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Pending home sales reach 3-year high in March

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose in March to the highest level in three years, pointing to higher sales this spring.

April 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


JC Penney to get $1.75B in financing

PLANO, Texas (AP) - J.C. Penney on Monday confirmed that Goldman Sachs will provide it with $1.75 billion in financing.

April 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


FDA will investigate added caffeine in foods

WASHINGTON (AP) - Trail mix. Potato chips. And now gum.

April 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Pot taxes prove sticking point in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Marijuana as a potential tax bonanza has Colorado lawmakers wrestling with a question both sides say they don't know how to answer: How much will people pay for legal weed?

April 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google invading Siri's turf

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Siri may be feeling a little job insecurity. The sometimes droll assistant that answers questions and helps people manage their lives on Apple's iPhone and iPad is facing competition from an up-and-coming rival made by Google.

April 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Senior Citizens and Social Security disability

It must be a sign of the times, but almost every single day I get emails from seniors asking if they might be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Baby boomers (like me) aren't just getting old; some of us are also getting frail. Our bodies are breaking down at a record pace! I'm probably a pretty good example. After a lifetime of essentially good health (I was once honored for using the fewest sick leave days by my former employer), in the past year or so, I've had to deal with issues as severe as blood ...

April 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Smartphones overtake 'dumb' phone sales

NEW YORK (AP) - Research firm IDC said more smartphones than "dumb" phones are being made this year, a milestone in a shift that's putting computing power and Internet access in millions of hands worldwide.

April 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Internet sales tax bill to hit roadblock in House of Reps

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bill to require Internet shoppers to pay sales taxes for online purchases may be cruising through the Senate but it will soon hit a roadblock in the House.

April 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Prom spending is on the rise again

NEW YORK (AP) - The prom is making a big comeback.

April 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Zuckerberg reaped $2.3B gain on stock options

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reaped a gain of nearly $2.3 billion last year when he exercised 60 million stock options just before the online social networking leader's initial public offering.

April 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


GM: New Corvette to start around $52,000

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors said Friday that a base model of the 2014 Corvette Stingray will start at just under $52,000.

April 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Safeway's sales disappoint amid rising competition

PLEASANTON (AP) - Safeway Inc. reported revenue for the first quarter that missed Wall Street expectations as the grocer worked to hold down prices and stay competitive.

April 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Amazon reports lower 1Q earnings, higher revenue

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon.com Inc.'s net income declined in the first three months of the year even though revenue increased 22 percent, as the online retailer continued to spend heavily on order fulfillment and rights to digital content.

April 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Starbucks' profit shows Americans need coffee fix

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans may not feel optimistic about the economy but they're still spending more at Starbucks.

April 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Man says insurance won't cover bullet damage

GRAWN, Mich. (AP) - A northern Lower Michigan man is upset insurance doesn't cover the damage done to his mobile home during a neighbor's shootout with police.

April 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Portland asks judge to stop Uber

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland leaders are trying to make Uber's stay a short one.

December 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Average Affordable Care premiums going up in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Many people covered under President Barack Obama's health care law will face higher premiums next year, the administration acknowledged Thursday. While the average increases are modest, it's more fodder for the nation's political battles over health care.

December 04, 2014 | | Nationwide


Starbucks to push more food, offer mobile ordering

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks plans to let customers across the U.S. order ahead on their smartphones over the next year, a move that should help shrink lines as it pushes more snacks, sandwiches and even wine.

December 04, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple says plaintiffs’ iPods not covered by suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For want of an iPod, a billion-dollar lawsuit may be in jeopardy.

December 04, 2014 | | Nationwide


Medicare Advantage enrollment deadline looms

Millions of Medicare Advantage customers are fast approaching a deadline for a task they'd rather avoid: Researching and then settling on coverage plans for 2015.

December 03, 2014 | By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer | Nationwide


Air bag maker balks at coast-to-coast recall

WASHINGTON (AP) - Japan's Takata Corp. rejected federal regulators' demand Wednesday for an expanded, nationwide recall of millions of air bags, setting up a possible legal showdown and leaving some drivers to wonder about the safety of their cars.

December 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


House OKs bill to widen federal help for disabled

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a bipartisan show of unity, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to allow Americans with disabilities to open tax-free bank accounts to pay for expenses from education to housing and health care.

December 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Girl Scouts byting into digital for cookie sales

NEW YORK (AP) - Watch out world, the Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies.

December 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Cyber Monday gives retailers sales bump

NEW YORK (AP) - Cyber Monday is turning into Cyber Month.

December 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Death toll from GM ignition switches rises to 36

DETROIT (AP) - At least 36 people have died and 44 have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.

December 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


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