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Gambling with Social Security

I find it rather curious that baby boomers, many of whom, in their youth, decried the accumulation of wealth and the materialism of their parents, are the first generation in history to regard Social Security not as the safety net it was intended to be but rather as a pot of gravy to pour over their already meaty investment portfolios.

May 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Again? Wal-Mart's rep takes another beating

NEW YORK (AP) - In business, you're only as good as your last good deed.

May 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


FDA reviews first rapid, take-home test for HIV

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is considering approval of the first over-the-counter HIV test that would allow consumers to quickly test themselves for the virus at home, without medical supervision.

May 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


FDA delays rules meant to ease sunscreen confusion

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sunscreen confusion won't be over before summer after all. The government is bowing to industry requests for more time to make clear how much protection their lotions really offer.

May 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Court won't order Google-NSA interactions released

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court has turned down a Freedom of Information Act request to disclose National Security Agency records about the 2010 cyberattack on Google users in China.

May 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook updates data use policy to give more info

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is updating its data use policy in an attempt to give people more clarity on how the company uses information they share.

May 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Yahoo CEO says he didn't mislead company

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is assuring his colleagues that he didn't supply the incorrect information that led the troubled Internet company to list a bogus college degree in his official biography, according to a person familiar with the matter.

May 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Yahoo CEO says he didn't mislead company

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is assuring his colleagues that he didn't supply the incorrect information that led the troubled Internet company to list a bogus college degree in his official biography, according to a person familiar with the matter.

May 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Digital 'wallets' proliferate at cellphone show

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Cash, coins and credit cards are so Twentieth Century.

May 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Bing to duel Google with Facebook-friendly format for search results

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft's Bing search engine is heading in a new direction as it drills deeper into Facebook's social network and Twitter's messaging service to showcase information unlikely to be found on Google.

May 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


FDA advisers recommend OK for weight loss drug

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Advisers to government health regulators late Thursday recommended that they approve sales of what would be the first new prescription weight-loss drug in the U.S. in more than a decade, despite concerns over cardiac risks.

May 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


Change to top of WTC raises questions over height

NEW YORK (AP) - A change to the design of a needle that will sit atop One World Trade Center is raising questions over whether the building will still be America's tallest when completed.

May 10, 2012 | | Nationwide


China's Huawei hopes to make a name for itself

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Will Americans buy a Chinese smartphone? We're about to find out, as Huawei, one of the world's biggest phone makers, is planning a big push into U.S. cellphone stores.

May 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


Macy's 1Q profit jumps 38 percent

NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's Inc.'s first-quarter profit rose a better-than-expected 38 percent. But investors sent its shares down nearly four percent because the department store chain mostly left its annual profit guidance intact.

May 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


‘Liberator of ladies' hair Vidal Sassoon dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Vidal Sassoon used his hairstyling shears to free women from beehives and hot rollers and give them wash-and-wear cuts that made him an international name in hair care.

May 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


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New Samsung, HTC phones out April 10

NEW YORK (AP) - New phones from Samsung and HTC will be available in U.S. stores starting April 10.

March 26, 2015 | | Nationwide


FACEBOOK’S MESSENGER

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook's Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool equipped to send an animated fist bump to a friend at one moment and then get a little business done in the next.

March 25, 2015 | | Nationwide


House panel passes bill banning IRS from using private email

WASHINGTON (AP) - IRS workers would be prohibited from using private email to conduct official business under a bipartisan bill passed Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee.

March 25, 2015 | | Nationwide


Heinz buys Kraft to build food giant

NEW YORK (AP) - Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft and create one of the world's largest food and beverage companies.

March 25, 2015 | | Nationwide


2 Internet provides sue over neutrality

NEW YORK (AP) - The FCC says the first lawsuits filed against the government's new Internet traffic rules are "premature" and may be dismissed because they were filed too early.

March 25, 2015 | | Nationwide


SeaWorld counters disparaging documentary

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is mounting a public defense of its animal handling in a new advertising campaign that began Monday, after a highly critical 2013 documentary left the park with declining revenue and attendance.

March 24, 2015 | | Nationwide


Drillers scramble to thwart OPEC

NEW YORK (AP) - OPEC and lower global oil prices delivered a one-two punch to the drillers in North Dakota and Texas who brought the U.S. one of the biggest booms in the history of the global oil industry.

March 24, 2015 | | Nationwide


Uber says CFO Brent Callinicos leaving

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ride-sharing company Uber said Monday that CFO Brent Callinicos is leaving the company to spend more time with his family.

March 16, 2015 | | Nationwide


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


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