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We’re having too much fun spending our reduced Social Security benefits

Every single time I write a column in which I discuss Social Security maximizing strategies, as I did for the umpteenth time several weeks ago, my inbox is flooded with emails from readers who are trying to squeeze every last nickel out of their Social Security benefits. Some people (almost always men) send me spreadsheets in which they've calculated a dozen different scenarios for various combinations of benefits between themselves and their wives. They ask me to help them pick the optimal option. Others give me all their facts (ages, benefit amounts, life expectancies, etc.) for both spouses and ...

October 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


'Bionic man' walks, breathes with artificial parts

NEW YORK (AP) - Gentlemen, we can rebuild him, after all. We have the technology.

October 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


Corn harvest above expectations

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Harvest is in full swing across the country, and farmers in many states are surprised at the abundance of corn they're getting from their fields.

October 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


Starbucks asks customers to sign petition

SEATTLE (AP) - Starbucks, known for its piping hot coffee, is throwing itself in the middle of yet another heated national debate.

October 10, 2013 | | Nationwide


Safeway 3Q net income drops but beats Street

PLEASANTON (AP) - Safeway said Thursday its third-quarter net income fell 58 percent, hurt by a software impairment charge, higher theft and lower property gains.

October 10, 2013 | | Nationwide


Bloomberg caught up in Mexico soda tax fight

MEXICO CITY (AP) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's name has been drawn into the debate over a proposed 8-cent (1 peso) per liter tax on soft drinks to fund weight-control efforts in Mexico, which now has higher obesity rates than the United States.

October 10, 2013 | | Nationwide


New from Hershey: soft caramels

NEW YORK (AP) - Chew this.

October 10, 2013 | | Nationwide


Certificates off to Never Never Land

NEW YORK (AP) - Disney's paper stock certificates are heading off to Never Never Land.

October 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


Food stamp recipients fret as boost ends

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A temporary increase in food stamps expires Oct. 31, meaning for millions of Americans, the benefits that help put food on the table won't stretch as far as they have for the past four years.

October 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


Twitter, Comcast sign TV partnership

NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter and Comcast have signed a partnership that will let viewers access TV shows and buy movie tickets directly from a tweet, deepening the short messaging service's ties to television programming.

October 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


HP issues upbeat guidance for 2014

PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard is upbeat about 2014, saying it will be a year of "recovery and expansion."

October 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


Short-term funds show stress as default looms

NEW YORK (AP) - Fidelity Investments, the nation's largest money market mutual fund manager, has sold all of its short-term U.S. government debt - the latest sign that investors are increasingly nervous about the possibility of a government default.

October 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


USDA warns CA poultry producer linked to outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department is threatening to shut down three California poultry processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 278 people across the country.

October 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


Nest Labs tries to smarten up smoke detectors for $129

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Smoke detectors frequently produce more headaches than useful warnings. The devices have an irritating habit of shrieking when there's no cause for alarm, and always seem to wait until the middle of the night to chirp when their batteries run low.

October 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google unveils $279 Chrome laptop

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is introducing a $279 laptop that runs its Internet-centric Chrome operating system, borrowing many of the high-end features found in models that cost $1,000 or more.

October 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Google tries to demystify account privacy controls

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is making its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an attempt to make the more than 1 billion users of its digital services more comfortable about the personal information that they give the Internet's most powerful company.

June 01, 2015 | | Nationwide


Intel buys into chips powering cloud computing, smarter cars

SAN JOSE (AP) - Intel is buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7 billion in cash to expand its reach into new chip markets that are powering the wireless revolution, smarter cars and more.

June 01, 2015 | | Nationwide


Protesters rally against Facebook’s ‘fake name’ policy for accounts

MENLO PARK (AP) - Several dozen people gathered at Facebook's headquarters to protest a company policy of asking users to authenticate their identities if questions have been raised about the names on their accounts.

June 01, 2015 | | Nationwide


TARGETING ROBOCALLS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating - and the government is taking note.

May 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s bun toasting, burger searing in new pitch

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's is tweaking how it cooks it burgers in hopes of winning back customers.

May 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


Little beers are big business

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - In a nondescript industrial park, beer geeks line up several times a week outside Bissell Brothers to get the latest batch of fresh beer - much like foodies seeking the freshest baguettes, pomegranates or kale.

May 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


IRS believes identity thieves from Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press.

May 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


CPUC backs gas plant near San Diego

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Utility regulators Thursday opened the way for development of a natural gas-fired power plant on the coast near San Diego, perhaps one of the last of its kind in California as the state pushes toward a green energy future.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


PayPal’s chief promises new services for a mobile world

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As PayPal prepares to split from its corporate parent, its new chief executive is promising to expand the popular online payment system, adding a variety of services for consumers to use when shopping on their phones or in traditional stores.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


Kaiser Manteca earns high marks from U.S. News & World Report

Kaiser Permanente Manteca Medical Center has been rated high performing in heart failure treatment in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings released this week. The ratings evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide on common inpatient procedures and conditions.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


IRS refunding $10M to tax preparers who paid to take test

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS is refunding a total of $10 million to thousands of tax preparers who paid to take a competency test, the agency announced Thursday.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


Ready for liquor bottles smart enough to talk smart phones?

PLEASANTON (AP) - The message-in-a-bottle routine is going Wi-Fi. And that means pretty soon you'll have your very own mini Times Square at the bar, right on the bottle.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


HP’s 2nd quarter earnings slip

PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Co.'s earnings slipped in the latest quarter as the long-slumping technology company struggled to boosts its sales while preparing to split up its operations.

May 21, 2015 | | Nationwide


Shoppers could soon have difficulty finding meat’s origin

WASHINGTON (AP) - Shoppers could soon have a harder time finding out where some of their red meat comes from.

May 18, 2015 | | Nationwide


Court agrees Samsung copied Apple, but tosses some damages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld a jury's finding that Samsung illegally copied some patented features in Apple's iPhone, but it sided with Samsung on one point that could reduce the $930 million in damages the South Korean company had been ordered to pay.

May 18, 2015 | | Nationwide


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