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Not your grandma’s Social Security Office

Are the services that people get from the Social Security Administration improving or declining? Is your nearest Social Security office a pleasant place to visit? Or is it just a few notches above your local department of motor vehicles bureau?

October 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


Banana Boat recalls sunscreen due to fire risk

WASHINGTON (AP) - The maker of Banana Boat sunscreen is recalling a half-million bottles of spray-on lotion after reports that a handful of people have caught on fire after applying the product and coming in contact with open flames.

October 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


Fatal air crash decline presents safety challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's been 43 months since the last deadly airline crash in the United States, the longest period without a fatal domestic accident since commercial aviation expanded after World War II. That sounds like unvarnished good news, but one consequence of having such a remarkable record is that it's difficult to justify imposing costly new safety rules on the economically fragile industry.

October 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


AMD to cut nearly 1,800 jobs or 15 pct of workers

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. says it will cut nearly 1,800 jobs, about 15 percent of its workforce, by the end of the year in order to reduce spending in the face of dwindling sales.

October 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


GM to hire 3,000 workers from Hewlett-Packard

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors will hire 3,000 workers from Hewlett-Packard, part of a push to bring most of its computer technology in-house.

October 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


Newsweek to cease print edition after 80 years on Dec. 31

NEW YORK (AP) - Newsweek will end its print publication after 80 years and shift to an all-digital format in early 2013.

October 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


AOL wants to organize your email clutter with Alto

PALO ALTO (AP) - The Internet icon that brought email to the masses with its classic "You've got mail" slogan now wants to help people organize the flood of messages in their Gmail, Yahoo mail and other accounts.

October 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


Google, Samsung to sell Chrome laptop for $249at Best Buy stores

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is dangling a low-priced laptop computer in front of consumers as rivals Microsoft and Apple prepare to release their latest gadgets.

October 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


Surge in home construction could lift economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home construction is making a comeback that could invigorate the economy's still-weak recovery.

October 17, 2012 | | Nationwide


EBay posts higher earnings, revenue

SAN JOSE (AP) - EBay reported Tuesday that its third-quarter net income rose 22 percent thanks to higher revenue at its PayPal payments service and at the marketplaces business that includes eBay.com.

October 17, 2012 | | Nationwide


Brothels rescue cash-strapped Greek soccer team following government cuts

LARISSA, Greece (AP) - The world's oldest profession is giving a whole new meaning to love of the game.

October 17, 2012 | | Nationwide


Bank of America says housing has 'begun to turn'

NEW YORK (AP) - For banks, mortgage-making kept profits humming before the financial crisis, then blackened reputations and stamped out earnings when the crisis hit.

October 17, 2012 | | Nationwide


Bettman, NHL make new offer in hope of salvaging full season

TORONTO (AP) - The stalled talks between the NHL and the players' association finally got a jumpstart.

October 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


Gap announces management restructuring

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gap has announced a management overhaul aimed at enabling the retailer to respond more quickly to customers' needs across the globe.

October 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


University of Phoenix closing 115 locations; not clear whether Lathrop campus is on list

PHOENIX (AP) Apollo Group Inc. said Tuesday that its fiscal fourth-quarter net income tumbled 60 percent, hurt by higher costs and declining enrollment at the University of Phoenix. To cope, the for-profit education company plans to close 115 of the university's mostly smaller locations, a move that will affect 13,000 students.

October 16, 2012 | | 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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