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Motorized unicycles to video games your eyes can control

January 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


Wikipedia may black out Wednesday in protest of anti-piracy legislation

Wikipedia may black out its website Wednesday to protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress.

January 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


Ohio dairy farm coddles cows with water beds to get more milk

WELLINGTON, Ohio (AP) - If you want great milk, you need happy and healthy cows.

January 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


January often the best month to file for Social Security

I write a column similar to this one every January. But I don't mind plagiarizing myself because it contains a very important message for people planning to retire in 2012.

January 13, 2012 | | Nationwide


Crowd too big, Beijing Apple store cancels sale of iPhone 4S models

BEIJING (AP) - Raw eggs splattered and streaked the gleaming windows of Beijing's Apple store Friday, hurled by angry and frustrated shoppers when the launch of the iPhone 4S was canceled due to fears over the size of the crowd.

January 13, 2012 | | Nationwide


Balmy winter brings plenty of economic surprises in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Out of a relatively balmy winter have sprung some economic surprises. People have more cash in their pockets because they aren't turning up the thermostat. Airlines don't have to de-ice planes or battle blizzards. And shoppers are finding great deals on coats and boots.

January 13, 2012 | | Nationwide


the perfect bridesmaid

NEW YORK (AP) - For do-most-of-it-yourself brides, wedding planning means lists, lists and more lists, with some spreadsheets thrown in for good measure. There are also the long, endlessly pored-over documents of vows, readings, even toasts. Did I mention lists?

January 13, 2012 | | Nationwide


Control a PC with body motions

Control a PC with body motions

January 13, 2012 | | Nationwide


Housing bust still haunts the banks

NEW YORK (AP) - The economy may be healing, but banks are suffering from a housing hangover.

January 13, 2012 | | Nationwide


New sensation: Cell phones that let you feel the world

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Sure, today's phones can deliver the sound of a heartbeat. But how would you like to actually feel the throbbing?

January 12, 2012 | | Nationwide


Retail sales weaken but cap a record year

WASHINGTON (AP) - America's retailers enjoyed a record 2011 and their first $400 billion sales months ever. But the final month of the year was a dud.

January 12, 2012 | | Nationwide


ATM turns your old phone into cash

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is all about the latest smartphones, tablet computers and other devices. But what about the old gadgets? Don't they get any love?

January 12, 2012 | | Nationwide


Business nation briefs

HOME DEPOT TO HIRE 70K WORKERS FOR SPRING: ATLANTA (AP) - Home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc. said Thursday that it will hire 70,000 seasonal workers for the spring season, its biggest season.

January 12, 2012 | | Nationwide


FDA: J&J delayed reporting insulin pump problems, now under scutiny

TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) - The widening quality problems at health giant Johnson & Johnson have former regulators and analysts mystified, as yet another J&J business - at least the seventh - has come under scrutiny.

January 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


Women lobby for a bald Barbie in support of kids with cancer

NEW YORK (AP) - Barbie has been an astronaut, an architect, a NASCAR driver, and a news anchor.

January 11, 2012 | | Nationwide


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After Aereo, what’s next for Internet TV?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Supreme Court shot down Aereo's business model this week, but that doesn't mean customers' desire for a better TV experience is gone.

June 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


Ikea raises hourly pay for US retail workers

NEW YORK (AP) - Ikea's U.S. division is raising the minimum wage for thousands of its retail workers, pegging it to the cost of living in each location, instead of its competition.

June 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


Nike 4th quarter net income tops estimates

NEW YORK (AP) - Nike's fiscal fourth-quarter net income rose 5 percent as higher revenue in most geographic regions offset heavy investments in marketing for the World Cup soccer tournament.

June 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


Stocks move lower on Wall Street, led by banks

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street, with banks posting some of the biggest declines.

June 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


Study: Angelenos spend more on housing than others

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new study finds half of households in metropolitan Los Angeles spend at least 30 percent of their income on rent or mortgage payments - the highest rate among U.S. cities.

June 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


Analysts predict slower June sales for GM

DETROIT (AP) - A number of analysts are predicting that General Motors' June U.S. sales will underperform the overall auto industry, putting the company in danger of losing market share at a critical time.

June 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google shows off new Android gadgets at conference

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some 1 billion people are now using Android devices, Google said as the company kicked off its two-day developer conference Wednesday in San Francisco.

June 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Stocks edge higher despite economic data

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market inched modestly higher Wednesday, recovering more than half of what it lost the day before, as investors were able to set aside two disappointing economic reports.

June 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Justices rule for broadcasters in fight with Aereo

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices.

June 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Moody’s upgrades California’s credit to Aa3

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's credit rating is rebounding, reflecting the relative stability of its state budget.

June 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Why a grim US economic picture is brightening

WASHINGTON (AP) - When the government updates its estimate Wednesday of how the U.S. economy fared last quarter, the number is pretty sure to be ugly. Horrible even.

June 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Stocks end lower as traders sell blue chips

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market had its biggest decline in two weeks Tuesday, led by a sell-off in blue-chip bank and energy stocks. Homebuilders rose after the government reported sales of new homes rose in May to the highest level in six years.

June 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Eyes on you: Experts reveal police hacking methods

LONDON (AP) - Law enforcement agencies across the globe are taking a page out of the hacker's handbook, using targets' own phones and computers to spy on them with methods traditionally associated with cybercriminals, two computer security groups said Tuesday.

June 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


AT&T says DirecTV deal could slow price hikes

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T's CEO told Congress Tuesday that his company's purchase of DirecTV will help slow increases in programming prices, but won't lead to a decrease in prices.

June 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Obama says US should have paid maternity leave

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States should join the rest of the industrialized world and offer paid leave for mothers of newborns.

June 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


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