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Half of Americans call Facebook a fad

NEW YORK (AP) - Half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, according to the results of a new Associated Press-CNBC poll. And, in the run-up to the social network's initial public offering of stock, half of Americans also say the social network's expected asking price is too high.

May 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


Penney has 1Q loss as new pricing repels shoppers

NEW YORK (AP) - Turns out, J.C. Penney shoppers don't prefer predictable pricing over blockbuster bargains - at least not yet.

May 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


Lack of trust in Facebook may hold back ad sales

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook's reach is wide but not deep. Few users surveyed in an Associated Press-CNBC poll say they click on the site's ads or buy the virtual goods that make money for it.

May 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook IPO shares tough task for small investors

CHICAGO (AP) - Hoping to get in on Facebook's hotly anticipated public stock offering? You'll need Facebook friends at very high levels - or a lot of money.

May 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


USPS halts closure of 600 urban stations

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service said Monday its decision to halt the closing of more than 3,700 post offices includes roughly 600 urban and suburban postal branch offices and satellite stations.

May 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


West Coast spike in gas prices tied to shuttered oil refineries

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Motorists across most of the country have been getting a break on the price of gas, but not on the West Coast.

May 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


Hyundai car probed after air bag cuts owner's ear

DETROIT (AP) - Federal safety regulators are investigating a complaint that a car owner's ear was cut in half when a side air bag inflated in a Hyundai Elantra.

May 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


Revolving door: Yahoo ushers out another CEO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo still has credibility issues, even after casting aside CEO Scott Thompson because his official biography included a college degree that he never received.

May 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


No sign of shareholder revolt against Chase CEO

NEW YORK (AP) - JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon owned up to stock analysts and went on TV to accept blame for a $2 billion trading mistake. Next he faces shareholders, who are considerably less wealthy since the blunder was disclosed.

May 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


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


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Don’t panic, college seniors: Jobs for grads likely to grow

WASHINGTON (AP) - The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring. The company formerly known as Ernst & Young plans to hire 9,000 graduates from U.S. universities this year, up from 7,500 in 2014. But recruiting isn't as easy as it used to be.

April 17, 2015 | | Nationwide


WikiLeaks site creates online archive of hacked Sony documents

NEW YORK (AP) - Sony's hacking problems aren't over yet.

April 17, 2015 | | Nationwide


US prescription drugs pending jumped 13%

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - U.S. spending on prescription drugs soared last year, driven up primarily by costly breakthrough medicines, manufacturer price hikes and a surge from millions of people newly insured due to the Affordable Care Act.

April 13, 2015 | | Nationwide


NY attorney general questions work practices of 13 retailers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's attorney general has launched an inquiry into 13 major retailers, questioning the practice of keeping workers on call for shifts on short notice and possible violations of the state requirement to pay hourly staff for at least four hours when they report for work.

April 13, 2015 | | Nationwide


Veggies take center plate as healthy fast food expands

MIAMI (AP) - They want it fresh. They want it cheap. They want it fast. And most importantly, they don't want it to taste like it's good for them.

April 13, 2015 | | Nationwide


Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review

CHICAGO (AP) - Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven't been studied enough to evaluate long-term results.

April 06, 2015 | | Nationwide


Starbucks to expand online tuition program

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks says its workers can now have four years of tuition covered for an online college degree from Arizona State University instead of just two, marking the latest sign that companies are rethinking their treatment of low-wage workers.

April 06, 2015 | | Nationwide


Uber’s popularity surges with business travelers avoiding taxis

NEW YORK (AP) - Business travelers are bypassing the taxi queue with greater frequency, choosing instead ride-hailing services like Uber Technologies.

April 06, 2015 | | Nationwide


Samsung’s profit forecast beats estimate

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday that its first-quarter operating income likely beat analysts' consensus.

April 06, 2015 | | Nationwide


LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Elvis Presley had one; so did Clark Gable. It was even the sedan of presidents. Then the name vanished amid an invasion of newer luxury cars from Europe and Asia.

March 30, 2015 | | Nationwide


Mexican growers offer 15% in bid to settle Baja farm strike

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Export-oriented commercial farms in Mexico's Baja California state say they have offered farm workers a 15-percent wage increase to end a two-week-old strike.

March 30, 2015 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s to test all-day breakfast next month

NEW YORK (AP) - A McMuffin for dinner? It might happen, as McDonald's plans to test an all-day breakfast at some locations in the San Diego area starting next month.

March 30, 2015 | | Nationwide


Amazon.com offering to help get jobs done around the house

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon.com is introducing a referral service to help people to get projects and chores done around their homes.

March 30, 2015 | | Nationwide


Jay Z, Madonna, Minaj offer streaming service

NEW YORK (AP) - Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-List musicians who are co-owners of Tidal, a streaming service being billed as the first artist-owned platform for music and video.

March 30, 2015 | | Nationwide


Volvo Cars plans to open US plant

DETROIT (AP) - Volvo Cars is planning to build its first-ever U.S. assembly plant as part of a push to increase sales here.

March 30, 2015 | | Nationwide


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