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Economy expands at 4.1 percent rate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy grew at a solid 4.1 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest pace since late 2011 and significantly higher than previously thought. Much of the upward revision came from stronger consumer spending.

December 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Facebook to sell 70M shares, 41M of them from CEO

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook and Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg are selling a combined 70 million shares of Class A stock as the social media company prepares to join the Standard & Poor's 500 index.

December 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Verizon to publish data on phone records requests

WASHINGTON (AP) - Verizon Communications Inc. says it will publish information on the number of requests for customer records it received from law enforcement agencies this year.

December 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Security breach affects up to 40M cards

NEW YORK (AP) - Target's data-security nightmare threatens to drive off holiday shoppers during the company's busiest time of year.

December 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Lockheed Martin ends Scouts gifts over gays

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is halting its donations to the Boy Scouts of America over the organization's ban on gays serving as adult leaders after a review of the company's philanthropy guidelines, the company said Thursday.

December 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Holiday shopping season: A disappointment so far

NEW YORK (AP) - Sparse crowds at malls and "50 percent off" signs at The Gap and other stores offer clues as to how this holiday season is shaping up so far: It's the most discount-driven one since the U.S. was in a deep recession. It's also the most disappointing for stores.

December 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Apple Mac Pro orders to begin today

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple will start taking orders for its high-end Mac Pro desktop computer today.

December 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Stocks soar as Fed reduces stimulus

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market had a swift and clear reaction to the Federal Reserve's decision to trim its stimulus efforts: That wasn't so bad after all.

December 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Oracle fiscal 2Q net income falls slightly

REDWOOD SHORES (AP) - Oracle's fiscal second-quarter net income edged down slightly, hurt by flat revenue from new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions, but still managed to beat Wall Street predictions.

December 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Facebook testing video advertisements

MENLO PARK (AP) - Investors are giving a thumbs-up to the idea of Facebook making hundreds of millions in new revenue from video advertisements, but some users argue that the social network is already too cluttered and has become more about commercialism than communing with friends.

December 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


California home sales drop, prices firm in November

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California home sales slid last month amid tight supplies, while prices held steady, a research firm said Tuesday.

December 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


IRS vendor owed $525 million in back taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service has been doing business with nearly 1,200 vendors that owe back taxes, including one unnamed contractor that owed a whopping $525 million, a new inspector general's report says.

December 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


HP raises Whitman's salary to $1.5M from $1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is getting a huge raise as she enters the third year of her attempt to turn around the slumping personal computer and printer maker.

December 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


Avago Tech buys LSI for $6.6 billion

NEW YORK (AP) - The chipmaker Avago Technologies Ltd. is buying LSI Corp. for $6.6 billion to help strengthen its position in the enterprise storage market and broaden its offerings.

December 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Small businesses retirement plans

Within certain guidelines, employers are generally allowed to auto-enroll workers in employer-sponsored retirement plans and divert a set percentage of compensation into workers' accounts unless they specifically opt out or change the contribution rate. Automatic enrollment tends to boost participation; in fact, average participation for company plans with auto enrollment exceeds 85%, compared with 67% for plans without it.1

December 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


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FAA OKs commercial drone flights

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft.

June 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


You have the right to pay taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service wants to read taxpayers their rights.

June 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Hershey clashes with Maryland candidate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Hershey company says a Maryland candidate is milking its classic chocolate bar for political gain.

June 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Social Security judges rubber- stamp claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid complaints about lengthy waits for Social Security disability benefits, congressional investigators say nearly 200 administrative judges have been rubber-stamping claims, approving billions of dollars in lifetime payments from the cash-strapped program.

June 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


No more serious safety issues lurking

DETROIT (AP) - A thorough review of General Motors' safety issues is nearing completion and hasn't turned up any more serious problems, the company's CEO said Tuesday.

June 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Vehicles go on material weight diet

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Roofs made of carbon fiber. Plastic windshields. Bumpers fashioned out of aluminum foam.

June 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


Prodding Congress, Obama acts to ease student debt load

WASHINGTON (AP) - Up to 5 million Americans struggling to make their monthly student loan payments could find relief under a program President Barack Obama expanded Monday, part of an election-year push by Democrats to paint Republicans as blocking common-sense steps that could help the middle class.

June 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


Pot tax collections booming in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's marijuana market boomed in April as tens of thousands celebrated the once-underground 4/20 pot holiday.

June 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


Netflix stopping notices that irked Verizon

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix will ease up on a month-long finger-pointing campaign that blamed Verizon and other Internet service providers for problems with its video subscription service.

June 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s US sales slip again

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) - McDonald's says a key sales metric slipped again in the U.S. as it faced "ongoing broad-based challenges" in May.

June 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple expands into health, home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expanding into home and health management as the company tries to turn its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers into an interchangeable network of devices that serve as a hub of people's increasingly digital lives.

June 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Seattle council passes $15 hourly minimum wage, nation’s highest

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Monday that gradually increases the minimum wage in the city to $15, which would make it the highest in the nation.

June 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


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