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Dow closes at highest level of year, nears record

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow rose to its highest close of the year, putting it within 1 percent of its record. Stocks gained after impressive results from two big consumer brands.

February 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


CEO: Shareholder lawsuit is 'silly sideshow'

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling a shareholder lawsuit against the company a "silly sideshow," even as he said he is open to looking at the shareholder's proposals for sharing more cash with investors.

February 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Federal Trade Communications: 1 in 4 have errors in credit report

WASHINGTON (AP) - One in four consumers found an error in a credit report issued by a major agency, according to a government study released Monday.

February 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


Maker's Mark cutting bourbon alcohol volume

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The producer of Maker's Mark bourbon is cutting - likely permanently - the amount of alcohol in each bottle to stretch every drop of the famous Kentucky whiskey. The alcohol volume is being lowered from its historic level of 45 percent to 42 percent - or 90 proof to 84 proof.

February 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


Need surgery? Good luck getting hospital cost

CHICAGO (AP) - Want to know how much a hip replacement will cost? Many hospitals won't be able to tell you, at least not right away - if at all. And if you shop around and find centers that can quote a price, the amounts could vary astronomically, a study found.

February 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


Mountain Dew introduces a breakfast drink

NEW YORK (AP) - If you don't like coffee or tea, Mountain Dew has a new breakfast drink that might perk you up.

February 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


Postal Service lost $1.3B over quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service lost $1.3 billion in the final three months of last year, despite a blizzard of campaign advertising for the fall political elections and a big holiday mail and shipping season.

February 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


Food incubator: kitchen hobbies go to groceries

NORCO, La. (AP) - The smell of herbs and spices filled the large industrial kitchen space as Bonnie Barberot stirred ingredients in a steaming metal cauldron. She was at the Edible Enterprises kitchen early on a Monday to prepare a fresh batch of sweet and spicy pickles, one of five pickle products Barberot produces under the Bushwood Farms name.

February 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


Dell's $24.4B deal opposed by major stockholder

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dell Inc.'s decision to sell itself for $24.4 billion to a group led by its founder and CEO is being ridiculed as a rotten deal by a major shareholder who estimates the slumping personal computer maker is really worth $42 billion.

February 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


McDonald's sales fall with tough year ahead

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's says a key sales figure dropped again in January as the world's biggest hamburger chain struggled to grow in the U.S. and saw a severe decline in Asia.

February 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


We just don’t want widows “living in sin!”

Q: I've been rereading some of your past articles online. You usually explain Social Security rules pretty well. But there is one situation I am having trouble with. A 62-year-old woman who is married to a slightly younger man wrote to ask if she could get benefits from her older ex-husband's Social Security record. You said no. You went on to explain that as long as she was married to husband number two, she can't get benefits from husband number one. But in another column, a 63-year-old woman who was getting widow's benefits asked if she ...

February 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


Lay's asking what chips you like

NEW YORK (AP) - The next Lay's potato chip will taste like chicken and waffles. Or cheesy garlic bread. Or Sriracha, a hot sauce often used in Thai dishes.

February 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


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S&P 500 hits 5-year high, extends rally

February 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


IRS cracking down on ID theft, tax fraud

MIAMI (AP) - With tax filing season heating up, an aggressive Internal Revenue Service crackdown is targeting the growing problem of criminals who use stolen identities to seek tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds.

February 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


Investor sues Apple, wants more cash

CUPERTINO (AP) - With its annual meeting looming and its stock on the decline, Apple is facing a rebellion from an influential investor who wants the company to stop stockpiling cash and give it to shareholders instead.

February 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Get ready for 3% down home loans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some Americans will soon be able to buy a home with a down payment as low as 3 percent, compared with the current minimum of 5 percent, the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say.

December 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


BIG MAC ATTACKS DECLINING

NEW YORK (AP) - Hold the pickles, onions and special sauce. The Big Mac is becoming a victim of finicky tastes.

December 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Portland asks judge to stop Uber

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland leaders are trying to make Uber's stay a short one.

December 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Average Affordable Care premiums going up in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Many people covered under President Barack Obama's health care law will face higher premiums next year, the administration acknowledged Thursday. While the average increases are modest, it's more fodder for the nation's political battles over health care.

December 04, 2014 | | Nationwide


Starbucks to push more food, offer mobile ordering

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks plans to let customers across the U.S. order ahead on their smartphones over the next year, a move that should help shrink lines as it pushes more snacks, sandwiches and even wine.

December 04, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple says plaintiffs’ iPods not covered by suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For want of an iPod, a billion-dollar lawsuit may be in jeopardy.

December 04, 2014 | | Nationwide


Medicare Advantage enrollment deadline looms

Millions of Medicare Advantage customers are fast approaching a deadline for a task they'd rather avoid: Researching and then settling on coverage plans for 2015.

December 03, 2014 | By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer | Nationwide


Air bag maker balks at coast-to-coast recall

WASHINGTON (AP) - Japan's Takata Corp. rejected federal regulators' demand Wednesday for an expanded, nationwide recall of millions of air bags, setting up a possible legal showdown and leaving some drivers to wonder about the safety of their cars.

December 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


House OKs bill to widen federal help for disabled

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a bipartisan show of unity, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to allow Americans with disabilities to open tax-free bank accounts to pay for expenses from education to housing and health care.

December 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Girl Scouts byting into digital for cookie sales

NEW YORK (AP) - Watch out world, the Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies.

December 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Cyber Monday gives retailers sales bump

NEW YORK (AP) - Cyber Monday is turning into Cyber Month.

December 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Death toll from GM ignition switches rises to 36

DETROIT (AP) - At least 36 people have died and 44 have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.

December 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Black Friday gets a little less frenzied

NEW YORK (AP) - Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.

November 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Kickoff to Christmas: Thinner crowds, protests, alcohol

NEW YORK (AP) - Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators.

November 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Plunging crude prices hammer energy companies

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.

November 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


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