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New idea for space tourism

WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest space tourism venture depends more on hot air than rocket science.

October 22, 2013 | | Nationwide

bless over 50: A challenging search for work


October 22, 2013 | | Nationwide

Fed stimulus hopes lift S&P to record

NEW YORK (AP) - The prospect of more economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve pushed the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a fourth consecutive record close Tuesday.

October 22, 2013 | | Nationwide

EBay expands same-day delivery to more cities

SAN JOSE (AP) - EBay is expanding its same-day delivery service to more locations and letting buyers and sellers create "collections" of products available on its site as it moves beyond its roots as an online auctioneer.

October 22, 2013 | | Nationwide

Aaron’s, FTC settle over computer spyware

ATLANTA (AP) - The Federal Trade Commission says Atlanta-based furniture renter Aaron's Inc. has agreed to a settlement over allegations that it helped place spyware on computers that secretly monitored consumers by taking webcam pictures of them in their homes.

October 22, 2013 | | Nationwide

Computer as driver has big benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) - In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don't drink and then climb behind the wheel. They don't do drugs, get distracted, fall asleep, run red lights or tailgate. And their reaction times are quicker.

October 22, 2013 | | Nationwide

Yahoo again tops Google in Web visitors

NEW YORK (AP) - For the third month in a row, more Americans visited Yahoo's websites than Google's, according to comScore Inc.'s Internet traffic data for September.

October 21, 2013 | | Nationwide

New iPads likely to star for Apple

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expected to round out its line-up of gadgets for the holiday shopping season with today's unveiling of its latest iPads.

October 21, 2013 | | Nationwide

JC Penney, Martha Stewart scaling back partnership

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney Co. is scaling back its partnership with Martha Stewart ahead of a ruling in its long-running fight with Macy's over Martha Stewart products.

October 21, 2013 | | Nationwide

Yahoo plucks influential tech writer

SUNNYVALE (AP) - New York Times technology columnist and gadget reviewer David Pogue is leaving the newspaper to cover similar topics for Yahoo.

October 21, 2013 | | Nationwide

Netflix's 3Q earnings quadruple, stock soars

SAN JOSE (AP) - Netflix's earnings quadrupled as the Internet video subscription service's line-up of original programming helped attract 1.3 million more U.S. subscribers during its latest quarter.

October 21, 2013 | | Nationwide

The funny math of women’s clothing sizes

NEW YORK (AP) - When it comes to women's clothing sizes, there's some funny math going on.

October 21, 2013 | | Nationwide

Quick & dirty Social Security

As many of you might guess, there are some questions that I am asked over and over again. And every once in a while, I like to write a column in which I cover as many of these common questions as possible. Today, I will give quick and dirty answers to ten of them. In many respects, I don't like doing this because there are so many variables and exceptions associated with almost all Social Security rules. So when I give short and concise answers, I will inevitably have to leave out the ifs, ands or buts that are ...

October 18, 2013 | | Nationwide

Wal-Mart returns job to worker who stopped attack

HARTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Kristopher Oswald said he did the right thing when he interrupted the assault of a woman in a Michigan Wal-Mart parking lot, even though it violated the national retailer's policies for employees.

October 18, 2013 | | Nationwide

J.C. Penney to open stores Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney is opening its doors on Thanksgiving evening to kick off the holiday shopping season, as the beleaguered retailer hopes to get back in the game for the crucial selling period.

October 18, 2013 | | Nationwide

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