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LINKEDIN PLANS TO EXPAND TO SUNNYVALE: SUNNYVALE (AP) - Professional networking website LinkedIn plans to expand its California operation to a new campus in Sunnyvale.

August 30, 2012 | | Nationwide


Kim Kardashian and Old Navy settle lawsuit over ad

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kim Kardashian has settled a lawsuit against Old Navy claiming the clothing retailer violated her publicity rights by using a lookalike in an ad.

August 29, 2012 | | Nationwide


5 big banks have given $10.6B in homeowner relief

WASHINGTON (AP) - Five of the biggest U.S. lenders have provided $10.6 billion in relief under a landmark settlement over foreclosure abuses, including reducing struggling homeowners' mortgage balances by $1.3 billion.

August 29, 2012 | | Nationwide


Sony to sell ultra-HD '4K' TV set in US stores

NEW YORK (AP) - High-definition TVs roughly quadrupled the resolution of the sets that came before them. Now, the industry is poised to do it again.

August 29, 2012 | | Nationwide


Yelp shares surge as insiders hold on

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yelp's early backers apparently still have a high opinion of the online business review service, much to Wall Street's relief, after insiders at several other Internet companies dumped some of their shares at the first opportunity.

August 29, 2012 | | Nationwide


Samsung reveals new Galaxy Note II at upcoming trade show in Berlin

NEW YORK (AP) - Fresh off a legal battle with Apple, Samsung is announcing a new version of the Galaxy Note, an offbeat, oversized smartphone that's become a surprise hit.

August 29, 2012 | | Nationwide


Reliever Guillermo Mota back with Giants after 100-game suspension

HOUSTON (AP) - San Francisco Giants reliever Guillermo Mota was activated from the restricted list on Tuesday after serving a 100-game suspension for his second positive drug test.

August 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


Utah brothers square off for 1st time on field

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Cody Larsen has always looked out for his little brother, whether it was sliding extra mashed potatoes onto his plate or calming his nerves when he made his first start as a high school freshman.

August 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


Roddick, VWilliams keep on rolling

NEW YORK (AP) - That Andy Roddick's last match as a twentysomething would not be his last match at the 2012 U.S. Open was hardly in doubt Tuesday, especially whenever he was launching that intimidating, tough-to-handle serve of his.

August 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


Home prices show consistent 12-month gains

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices are finally starting to increase consistently.

August 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


Americans' confidence falls off in August

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are feeling worse about the economy than they have in a long time - a fact that could have wide-reaching implications everywhere from Wal-Mart to the White House.

August 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


Sanctions block Iran gamers from World of Warcraft

LONDON (AP) - They've vanquished elves, trolls, and all manner of magical monsters. But one select group of online gamers is facing an even more formidable foe: The U.S. sanctions regime.

August 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


Donors stand by Lance Armstrong's foundation

NEW YORK (AP) - Lance Armstrong's reputation may be permanently stained but in the eyes of corporate and individual donors, his charity still wears an unsullied yellow jersey.

August 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


New Obama administration mileage standards would double fuel efficiency

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has finalized regulations that will force automakers to nearly double the average gas mileage of all new cars and trucks they sell by 2025.

August 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


Apple lists 8 Samsung products it wants banned including smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple Inc. on Monday gave a federal judge a list of eight Samsung Electronics Co. products it wants pulled from shelves and banned from the U.S. market, including popular Galaxy model smartphones.

August 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Enticing low rates, but impact on refinancing could be limited

WASHINGTON (AP) - With mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancing. It may even convince some Americans to buy their first home.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


PulteGroup tops earnings outlook

ATLANTA (AP) - PulteGroup Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $140.5 million.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


NEWS FROM BUSINESS WORLD

• CAMEL MAKER REYNOLDS SNUFFS OUT WORKPLACE SMOKING: RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

October 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Early Apple computer sells for $905K

NEW YORK (AP) - A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.

October 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Social Security benefits up an average of $20 a month during 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

October 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s new menu plan: Have it your way

NEW YORK (AP) - After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.

October 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


TWEAKER TOYS

NEW YORK (AP) - Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.

October 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

NEW YORK (AP) - America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple Pay Q&A

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


UPS increases some rates by 4.9%

ATLANTA (AP) - UPS says it is raising rates for a number of its shipping services by an average of 4.9 percent for 2015.

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Record iPhone sales drive Apple’s 3Q beat

CUPERTINO (AP) - The iPhone again proved to be the engine behind Apple's blockbuster financial performance, driving quarterly results well past expectations.

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Not so fast cordcutters: Cable’s far from dead

NEW YORK (AP) - Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there - why would anyone sign up now for cable?

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Thinner iPads, sharper iMacs in Apple’s lineup

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet.

October 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google’s 3Q earnings fall as expenses climb 30%

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google's third-quarter earnings slipped as the Internet search leader hired nearly 3,000 more employees while pouring more money into its zest for innovation and quest for new markets.

October 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple Pay is bigger bet than gadgets

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday. Sleek and stunning, yes, but not likely to spark the next iRevolution. The tech giant's bigger strategic bet is that mobile pay service Apple Pay, debuting Monday, will be the next thing you didn't know you needed - but now can't live without.

October 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


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