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Forget the housing crisis, taxes & weak job market: Are you happy?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ben Bernanke wants to know if you are happy.

August 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


A little “T and A”

This is going to be a column about a little "T and A." And before my readers start blushing because of the naughty images that phrase might conjure up, I must confess that it's not what you think. This is a boring old Social Security column, after all.

August 03, 2012 | | Nationwide


Consumer agency probes mortgage insurance deals

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government's consumer finance watchdog is investigating deals that transferred billions in premiums charged to mortgage borrowers from mortgage-insurance companies to the banks that made the loans.

August 03, 2012 | | Nationwide


AT&T sets deadline for 2G sunset by end of 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T Inc. said Friday that the shutdown of its second-generation, or "2G," wireless network will be complete by the end of 2016, a process that will force customers with older phones to upgrade to "3G" or "4G" handsets.

August 03, 2012 | | Nationwide


IRS missing billions in ID theft

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service may have delivered more than $5 billion in refund checks to identity thieves who filed fraudulent tax returns for 2011, Treasury Department investigators said Thursday. They estimate another $21 billion could make its way to ID thieves' pockets over the next five years.

August 03, 2012 | | Nationwide


Resilience: Economy generates 163K jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy generated jobs last month at the fastest pace since February, a sign it is resilient enough to pull out of a midyear slump and grow modestly even as the rest of the world slows down.

August 03, 2012 | | Nationwide


Report says Obama Administration ignored warnings in Solyndra loan

FREMONT (AP) - Republicans investigating the government's investment in a bankrupt solar panel manufacturer have concluded that the Obama administration ignored numerous red flags about the company's financial viability, leaving taxpayers on the hook for more than $500 million.

August 02, 2012 | | Nationwide


Chick-fil-A sets 1-day sales record amid flap

ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A has set a one-day sales record amid an ongoing controversy over a company executive's public stance against same-sex marriage.

August 02, 2012 | | Nationwide


Shoppers' spending a bright note for economy

NEW YORK (AP) - Shoppers showed some spending muscle in July, once summer clearance sales and the hottest July in 50 years got them in the mood.

August 02, 2012 | | Nationwide


AT&T to goes on spectrum shopping binge

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T Inc. has gone on a shopping spree for wireless spectrum, striking three separate deals that should let it increase its capacity for wireless broadband.

August 02, 2012 | | Nationwide


Gap's July same-store sales up surprising 10%

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clothing retailer Gap Inc. said Thursday that July sales at stores open at least a year jumped 10 percent, easily surpassing analysts' expectations, and said second-quarter earnings would rise from last year's results.

August 02, 2012 | | Nationwide


Gas pipe ruptures near site of deadly blast

Gas pipe ruptures near site of deadly blast

August 02, 2012 | | Nationwide


HP wins ruling in court battle with Oracle

SAN JOSE (AP) - Computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. said it won a "tremendous" victory in its court battle to force Oracle Corp. to continue making software for one of its server lines.

August 02, 2012 | | Nationwide


How the new diet sodas stack up

NEW YORK (AP) - Ask five strangers to taste five new diet sodas and you might get one opinion: Try again.

August 01, 2012 | | Nationwide


Chile bans marketing of toys in kids’ food

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - A new law in Chile aims to take some of the fun out of fast-food by forcing McDonald's, Burger King, KFC and other restaurants to stop including toys and other goodies with children's meals.

August 01, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

WASHINGTON (AP) - Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal prosecutors.

September 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Massive new construction tool ready for NASA welding

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A massive structure described by NASA as the world's largest spacecraft welding tool has been completed at the Michoud (MEE'-shoo) Assembly Center in New Orleans, which was chosen in 2011 to build components of a major new rocket system.

September 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Feds: Colon supplement makes bogus claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government says Bayer is making unsupported claims in advertisements for its dietary supplement designed to help with digestion, in violation of a federal court order.

September 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Silicon Valley struggles to speak FDA’s language

SAN JOSE (AP) - From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar - Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants that have famously disrupted so many industries are now facing their own unexpected disruption: regulation.

September 11, 2014 | | Nationwide


Shoppers may shrug off Home Depot hack

NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.

September 11, 2014 | | Nationwide


Yahoo says gov’t threatened $250K a day fine

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo said Thursday the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance by surrendering online information, a step the company regarded as unconstitutional.

September 11, 2014 | | Nationwide


Will Apple finally reveal next big thing?

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses.

September 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Twitter tests shopping service with ‘Buy’ button

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter is taking its users shopping.

September 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Tesla selects Reno for battery plant

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Coming to Nevada's high desert: A massive, $5 billion factory that will pump out high-tech batteries for hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles.

September 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Samsung kicks off battle for holiday spending

BERLIN (AP) - Samsung unveiled two smartphones and a virtual-reality headset Wednesday in a bid to draw consumer attention before its fierce rival, Apple, announces its holiday lineup next week.

September 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Forecasts project rising medical costs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's respite from troublesome health care inflation is ending, the government said Wednesday in a report that renews a crucial budget challenge for lawmakers, taxpayers, businesses and patients.

September 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Utah women target Carl’s Jr. for racy ads

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A pair of Utah women dedicated to pushing back against the objectification of women say Carl's Jr. has gone too far with its long-running line of TV ads featuring women in bikinis eating the company's burgers in seductive poses.

September 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Home Depot probes possible credit card data security breach

NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a major credit card data breach.

September 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


It’s no longer safe to recline airplane seat

NEW YORK (AP) - Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers.

September 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

DETROIT (AP) - Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past.

September 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


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