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Defense cuts, layoff notice dispute tiff

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans accused President Barack Obama of trying to keep middle-class Americans in the dark about whether they'll lose their jobs from impending defense cuts as a Labor Department memo cautioning contractors about layoff notices set off political recriminations.

July 31, 2012 | | Nationwide


Levinsohn leaving Yahoo after 2nd CEO snub

SAN JOSE (AP) - Ross Levinsohn, the interim CEO who was snubbed in the search for a permanent leader at Yahoo, is leaving the Internet portal.

July 30, 2012 | | Nationwide


iPhone appeal dims as Samsung shines

NEW YORK (AP) - The once-sexy iPhone is starting to look small and chubby.

July 30, 2012 | | Nationwide


Dow blows past 13,000 on hope for action in Europe

NEW YORK (AP) - Faced with Facebook, Starbucks and Angela Merkel, the market chose to focus on Merkel.

July 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Apple buying AuthenTec for about $356 million

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple has agreed to buy fingerprint reader AuthenTec Inc. for approximately $356 million as the maker of iPhones and iPads looks to strengthen its digital security capabilities.

July 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Columnist’s “ivory tower” is in basement of a suburban split level

Q. How does it feel sitting there in your ivory tower with all the trappings of power serving as a mouthpiece for the Obama Administration? Why should I believe anything you say? After all, you're paid to mislead people about the corrupt workings of the Social Security system!

July 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Google didn't delete Street View data after all

LONDON (AP) - After being caught spying on people across Europe and Australia with its Wi-Fi-slurping Street View cars, Google had told angry regulators that it would delete the ill-gotten data.

July 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Unemployment could stay high

WASHINGTON (AP) - High unemployment isn't going away - not as long as the economy grows as slowly as it did in the April-June quarter.

July 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook's stock tumbles after 1st public quarter

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook's first earnings report as a public company had solid numbers, but in the end it landed with a thud - much like its rocky initial public offering two months ago.

July 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


Indian tribes want federal regulation of Internet gaming

WASHINGTON (AP) - With some states readying to start online gambling, Native American tribal leaders are calling on the federal government to step in as it did with brick-and-mortar gambling and establish regulations that ensure tribes get a piece of the action without having their revenue taxed and their sovereignty compromised.

July 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


Soda firms racing for a new sweet spot

N EW YORK (AP) - Coke and Pepsi are chasing after the sweet spot: a soda with no calories, no artificial sweeteners and no funny aftertaste.

July 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


Penney tweaks store pricing strategy again

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney is changing its pricing - again.

July 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


Senate debates living spaces for egg-layers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The freedom of a hen to flap its wings and move around became an issue of congressional concern Thursday as a Senate committee discussed legislation to set national standards for the treatment of egg-laying hens.

July 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


Zynga stock tanks after weak 2Q report

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Zynga Inc. lost money and received less revenue than anticipated in the second quarter because "CityVille," ''FarmVille" and other games are not attracting as many paying players as they should.

July 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


USDA says drought will push up food prices in 2013 by 3 to 4%

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The drought gripping more than half the country is a major reason why consumers can expect to pay 3 percent to 4 percent more for groceries next year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

July 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Amazon debuts mobile payment app, card reader

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.

August 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple bans use of 2 chemicals in iPhone

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company's latest commitment to protect the factory workers who build its trendy devices.

August 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Cisco to lay off up to 6,000 workers

SAN JOSE (AP) - Cisco said Wednesday that it will lay off up to 6,000 workers, or 8 percent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring.

August 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


PBS’ antiques show finds $1M baseball trove

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The PBS series "Antiques Roadshow" says it hit a home run with a collection of 1870s Boston baseball memorabilia.

August 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Asbestos sales flourish in Asia

VAISHALI, India (AP) - The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at the conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world's poorest people.

August 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


‘Advanced Warfare’ jumps Call of Duty predecessors

FOSTER CITY (AP) - It feels like a well-armed Christmas morning at Sledgehammer Games.

August 11, 2014 | | Nationwide


Postal Service loses $2 billion this past spring

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its volume and charging consumers more money to send mail, officials said Monday.

August 11, 2014 | | Nationwide


FDA OKs DNA-based test for colon cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients' DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths.

August 11, 2014 | | Nationwide


Yelp CEO reviews own business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After Yelp posted the first quarterly profit in its history last week, the online business review site got panned on Wall Street. The company's stock plummeted 11 percent the day after the results came out, wiping out its gains for the year.

August 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Ways to create better, stronger passwords

NEW YORK (AP) - With the recent news that a Russian hacker ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations, it's a good time to review ways to protect yourself online.

August 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Spiked Sprint- T-Mobile deal may mean lower plan prices

NEW YORK (AP) - The collapse of Sprint's push to buy T-Mobile US could mean fresh options in wireless plans and lower prices for U.S. consumers. But in the long run, tougher competition on prices could lead to slower service and slower expansion of coverage.

August 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Pandora cuts first-ever direct deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Internet radio leader Pandora has come to its first-ever direct licensing deal with artists, a wide-ranging agreement with independent label group Merlin that both said would mean higher payments to artists and more play for them on Pandora stations.

August 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Wealth gap is slowing growth

WASHINGTON (AP) - Economists have long argued that a rising wealth gap has complicated the U.S. rebound from the Great Recession.

August 05, 2014 | | Nationwide


Obama seeks executive ways to limit ways to shrink taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Aiming to sidestep a logjam in Congress, the Obama administration is looking for steps it could take on its own to prevent American companies from reincorporating overseas to shirk U.S. taxes, officials said Tuesday.

August 05, 2014 | | Nationwide


Boom in aspiring real estate brokers

MIAMI (AP) - To motivate a classroom packed with 87 aspiring real estate agents, instructor Keith Grandy started off his one-week, intensive course with the promise of big money: With hard work, fresh licensees in the Miami metro area could make $100,000 a year if they complete at least two transactions per month, according to current property prices and commissions.

August 05, 2014 | | Nationwide


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