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Home sales slip slip as supply remains tight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes dipped in March as the supply remained tight. But the sales pace remained ahead of last year's.

April 22, 2013 | | Nationwide


Netflix's subscriber gains catapult stock

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's move to compete against traditional cable-TV channels with original programming is pulling in more subscribers to its Internet video service and winning back investors who doubted the company's ability to cultivate distinctive entertainment.

April 22, 2013 | | Nationwide


Audit: Vegas taxis overcharged $15M to airport

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Clark County taxicab drivers taking tourists on the scenic route to and from the airport overcharged their passengers an estimated $14.8 million last year, according to a legislative audit released Monday.

April 22, 2013 | | Nationwide


Oak Valley Bank: Net income of $1.3 million for first quarter

OAKDALE − Oak Valley Bancorp - the bank holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank and Eastern Sierra Community Bank - recently reported consolidated net income of $1.3 million for the first quarter.

April 22, 2013 | | Nationwide


McDonald's fails to boost sales with Dollar Menu as sales slump

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's managed to eke out a higher profit for its first quarter even as the world's biggest hamburger chain failed to lift sales with its Dollar Menu.

April 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Social Security is an entitlement

Q: It really gets my goat when I hear politicians refer to Social Security as an entitlement. I worked all my life and paid Social Security taxes all my life. How can they call that an entitlement?

April 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Suitors back away from Dell bids amid PC slump

NEW YORK (AP) - Buyout specialist Blackstone Group LP is dropping its effort to acquire Dell, and billionaire investor Carl Icahn is reportedly unlikely to follow through on his preliminary acquisition offer, as suitors digest studies showing a staggering decline in PC sales.

April 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Today founder Neuharth dies in Florida at 89

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Critics dubbed USA Today "McPaper" when it debuted in 1982, and they accused its founder, Al Neuharth, of dumbing down American journalism with its easy-to-read articles and bright graphics.

April 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Airlines, pilots sue to stop furloughs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Predicting a nightmarish air travel snarl that will stretch from coast to coast, the airline industry and the nation's largest pilots union joined forces Friday to sue the Federal Aviation Administration over its decision to furlough air traffic controllers in order to achieve spending cuts required by Congress.

April 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google's shows more progress in mobile ads

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google's latest quarterly results provided further proof that the Internet search leader is figuring out how to make more money as Web surfers migrate from personal computers to mobile devices.

April 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Yahoo adds 2 more apps to mobile arsenal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo is taking the next step in its effort to make some of its most popular services more appealing and accessible to the growing audience connecting to the Internet on smartphones and tablet computers.

April 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Microsoft beats Street, readies new mobile devices

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft is working with manufacturers to produce a line of small touch-screen devices powered by Windows, apparently intended to compete with 7-inch tablets like the iPad Mini and Amazon Kindle Fire.

April 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Union Pacific 1Q profit up 11% on higher rates

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April 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Twitter launches music app

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter has launched a service that lets people find music they like and tweet songs from iTunes, Spotify and Rdio.

April 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Amazon nears debut of original TV shows

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - There used to be just one way for getting shows on TV. Networks would spend tens of millions of dollars ordering scripts and shooting pilots and then show the fruits of their labor to focus groups. A small group of executives would cherry-pick a few promising shows to put on TV, hoping they'd be a hit with bigger audiences.

April 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


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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 of its digital services more comfortable about the personal information that they give the Internet's most powerful company.

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 are powering the wireless revolution, smarter cars and more.

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 have been raised about the names on their accounts.

June 01, 2015 | | Nationwide


TARGETING ROBOCALLS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating - and the government is taking note.

May 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s bun toasting, burger searing in new pitch

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's is tweaking how it cooks it burgers in hopes of winning back customers.

May 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


Little beers are big business

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - In a nondescript industrial park, beer geeks line up several times a week outside Bissell Brothers to get the latest batch of fresh beer - much like foodies seeking the freshest baguettes, pomegranates or kale.

May 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


IRS believes identity thieves from Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press.

May 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


CPUC backs gas plant near San Diego

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Utility regulators Thursday opened the way for development of a natural gas-fired power plant on the coast near San Diego, perhaps one of the last of its kind in California as the state pushes toward a green energy future.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


PayPal’s chief promises new services for a mobile world

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As PayPal prepares to split from its corporate parent, its new chief executive is promising to expand the popular online payment system, adding a variety of services for consumers to use when shopping on their phones or in traditional stores.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


Kaiser Manteca earns high marks from U.S. News & World Report

Kaiser Permanente Manteca Medical Center has been rated high performing in heart failure treatment in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings released this week. The ratings evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide on common inpatient procedures and conditions.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


IRS refunding $10M to tax preparers who paid to take test

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS is refunding a total of $10 million to thousands of tax preparers who paid to take a competency test, the agency announced Thursday.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


Ready for liquor bottles smart enough to talk smart phones?

PLEASANTON (AP) - The message-in-a-bottle routine is going Wi-Fi. And that means pretty soon you'll have your very own mini Times Square at the bar, right on the bottle.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


HP’s 2nd quarter earnings slip

PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Co.'s earnings slipped in the latest quarter as the long-slumping technology company struggled to boosts its sales while preparing to split up its operations.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


Shoppers could soon have difficulty finding meat’s origin

WASHINGTON (AP) - Shoppers could soon have a harder time finding out where some of their red meat comes from.

May 18, 2015 | | Nationwide


Court agrees Samsung copied Apple, but tosses some damages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld a jury's finding that Samsung illegally copied some patented features in Apple's iPhone, but it sided with Samsung on one point that could reduce the $930 million in damages the South Korean company had been ordered to pay.

May 18, 2015 | | Nationwide


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