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Intel 3Q profit unchanged beats predictions

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel said Tuesday that its third-quarter net income was unchanged, stymied by a continued slump in global PC demand.

October 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Coke executive says Diet Coke under pressure

NEW YORK (AP) - Diet Coke, the country's No. 2 soda, may be losing some of its pop.

October 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Buffett backs business kits for kids

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Earlier this year, Warren Buffett congratulated a group of three Kentucky kids for developing kits to help their peers set up businesses.

October 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Half of older workers delay retirement

CHICAGO (AP) - There was a time when Tom Sadowski thought he'd stop working after turning 65 earlier this year. But he's put off retirement for at least five years - and now anticipates continuing to do some work afterward.

October 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


HTC offers larger phone, with fingerprint sensor

NEW YORK (AP) - At your neighborhood coffee shop, you can order your beverage in small, medium or large. Now, you can do that with phones, too.

October 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Microsoft's phone update to feature driving mode

SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft is updating its Windows software for cellphones to accommodate larger devices and make it easier for motorists to reduce distractions while driving.

October 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Brokers confuse health exchanges

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - This month's glitch-filled rollout of the health insurance marketplaces created by federal law is a business opportunity for brokers and agents, but regulators warn that it also opened the door for those who would seek to line their pockets by misleading consumers.

October 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Macy's to open on Thanksgiving for the first time

NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's Inc. says it will open most of its stores for the first time on Thanksgiving, breaking a long-standing tradition for the venerable retailer.

October 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


BlackBerry ad campaign seeks to reassure customers

TORONTO (AP) - BlackBerry is publishing an open letter in major publications around the world in a bid to reassure customers that they can count on the distressed smartphone company.

October 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


We’re having too much fun spending our reduced Social Security benefits

Every single time I write a column in which I discuss Social Security maximizing strategies, as I did for the umpteenth time several weeks ago, my inbox is flooded with emails from readers who are trying to squeeze every last nickel out of their Social Security benefits. Some people (almost always men) send me spreadsheets in which they've calculated a dozen different scenarios for various combinations of benefits between themselves and their wives. They ask me to help them pick the optimal option. Others give me all their facts (ages, benefit amounts, life expectancies, etc.) for both spouses and ...

October 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


'Bionic man' walks, breathes with artificial parts

NEW YORK (AP) - Gentlemen, we can rebuild him, after all. We have the technology.

October 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


Corn harvest above expectations

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Harvest is in full swing across the country, and farmers in many states are surprised at the abundance of corn they're getting from their fields.

October 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


Starbucks asks customers to sign petition

SEATTLE (AP) - Starbucks, known for its piping hot coffee, is throwing itself in the middle of yet another heated national debate.

October 10, 2013 | | Nationwide


Safeway 3Q net income drops but beats Street

PLEASANTON (AP) - Safeway said Thursday its third-quarter net income fell 58 percent, hurt by a software impairment charge, higher theft and lower property gains.

October 10, 2013 | | Nationwide


Bloomberg caught up in Mexico soda tax fight

MEXICO CITY (AP) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's name has been drawn into the debate over a proposed 8-cent (1 peso) per liter tax on soft drinks to fund weight-control efforts in Mexico, which now has higher obesity rates than the United States.

October 10, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Don’t panic, college seniors: Jobs for grads likely to grow

WASHINGTON (AP) - The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring. The company formerly known as Ernst & Young plans to hire 9,000 graduates from U.S. universities this year, up from 7,500 in 2014. But recruiting isn't as easy as it used to be.

April 17, 2015 | | Nationwide


WikiLeaks site creates online archive of hacked Sony documents

NEW YORK (AP) - Sony's hacking problems aren't over yet.

April 17, 2015 | | Nationwide


US prescription drugs pending jumped 13%

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - U.S. spending on prescription drugs soared last year, driven up primarily by costly breakthrough medicines, manufacturer price hikes and a surge from millions of people newly insured due to the Affordable Care Act.

April 13, 2015 | | Nationwide


NY attorney general questions work practices of 13 retailers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's attorney general has launched an inquiry into 13 major retailers, questioning the practice of keeping workers on call for shifts on short notice and possible violations of the state requirement to pay hourly staff for at least four hours when they report for work.

April 13, 2015 | | Nationwide


Veggies take center plate as healthy fast food expands

MIAMI (AP) - They want it fresh. They want it cheap. They want it fast. And most importantly, they don't want it to taste like it's good for them.

April 13, 2015 | | Nationwide


Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review

CHICAGO (AP) - Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven't been studied enough to evaluate long-term results.

April 06, 2015 | | Nationwide


Starbucks to expand online tuition program

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks says its workers can now have four years of tuition covered for an online college degree from Arizona State University instead of just two, marking the latest sign that companies are rethinking their treatment of low-wage workers.

April 06, 2015 | | Nationwide


Uber’s popularity surges with business travelers avoiding taxis

NEW YORK (AP) - Business travelers are bypassing the taxi queue with greater frequency, choosing instead ride-hailing services like Uber Technologies.

April 06, 2015 | | Nationwide


Samsung’s profit forecast beats estimate

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday that its first-quarter operating income likely beat analysts' consensus.

April 06, 2015 | | Nationwide


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