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Is China poor? Key question at climate talks

BONN, Germany (AP) - Another round of U.N. climate talks closed without resolving how to share the burden of curbing man-made global warming, mainly because countries don't agree on who is rich and who is poor.

May 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


I never thought you'd ask me

I've been either working for the Social Security Administration or writing a column about Social Security issues for about 40 years now. And I would have bet money that in all that time, I've been asked every question in the book. In fact, I don't recall getting a question in the past 15 years or so that I haven't been asked a dozen, if not hundreds, of times before. And now this week, I've had two questions emailed to me that I've never been asked in my entire career! Will wonders never cease? The ...

May 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


AP study: Typical CEO made $9.6M last year to break compensation marks

NEW YORK (AP) - Profits at big U.S. companies broke records last year, and so did pay for CEOs.

May 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


Consumer confidence highest in 4 ½ years

WASHINGTON (AP) - A better hiring outlook and lower gas prices pushed a measure of U.S. consumer confidence to its highest level in four and a half years.

May 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


Stocks fall on Wall Street as Spanish bank teeters

NEW YORK (AP) - Another flare-up in Europe's debt crisis knocked U.S. markets lower Friday. This time, it was more trouble at a major Spanish bank.

May 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


Morgan Stanley may refund some Facebook investors

NEW YORK (AP) - Morgan Stanley, the lead investment bank in Facebook's troubled initial public offering, will compensate retail investors who overpaid when they bought Facebook's stock in Friday's IPO, according to a source familiar with the matter.

May 24, 2012 | | Nationwide


Weekly jobless aid applications dip to 370,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits changed little last week, signaling modest job growth.

May 24, 2012 | | Nationwide


Food stamp fraud raising growing concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) - Food stamp recipients are ripping off the government for millions of dollars by illegally selling their benefit cards for cash - sometimes even in the open, on eBay or Craigslist - and then asking the government for replacement cards.

May 24, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook launches iPhone camera app

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook's rocky initial public offering hasn't stopped life at the world's biggest online social network. On Thursday, the company unveiled a camera app for the iPhone.

May 24, 2012 | | Nationwide


HP leads Dow to its fourth day of gains in May

NEW YORK (AP) - Hewlett-Packard helped pull the Dow Jones industrial average to a slight gain Thursday, giving the index only its fourth gain this month.

May 24, 2012 | | Nationwide


Smoke-free country? New Zealand taxes push price of pack of cigarettes to $15

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - There are smoke-free bars, smoke-free parks, even smoke-free college campuses. But a smoke-free country?

May 24, 2012 | | Nationwide


States looking to new tolls to pay for highways

WASHINGTON (AP) - Driving onto an Interstate highway? Crossing a bridge on the way into work? Taking a tunnel under a river or bay? Get ready to pay.

May 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


HP to cut 27,000 jobs, save up to $3.5B annually

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to cut 27,000 jobs as the growing popularity of smartphones, the iPad and other mobile devices makes it tougher for the company to sell personal computers.

May 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook stock climbs, but firm faces lawsuits from shareholders

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook's fourth day of trading as a public company saw an increase in the company's stock price and shareholder lawsuits related to the social network's botched initial public offering.

May 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


Regulator: ND's oil production could double

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota could double its oil production by 2015 to more than 1 million barrels daily, putting it on par with Texas "if everything goes our way," the state's top oil regulator told industry and government officials Wednesday.

May 23, 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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