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BP agrees to pay $4.5B; 3 employees charged

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A day of reckoning arrived for BP on Thursday as the oil giant agreed to plead guilty to a raft of charges in the deadly Gulf of Mexico spill and pay a record $4.5 billion, including the biggest criminal fine in U.S. history. Three BP employees were also charged, two of them with manslaughter.

November 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


Govt files charges in 'business opportunity' scams

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government has filed criminal and civil charges against several individuals and companies accused of ripping off unemployed and other vulnerable people with work-at-home and other business scams.

November 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart and Target: A tale of 2 discounters for this holiday season

NEW YORK (AP) - This holiday season, the biggest discount chains in the U.S. will tell the tale of two very different shoppers: those that have and those that have not.

November 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


FDA probe: Were deaths linked to energy drink?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health authorities are investigating reports of 13 deaths possibly linked to so-called energy shots and cautioning consumers to talk to their doctors before they take them or other energy drinks.

November 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


Automakers bet on pickup surge

DETROIT (AP) - Auto companies are betting on a surge in pickup sales now that home building is on the rise.

November 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook jumps on biggest lock-up expiration day

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook's stock is up more than 7 percent despite expectations that it would fall because more than 850 million additional shares in the company are being freed up for sale.

November 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


Sandy, careful consumers lower retail sales

WASHINGTON (AP) - Superstorm Sandy combined with cautious consumers to lower retail sales in October and raise concerns about weaker economic growth and a tepid holiday shopping season.

November 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


Lawyer sues Microsoft over Surface tablet storage; says its only ½ of what was promised

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California lawyer is suing Microsoft Corp., claiming the Surface tablet he bought doesn't have all the storage space the company advertised.

November 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


Diamond Foods restates results, shares tumble

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Diamond Foods Inc. effectively wiped away $56.5 million in profit from its books Wednesday after it restated two full years of results.

November 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


Starbucks has a new caffeine addiction: tea

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks wants to make the tea shop as ubiquitous as its namesake cafes.

November 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


Zynga CFO Wehner deflects to Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Zynga's finance chief is leaving the troubled online game company to join Facebook.

November 13, 2012 | | Nationwide


Microsoft releases IE 10 browser for Windows 7

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The latest version of Microsoft's Web browser is now available to the vast audience connecting to the Internet on personal computers running on the Windows 7 operating system.

November 13, 2012 | | Nationwide


Stocks fall in uneven trading; Home Depot soars

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks closed lower after uneven trading Tuesday as fears about the "fiscal cliff" and Greece tipped major indexes between gains and losses. A surge in Home Depot's stock prevented a steeper drop for the Dow Jones industrial average.

November 13, 2012 | | Nationwide


Best Buy CEO outlines turnaround plans

NEW YORK (AP) - Best Buy's new CEO said Tuesday that its time for the struggling electronics chain to try to embrace one of its biggest problems, "showrooming" - when customers check out electronics at its stores and then buy them cheaper online.

November 13, 2012 | | Nationwide


Cisco first quarter earnings up 18% as American businesses buying again

SAN JOSE (AP) - Cisco Systems Inc., the world's largest maker of computer networking gear, said Tuesday that U.S. companies are starting to spend again, helping Cisco find more solid footing after some shaky months early this year.

November 13, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Strong dollar makes world travel cheaper

DALLAS (AP) - If you've been putting off a trip abroad because it's too expensive, start packing your bags.

January 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


Gadgets raise your home’s IQ

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on - perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the so-called "smart home," cars, appliances and other devices all have sensors and Internet connectivity to think and act for themselves, and make your life easier.

January 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


Petco pulls Chinese treats amid fears they sickened pets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Petco said Monday it has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened thousands of pets and killed 1,000 dogs in the U.S. since 2007.

January 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


4M enroll in health plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The first 50-state report on the latest sign-up season under President Barack Obama's health care law shows that more than 4 million people selected plans for the first time or re-enrolled in what the administration called "an encouraging start."

December 30, 2014 | | Nationwide


Consumer confidence increases rises in Dec.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Impressed with an improving economy, American consumers are feeling more confident, a private survey showed.

December 30, 2014 | | Nationwide


Chevron allows oversight of refinery flare

RICHMOND (AP) - Chevron has allowed a California county agency to oversee its investigation into a refinery flare that brought large flames and steam visible for miles in the San Francisco Bay Area.

December 30, 2014 | | Nationwide


White Castle’s veggie slider not for dieters

NEW YORK (AP) - White Castle is offering a vegetarian version of its famous sliders, but they're not necessarily for dieters.

December 30, 2014 | | Nationwide


Court sides with POM Wonderful in beverage fight

PASADENA (AP) - A federal appeals court has sided with juice maker POM Wonderful in a lawsuit over another beverage company's use of the term "pom."

December 30, 2014 | | Nationwide


Home price growth slows for 11th consecutive month

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices rose in October at a slightly slower pace, as real estate sales have fallen and affordability has increasingly become a challenge for potential buyers.

December 30, 2014 | | Nationwide


Chinese access to Gmail cut

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese access to Google Inc.'s email service has been blocked amid government efforts to limit or possibly ban access to the U.S. company's services, which are popular among Chinese seeking to avoid government monitoring.

December 30, 2014 | | Nationwide


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