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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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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


Google’s corporate products division changes name

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is hoping a new brand will help sell more of its services to other companies.

September 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Social media users shy away from opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

August 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

GENEVA (AP) - Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes - banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors - until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday.

August 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


Consumer confidence near a 7-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains.

August 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


New rules could squeeze Malibu wine growers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Malibu region's growing wine industry, made up of some 50 commercial vineyards, could be squeezed by proposed regulations that would prohibit new grape growing in a large swath of the Santa Monica Mountains.

August 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


Legal questions arise for fantasy game biz

NEW YORK (AP) - Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Amazon buys Twitch for $970M

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


TiVo to make version for those without cable

NEW YORK (AP) - Here's a sign more households are going without cable or satellite TV: TiVo Inc. is making a digital video recorder just for so-called cord-cutters.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Fairchild Semiconductor cutting 1,350 jobs

SAN JOSE (AP) - Chip supplier Fairchild Semiconductor is eliminating about 1,350 jobs in the U.S. and Asia - about 15 percent of its total workforce - to reduce costs.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Like airlines, hotels get fee-happy

NEW YORK (AP) - Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


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