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Starbucks buys bakery to improve food offerings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Starbucks Corp. is looking to offer a more tempting menu, with a $100 million cash deal to buy a small bakery chain.

June 04, 2012 | | Nationwide


Young kids could someday get on Facebook, without lying about age

MENLO PARK (AP) - Though Facebook bans children under 13, millions of them have profiles on the site by lying about their age.

June 04, 2012 | | Nationwide


Microsoft unveils new streaming, sharing app at E3

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Xbox 360 is getting a little smarter.

June 04, 2012 | | Nationwide


Outlook darkens after dismal jobs report

WASHINGTON (AP) - Faced with a fizzling job market, many economists have turned more pessimistic and no longer think U.S. economic growth will accelerate later this year.

June 04, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook to let users vote on planned privacy changes

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is letting its nearly 1 billion users vote on changes to its privacy policy.

June 01, 2012 | | Nationwide


Slow job growth: Danger sign for nation’s economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The American economy is in trouble again.

June 01, 2012 | | Nationwide


Tips on making most of Social Security’s Website

I get lots of email from readers who tell me they have a hard time finding answers to their questions at the Social Security Administration website: www.socialsecurity.gov. Or, I often hear from readers telling me they want to "see something official in black and white" before they will believe whatever I wrote in my column.

June 01, 2012 | | Nationwide


AT&T: Data-only plans coming for cell phones within two years

NEW YORK (AP) - The CEO of AT&T Inc. said Friday that cellphone plans that count only data usage are likely to come in the next two years. In such a scenario, phone calls and texts would be considered as just another form of data.

June 01, 2012 | | Nationwide


Google files patent claim against Microsoft, Nokia

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google lashed out at Microsoft and Nokia in a regulatory complaint, accusing them of illegally feeding mobile patents to a technology troll scavenging for billions of dollars in licensing fees that threaten to drive up the prices of cellphones and other wireless devices.

May 31, 2012 | | Nationwide


Woman sues Neiman's for fraud in love triangle; wants to return $1.4M in gifts

DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas-area woman has found Neiman Marcus' generous return policy lacking, saying the luxury retailer wouldn't let her return $1.4 million worth of tainted items - many of them gifts her husband purchased from a store employee with whom he was allegedly having an affair.

May 31, 2012 | | Nationwide


Oracle gets another setback in Google dispute

NEW YORK (AP) - Oracle Corp. received another setback Thursday as a federal judge in San Francisco undermined a central part of the company's multimillion dollar case against Google Inc. over its Android software for mobile devices.

May 31, 2012 | | Nationwide


Market fears send key interest rate to 66-year low

NEW YORK (AP) - The drop in a key interest rate to a 66-year low is a sign of one thing - fear.

May 30, 2012 | | Nationwide


HP taps software exec as chief operating officer

PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Co. has promoted Bill Veghte to chief operating officer, the latest expansion of his responsibilities since the slumping technology company hired Meg Whitman as its CEO eight months ago.

May 30, 2012 | | Nationwide


FDA rejects new ‘wholesome’ name for high fructose corn syrup product

NEW YORK (AP) - High fructose corn syrup won't get a wholesome new name after all.

May 30, 2012 | | Nationwide


Google giving away Zagat ratings in search results

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is adding a new entree to its menu: free restaurant ratings from the Zagat review service.

May 30, 2012 | | Nationwide


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FTC: Operators of jerk.com site misled consumers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Trade Commission says the operators of a website called Jerk.com are the ones behaving badly.

April 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Medicare Advantage pay hike seen

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government has raised its payment estimate for Medicare Advantage plans months ahead of a busy election season during which cuts to the program promise to be a key focus for politicians and voters.

April 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Yum tests new chicken restaurant

NEW YORK (AP) - As KFC struggles in the U.S., parent company Yum Brands is testing a new chicken restaurant called Super Chix.

April 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google’s unorthodox stock split

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is poised to split its stock using an unusual method aimed at keeping co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in control of the Internet's most powerful company.

April 01, 2014 | | Nationwide


13 GM traffic deaths are tied to 57-cent part

WASHINGTON (AP) - The fix for a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, members of Congress said Tuesday as they demanded answers from General Motors' new CEO on why the automaker took 10 years to recall cars with the defect.

April 01, 2014 | | Nationwide


Temporary Medicare fees fix gets OK

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama Tuesday signed into law legislation to give doctors temporary relief from a flawed Medicare payment formula that threatened them with a 24 percent cut in their fees.

April 01, 2014 | | Nationwide


Senates laud Caterpillar tax strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Caterpillar Inc. executives defended a tax strategy Tuesday that has saved the manufacturing giant billions in U.S. taxes. They got support from Republican senators, including one who said the company deserves an award.

April 01, 2014 | | Nationwide


Riders wowed by view from 550-foot Vegas Ferris wheel

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Tourists began taking in the view Monday from a skyline-changing observation wheel that offers a unique overview of sparkling Las Vegas Strip resorts, wide skies and craggy brown mountains in the distance.

March 31, 2014 | | Nationwide


GM recall: Many victims were young motorists

DETROIT (AP) - As the deaths are tallied from General Motors' delayed recall of compact cars, one thing is becoming clear: Of those killed, the majority were young.

March 31, 2014 | | Nationwide


NHTSA requiring rearview cameras

WASHINGTON (AP) - Years late, the Transportation Department issued a rule Monday that will require rearview technology in all new cars and many light trucks - an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by backup accidents.

March 31, 2014 | | Nationwide


Dating site protests anti- gay-marriage contributor

SAN JOSE (AP) - An online dating service is encouraging its users to stop using the Firefox web browser because the new CEO of the company that makes it supported California's former gay marriage ban.

March 31, 2014 | | Nationwide


Office apps for iPad ushers in new era

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people are using instead of trying to protect the company's lucrative Windows franchise.

March 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

NEW YORK (AP) - Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.

March 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


Judge won’t dismiss ‘pink slime’ suit

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota judge on Thursday refused to throw out a defamation lawsuit against ABC related to its coverage of a meat product called lean, finely textured beef, which critics have dubbed "pink slime."

March 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


Taco Bell’s ads star real-life Ronald McDonalds

NEW YORK (AP) - Taco Bell is name-dropping an unlikely clown to promote its new breakfast menu - Ronald McDonald.

March 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


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