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Q&A on Obama’s wage plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Relatively few Americans - less than 5 percent of hourly workers - toil for the minimum wage today.

January 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


AT&T posts 4Q profit, higher revenue

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T posted stronger-than-expected earnings for the final quarter of 2013, helped by higher revenue from mobile and Internet service subscribers.

January 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Mannequins get a makeover

NEW YORK (AP) - The one-size-fits-all mannequin is getting a much-needed makeover.

January 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Pressure mounts for Apple to expand

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple reshaped technology and society when Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone seven years ago. Now, the trend-setting company is losing ground to rivals that offer what Apple has stubbornly refused to make: smartphones with lower prices and larger screens than the iPhone.

January 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


FDA: Aleve may be safer on heart than rival drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials say the pain reliever in Aleve may be safer on the heart than other popular anti-inflammatory drugs taken by millions of Americans.

January 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


When in doubt, demand to file a benefit claim

Q: Even though my husband and I lived together for 20 years, we didn't actually get married until two years ago. Sadly, he died last month. When I went down to the Social Security office to file for widow's benefits, the clerk told me we had to be married at least 10 years, so she said I wasn't due anything. She helped me file for the $255 death benefit, and that's all I got. But lately, some friends told me I should be getting widow's benefits. What should I do?

January 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Bitstrips comics amuses, annoys

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bitstrips may seem like a sudden sensation now that the app maker's comic vignettes are all over Facebook and other social networks. But the Toronto startup's success was a drawn-out process.

January 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


PepsiCo rebrands 'Natural' products with 'Simply' label

NEW YORK (AP) - PepsiCo has quietly gotten rid of the word "Natural" in some of its products and instead is going with "Simply."

January 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Backers: Report on rail risks boosts Keystone XL

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government warning about the dangers of increased use of trains to transport crude oil is giving a boost to supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.

January 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Natural gas soars as cold grips homes, drillers

NEW YORK (AP) - The frigid winter of 2014 is setting the price of natural gas on fire.

January 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


FDA takes another look at caramel coloring

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration says there's no reason to believe that the coloring added to sodas is unsafe. But the agency is taking another look just to make sure.

January 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


FDA to revise nutrition facts label

WASHINGTON (AP) - Those nutrition labels on the back of food packages may soon become easier to read.

January 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Parts that can cause toilets to burst are recalled

WASHINGTON (AP) - Watch out for exploding toilets.

January 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


McDonald's fighting to be 'relevant' to customers

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's is losing customers, as the world's biggest hamburger chain struggles to attract diners with its higher-priced sandwiches and new offerings like Mighty Wings.

January 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple's Mac still influences, 30 years following debut

CUPERTINO (AP) - Look around. Many of the gadgets you see drew inspiration from the original Mac computer.

January 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


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Analyst doubles price target, boosts Tesla shares

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. surged 16 percent Tuesday after a Wall Street analyst told investors that Tesla could shake up the electric utility sector as well as the auto industry.

February 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Q&A: What's a bitcoin? A look at the digital currency & how it works

LONDON (AP) - Early Tuesday, the world's most established exchange for bitcoin disappeared from the Internet, sending the price of the virtual currency tumbling and prompting fears that the world's biggest experiment in electronic cash could soon be strangled by fraud or regulation.

February 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald’s with Waffle Taco, breakfast items

NEW YORK (AP) - Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco.

February 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Samsung unveils phone with built- in heart-rate monitor

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Samsung sought Monday to frame its new Galaxy S5 smartphone as a lifestyle product, as it emphasized a built-in heart-rate sensor and improved camera features over its slightly larger size.

February 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Mark Zuckerberg takes long view with WhatsApp, Internet

NEW YORK (AP) - Mark Zuckerberg, known for his outsized ambitions for Facebook, is applying a similar long-term vision to bringing the Internet to the billons of people around the world who don't already have access.

February 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Computer whizzes stage hackathons

SAN JOSE (AP) - It used to be that "hacking" was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing - and perfectly legal - mainstay of the tech sector.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Older Americans are early winners under health law

CHICAGO (AP) - For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. They're unwanted by employers, rejected by insurers, struggling to cover rising medical costs and praying to reach Medicare age before a health crisis.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Train accidents stir worries about crude rail transport

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantities of crude, with most of the accidents touching off fires or catastrophic explosions.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Trade ban has Russia’s knickers in a twist

MOSCOW (AP) - A trade ban on lacy lingerie has Russian consumers and their neighbors with their knickers in a twist.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


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