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Yahoo CEO outlines new corporate structure

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) - A week after announcing a painful round of job cuts, Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson unveiled a plan Tuesday that will reorganize the company into three main divisions focused on users, advertisers and technology.

April 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


‘Best Buy CEO resigns amid investigation

NEW YORK (AP) - Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn abruptly resigned on Tuesday after the embattled consumer electronics chain launched an internal investigation into his "personal conduct."

April 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Apple market value hits $600B

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple, already the world's most valuable company, hit the $600 billion level for the first time Tuesday.

April 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Chevron says 1Q profit will beat 4Q results

SAN RAMON (AP) - Chevron says higher oil prices will help push first-quarter profit higher than fourth-quarter earnings despite a drop in U.S. production.

April 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Tax deadline day can be deadly time to travel on natiion’s roads

CHICAGO (AP) - The two certainties in life - death and taxes - may be more intertwined than Ben Franklin ever imagined: A study found that deadly auto accidents increase on Tax Day.

April 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Dow closes below 13,000 for 1st time in a month

NEW YORK (AP) - Investors had a three-day weekend to brood over disappointing job growth in March. When they got back to work Monday and delivered their verdict, it wasn't good.

April 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


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


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US appeals WTO ruling against national meat labels

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is appealing a World Trade Organization decision that would make it harder for U.S. consumers to know where meat in the grocery store came from.

November 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Illegals Social Security eligible in Obama plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

November 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


Twitter now tracks other apps

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter said it is now tracking what other apps its users have installed on their mobile devices so it can target content and ads to them better.

November 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


Redbox raising DVD rental rates by 25 percent

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Redbox is raising its DVD rental prices by 25 percent in an effort to wring more revenue from the shrinking audience that still watches movies on discs rather than online.

November 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


SoCal high-end home sales surge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In an exception to Southern California's lackluster real estate market, sales of homes costing $2 million or more are hitting record levels, according to a report.

November 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


3 make living playing video games

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - From nine to five, seven days a week, Robert Schill plays video games while sitting on a plush, brown sofa in central Florida.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Hellmann’s tweaks site in ‘mayonnaise’ legal spat

NEW YORK (AP) - Hellmann's mayonnaise has some egg on its face.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Heat-not-burn cigarette rolled out

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Reynolds American Inc. is launching a cigarette that heats tobacco rather than burning it, hoping to capitalize on the growing appetite for alternatives to traditional smokes.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Government falls short when it comes to useful health info websites

WASHINGTON (AP) - With many seniors facing high medical bills, a congressional investigation has found that federal government websites meant to give Medicare patients basic consumer tools instead fail to provide adequate information on out-of-pocket costs, and even quality of care.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


NYC: Replace pay phones with Wi-Fi hubs

NEW YORK (AP) - Pay phones on New York City streets would become a thing of the past under a plan announced Monday that would replace them with stand-alone devices offering free Wi-Fi and nationwide phone calls as well as mobile phone charging capability.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Feds: Privacy firm deceived consumers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal regulators said a respected Internet privacy company gave its seal of approval to commercial websites and mobile apps but failed to check whether they were indeed meeting standards for safeguarding customers' data.

November 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Obama: Treat Internet like utility

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday embraced a radical change in how the government treats Internet service, coming down on the side of consumer activists who fear slower download speeds and higher costs but angering Republicans and the nation's cable giants who say the plan would kill jobs.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Switches ordered weeks ahead of recall

DETROIT (AP) - Emails showing that General Motors ordered a half-million replacement ignition switches nearly two months before telling the government of a safety recall will be heavily scrutinized by federal prosecutors, who are investigating GM's conduct, according to legal experts.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Q&A ON ‘NET NEUTRALITY’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday waded into the debate over "net neutrality" by suggesting that Internet service should be regulated more heavily to protect consumers.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


OK for Social Security workers settlement

BALTIMORE (AP) - A federal administrative law judge in Baltimore has given preliminary approval to a $6.6 million settlement for more than 570 current and former Social Security Administration employees with disabilities.

November 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


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