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Rape threat cited, NY website operator gets prison term

NEW YORK (AP) - An eyewear website operator who threatened some of his customers with murder or rape when they complained about their eyeglasses was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison by a judge who said he terrorized them.

September 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Amazon takes on iPad with larger Kindle Fire; Apple plans to go smaller

SANTA MONICA (AP) - Amazon unveiled four new Kindle Fire tablet computers on Thursday, including ones with larger color screens, as the online retailer steps up competition with Apple ahead of the holiday shopping season.

September 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Judge approves DOJ settlement in e-book case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge has approved the U.S. Justice Department's settlement with a trio of electronic book publishers accused of conspiring in a price-fixing scheme orchestrated by the late Steve Jobs.

September 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Bernanke took advantage of low rates to refinance

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve's record-low interest rates have shrunk income for savers but cut costs for borrowers. Chairman Ben Bernanke is among the beneficiaries.

September 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Can 'FarmVille 2' save struggling Zynga?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Not long ago, online games company Zynga looked on pace to unseat much bigger, well-established rivals as it rode the popularity of "FarmVille," the clicking game of virtual cows and real money.

September 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


Motorola broadens Razr brand with new smartphones

NEW YORK (AP) - Motorola is broadening the use of its Razr brand to a family of smartphones in its first major product launch under new owner Google.

September 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


Productivity grew at 2.2 percent in spring

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. companies got more output from their workers this spring than initially thought. Productivity rose at a modest 2.2 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, largely because employers cut back sharply on hiring.

September 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


Apple invites media to event, hints at iPhone 5

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple Inc. on Tuesday invited reporters to a news conference next week in San Francisco with a message that suggests that it will reveal the iPhone 5, as expected.

September 04, 2012 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart lowers fee for holiday layaway program

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is lowering its fee that shoppers pay for its interest-free pay-over-time program for the winter holidays.

September 04, 2012 | | Nationwide


McDonald's to beef up in India with meatless menu

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's Corp., the fast food chain that brought the hamburger to the world, is opening what may be its first vegetarian-only restaurants.

September 04, 2012 | | Nationwide


Diet Pepsi getting a sweetener tweak

NEW YORK (AP) - Diet Pepsi is tweaking its formula to stay sweet a little longer.

August 31, 2012 | | Nationwide


Bernanke hints at more stimulus action

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) - Chairman Ben Bernanke sent a clear message Friday that the Federal Reserve will do more to help the still-struggling U.S. economy.

August 31, 2012 | | Nationwide


Benefits for grandchildren are rare

One of the joys of growing older is the opportunity to play grandma or grandpa. My wife and I have five grandchildren, and each of them brings a smile to our faces and a nice warm glow to our hearts - at least a good percentage of the time! And for most of us, one of the big advantages to grand-parenting is that you get to play with them and bounce them on your knees and otherwise spoil them for a few hours at a time, and then they go home!

August 31, 2012 | | Nationwide


Ford on track to beat Toyota with best-selling car

RAYONG, Thailand (AP) - The stylish and nimble Ford Focus is on track to unseat Toyota's aging Corolla to become the world's top-selling car, according to Ford.

August 31, 2012 | | Nationwide


Ross Stores key revenue metric up 8% in August

PLEASANTON (AP) - Ross Stores' August revenue at stores open at least a year climbed 8 percent as shoppers looked for back-to-school bargains. The performance topped analysts' estimates.

August 30, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Court sides with POM Wonderful in beverage fight

PASADENA (AP) - A federal appeals court has sided with juice maker POM Wonderful in a lawsuit over another beverage company's use of the term "pom."

December 30, 2014 | | Nationwide


Home price growth slows for 11th consecutive month

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices rose in October at a slightly slower pace, as real estate sales have fallen and affordability has increasingly become a challenge for potential buyers.

December 30, 2014 | | Nationwide


Chinese access to Gmail cut

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese access to Google Inc.'s email service has been blocked amid government efforts to limit or possibly ban access to the U.S. company's services, which are popular among Chinese seeking to avoid government monitoring.

December 30, 2014 | | Nationwide


IRS says tax filing season to start Jan. 20

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tax filing season will start on time this year despite a last-minute tax law passed by Congress, the IRS said Monday.

December 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Fake room rentals hurt tourists

HONOLULU (AP) - Scammers who fraudulently advertise Hawaii rental properties have ripped off hundreds if not thousands of visitors to the state, according to Honolulu police, who say it's difficult to prosecute the con artists because most of them operate out of state.

December 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015.

December 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Key decisions on drones likely coming from Congress next year

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year.

December 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


It’s down to the wire for online shopping

ATLANTA (AP) - As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused delivery delays.

December 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Did USA government cause North Korea Internet outages?

WASHINGTON (AP) - North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible.

December 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


FAA, industry launch drone safety campaign after aircraft near misses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alarmed by increasing encounters between small drones and manned aircraft, drone industry officials said Monday they are teaming up with the government and model aircraft hobbyists to launch a safety campaign.

December 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Do heart patients fare better when doctors are away?

CHICAGO (AP) - Doctors joke that if you're going to have a heart attack, the safest place would be at a big national gathering of heart specialists. But a new study suggests some older hospitalized heart patients may fare better when these doctors aren't around.

December 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


FDA blesses new melanoma drug

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval Monday to a new drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb to treat the deadliest form of skin cancer.

December 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Complaints about drones over beaches, homes

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - Cameras on drones have provided spectacular videos from Kauai, but residents are filing complaints when the unmanned aircraft fly too close.

December 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Nordstrom fires worker over post advocating killing police

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Nordstrom has fired a sales associate who made a statement about killing police on his Facebook page.

December 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


California home prices rise cool in November

IRVINE (AP) - California home prices cooled in November as lack of affordability and low inventories kept potential buyers on the sidelines, a research firm said Tuesday.

December 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


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