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Tips on making most of Social Security’s Website

I get lots of email from readers who tell me they have a hard time finding answers to their questions at the Social Security Administration website: www.socialsecurity.gov. Or, I often hear from readers telling me they want to "see something official in black and white" before they will believe whatever I wrote in my column.

June 01, 2012 | | Nationwide


AT&T: Data-only plans coming for cell phones within two years

NEW YORK (AP) - The CEO of AT&T Inc. said Friday that cellphone plans that count only data usage are likely to come in the next two years. In such a scenario, phone calls and texts would be considered as just another form of data.

June 01, 2012 | | Nationwide


Google files patent claim against Microsoft, Nokia

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google lashed out at Microsoft and Nokia in a regulatory complaint, accusing them of illegally feeding mobile patents to a technology troll scavenging for billions of dollars in licensing fees that threaten to drive up the prices of cellphones and other wireless devices.

May 31, 2012 | | Nationwide


Woman sues Neiman's for fraud in love triangle; wants to return $1.4M in gifts

DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas-area woman has found Neiman Marcus' generous return policy lacking, saying the luxury retailer wouldn't let her return $1.4 million worth of tainted items - many of them gifts her husband purchased from a store employee with whom he was allegedly having an affair.

May 31, 2012 | | Nationwide


Oracle gets another setback in Google dispute

NEW YORK (AP) - Oracle Corp. received another setback Thursday as a federal judge in San Francisco undermined a central part of the company's multimillion dollar case against Google Inc. over its Android software for mobile devices.

May 31, 2012 | | Nationwide


Market fears send key interest rate to 66-year low

NEW YORK (AP) - The drop in a key interest rate to a 66-year low is a sign of one thing - fear.

May 30, 2012 | | Nationwide


HP taps software exec as chief operating officer

PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Co. has promoted Bill Veghte to chief operating officer, the latest expansion of his responsibilities since the slumping technology company hired Meg Whitman as its CEO eight months ago.

May 30, 2012 | | Nationwide


FDA rejects new ‘wholesome’ name for high fructose corn syrup product

NEW YORK (AP) - High fructose corn syrup won't get a wholesome new name after all.

May 30, 2012 | | Nationwide


Google giving away Zagat ratings in search results

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is adding a new entree to its menu: free restaurant ratings from the Zagat review service.

May 30, 2012 | | Nationwide


Obama's health care aid to small firms disappoints

WASHINGTON (AP) - Many small businesses struggle to afford health insurance for their workers, but a a new tax credit meant to help them seems to be turning into a disappointment.

May 30, 2012 | | Nationwide


Consumers Union: Closing your bank account will cost you as much as $55

NEW YORK (AP) - Want to close your bank account? It could cost you as much as $55.

May 30, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook HQ expansion approved by Menlo Park

MENLO PARK (AP) - A Silicon Valley city where Facebook has opened its new headquarters voted Tuesday to support an environmental impact report and development agreement for a project that will allow the social media giant to employ thousands more people at the campus.

May 30, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook's stock falls below $30

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook's stock has fallen below $30 for the first time since its much-awaited public debut this month.

May 29, 2012 | | Nationwide


Sprint to shut Nextel as early as June 2013

NEW YORK (AP) - Sprint Nextel Corp. on Tuesday said it will shut down the Nextel network as early as June 30 next year, cutting off service for its characteristic walkie-talkie-like Nextel phones.

May 29, 2012 | | Nationwide


Google unveils new version of Chromebook

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google will try to win more converts to a computer operating system revolving around its popular Chrome Web browser with a new wave of lightweight laptops built by Samsung Electronics.

May 29, 2012 | | Nationwide


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McDonald’s workers detail job hazards

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's workers in 19 cities have filed complaints over burns from popping grease, a lack of protective equipment and other workplace hazards, according to labor organizers.

March 16, 2015 | | Nationwide


Does health go better with Coke? That’s new marketing strategy

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its soda as a treat at a time when the world's biggest beverage maker is being blamed for helping to fuel obesity rates.

March 16, 2015 | | Nationwide


Cablevision hopes to attract Internet customers with HBO Now

NEW YORK (AP) - Cablevision is offering the new HBO Now online service to its Internet customers, even though the service could persuade more people to drop their cable TV packages.

March 16, 2015 | | Nationwide


DRIVERS OR CONTRACTORS?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two San Francisco federal judges say juries will have to decide whether drivers for Uber and Lyft were independent contractors, or employees of the ride-hailing companies with all of the protections and benefits the state affords regular workers.

March 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


Google browsing system targets unwanted software

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Get ready to see more red warning signs online as Google adds ammunition to its technological artillery for targeting devious schemes lurking on websites.

March 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


Intel cuts 1Q revenue forecast, cites weak desktop PC demand

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel's stock fell Thursday after the giant chipmaker lowered its first-quarter revenue forecast, citing weak demand for business desktop PCs and a strong dollar that affects revenue from overseas sales.

March 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


Household wealth touches record at nearly $83 trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fueled by higher stock and home values, Americans' net worth reached a record high in the final three months of 2014.

March 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail in the largest scam of its kind in the history of the agency, a federal investigator said Thursday.

March 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


World’s tallest observation wheel falls short on riders

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The world's tallest observation wheel hasn't quite reached the elevated expectations of its owner.

March 09, 2015 | | Nationwide


A golden MacBook, HBO on your iPhone & the Watch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All eyes were focused on the watch, but Apple CEO Tim Cook also unveiled a new MacBook and announced other deals at a company event Monday in San Francisco.

March 09, 2015 | | Nationwide


FDA keeps warning about suicide on Chantix

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is keeping a bold-letter warning on Pfizer's anti-smoking drug Chantix about suicidal behavior and other psychiatric side effects, after reviewing company findings suggesting the drug does not increase those problems.

March 09, 2015 | | Nationwide


Snuggie seller settles charges that it deceived customers

NEW YORK (AP) - The company behind the Snuggie, Perfect Bacon Bowl and other "As Seen on TV" products has agreed to pay $8 million to settle charges that it deceived customers.

March 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


Google providing car insurance quotes in latest net expansion

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is helping California drivers shop for car insurance as part of a new service that could foreshadow the Internet company's latest attempt to shake up a long-established industry.

March 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


FDA study finds hardly any evidence of antibiotics in milk

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.

March 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


Ringling Bros. giving up elephant acts

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says the "Greatest Show on Earth" will go on without elephants.

March 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


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