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Revolt against Wal-Mart board members?

NEW YORK (AP) - Two leading proxy adviser firms are telling Wal-Mart shareholders to vote against certain board members up for re-election next week, saying the directors neglected their responsibility in an alleged bribery scheme in Wal-Mart's Mexican operations.

May 21, 2012 | | Nationwide


Economists more upbeat about job growth

NEW YORK (AP) - A new survey shows economists are growing slightly more optimistic about recovery in the job and housing markets but expect other pillars of the economy to remain weak.

May 21, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook drops 11% as stock market rallies

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook was supposed to soar. Instead, it plunged.

May 21, 2012 | | Nationwide


Say what? The odyssey of Kraft's new name

NEW YORK (AP) - "MONDEWHAAAAT?"

May 21, 2012 | | Nationwide


Sudden wealth like Facebook is part of Silicon Valley's everyday business scene

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - In Silicon Valley, where sudden wealth is hardly something new and CEOs favor hoodies over bespoke blazers, Facebook's IPO on Friday didn't bring everyday life to a halt.

May 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook stock closes nearly flat in debut

NEW YORK (AP) - It was barely a "like" and definitely not a "love" from Facebook investors as the online social network's stock failed to live up to the hype in its trading debut Friday.

May 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


Expect lower gas prices heading into Memorial Day

NEW YORK (AP ) - If you're lucky enough to live in some parts of the United States, you may see gas pump prices fall to around $3.25 a gallon or less in the next week or two. Even West Coast drivers should get some relief from prices that are still above $4 a gallon.

May 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


Silver Legacy Resort files for bankruptcy

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Silver Legacy Resort Casino has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but its owners said it won't affect the ongoing operations or any of the 1,800 employees at one of the largest hotel-casinos in northern Nevada.

May 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


Medicare enrollment

Regular readers of this column know that I don't like to get into Medicare issues. I retired in 2005 following a 32 year career with the Social Security Administration.

May 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


MUCH ADO ABOUT FACEBOOK

Facebook's debut on the stock market was preceded by epic hype, delayed by a technical glitch and tracked minute-by-minute by investors around the world. In the end, the fuss was over a gain of 23 cents.

May 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


Kraft Foods lowers prices on select coffee

NEW YORK (AP) - That morning cup is getting cheaper.

May 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


GM : Super Bowl ads too expensive, bows out

DETROIT (AP) - For General Motors, the price isn't right when it comes to an ad during next year's Super Bowl.

May 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


Stiff tariffs in works on China solar panels

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration moved Thursday to impose stiff new tariffs on solar panels made in China, finding that Chinese companies are improperly flooding the U.S. market with government-subsidized products.

May 17, 2012 | | Nationwide


Study: Safety inspections don't hurt profits

WASHINGTON (AP) - While businesses bemoan the cost of regulations, a new study suggests that government enforcement of workplace health and safety rules can save lives without sapping a company's bottom line.

May 17, 2012 | | Nationwide


HP poised to eliminate up to 30,000 jobs

PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard is poised to eliminate as many as 30,000 jobs to compensate for dwindling demand for personal computers as more people connect to the Internet on smartphones and tablets, according to reports published Thursday.

May 17, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry

WASHINGTON (AP) - Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

July 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Microsoft : Design central to its future

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft's Surface tablet, he designed food - or "food concepts," he says, for people on the go. Among them: dried noodles that come wrapped around a pair of chopsticks; a tubular meal that can be pulled with two fingers from a car cup holder base; and a fork that squeezes out sauce.

July 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


What happens to your online accounts when you die?

WASHINGTON (AP) - You've probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online?

July 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Strong PayPal growth boosts eBay’s 2Q profit

SAN JOSE (AP) - EBay said Wednesday that its second-quarter net income rose 6 percent, as strong growth from its PayPal payments business offset lower-than-expected revenue that was hampered by a global password reset after a cyberattack.

July 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


SoCal hearing addresses oil refinery rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Residents of modest neighborhoods near three of the largest oil refineries in California called on the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to crack down on plant emissions, saying the pollution is choking their children and endangering their health.

July 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Reno convention bookings up 49%

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Northern Nevada tourism officials say they've seen a significant spike in convention bookings, but continue to struggle with a drop in government business because of a misconception that casino resorts cost more than other hotels.

July 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Univ. of Phoenix faces government financial aid review

NEW YORK (AP) - Apollo Education Group said the U.S. Department of Education will review the administration of federal student financial aid programs by its University of Phoenix subsidiary.

July 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Consumer bureau sues law firm

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued a major debt collection law firm on Monday, alleging it is a "mill" that produces shoddy, mass-produced credit-card collection lawsuits.

July 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Citigroup to pay $7B in mortgages probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said "shattered lives" and contributed to the worst financial crisis in decades, the Justice Department said Monday.

July 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


1,153 Trump Plaza workers to lose jobs

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Job losses at Trump Plaza when the Atlantic City casino shuts down in September will be even worse than expected.

July 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Survival and defeat in Silicon Valley slum

SAN JOSE (AP) - She's a disheveled woman, upper teeth gone, heavy bags slung over her shoulders as she nervously urges on two friends shoving her overloaded shopping cart up a dirt slope. Maria Esther Salazar has been either homeless, in jail, or squatting at someone else's house for 30 years.

July 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Firms post most jobs in 7 years in May

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than in any month in the past seven years, a sign that this year's strong hiring trend is likely to continue.

July 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Math, science grads earn top dollar

WASHINGTON (AP) - What you study - math and science are a plus - seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released Tuesday by the Education Department.

July 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Luxury Rolls-Royce car sales soar

LONDON (AP) - They are rolling symbols of wealth and excess, starting at $263,000 a pop, with many buyers choosing custom options that can easily double the price. And they are more popular than ever before.

July 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Settlement reached in Remington suit

ST. LOUIS (AP) - One of the nation's leading gun manufacturers has reached a settlement in a nationwide lawsuit claiming a popular hunting rifle has a defective trigger mechanism that can cause injury and death.

July 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


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