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J&J to pay $2.2B to settle allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) - Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil allegations that the company promoted powerful psychiatric drugs for unapproved uses in children, seniors and disabled patients, the Department of Justice announced on Monday.

November 04, 2013 | Nina Frisby | Nationwide


A Social Security lesson for teachers

It's once again time for me to turn the tables on my old teachers and ask them to take a seat and pay attention as I deliver my annual lecture on the Social Security offsets.

November 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart starts holiday shopping season online

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is upping the ante on holiday shopping.

November 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


FDA approves Gazyva leukemia drug from Roche

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new drug from Roche to help treat patients with a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

November 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Compact crossover SUV sales booming

DETROIT (AP) - Aging baby boomers. Couples with small kids. Single people with dogs.

November 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google’s new Android smartphone operating system is the cat’s meow

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is selling a new Android smartphone that it hopes will become more like a clairvoyant friend than a piece of hardware.

October 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


3 bikini baristas arrested at Wash. coffee stand

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Police say the service at a bikini espresso stand in Washington state was too hot.

October 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Buyers raising a stink

NEW YORK (AP) - A noxious feline odor has some Dell customers caterwauling.

October 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Hallmark’s ugly sweater ornament stirring backlash from customers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Greeting card giant Hallmark said Thursday that it shouldn't have changed the lyrics to "Deck the Halls" on a new holiday ornament that stirred a backlash from customers online.

October 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Bay Area techs helping fix Obamacare website ills

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Obama administration has recruited engineers from several prominent technology companies to help fix the problems preventing people from signing up for government-mandated health insurance.

October 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Convicted mobster hoping for a hit with eatery

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. (AP) - When he was on trial for racketeering, Angelo Lutz denied the mob's existence, but now he's using his past in organized crime to promote his new restaurant, the Kitchen Consigliere.

October 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Business Briefs

NEV. CASINO WINNINGS UP 7.4 PERCENT IN SEPTEMBER: CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada casinos won $958.8 million from gamblers in September, representing a 7.4 percent increase over the same month last year due largely to big betting on baccarat and luck that favored the house, state regulators said Thursday.

October 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


iPads face tough holiday season sales

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook believes Santa's sleigh will be loaded with iPads this Christmas, but a variety of competing tablets are sure to be along for the ride, too.

October 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Facebook 3Q results fly past Street’s expectations

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook's latest quarterly results showed continued strength in mobile advertising, which spurred a 60 percent revenue increase in the July-September quarter.

October 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Twitter accused of ruse to pump up price

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two financial firms sued Twitter on Wednesday, saying it supported their own world tour to sell its shares last year, only to disallow the sales in a ruse aimed at boosting the company's valuation above $10 billion for an initial public offering.

October 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Apple Watch: Soon for sale in stores

June 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Big insurance premium hikes coming

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Dozens of health insurers say higher-than-expected care costs and other expenses blindsided them this year, and they're going to have ...

June 01, 2015 | | Nationwide


New Godzilla video game steers clear of nuclear references

TOKYO (AP) - Godzillas galore, including last year's Hollywood version, stomp on buildings, thrashing about and breathing fire, in a video game going on sale ...

June 01, 2015 | | Nationwide


Google tries to demystify account privacy controls

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is making its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an attempt to make the more than 1 billion users ...

June 01, 2015 | | Nationwide


Intel buys into chips powering cloud computing, smarter cars

SAN JOSE (AP) - Intel is buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7 billion in cash to expand its reach into new chip markets that ...

June 01, 2015 | | Nationwide


Protesters rally against Facebook’s ‘fake name’ policy for accounts

MENLO PARK (AP) - Several dozen people gathered at Facebook's headquarters to protest a company policy of asking users to authenticate their identities if questions ...

June 01, 2015 | | Nationwide


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