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Apple's iPad Mini much pricier than rivals

SAN JOSE (AP) - Apple Inc.'s pencil-thin, smaller iPad will cost much more than its competitors, signaling that the company isn't going to get into a mini-tablet price war.

October 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook 3Q results show mobile ad growth to help send stock up 13 percent

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook finally has proof that it can make money from mobile advertising.

October 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


Disabled patients to benefit from coming Medicare change

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of Medicare patients with severe chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer's would get continuing access to rehab and other services under a change agreed to by the Obama administration, advocates said Tuesday.

October 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


Hewlett-Packard wins $180M laptop contract

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - State officials on Tuesday awarded an eight-year, $180 million contract to Hewlett-Packard Co. to provide Idaho high school students and teachers with laptop computers as part of the Students Come First education overhaul.

October 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


DuPont, Xerox, 3M results scare investors

NEW YORK (AP) - Nobody was expecting this round of corporate financial reports to be great. But underwhelming results - particularly revenue, which offers a read on the economy - are still rattling investors.

October 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


Zynga to cut 5 percent of its staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Online game company Zynga Inc. is eliminating games, studios and jobs in a bid to cut costs.

October 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


United States may soon become world's top oil producing nation

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer.

October 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


Business Briefs

BARNES & NOBLE SAYS PIN PADS IN 63 STORES HACKED: NEW YORK (AP) - Barnes & Noble Inc. says devices customers use to swipe credit and debit cards have been tampered with in 63 of its stores in nine states.

October 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


FedEx sees online shoppers powering holiday record

NEW YORK (AP) - FedEx expects to ship a record number of packages during the holidays, thanks to shoppers' growing fondness for buying online.

October 22, 2012 | | Nationwide


Smaller iPad expected today but what will device sell for?

SAN JOSE (AP) - Those who follow Apple believe they have figured out most of the particulars of a smaller iPad expected to be revealed today. One big question remains, though: What will it cost?

October 22, 2012 | | Nationwide


Yahoo CEO starts reign with encouraging 3Q

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer turned in an encouraging report card covering her first few months running the troubled Internet company.

October 22, 2012 | | Nationwide


After lawsuit threat, Twitter pulls racist posts

PARIS (AP) - Twitter agreed to pull racist and anti-Semitic tweets under a pair of French hash tags after a Jewish group threatened to sue the social network for running afoul of national laws against hate speech, the organization said. The decision came a day after Twitter bowed to German law and blocked an account of a banned neo-Nazi group there.

October 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


Early look at Windows 8 baffles users

NEW YORK (AP) - The release of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system is a week away, and consumers are in for a shock. Windows, used in one form or another for a generation, is getting a completely different look that will force users to learn new ways to get things done.

October 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


Not your grandma’s Social Security Office

Are the services that people get from the Social Security Administration improving or declining? Is your nearest Social Security office a pleasant place to visit? Or is it just a few notches above your local department of motor vehicles bureau?

October 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


Banana Boat recalls sunscreen due to fire risk

WASHINGTON (AP) - The maker of Banana Boat sunscreen is recalling a half-million bottles of spray-on lotion after reports that a handful of people have caught on fire after applying the product and coming in contact with open flames.

October 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Can dentists legally bar teeth-whitening competition?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Teeth-bleaching isn't brain surgery, although the Supreme Court seemed to find a link between the two in an antitrust case argued Tuesday.

October 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Education group snuffs out tobacco ties

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a quick about-face, the National School Boards Association is cutting ties with the nation's second-biggest cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

October 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Macy’s to open even earlier on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's Inc. is opening its stores at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than last year, to lure holiday shoppers.

October 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


FDA: little evidence to drop Chantix boxed suicide warning

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators say Pfizer has provided low-quality evidence to support its request to remove a bold-letter warning from its anti-smoking drug Chantix about suicidal behavior.

October 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Yelp battles extortion claims

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - First the chefs of a small Italian restaurant got mad at online review site Yelp. Instead of trying to get better reviews, they decided to take a different approach: get terrible ones.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Banks harvest callers’ voiceprints from recordings to fight fraud

LONDON (AP) - "This call may be monitored."

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Aaron’s rent-to-own to pay $28 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's second-largest chain of rent-to-own furniture and appliance stores has agreed to pay $28.4 million to settle a case in which it allegedly violated California's consumer protection and privacy laws, attorney general Kamala Harris announced Monday.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Houston Astros improvement costs mogul

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Astros' improvement this year from baseball's worst team cost a Houston furniture mogul Jim McIngvale more than $4 million to make good on a promise to fans.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s invites icky questions about its food to counter erroneous perceptions

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's wants to explain why its burgers may not rot and that there are no worms in its beef.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Holiday sales seen rising 4.1 percent

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, according to the nation's largest retail industry trade group.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Drug agency sued over its fake Facebook account

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration set up a fake Facebook account using photographs and other personal information it took from the cellphone of a New York woman arrested in a cocaine case in hopes of tricking her friends and associates into revealing incriminating drug secrets.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Oil firms fined for risk to water

FRESNO (AP) - California has fined two oil companies a total of nearly a half-million dollars for dumping oilfield fluid into unlined pits in Kern County.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Health law waivers: Are they too complicated to claim?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of Americans may qualify for waivers from the most unpopular part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. But getting that exemption could be an ordeal.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


US to delay enforcing rule for home-care workers protections

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it is delaying enforcement of its initiative to extend minimum-wage and overtime protections to the nation's nearly 2 million home-care workers.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Feds give oyster farm until year’s end to vacate

POINT REYES (AP) - A popular family-owned oyster farm whose lease at the Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California has expired will be allowed to keep operating until the end of the year under a legal agreement with the federal government announced Monday.

October 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


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