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Women lobby for a bald Barbie in support of kids with cancer

NEW YORK (AP) - Barbie has been an astronaut, an architect, a NASCAR driver, and a news anchor.

January 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Microsoft eclipses Yahoo in US search for first time

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft Corp. has finally reached a long-sought and expensive goal - its Bing search engine now ranks second behind Google in the Internet's most lucrative market.

January 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Twinkies. Wonder Bread maker seeks bankruptcy protection

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January 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


PC shipments sag amid lackluster sales conditions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Personal computer shipments dipped during the final three months of last year amid a shortage of key parts or compelling innovations.

January 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Google search gets more personal, raises objections from users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is sifting through the photos and commentary on its blossoming social network so its Internet search results can include more personal information.

January 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Kodak realigns; sues Apple, HTC

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Eastman Kodak Co. said Tuesday that it is realigning and simplifying its business to cut costs, accelerate its digital transformation and boost its share price. The shares shot up 50 percent but remained at just 60 cents.

January 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Nintendo gives glimpse of Wii U game machine

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nintendo Co.'s upcoming Wii U game console will come with a controller that has a big, touch-enabled screen. At first glance, that seems like an obstacle to the kind of casual multiplayer gaming that made the first Wii console such a breakout hit.

January 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Amazon gets on board with UltraViolet movie system

LAS VEGAS (AP) - An Amazon.com executive said Tuesday that the retailer has signed a deal with a Hollywood studio to sell movies that can be downloaded from an online "locker" system five studios have put together.

January 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


NRC: Operators at nuclear reactor surfed the Net

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Operators in the control room of an Entergy Corp. nuclear reactor spent long periods browsing a variety of Web sites - catching up on news and reading about fishing - while they were supposed to be monitoring the plant's operations with undivided attention, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

January 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


America hits the brakes on health care spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - Is health-care relief finally in sight?

January 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


Business nation briefs

WALGREEN CHICAGO FLAGSHIP TO SELL SUSHI, FINE WINE: CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are welcoming a new flagship Walgreens to the city.

January 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


Coming next: TVs you can talk to, without sounding like you’re crazy

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Talking to the TV is usually a sign of extreme agitation, mental instability or loneliness. TV manufacturers are set to make it a more rational behavior this year, with a range of sets that respond to speech.

January 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


AT&T to bring out Nokia phone with Windows

LAS VEGAS (AP) - AT&T on Monday said it will sell a Nokia smartphone running Microsoft's Windows Phone software. The device represents Nokia and Microsoft's best chance yet to break Apple and Google's hold on the U.S. smartphone market, the world's most lucrative.

January 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


Consumer borrowing surges as economy picks up steam

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are feeling confident enough in the economy to go back to a time-honored tradition - taking on a little extra debt.

January 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


GM: Back on top of the world?

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors Co. is on track to retake the title of world's top-selling automaker, riding strong sales in the U.S. and China to beat Volkswagen and Toyota.

January 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


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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


Credit card late payments down in 2Q

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar credit.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Housing recovery on track

WASHINGTON (AP) - A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year.

August 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Russia may close more McDonald’s

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's food safety agency said Thursday that it was checking McDonald's restaurants around the country, a day after several branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.

August 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Wealth gap widened in the last decade

NEW YORK (AP) - A report from the Census Bureau is the latest evidence that the rich are getting richer while the poor get poorer.

August 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


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