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10 banks including Wells Fargo, BofA agree to pay $8.5B for foreclosure abuse

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. banks have taken another step to clear away the wreckage of the 2008 financial crisis by agreeing to pay $8.5 billion to settle charges that they wrongfully foreclosed on millions of homeowners.

January 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


New Lego robotics kit talks to iPhones

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Lego bricks are getting cozy with the iPhone and other Apple devices in the latest incarnation of the Mindstorms robotics kit.

January 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


Gas prices staying down as 2013 starts

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. drivers are hoping 2013 doesn't start off like 2012 at the gas pump. So far, so good.

January 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


Samsung lens flips from 2-D to 3-D

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Cameras that can record in 3-D are usually pretty complicated, sporting two lenses instead of one, to mimic human binocular vision. Samsung says it has a more elegant solution: a single lens that can go from 2-D to 3-D mode with the flip of a switch.

January 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


New Dish box sends TV shows 'hopping' to iPad

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Dish Network Corp. revealed a set-top box called "Hopper" last year, named for its ability to send the TV signal "hopping" from room to room, covering all the TVs in the house. This year, it's upgrading the Hopper so that it follows you wherever you go - even outside the house.

January 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


BofA in $11.6B mortgage claims settlement

NEW YORK (AP) - Bank of America reached an $11.6 billion settlement with government mortgage agency Fannie Mae to settle claims resulting from mortgage-backed investments that soured during the housing crash, bringing it a step closer to clearing up its legacy of bad home loans.

January 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google exec chairman arrives in North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Google's chairman wants a firsthand look at North Korea's economy and social media landscape during his private visit Monday to the communist nation, his delegation said, despite misgivings in Washington over the timing of the trip.

January 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


McDonald's expands test flight for chicken wings; no national plans yet

NEW YORK (AP) - First there were McNuggets. Then there were Chicken McBites. Now McDonald's could be adding "Mighty Wings" to its chicken menu.

January 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


Government to require electric cars to make noise

DETROIT (AP) - A government safety agency wants electric and hybrid vehicles to make more noise when traveling at low speeds so pedestrians can hear them coming.

January 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


Lenovo to release giant 27-inch ‘coffee table PC’

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Dismayed that family members are spread out over the house, each with a separate PC or tablet? Lenovo has something it believes will get them back together: a PC the size of a coffee table that works like a gigantic tablet and lets four people use it at once.

January 06, 2013 | | Nationwide


Gain pushes S&P 500 to 5-year high

NEW YORK (AP) - The Standard & Poor's 500 closed at its highest level in five years Friday after a report showed that hiring held up in December, giving stocks an early lift.

January 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Target ads puts food in spotlight

NEW YORK (AP) - Is Target's grocery aisle ready for its close up?

January 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Bluefin tuna sells for record $1.76M in Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) - A bluefin tuna sold for a record $1.76 million at a Tokyo auction Saturday, nearly three times the previous high set last year.

January 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


'McDreamy' says he beat Starbucks for coffee chain

SEATTLE (AP) - "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey may be the real "McSteamy."

January 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Social Security update for 2013

It has been my custom for most of the past 15 years to write a year-end column that summarizes the Social Security changes and updates scheduled to take place the following year.

January 04, 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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