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Mailing a letter to cost a penny more next year upping price to 46 cents

WASHINGTON (AP) - It'll cost another penny to mail a letter next year.

October 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Fewer layoffs no longer suggest strong hiring

WASHINGTON (AP) - Declining applications for unemployment benefits have typically pointed to stronger hiring.

October 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Safeway bets loyalty program will pay off

PLESANTON (AP) - Safeway Inc. is betting that its investment in a new customer loyalty program will eventually pay off, as the supermarket operator looks to fend off big-box retailers and other competitors that are expanding their grocery aisles.

October 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Is Penney breaking its 'no coupon' promise?

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October 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Wendy's pigtails get first touch-up since 1983

NEW YORK (AP) - Wendy's pigtails are getting a tweak.

October 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Your 401(k) is not the place to borrow money

Q. I'm thinking of borrowing from my 401(k). I know you'll say it's a bad idea, but it's my only option to keep ?my family going. I already have credit card debt, and I'm trying to make my mortgage payments. Do you have a better idea, or anything else I should know?

October 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Could sausage or pepperoni question gimmick spoil presidential debate?

NEW YORK (AP) - During the next presidential debate, the candidates will be pondering the important questions of our time. But the most controversial may be "Sausage or pepperoni?"

October 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Fed: Housing lifts growth in most regions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Stronger housing markets helped boost economic growth at the end of the summer in nearly every region of the United States, according to a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday.

October 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart to accelerate small store growth

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. gave investors what they were looking for: a promise that it will keep delivering strong results even as it becomes more disciplined in its spending on new stores.

October 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


EBay unveils big redesign with a nod to Pinterest

SAN JOSE (AP) - EBay has redesigned its website to encourage visitors to browse and collect items they might want to buy later with something it calls the "feed."

October 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


PC shipments fall, firm says Lenovo overtakes HP

SAN JOSE (AP) - Worldwide shipments of PCs fell sharply in the third quarter, as some consumers spent their electronics dollars on smartphones and tablets and others held off for a new version of Windows.

October 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Taiwan asking Apple to blur satellite image

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Taiwan is asking Apple Inc. to blur a map image of its new $1.4 billion early warning radar station that can detect aircraft and missiles coming from as far as western China.

October 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


US sues Wells Fargo over FHA-insured loan defaults

NEW YORK (AP) - The federal government has sued Wells Fargo in a New York court, accusing the nation's largest mortgage lender of misrepresenting the quality of thousands of loans in order to be eligible for federal loan insurance.

October 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


Chevron expects earnings will drop in third quarter

SAN RAMON (AP) - Oil giant Chevron Corp. said Tuesday that third-quarter earnings will be "substantially lower" than in the second quarter.

October 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart, American Express team on prepaid card

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and American Express are rolling out a prepaid card that they say offers unique services designed to help shoppers manage and control their everyday finances.

October 08, 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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