WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - There are smoke-free bars, smoke-free parks, even smoke-free college campuses. But a smoke-free country?
WASHINGTON (AP) - Driving onto an Interstate highway? Crossing a bridge on the way into work? Taking a tunnel under a river or bay? Get ready to pay.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to cut 27,000 jobs as the growing popularity of smartphones, the iPad and other mobile devices makes it tougher for the company to sell personal computers.
NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook's fourth day of trading as a public company saw an increase in the company's stock price and shareholder lawsuits related to the social network's botched initial public offering.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota could double its oil production by 2015 to more than 1 million barrels daily, putting it on par with Texas "if everything goes our way," the state's top oil regulator told industry and government officials Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal jury ruled Wednesday that Google didn't infringe on Oracle's patents when the Internet search leader developed its popular Android software for mobile devices.
NEW YORK (AP) - If you were thinking of picking up a few shares of Facebook last week, when it went public at a price of $38, you might be seriously tempted now that the stock has fallen $7 in two days.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are buying more homes in every region of the country, the latest indication that the housing market could be on the mend.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Facebook is close to settling a lawsuit over advertisements it calls "sponsored stories."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google has completed its $12.5 billion purchase of device maker Motorola Mobility in a deal that poses new challenges for the Internet's most powerful company as it tries to shape the future of mobile computing.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new government study released Tuesday says that allowing Bush-era tax cuts to expire and a scheduled round of automatic spending cuts to take effect would probably throw the economy into a recession.
DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co. is getting its blue oval logo back.
NEW YORK (AP) - Two leading proxy adviser firms are telling Wal-Mart shareholders to vote against certain board members up for re-election next week, saying the directors neglected their responsibility in an alleged bribery scheme in Wal-Mart's Mexican operations.
NEW YORK (AP) - A new survey shows economists are growing slightly more optimistic about recovery in the job and housing markets but expect other pillars of the economy to remain weak.
NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook was supposed to soar. Instead, it plunged.
DETROIT (AP) - At least 36 people have died and 44 have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.
NEW YORK (AP) - Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.
NEW YORK (AP) - Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators.
NEW YORK (AP) - A decision by OPEC this week to maintain current levels of oil production hammered major energy companies in the U.S. and abroad.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is appealing a World Trade Organization decision that would make it harder for U.S. consumers to know where meat in the grocery store came from.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter said it is now tracking what other apps its users have installed on their mobile devices so it can target content and ads to them better.