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Apple may build less expensive iPhone

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is trying to decide whether it makes sense to offer a cheaper iPhone as it tries to boost sales in less-affluent countries and reclaim some of the market share lost to cheaper phones running Google's Android software, according to a published report.

January 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


Facing backlash, AIG won't join lawsuit against US

NEW YORK (AP) - Afraid of looking like a world-class ingrate, AIG on Wednesday decided against suing the federal government over the $182 billion bailout that saved the giant insurance company from collapse.

January 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


Wacky gadgets: 'Smart' potty or dumb idea?

LAS VEGAS (AP) - From the iPotty for toddlers to the 1,600-pound mechanical spider and the host of glitch-ridden "smart" TVs, the International CES show is a forum for gadget makers to take big - and bizarre - chances.

January 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


Hasbro aims to jazz up Monopoly with new token, you can help pick

NEW YORK (AP) - The gig is almost up for one of the eight Monopoly tokens. But which will it be? Iron? Thimble? Top Hat?

January 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


Lew's loopy signature may end up on dollar bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jack Lew's nomination for treasury secretary means a new signature could soon be coming to the dollar bill.

January 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


Tech delegation pressing NKorea Internet openness

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - A private delegation including Google's Eric Schmidt is urging North Korea to allow more open Internet access and cellphones to benefit its citizens, the mission's leader said in the country with some of the world's tightest controls on information.

January 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


Obama taps budget expert Lew to lead Treasury

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will nominate White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be his second-term Secretary of the Treasury, turning to one of Washington's most knowledgeable budget experts to manage prickly fiscal negotiations with Congress and steer the still-shaky national economy.

January 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


Bizz Buzz

Manteca Celebrates Restaurant Week starting Jan. 14

January 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


Panasonic shows off ultra-HD OLED TV

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Panasonic is showing off a prototype TV that combines the two hottest technologies at this year's gadget show in Las Vegas: organic light-emitting diodes and ultrahigh definition.

January 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


Target unveils year-round online price match; retail battle heats up

NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. is pledging to match prices of select online rivals year-round, a move that underscores how physical and online retailing are being meshed together.

January 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


Hollywood offers free movies to boost UltraViolet

LAS VEGAS (AP) - In a bid to jumpstart its fledgling online entertainment system, Hollywood studios are resorting to a time-honored tactic: giving stuff away.

January 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


TV-over-Internet service expanding

NEW YORK (AP) - The Barry Diller-backed Internet company that challenged cable and satellite TV services by offering inexpensive live television online plans to expand beyond New York City this spring.

January 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


Chevy adopts new global ad campaign

DETROIT (AP) - Chevrolet is dropping its "Chevy Runs Deep" slogan and replacing it with the new tagline "Find New Roads," saying that it's better geared toward drivers outside the U.S.

January 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


Smart TVs get smarter, by just a bit

LAS VEGAS (AP) - In the not-so-distant future, couch potatoes will be waving, pointing, swiping and tapping to make their TVs react, kind of like what Tom Cruise did in the 2002 movie "Minority Report." That's the vision of TV manufacturers as they show off "smart TVs."

January 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


Pen makes old monitors touch-ready

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Many people who have tried Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system without a touch screen have hated it because of the inability to use touch and swipe commands to get things going. Now, a company has made a digital pen to allow people to use Windows 8 on their old monitors for less than the cost of buying a new touch-enabled computer.

January 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


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FDA: little evidence to drop Chantix boxed suicide warning

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators say Pfizer has provided low-quality evidence to support its request to remove a bold-letter warning from its anti-smoking drug Chantix about suicidal behavior.

October 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Yelp battles extortion claims

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - First the chefs of a small Italian restaurant got mad at online review site Yelp. Instead of trying to get better reviews, they decided to take a different approach: get terrible ones.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Banks harvest callers’ voiceprints from recordings to fight fraud

LONDON (AP) - "This call may be monitored."

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Aaron’s rent-to-own to pay $28 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's second-largest chain of rent-to-own furniture and appliance stores has agreed to pay $28.4 million to settle a case in which it allegedly violated California's consumer protection and privacy laws, attorney general Kamala Harris announced Monday.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Houston Astros improvement costs mogul

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Astros' improvement this year from baseball's worst team cost a Houston furniture mogul Jim McIngvale more than $4 million to make good on a promise to fans.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s invites icky questions about its food to counter erroneous perceptions

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's wants to explain why its burgers may not rot and that there are no worms in its beef.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


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