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Microsoft unbundles Kinect from Xbox One

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a move to spur sales of the Xbox One and catch up with rival Sony's PlayStation 4, Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday it will start selling the console without the Kinect sensor, which cuts $100 from the price.

May 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple CEO dares to be different

CUPERTINO (AP) - "Think different" became Apple's creed during the late Steve Jobs' reign as CEO. Now, chief executive Tim Cook is embracing the idea while making decisions that would have seemed crazy to his fabled predecessor.

May 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


UK company to track planes after Malaysian plane mishap

LONDON (AP) - Inmarsat Plc, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, said it will offer free basic tracking services for planes flying over oceans in the hope of preventing another incident such as the loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

May 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Frozen food group goes on offense as sales drop 3 percent

NEW YORK (AP) - Frozen food makers plan to launch their first national TV ad in defense of their products on Tuesday as the category fights to boost slipping sales.

May 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Energy savings bill fails amid election politics, Obama’s Keystone indecision

WASHINGTON (AP) - A widely popular, bipartisan energy savings bill fell victim in the Senate on Monday to election-year politics and the Obama administration's continued indecision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

May 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Godzilla battles copyright, trademark thieves

NEW YORK (AP) - He spews radioactive fire, razes cities and pummels creatures from Earth and beyond, but even Godzilla needs a good lawyer sometimes. After all, you don't survive 60 years in the movie business without taking some fights to court.

May 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple on verge of buying Beats for $3.2B

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is orchestrating a $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by hip-hop star Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine, according to a published report.

May 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Companies seek to purify Great Salt Lake water for drinking

ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK, Utah (AP) - If someone suggested taking a drink out of the Great Salt Lake, many people would be inclined to say, "Yuck."

May 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


LinkedIn proposes expansion in Mountain View

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Professional networking site LinkedIn is proposing to add office space in its hometown in Silicon Valley, a newspaper reported.

May 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


New truck tech links pairs of semi-trailers

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A high-tech firm in California used a stretch of Interstate 80 in Nevada to demonstrate new trucking technology intended to improve safety and fuel efficiency by linking pairs of semi-trucks that travel in aerodynamic platoons.

May 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Costco key April sales metric beats Street’s expectations

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) - Costco said Thursday that its sales at stores open at least a year climbed 5 percent in April, beating Wall Street's estimate.

May 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Pot taxes boomed in March

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's recreational pot sales jumped nearly a third in March, according to sales tax reports issued by the state Thursday.

May 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Target’s CEO is out in wake of big card security breach

NEW YORK (AP) - Target's CEO has become the first boss of a major corporation to lose his job over a breach of customer data, showing how responsibility for computer security now reaches right to the top.

May 05, 2014 | | Nationwide


Amazon introduces Twitter service

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Amazon wants to make shopping online as easy as a tweet.

May 05, 2014 | | Nationwide


TrueCar anticipates nearly $1B valuation

SANTA MONICA (AP) - TrueCar, a provider of localized information on new car costs, anticipates a nearly $1 billion market valuation in its initial public offering.

May 05, 2014 | | Nationwide


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Articles by Section - Nationwide


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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