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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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Mom’s arrest sparks debate over child care

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) - Plenty of working parents can relate to the dilemma Debra Harrell faced when her 9-year-old daughter asked to play unsupervised in a park this summer. How do you find the time and money for child care when school is out?

July 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Medicare’s looking healthier

WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.

July 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


‘Pawn Stars’ TV star plans stores near famous shop

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The long parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show "Pawn Stars" could soon have something better to do while waiting in line.

July 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

NEW YORK (AP) - Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining.

July 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Microsoft earnings for 4Q tops Street

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying that the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units - Nokia phones and Bing search - would become profitable in 2016.

July 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple post biggest earnings gain in nearly two years

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.

July 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Five tips to protect yourself from ID theft

NEW YORK (AP) - It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, which operates 2,900 stores in the U.S., said it is working with federal investigators to look into a possible breach.

July 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


New Orleans recycling smoked cigarette butts

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In New Orleans, discarded butts are being turned into something useful.

July 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked so the company can help target ads that match their interests.

July 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry

WASHINGTON (AP) - Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

July 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Microsoft : Design central to its future

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft's Surface tablet, he designed food - or "food concepts," he says, for people on the go. Among them: dried noodles that come wrapped around a pair of chopsticks; a tubular meal that can be pulled with two fingers from a car cup holder base; and a fork that squeezes out sauce.

July 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


What happens to your online accounts when you die?

WASHINGTON (AP) - You've probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online?

July 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Strong PayPal growth boosts eBay’s 2Q profit

SAN JOSE (AP) - EBay said Wednesday that its second-quarter net income rose 6 percent, as strong growth from its PayPal payments business offset lower-than-expected revenue that was hampered by a global password reset after a cyberattack.

July 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


SoCal hearing addresses oil refinery rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Residents of modest neighborhoods near three of the largest oil refineries in California called on the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to crack down on plant emissions, saying the pollution is choking their children and endangering their health.

July 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Reno convention bookings up 49%

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Northern Nevada tourism officials say they've seen a significant spike in convention bookings, but continue to struggle with a drop in government business because of a misconception that casino resorts cost more than other hotels.

July 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


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