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Late-payment rate on mortgages fell in 2nd quarter

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Homeowners are doing a better job of making timely mortgage payments, a trend that brought down the national late-payment rate on home loans in the second quarter to the lowest level in five years.

August 05, 2013 | | Nationwide


‘The Simpsons' to get a Lego TV series

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Want to build a new home for Homer or try out a new hairstyle for Marge?

August 05, 2013 | | Nationwide


Lab-grown burger short on flavor

LONDON (AP) - The food of the future could do with a pinch of seasoning - and maybe some cheese.

August 05, 2013 | | Nationwide


Pig Adventure opens to visitors in Indiana

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) - A northwestern Indiana dairy farm that's a top tourism destination is debuting a new attraction that allows visitors to tour a sprawling building filled with pregnant hogs and litters of piglets.

August 05, 2013 | | Nationwide


Amazon founder Bezos to buy Washington Post

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jeff Bezos, the Amazon.com founder who helped bring books into the digital age, is going after another pillar of "old media": The Washington Post.

August 05, 2013 | | Nationwide


Growth at US service firms jump

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. service firms expanded in July at the fastest pace since February, fueled by a brisker month of sales and a jump in new orders. The increase suggests economic growth could be picking up after a weak first half of the year.

August 05, 2013 | | Nationwide


Facebook's stock closes above IPO price

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook's resurgent stock has closed above its IPO price for the first time since the online social networking leader made its debut on Wall Street more than 14 months ago.

August 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


FDA defining what "gluten free" means

WASHINGTON (AP) - A label that reads "gluten free" will now mean the same thing for all food, regardless of which kind you buy.

August 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Homemakers & Social Security

Although most women today work and earn their own Social Security benefit, there still are quite a few women, especially those in their 50s and 60s, who have never worked outside the home. Or if they have, they either didn't work long enough to become "insured" for Social Security, or they worked just barely enough to earn a small retirement benefit on their own account. So they must rely on a husband's (or ex-husband's) Social Security record to qualify for full dependent's benefits, or partial benefits to supplement their own meager Social Security income. Today's ...

August 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Phone company ordered to pay $24.4M in fees

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A phone company owned by the world's richest man, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, has been ordered by the state's public utility regulator to pay California $24.4 million in unpaid fees and interest.

August 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Chevron's 2Q profit falls on lower oil prices

SAN RAMON (AP) - Chevron's latest quarterly profit was huge - $5.37 billion - but down 26 percent from last year due to lower oil prices, less production, and maintenance work at some refineries.

August 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Chevron's 2Q profit falls on lower oil prices

SAN RAMON (AP) - Chevron's latest quarterly profit was huge - $5.37 billion - but down 26 percent from last year due to lower oil prices, less production, and maintenance work at some refineries.

August 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Yahoo buys social Web browser maker Rockmelt

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo has acquired Rockmelt, a Silicon Valley startup that built a Web browser tied to Facebook's social network.

August 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


New Orleans-themed casino opens in Sparks

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - A New Orleans-themed casino has opened at the site of the former Silver Club casino in Sparks.

August 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


US factory means buyers can customize Google phone

NEW YORK (AP) - With its first smartphone designed completely in-house, Google is demonstrating one of the benefits of moving production from Asia to the U.S.: It's letting buyers customize phones to give them their own style.

August 01, 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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