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Hewlett-Packard wins $180M laptop contract

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - State officials on Tuesday awarded an eight-year, $180 million contract to Hewlett-Packard Co. to provide Idaho high school students and teachers with laptop computers as part of the Students Come First education overhaul.

October 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


DuPont, Xerox, 3M results scare investors

NEW YORK (AP) - Nobody was expecting this round of corporate financial reports to be great. But underwhelming results - particularly revenue, which offers a read on the economy - are still rattling investors.

October 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


Zynga to cut 5 percent of its staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Online game company Zynga Inc. is eliminating games, studios and jobs in a bid to cut costs.

October 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


United States may soon become world's top oil producing nation

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer.

October 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


Business Briefs

BARNES & NOBLE SAYS PIN PADS IN 63 STORES HACKED: NEW YORK (AP) - Barnes & Noble Inc. says devices customers use to swipe credit and debit cards have been tampered with in 63 of its stores in nine states.

October 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


FedEx sees online shoppers powering holiday record

NEW YORK (AP) - FedEx expects to ship a record number of packages during the holidays, thanks to shoppers' growing fondness for buying online.

October 22, 2012 | | Nationwide


Smaller iPad expected today but what will device sell for?

SAN JOSE (AP) - Those who follow Apple believe they have figured out most of the particulars of a smaller iPad expected to be revealed today. One big question remains, though: What will it cost?

October 22, 2012 | | Nationwide


Yahoo CEO starts reign with encouraging 3Q

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer turned in an encouraging report card covering her first few months running the troubled Internet company.

October 22, 2012 | | Nationwide


After lawsuit threat, Twitter pulls racist posts

PARIS (AP) - Twitter agreed to pull racist and anti-Semitic tweets under a pair of French hash tags after a Jewish group threatened to sue the social network for running afoul of national laws against hate speech, the organization said. The decision came a day after Twitter bowed to German law and blocked an account of a banned neo-Nazi group there.

October 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


Early look at Windows 8 baffles users

NEW YORK (AP) - The release of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system is a week away, and consumers are in for a shock. Windows, used in one form or another for a generation, is getting a completely different look that will force users to learn new ways to get things done.

October 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


Not your grandma’s Social Security Office

Are the services that people get from the Social Security Administration improving or declining? Is your nearest Social Security office a pleasant place to visit? Or is it just a few notches above your local department of motor vehicles bureau?

October 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


Banana Boat recalls sunscreen due to fire risk

WASHINGTON (AP) - The maker of Banana Boat sunscreen is recalling a half-million bottles of spray-on lotion after reports that a handful of people have caught on fire after applying the product and coming in contact with open flames.

October 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


Fatal air crash decline presents safety challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's been 43 months since the last deadly airline crash in the United States, the longest period without a fatal domestic accident since commercial aviation expanded after World War II. That sounds like unvarnished good news, but one consequence of having such a remarkable record is that it's difficult to justify imposing costly new safety rules on the economically fragile industry.

October 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


AMD to cut nearly 1,800 jobs or 15 pct of workers

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. says it will cut nearly 1,800 jobs, about 15 percent of its workforce, by the end of the year in order to reduce spending in the face of dwindling sales.

October 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


GM to hire 3,000 workers from Hewlett-Packard

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors will hire 3,000 workers from Hewlett-Packard, part of a push to bring most of its computer technology in-house.

October 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Kohl’s 4Q sales metric tops expectations

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Kohl's rose Wednesday after the department store operator said it was pleased with its fourth quarter sales and said its base business improved.

February 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Tech firms hint at more restraint

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Technology's big-spending trio of Google, Facebook, and Amazon.com appear to be tightening their belts - at least a notch - in a concession to cost-conscious investors and a strong dollar that's taking a big bite out of their revenue.

February 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


Apple plans to sell as much as $6.5B in bonds

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is planning another large bond sale at a time when investors are paying near record premiums for high-quality bonds.

February 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


Viewership record for Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) - An estimated 114.4 million people watched New England's thrilling win over Seattle, making it the fifth time in six years that a Super Bowl game has set a record for the most-watched event in U.S. television history.

February 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


HP boss gets raise despite slump

PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard boss Meg Whitman has graduated from the dollar-a-year club, as the struggling company prepares to split up.

February 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


What does Apple do next?

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and sent the stock climbing more than 7 percent on Wednesday.

January 28, 2015 | | Nationwide


Facebook beats profit expectations

MENLO PARK (AP) - For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other portable devices.

January 28, 2015 | | Nationwide


Frenzy forces Vegas White Castle to close

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 24-hour White Castle location on the Las Vegas Strip that opened to long lines of the burger chain's fans had to close for more than two hours to restock after its grand opening.

January 28, 2015 | | Nationwide


What! Facebook’s down? No storm selfies during outage

MENLO PARK (AP) - No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users to do?

January 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


iPhone sales smash records

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season.

January 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


Yahoo spinning off Alibaba stake

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's $39 billion stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion.

January 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


Parking garages fall to the wrecking ball

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - They were supposed to be saviors of downtown, drawing people by offering parking as plentiful as at any suburban shopping mall.

January 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


IBM denies report of mass layoffs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Calling it "ridiculous" and "baseless," IBM on Monday dismissed a report that said the technology giant plans to lay off 1 in 4 of its workers, or 100,000 people.

January 26, 2015 | | Nationwide


Microsoft earnings report doesn’t excite

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Big jumps in sales of its Surface tablets, cloud computing software and Lumia smartphones drove Microsoft's quarterly revenue above expectations, as CEO Satya Nadella continues to steer toward the mobile gadget market and shift Microsoft away from its traditional focus on the PC.

January 26, 2015 | | Nationwide


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