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The government isn’t forcing you to take Medicare

Q: Why does the government force me to take Medicare? I have been getting Social Security for a couple years. I will be 65 next month and just got a "Medicare Enrollment Package" in the mail. I don't need Medicare. I've got excellent health insurance from my former employer. Is this part of Obamacare - forcing folks like me to take Medicare when I don't need it?

March 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google cutting 1,200 more Motorola jobs

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is cutting an additional 1,200 jobs in its Motorola division as the unprofitable cellphone maker struggles to compete.

March 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


Stocks gain for sixth day on strength of job growth

NEW YORK (AP) - A burst of hiring in February pushed stocks higher on Wall Street.

March 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


McBites turn into McDud for McDonald's

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's new Fish McBites failed to hook enough diners to get the fast-food chain's U.S. sales growing in February.

March 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


Retailers report slowing sales gains for February

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans cut back on spending in February as cold weather and economic challenges chilled their appetite for spring merchandise.

March 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


So do you feel richer?

WASHINGTON (AP) - It took 5½ years.

March 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


Facebook brings a more personal touch to News Feed

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook has redesigned the main attraction of its social network to address complaints that its website has turned into a jumble of monotonous musings and random photos.

March 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


Judge sends Macy's, Penney into mediation

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York State Supreme Court Judge has ordered Macy's, J.C. Penney and Martha Stewart Living into mediation in a bid to resolve a dispute over a partnership with the Martha Stewart brand.

March 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


Stocks gain for fifth day on jobless report

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow pushed further into record territory Thursday, having surpassed its previous all-time high two days ago. The catalyst was the latest evidence that hiring is picking up.

March 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


Fed : 17 of 18 top banks have strengthened

WASHINGTON (AP) - All but one of the nation's 18 largest banks are more prepared to withstand a severe U.S. recession and a global downturn than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve says.

March 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


Taco Bell fans mad after Cool Ranch tacos aren’t available as was promised

NEW YORK (AP) - Some Taco Bell fans are angry after they couldn't get their hands on the chain's new tacos made with Cool Ranch Doritos shells a day early.

March 06, 2013 | | Nationwide


Private survey shows steady job gains

WASHINGTON (AP) - A private survey shows U.S. businesses added a solid number of jobs in February, indicating higher taxes and looming government spending cuts have yet to slow hiring.

March 06, 2013 | | Nationwide


Factory orders that signal investment surge

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. orders for machinery and other factory goods that signal business investment surged in January, indicating confidence in the economy.

March 06, 2013 | | Nationwide


EU fines Microsoft $733M for breaking browser agreement

AMSTERDAM (AP) - The European Union has fined Microsoft €561 million ($733 million) for breaking a pledge to offer personal computer users a choice of Internet browsers when they install the company's flagship Windows operating system.

March 06, 2013 | | Nationwide


Yahoo pays CEO $1.1M bonus for 5 months of work

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer received a $1.1 million bonus for her first five-and-half months running the Internet company.

March 06, 2013 | | Nationwide


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BUSINESS NEWS

• ALIBABA OPENS DATA CENTER IN SILICON VALLEY: SAN JOSE (AP) - The cloud-computing unit of Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba is making its first foray into the U.S. by opening a data center in Silicon Valley.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Sony plans to launch gaming virtual-reality headset in 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Men’s testosterone drugs overused

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for common age-related issues like low libido and fatigue.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


Why your laptop battery won’t kill you

NEW YORK (AP) - News on Tuesday that major U.S. airlines are no longer going to ship powerful lithium-ion batteries might lead some to fret about the safety of their personal electronic devices.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


GAS PRICE COLLAPSE?

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


Target to cut $2B in costs, 2,000 jobs

NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. is cutting several thousand jobs as part of a plan to eliminate $2 billion in costs over the next two years.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


Waze map app to get Amber Alerts

NEW YORK (AP) - The Waze navigation app is getting Amber Alerts on child abductions.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


HP’s big deal: Tech giant buys Aruba Networks

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, in what amounts to HP's first major acquisition since its disastrous purchase of a British software company in 2011.

March 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


Google selling wireless plans in bid to get more people online

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider?

March 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq tops 5,000, nears high

NEW YORK (AP) - The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet connection was probably still dial-up and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist.

March 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


Costco’s deal with Visa, Citi

NEW YORK (AP) - If you're shopping at Costco, you'll need a new credit card to pay for those family-sized packs of chicken breasts or toilet paper.

March 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


Minimum wage in Oakland jumps to $12.25 an hour

OAKLAND (AP) - The minimum wage in Oakland is now the highest in the San Francisco Bay Area.

March 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


PayPal buying mobile wallet provider

SAN JOSE (AP) - EBay's PayPal payment unit is acquiring mobile wallet operator Paydient ahead of PayPal's spinoff as the mobile payment sector heats up.

March 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


Target slices free-shipping minimum in half to $25

NEW YORK (AP) - Target has sliced its minimum online purchase to qualify for free shipping in half to $25 as the Internet becomes a bigger and bigger sales hub for retailers.

February 23, 2015 | | Nationwide


CBS News releases video in Bill O’Reilly dispute

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS News on Monday released video from four stories it aired about the Falklands War in 1982, all part of a dispute involving Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly and his subsequent statements about covering the war.

February 23, 2015 | | Nationwide


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