took the company into bankruptcy.

November 22, 2013 | | Nationwide


Who gets what when someone dies

Today's column discusses two separate but related topics involving Social Security benefits due after someone dies. The first question deals with a circumstance I've covered many times, but bears repeating. The second question covers an issue I don't ever recall answering before in this column.

November 22, 2013 | | Nationwide


TO SPIN OR NOT TO SPIN

The pros & cons: Does Microsoft need Xbox?

November 22, 2013 | | Nationwide


J.C. Penney dropped from S&P 500 index

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney is getting booted from the Standard & Poor's 500 index after losing more than half of its market value this year.

November 22, 2013 | | Nationwide


FCC chairman says he's no fan of in-flight calls

NEW YORK (AP) - A day after setting off an uproar among travelers opposed to in-flight phone calls, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Chairman backtracked, saying he personally isn't in favor of calls on planes.

November 22, 2013 | | Nationwide


Shopper worries, Canada costs weigh on Target

NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp.'s third-quarter profit dropped 47 percent, stung by a double whammy: a pullback from U.S. shoppers and costs related to its expansion into Canada

November 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


Sears 3Q loss widens as sales soften at stores

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) - Sales declines at Kmart and Sears stores led to a widened loss in the third quarter for parent company, Sears Holdings Corp. The ailing department store chain also was hurt because it had to do some heavy discounting to get shoppers to spend.

November 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


HealthCare.gov fix needs more time, money

NEW YORK (AP) - Technology experts say healing what ails the Healthcare.gov website will be a tougher task than the Obama administration acknowledges.

November 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


Nexus 5 delivers basics at great price

NEW YORK (AP) - You don't get a lot of frills with Google's new Nexus 5 phone. There's no fingerprint reader, no waterproof covering, no sensor to detect eye movement or hand gestures.

November 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


Samsung said it would appeal both verdicts.

Jury orders Samsung to pay Apple $290 million

November 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


J.C. Penney's 3Q loss widens; but things get better

NEW YORK (AP) - Even though J.C. Penney's latest results show the beleaguered retailer is hardly out of the woods, investors still see reasons to cheer.

November 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


With no surprise, is the magic dead?

NEW YORK (AP) - Count Cynthia Gibson among gift recipients not interested in being surprised.

November 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Is Tesla advertising misleading public?

FREMONT (AP) - A U.S. safety agency is tightening the guidelines that control how automakers use government crash tests in advertising.

November 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Gov't to require seat belts on large buses

WASHINGTON (AP) - New tour buses and buses that provide service between cities must be equipped with seat belts starting in late 2016 under a federal rule issued Wednesday, a safety measure sought by accident investigators for nearly a half century.

November 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Gates chokes up at Ballmer's shareholder goodbye

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft chairman Bill Gates choked up while reading from prepared remarks during Steve Ballmer's final shareholders meeting as chief executive.

November 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


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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


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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