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Companies ask: Does advertising on Facebook pay in the long run?

NEW YORK (AP) - Responding to extraordinary demand, Facebook said Wednesday that it would sell more stock in the company's initial public offering. But ahead of the IPO, a debate emerged between two of the nation's largest automakers: Does it pay to advertise on the social network?

May 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


Google strives to enlighten with new search tool

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is introducing a new tool, designed to make its search engine smarter.

May 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


FTC: Skechers deceived consumers with shoe ads

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government wants you to know that simply sporting a pair of Skechers' fitness shoes is not going to get you Kim Kardashian's curves or Brooke Burke's toned tush.

May 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook raises IPO price as offering nears

NEW YORK (AP) - Already expected to be the largest-ever initial public offering for an Internet company, Facebook is making its IPO even bigger.

May 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


Half of Americans call Facebook a fad

NEW YORK (AP) - Half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, according to the results of a new Associated Press-CNBC poll. And, in the run-up to the social network's initial public offering of stock, half of Americans also say the social network's expected asking price is too high.

May 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


Penney has 1Q loss as new pricing repels shoppers

NEW YORK (AP) - Turns out, J.C. Penney shoppers don't prefer predictable pricing over blockbuster bargains - at least not yet.

May 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


Lack of trust in Facebook may hold back ad sales

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook's reach is wide but not deep. Few users surveyed in an Associated Press-CNBC poll say they click on the site's ads or buy the virtual goods that make money for it.

May 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook IPO shares tough task for small investors

CHICAGO (AP) - Hoping to get in on Facebook's hotly anticipated public stock offering? You'll need Facebook friends at very high levels - or a lot of money.

May 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


USPS halts closure of 600 urban stations

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service said Monday its decision to halt the closing of more than 3,700 post offices includes roughly 600 urban and suburban postal branch offices and satellite stations.

May 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


West Coast spike in gas prices tied to shuttered oil refineries

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Motorists across most of the country have been getting a break on the price of gas, but not on the West Coast.

May 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


Hyundai car probed after air bag cuts owner's ear

DETROIT (AP) - Federal safety regulators are investigating a complaint that a car owner's ear was cut in half when a side air bag inflated in a Hyundai Elantra.

May 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


Revolving door: Yahoo ushers out another CEO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo still has credibility issues, even after casting aside CEO Scott Thompson because his official biography included a college degree that he never received.

May 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


No sign of shareholder revolt against Chase CEO

NEW YORK (AP) - JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon owned up to stock analysts and went on TV to accept blame for a $2 billion trading mistake. Next he faces shareholders, who are considerably less wealthy since the blunder was disclosed.

May 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


Gambling with Social Security

I find it rather curious that baby boomers, many of whom, in their youth, decried the accumulation of wealth and the materialism of their parents, are the first generation in history to regard Social Security not as the safety net it was intended to be but rather as a pot of gravy to pour over their already meaty investment portfolios.

May 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Again? Wal-Mart's rep takes another beating

NEW YORK (AP) - In business, you're only as good as your last good deed.

May 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


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FDA approves injection for melting away double-chin fat

NEW YORK (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it approved an injection designed to melt away double-chin fat.

April 29, 2015 | | Nationwide


Corinthian students may loans forgiven

WASHINGTON (AP) - A top education official said Wednesday that the 16,000 former Corinthian Colleges students who saw their campuses abruptly close this week will automatically have their federal student loans discharged - but only if they agree to forgo any credits they earned at the schools.

April 29, 2015 | | Nationwide


Forget the watch: Apple’s iPhones are still main event

CUPERTINO (AP) - The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch.

April 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


Corinthian closes remaining 28 campuses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation.

April 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


North Dakota farmers planting crop to be made into jet fuel

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Western North Dakota farmers this year have agreed to plant 6,000 acres of a crop that can be made into jet fuel.

April 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


Google lavishes chairman with $109M pay package

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google paid its billionaire Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt nearly $109 million last year while the company's stock slumped.

April 23, 2015 | | Nationwide


Nasdaq sets record high, 15 years after dot-com bubble

NEW YORK (AP) - Fifteen years, one month and thirteen days.

April 23, 2015 | | Nationwide


Trucking group urges move to speed limiters

DETROIT (AP) - The nation's largest trucking industry group wants the government to get moving on a rule requiring electronic speed-limiting devices on big rigs.

April 20, 2015 | | Nationwide


Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity in marijuana business

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with pot and the unofficial stoner holiday, 4/20.

April 20, 2015 | | Nationwide


Kraft Mac & Cheese shedding the dyes

NEW YORK (AP) - This is the last year that the original version of Kraft Mac & Cheese sold in the U.S. will contain artificial preservatives or synthetic colors.

April 20, 2015 | | Nationwide


Obama signs overhaul of how Medicare pays doctors

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ending years of last-minute fixes, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors, a rare bipartisan achievement by Democrats and Republicans.

April 17, 2015 | | Nationwide


Don’t panic, college seniors: Jobs for grads likely to grow

WASHINGTON (AP) - The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring. The company formerly known as Ernst & Young plans to hire 9,000 graduates from U.S. universities this year, up from 7,500 in 2014. But recruiting isn't as easy as it used to be.

April 17, 2015 | | Nationwide


WikiLeaks site creates online archive of hacked Sony documents

NEW YORK (AP) - Sony's hacking problems aren't over yet.

April 17, 2015 | | Nationwide


US prescription drugs pending jumped 13%

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - U.S. spending on prescription drugs soared last year, driven up primarily by costly breakthrough medicines, manufacturer price hikes and a surge from millions of people newly insured due to the Affordable Care Act.

April 13, 2015 | | Nationwide


NY attorney general questions work practices of 13 retailers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's attorney general has launched an inquiry into 13 major retailers, questioning the practice of keeping workers on call for shifts on short notice and possible violations of the state requirement to pay hourly staff for at least four hours when they report for work.

April 13, 2015 | | Nationwide


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