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Laid-off Yahoo workers urged to go east to Detroit

DETROIT (AP) - A financial company that is betting on a Detroit turnaround is trying to lure laid-off Yahoo workers to Michigan.

April 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


Microsoft/AOL deal part of patent scramble

NEW YORK (AP) - AOL's $1 billion deal to sell and license patents to Microsoft is another in a series of "Antiques Roadshow" moments in the technology world. Faded companies have been rummaging through their assets recently, and some of them have found musty old patents that turn out to be worth a great deal.

April 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


Sony to cut 10,000 jobs over next year

TOKYO (AP) - Sony Corp. will cut about 10,000 jobs worldwide over the next year as it tries to return to profit, Japanese news reports said Monday.

April 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook buying photo-share app Instagram for $1B

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is spending $1 billion to buy the photo-sharing company Instagram in the social network's largest acquisition ever.

April 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


Natural gas firm proposes ND-Okla. oil pipeline

Natural gas firm proposes ND-Okla. oil pipeline

April 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


SSI clarification

Q: I read your article explaining that SSI is not a Social Security benefit and is not paid for out of Social Security taxes. But I'm still confused. What is the difference between Social Security disability and SSI disability? And how are they different from regular Social Security?

April 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Nokia town faces future dim as jobs shift to Asia

SALO, Finland (AP) - Tomi Marjuaho repaired mobile phones for 10 years in the town of Salo in southern Finland, where Nokia, the world's top cell phone-maker, set up its wireless operations in the 1980s.

April 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Hiring binge stalls for jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. job market took a breather in March after its best hiring stretch since the Great Recession.

April 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Borrowing up but consumers resist credit cards

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans took out more loans to buy cars and attend school in February but used their credit cards less frequently for the second straight month.

April 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Wendy's paid CEO $4.6M for last quarter of 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Wendy's gave its new CEO a pay package worth $4.6 million for the last four months of 2011.

April 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Palo Alto Networks files documents for $175M IPO

PALO ALTO . (AP) - Computer security provider Palo Alto Networks Inc. is eyeing taking the company public in an offering that aims to raise as much as $175 million.

April 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Calif. Passover diners get the word: No Coke

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Coca-Cola may be off the menu for the Passover feast - at least in California.

April 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Business nation briefs

Bravo plans 'Silicon Valley' reality show

April 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Penney cuts 600 workers, 13 percent of HQ staff

PLANO, Tex. (AP) - Two months into J.C. Penney's transformation, its workers are starting to feel the pain.

April 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


Yahoo CEO tries to reassure workers after layoffs

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson plans to tell the struggling Internet company's employees more about his turnaround strategy next week.

April 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


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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


Can Hewlett-Packard survive the tablet trend?

PALO ALTO (AP) - Personal computer sales have been in a slump for years, as customers flock to increasingly powerful smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Now Hewlett-Packard, the Silicon Valley stalwart that was once the world's biggest seller of personal computers, is splitting off its PC and printing businesses. It's the latest shakeup in a tech industry that's being reshaped by the mobile revolution.

October 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart plans 1-stop health coverage shopping

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart is taking one-stop shopping to another area: health insurance.

October 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Can a football stadium be as ‘smart’ as a phone?

SANTA CLARA (AP) - It's a tough challenge for the National Football League to entice fans off their comfy couches and into stadiums when ticket prices are almost as high as the sport's TV ratings.

October 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


New car technology may not lower insurance rates

WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) - More cars and trucks are being equipped with cameras, radar, automatic braking and other safety technology that help avoid accidents, but drivers may not see their insurance bills go down anytime soon, experts in the auto and insurance industries said Thursday.

October 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Facebook tightens research guidelines

CUPERTINO (AP) - Facebook has tightened its research guidelines following uproar over its disclosure this summer that it allowed researchers to manipulate users' feeds to see if their moods could be changed.

October 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


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