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NEW YORK (AP) - After a strong start to the holiday shopping season, sales at stores have fallen for the third consecutive week as Americans continue to hold back on spending during what is traditionally the busiest buying period of the year.
MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook has priced a secondary offering of its stock at $55.05 a share in a deal that will generate a $2.3 billion windfall for CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
NEW YORK (AP) - Some stores are ending the holiday shopping season the same way they began it - with round-the-clock, marathon shopping hours.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama singles out recent improvements in the economy and says 2014 could be a 'breakthrough year' for the United States.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's tough to shop for techies. They already own everything with a plug or rechargeable battery. But fear not, a slew of unique technology gifts have hit the market just in time for Christmas.
NEW YORK (AP) - Potential victims of credit card fraud tied to Target's security breach said they had trouble contacting the discounter through its website and call centers.
Q: I am 74 years old and have been getting my Social Security for over 10 years now. It's barely enough to live on, so I was thrilled when someone even older than me told me he read about some kind of special Social Security payment for folks who are over 72 years old. He said they are called "proud" benefits. What can you tell me about that?
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy grew at a solid 4.1 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest pace since late 2011 and significantly higher than previously thought. Much of the upward revision came from stronger consumer spending.
MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook and Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg are selling a combined 70 million shares of Class A stock as the social media company prepares to join the Standard & Poor's 500 index.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Verizon Communications Inc. says it will publish information on the number of requests for customer records it received from law enforcement agencies this year.
NEW YORK (AP) - Target's data-security nightmare threatens to drive off holiday shoppers during the company's busiest time of year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is halting its donations to the Boy Scouts of America over the organization's ban on gays serving as adult leaders after a review of the company's philanthropy guidelines, the company said Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Sparse crowds at malls and "50 percent off" signs at The Gap and other stores offer clues as to how this holiday season is shaping up so far: It's the most discount-driven one since the U.S. was in a deep recession. It's also the most disappointing for stores.
CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple will start taking orders for its high-end Mac Pro desktop computer today.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantities of crude, with most of the accidents touching off fires or catastrophic explosions.
MOSCOW (AP) - A trade ban on lacy lingerie has Russian consumers and their neighbors with their knickers in a twist.
NEW YORK (AP) - Welcome to the Mobile Olympics.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - About 3,000 Verizon Wireless workers will have to transfer to different offices or find new jobs as part of a shake-up that will close five of the company's customer call centers.
NEW YORK (AP) - Nokia is selling a new Windows phone that promises enhanced video-recording capabilities.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kraft is removing artificial preservatives from its most popular individually wrapped cheese slices, in the latest sign that companies are tweaking recipes as food labels come under greater scrutiny.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - The young Vietnamese creator of hit mobile game Flappy Bird has removed it from the App Store and Google Play saying it ruined his life.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health experts are taking a second look this week at the heart safety of pain medications used by millions of Americans to treat arthritis and other everyday aches and pains.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Sen. Richard Blumenthal is calling on other drug stores to follow CVS's lead and stop selling tobacco products.
NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola is looking to tap into a new market, with plans to let people make its sodas and other drinks at home.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wanted: Millions of uninsured Americans willing to give President Barack Obama's health care law a chance.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter beat Wall Street's earnings and revenue expectations in its first quarter as a public company. But investors were looking for more - including faster user growth - and the company's stock fell more than 17 percent in after-hours trading Wednesday.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - At least 10 U.S. states are considering bills to legalize or expand Internet gambling this year, according to a group that tracks gambling-related legislation worldwide.
NEW YORK (AP) - Subway says it's in the process of removing a chemical from its bread as part of an ongoing effort to improve its recipes.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services should get help from the Department of Commerce to oversee projects funded by the federal EB-5 investment-for-green-cards immigration program, a Washington think tank says in a report released Wednesday.