SAO PAULO (AP) - It carried hippies through the 1960s, hauled surfers in search of killer waves during endless summers and serves as a workhorse across the developing world, but the long, strange trip of the Volkswagen van is ending.
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores is hiring 55,000 seasonal workers and is elevating 70,000 more to part- or full-time positions as the holiday season ramps up.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - More than one in 10 weekend Allegiant Air passengers were affected by schedule shuffling after the airline grounded its MD-80 fleet for maintenance of emergency exit slides, a company official said Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Target plans to hire about 70,000 seasonal workers for the holiday shopping season, down about 20 percent from a year ago. The discounter is aiming to be more efficient in its hiring practices.
SUNNYVALE (AP) - I used to cringe when I'd see people capturing precious memories with their smartphones. Although most smartphones have megapixel counts similar to what stand-alone cameras offer, they have been inferior in lens quality and manual controls. Images have never been as good ... until now. Over the past two months, I've shot ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday his agency is in "the midst of a financial disaster" and may need an emergency increase in postage rates to keep operating.
NEW YORK (AP) - Deal hunters have a new online option: This week, off-price retailer T.J. Maxx has quietly begun letting its customers shop online.
CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) - Shares of Rite Aid Corp. jumped Thursday after the drugstore chain reported its fourth-straight quarterly profit and raised its forecast for fiscal 2014. Rite Aid earned $30 million, or 3 cents per share, in the three months that ended Aug. 31. That compares to a loss of $41.4 million, or 5 cents per share, a year ago. The Camp Hill, Pa., company recorded a $62.2 million charge for some debt ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Break out the balloons.
MOUINTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is bringing its digital wallet to the iPhone in its latest attempt to upstage Apple on its own popular device. Thursday's release of the Google Wallet app represents a challenge to the Passbook program that Apple has built into the iPhone's operating system. Both Google Wallet and Passbook allow iPhone users to store loyalty cards from some merchants and scan coupons offering discounts. Google Wallet also allows its users to ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Should you get a new "space gray" iPhone 5S that scans your fingerprint or its cheaper little sister the 5C, which is encased in candy-colored plastic? And what about iOS7 -should you brave an upgrade?
REDWOOD SHORES . (AP) - Higher software revenue helped lift Oracle Corp.'s fiscal first-quarter net income by 8 percent. The business software maker's adjusted profit beat Wall Street predictions, while its revenue fell short. Oracle shares rose 33 cents, or 1 percent, to $34.20 in aftermarket trading. For the quarter ended Aug. 31, the Redwood Shores, Calif., company earned $2.19 billion, or 47 cents per share, up from $2.03 billion, or 41 cents per share, ...
NEW YORK (AP) - At your neighborhood coffee shop, you can order your beverage in small, medium or large. Now, you can do that with phones, too.
SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft is updating its Windows software for cellphones to accommodate larger devices and make it easier for motorists to reduce distractions while driving.
TORONTO (AP) - BlackBerry is publishing an open letter in major publications around the world in a bid to reassure customers that they can count on the distressed smartphone company.