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LOWE'S COMPLETES ORCHARD SUPPLY ACQUISITION: MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Home improvement retailer Lowe's said it has completed its acquisition of 72 stores from Orchard Supply Hardware Stores for approximately $205 million.

August 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


$1.3M judgment against Mustang Ranch owner

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (AP) - A Storey County jury on Friday awarded $1.3 million to a man who said Mustang Ranch owner and Storey County Commissioner Lance Gilman cheated him out of his share of brothel profits.

August 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Dunkin' Donuts criticized for 'racist' advertising campaign

BANGKOK (AP) - A leading human rights group has called on Dunkin' Donuts to withdraw a "bizarre and racist" advertisement for chocolate doughnuts in Thailand that shows a smiling woman with bright pink lips in blackface makeup.

August 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Texas family awarded $32M from Domino's

HOUSTON (AP) - The family of a Southeast Texas couple involved in a deadly crash caused by a Domino's Pizza delivery driver was awarded $32 million this week after a jury determined the pizza chain shared responsibility for the accident by not enforcing a policy that its drivers' vehicles be inspected.

August 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


GameStop Expo: Taste of next-gen games

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Inside the massive complex on the Las Vegas Strip that houses the glitzy Venetian casino and Sands convention center, amid a soundscape of conflicting noises, thousands of players are mashing buttons while staring intently at flickering screens.

August 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Tooth Fairy inflation: Price of a tooth nears $4

NEW YORK (AP) - Days of finding a quarter under your pillow are long gone. The Tooth Fairy no longer leaves loose change.

August 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


J&J launches new cap to curb Tylenol overdoses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bottles of Tylenol sold in the U.S. will soon bear red warnings alerting users to the potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the popular pain reliever. The unusual step, disclosed by the company that makes Tylenol, comes amid a growing number of lawsuits and pressure from the federal government that could have widespread ramifications for a medicine taken by millions of people every day.

August 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Did Wal-Mart bag's failure cause death?

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - An eastern Nebraska man has sued Wal-Mart, saying the failure of an overfilled plastic shopping bag led to the death of his wife.

August 28, 2013 | | Nationwide


US-made just as cheap to produce

NEW YORK (AP) - Motorola's new Moto X phone doesn't cost more to make simply because it's assembled in Texas, research firm IHS said Wednesday.

August 28, 2013 | | Nationwide


Hollywood groups sue to stop skyscraper project

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A coalition of residents who live in famed Hollywood neighborhoods filed a lawsuit Wednesday to stop a $654 million skyscraper project from rising just down the hill from the landmark Hollywood Sign because of earthquake concerns.

August 28, 2013 | | Nationwide


Ackman loses half his investment in JCP sale

NEW YORK (AP) - It's official.

August 28, 2013 | | Nationwide


Nintendo cuts price of Wii U console by $50

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nintendo Co. announced Wednesday that it is cutting the price of its Wii U video-game system as it braces for the fall release of competing consoles from Sony and Microsoft.

August 28, 2013 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart expands health benefits to domestic partners

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will extend its health care benefits to its U.S. workers' domestic partners, including those of the same sex, starting Jan. 1.

August 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Burger King to offer 'French Fry Burger' for $1

NEW YORK (AP) - Burger King says it will start offering a "French Fry Burger" for a buck, as it looks to fend off McDonald's aggressive push for its Dollar Menu.

August 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google Glass thru eyes of early users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Geeks aren't the only people wearing Google Glass.

August 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


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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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