WASHINGTON (AP) - Negotiations to renew a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more kicked off on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with both sides optimistic of an agreement despite last year's bitter battles over President Barack Obama's jobs proposals.
NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon paid dearly to put iPhones in the hands of subscribers in the latest quarter, holding back its profits in the hope that its customers will rack up higher monthly bills and stay loyal.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tablets and e-readers were a popular gift over the holidays, so much so that the number of people who own them nearly doubled between mid-December and January, a new study finds.
SEATTLE (AP) - Starbucks Corp., the company that proved there's no such thing as paying too much for a cup of coffee, is expanding its experiment with two other elixirs that Americans love, wine and beer.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It could be quite a while yet before the Federal Reserve starts raising the interest rates it's kept at record lows for three years.
INTEL BUYS INFINIBAND UNIT FROM QLOGIC FOR $125M: SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel Corp. on Monday said it had agreed to buy Qlogic Corp.'s line of Infiniband adapters, used to tie processors together into supercomputing clusters, for $125 million.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - A company's obligations don't stop with the law. It also needs to be fair and upfront with customers.
NEW YORK (AP) - Customers who send international money transfers will soon be entitled to clearer cost disclosures.
DETROIT (AP) - The government ended its safety investigation into the Chevrolet Volt on Friday after concluding that the Volt and other electric cars don't pose a greater fire risk than gasoline-powered cars.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft Corp. battled through a weak PC market to post flat earnings in the final quarter of 2011, boosting sales of servers, Xbox games and its Office productivity software while trimming losses at its Bing search engine.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The economy is off to a fast start in 2012.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar credit.