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April: Financial literacy month

April is Financial Literacy Month - a nationwide effort to "highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits," according to Wikipedia. Yes, the effort to spread the word about the importance of financial skills and capability has earned a place in our national consciousness, spurred on by the results of the mortgage crisis.

April 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart offers online shoppers a "cash" option

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart shoppers now will be able to pay cash for online purchases.

April 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


House OKs student loan bill, ignores Obama veto threat

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans defied a veto threat and the House voted Friday to prevent federal loan costs from doubling for millions of college students. The vote gave the GOP a momentary election-year triumph on a bill that has become enmeshed in partisan battles over the economy, women's issues and President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

April 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Ford first quarter earnings fall on Europe slump, tax rate

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford Motor Co. has tidied up North America, sweeping out old products and excess costs. But the rest of the world keeps making a mess.

April 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Hubbub over content rights greets Google Drive

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google CEO Larry Page recently wrote that he hopes to show the company is "deserving of great love." But the Internet search leader may need to win more trust, based on the suspicions swirling around Google Drive, a new online storage service for personal documents, photos and other content.

April 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


Safeway's first quarter profits jump amid cost controls; stock price drops

PLEASANTON (AP) - Grocery chain Safeway Inc. reported a sharp jump in net income for the first quarter, helped in part by strong cost controls.

April 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


Samsung Electronics reports record profit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest consumer electronics firm by revenues, on Friday reported a record-high profit as strong smartphone sales helped mask a drop in semiconductor and TV profit.

April 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


Chrysler posts best quarterly profit in 13 years

DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler had its best quarterly profit in 13 years. Not bad for a company that almost died three years ago.

April 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


Senate votes to slow closing of post offices

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate offered a lifeline to the nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday, voting to give the struggling agency an $11 billion cash infusion while delaying controversial decisions on closing post offices and ending Saturday delivery.

April 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


Ancestry.com acquiring Archives.com for $100M

PROVO, Utah (AP) - Ancestry.com Inc. will acquire rival family history website Archives.com for about $100 million in cash and assumed liabilities, the companies announced Wednesday.

April 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


Apple's blowout quarter propels Nasdaq to big gain

NEW YORK (AP) - The Nasdaq composite index shot 2 percent higher Wednesday, powered by a surge in Apple. The iPhone maker's stock climbed $50 after the company once again blew past Wall Street's profit forecasts.

April 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


House to vote Friday on student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an escalating election-year clash, the House will vote Friday on a $5.9 billion Republican bill preventing interest rates on federal student loans from doubling this summer, paid for by cutting money from President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law.

April 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


Animal welfare activists get it their way at Burger King

NEW YORK (AP) - In a boost to animal welfare activists looking to get livestock out of cramped cages, Burger King will be the first major U.S. fast-food chain to give all of its chickens and pigs some room to roam.

April 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


Google launches storage service for personal files

SAN JOSE (AP) - Google is hoping to build the world's largest digital filing cabinet in the latest attempt to deepen people's dependence on its services.

April 24, 2012 | | Nationwide


New case of mad cow disease in California

WASHINGTON (AP) - The first new case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 has been discovered in a dairy cow in California, but health authorities said Tuesday the animal never was a threat to the nation's food supply.

April 24, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Drugmaker resubmits women’s sex pill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The makers of a twice-rejected pill designed to boost sexual desire in women are hoping a yearlong lobbying push by politicians, women's groups and consumer advocates will move their much-debated drug onto the market.

February 17, 2015 | | Nationwide


Now someone can manage your Facebook after you die

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is making it easier to plan for your online afterlife.

February 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


Retailers fret as products languish on ships, docks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's early for many Americans still sloshing through winter to plan their gardens, home improvements and spring sports leagues, but stores gearing up for warmer weather are fretting that they won't have some products to sell due to a labor crisis at West Coast seaports.

February 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


Zynga reports loss of $4.5M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) on Thursday reported a loss of $45.1 million in its fourth quarter.

February 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


Expedia to buy Orbitz, further shift in online travel bookings

NEW YORK (AP) - A wave of deals in the online travel industry has increasingly put some familiar names under two corporate umbrellas: Expedia and Priceline.

February 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


IRS apologizes for seizing small business bank accounts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pressured by Congress, the IRS said Wednesday it is changing its policies and apologizing for seizing banks accounts from otherwise law-abiding business owners simply because they structured bank transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements.

February 11, 2015 | | Nationwide


Tesla’s 4Q profit falls on strong dollar, delayed shipments

FREMONT (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors' fourth-quarter loss widened to $107.6 million because of the impact of the strong dollar and a delay in shipments of its new all-wheel-drive Model S sedan.

February 11, 2015 | | Nationwide


Cybersecurity firm FireEye stock up

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - FireEye Inc., the high-profile computer security company called in to investigate massive hacks at Sony Pictures and Anthem, reported fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday that show its business is growing but profit so far remains elusive.

February 11, 2015 | | Nationwide


Panera beats profit forecasts

ST. LOUIS (AP) - ST. LOUIS (AP) - Panera Bread Co. (PNRA) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $48.5 million.

February 11, 2015 | | Nationwide


Yelp buying East24 online food ordering

NEW YORK (AP) - Competition for online takeout orders is heating up with Yelp's purchase of Eat24.

February 10, 2015 | | Nationwide


Samsung smart TVs eavesdropping?

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing.

February 10, 2015 | | Nationwide


Flipboard magazines not just for mobile devices anymore

PALO ALTO (AP) - Smartphones and tablets have been pushing the personal computer aside, thanks in part to popular apps made by mobile-first entrepreneurs like Flipboard CEO Mike McCue.

February 10, 2015 | | Nationwide


Apple sets US record with market value above $700B

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple has set a record on Wall Street: It's the first U.S. company to be worth more than $700 billion based on the value of its stock at the close of trading Tuesday.

February 10, 2015 | | Nationwide


California formally opens large solar plant

RIVERSIDE (AP) - One of the nation's largest solar projects was dedicated Monday in the Riverside County desert, as California rushes to expand its use of green power to meet the state's renewable energy requirements.

February 09, 2015 | | Nationwide


Is doctor’s office most dangerous place for data?

NEW YORK (AP) - Everyone worries about stolen credit cards or hacked bank accounts, but just visiting the doctor may put you at greater risk for identity fraud.

February 09, 2015 | | Nationwide


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