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Lawmakers extend carpool perk for clean vehicles

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate has approved two bills designed to encourage motorists to buy low-polluting vehicles.

September 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


De La Cruz, one of farmworker movement's 1st female leaders dies

FRESNO . (AP) - Jessie Lopez De La Cruz, a longtime leader in the national farmworker movement, has died. She was 93.

September 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


McDonald's tinkering with Dollar Menu

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's Corp. says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes items priced at $5 could be launched nationally this year.

September 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Las Vegas welcome sign to go solar by New Year's

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign will soon light up the night with help from the sun.

September 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Bill makes it illegal to bar life-saving help

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers are sending a bill to Gov. Jerry Brown that would bar employers from having policies that prohibit offering life-saving medical help in an emergency.

September 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Microsoft buys Nokia smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's troubled smartphone business represents a daring $7.2 billion attempt by the software giant and a once-influential cellphone maker to catch up with the mobile computing revolution that threatens to leave them in the technological dust.

September 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Gimme a break: New Google Android system named 'KitKat'

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Gimme a break, Google. Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar.

September 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


News Corp. sells The Record in Stockton

NEW YORK (AP) - News Corp., the owner of The Wall Street Journal, is trimming its newspaper portfolio by selling 33 smaller publications, including eight dailies.

September 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Alaska: Record salmon catch

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The commercial salmon catch in Alaska reached a record 260 million for the 2013 season as of last week, up from 221 million in 2005, officials said.

September 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Lava lamps: Half century old and they’re still groovy

LONDON (AP) - Call them '60s relics or hippy home accessories, lava lamps have been casting their dim but groovy light on interiors for half a century, having hit British shelves 50 years ago on Tuesday.

September 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Verizon reclaims all its wireless stake for $130B

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon will own its wireless business outright after agreeing Monday to pay $130 billion for the 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless owned by British cellphone carrier Vodafone.

September 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Famous Dave's wins Best in West Rib Cook-Off

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - The Minnesota-based Famous Dave's BBQ has claimed top honors at the 25th annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off in northern Nevada.

September 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Drug agents plumb call record database

SEATTLE (AP) - For at least six years, federal drug and other agents have had near-immediate access to billions of phone call records dating back decades in a collaboration with AT&T that officials have taken pains to keep secret, newly released documents show.

September 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Kalamazoo man's banana car creates a lot of appeal

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - "It's a banana car!"

September 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


The ‘notch' — the Social Security issue that just won’t die

I frequently tell folks that despite the subject matter, my column generally isn't really for senior citizens. Once you are getting a Social Security check, I really don't have too much news or information for you. But if you are approaching retirement age (somewhere in your late mid 50s to early 60s) then I have tons of advice to help you decide when and why and how to take your Social Security checks.

August 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Portland asks judge to stop Uber

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland leaders are trying to make Uber's stay a short one.

December 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Average Affordable Care premiums going up in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Many people covered under President Barack Obama's health care law will face higher premiums next year, the administration acknowledged Thursday. While the average increases are modest, it's more fodder for the nation's political battles over health care.

December 04, 2014 | | Nationwide


Starbucks to push more food, offer mobile ordering

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks plans to let customers across the U.S. order ahead on their smartphones over the next year, a move that should help shrink lines as it pushes more snacks, sandwiches and even wine.

December 04, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple says plaintiffs’ iPods not covered by suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For want of an iPod, a billion-dollar lawsuit may be in jeopardy.

December 04, 2014 | | Nationwide


Medicare Advantage enrollment deadline looms

Millions of Medicare Advantage customers are fast approaching a deadline for a task they'd rather avoid: Researching and then settling on coverage plans for 2015.

December 03, 2014 | By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer | Nationwide


Air bag maker balks at coast-to-coast recall

WASHINGTON (AP) - Japan's Takata Corp. rejected federal regulators' demand Wednesday for an expanded, nationwide recall of millions of air bags, setting up a possible legal showdown and leaving some drivers to wonder about the safety of their cars.

December 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


House OKs bill to widen federal help for disabled

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a bipartisan show of unity, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to allow Americans with disabilities to open tax-free bank accounts to pay for expenses from education to housing and health care.

December 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


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