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Jump in US consumer spending brightens outlook

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumers boosted their spending in February by the most in seven months, raising expectations for stronger growth at the start of the year.

March 30, 2012 | | Nationwide


LivingSocial launches takeout & delivery service

NEW YORK (AP) - Throw away all those soy sauce-stained takeout menus.

March 29, 2012 | | Nationwide


Best Buy to close 50 stores; open 100 smaller locations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - In order to grow, Best Buy is shrinking.

March 29, 2012 | | Nationwide


Economy grew 3 percent in final quarter of 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3 percent in the final three months of 2011, the best pace in a year and a half. But that growth has likely slowed in the current quarter.

March 29, 2012 | | Nationwide


Bank of America CEO gets big raise as stock tanks

NEW YORK (AP) - Bank of America gave its CEO a pay package worth $7.5 million last year, six times as large as the year before. It happened while the company's stock lost more than half its value and the bank lost its claim as the biggest in the country.

March 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


Oracle, Google gird for trial on Android dispute

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Oracle and Google are digging in their heels as they prepare for an upcoming trial.

March 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


New GM phone app may replace car navigation system

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors soon will sell a $50 smartphone application that could replace your dashboard navigation system.

March 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


FTC seeks law to shed more light on data brokers

NEW YORK (AP) - The Federal Trade Commission is calling for a new law that would allow people to review the vast amounts of information being collected about them as the Internet, smartphones and other technology make it easier to create digital dossiers of just about anyone's life.

March 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Bernanke says unemployment could stay high

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says that without faster economic growth, it could take "a few more years" for U.S. unemployment to decline to a normal rate.

March 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Harry Potter breaks e-book lockdown allowing ability to read on any device

NEW YORK (AP) - When the Harry Potter books finally went on sale in electronic form on Tuesday, it was as if Harry himself had cast the "Alohomora" spell on them - the one that unlocks doors.

March 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Home prices fell in January in most US cities

WASHINGTON (AP) - Home prices fell in January for a fifth straight month in most major U.S. cities, as modest sales increases have yet to boost prices.

March 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Consumers hold onto rosy outlook during March

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are holding onto a rosier view of the U.S. economy as they focus on the good in a flood of mixed economic news.

March 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Pumpkin ravioli wins $1M Pillsbury Bake-Off

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream is the winning dish of the 2012 Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest.

March 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Contracts for new home sales dipped 0.5 percent in February

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy U.S. homes dipped in February from nearly a two-year high, a mixed signal ahead of the spring home-buying season.

March 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


'Pink slime' maker suspends some plant operations

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The maker of "pink slime" suspended operations Monday at all but one plant where the beef ingredient is made, acknowledging recent public uproar over the product has cost the company business.

March 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


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FDA keeps warning about suicide on Chantix

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is keeping a bold-letter warning on Pfizer's anti-smoking drug Chantix about suicidal behavior and other psychiatric side effects, after reviewing company findings suggesting the drug does not increase those problems.

March 09, 2015 | | Nationwide


Snuggie seller settles charges that it deceived customers

NEW YORK (AP) - The company behind the Snuggie, Perfect Bacon Bowl and other "As Seen on TV" products has agreed to pay $8 million to settle charges that it deceived customers.

March 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


Google providing car insurance quotes in latest net expansion

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is helping California drivers shop for car insurance as part of a new service that could foreshadow the Internet company's latest attempt to shake up a long-established industry.

March 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


FDA study finds hardly any evidence of antibiotics in milk

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.

March 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


Ringling Bros. giving up elephant acts

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says the "Greatest Show on Earth" will go on without elephants.

March 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


SIZE DOES MATTER

NEW YORK (AP) - There was a time you could count on phones getting larger each year. Samsung's runaway success with the big-screen smartphone even spurred Apple to release a supersized model last fall. But if phones get any bigger will they be too hard to use?

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Facebook & NBA: ‘Lean in’ for women

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Uber heads in new mapping direction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber Technologies is buying digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal that may help the rapidly growing ride-hailing service lessen its dependence on navigation services from Google and Apple, an imposing pair of potential rivals.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s chicken drops human antibiotics

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's says it plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine within two years.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


BUSINESS NEWS

• ALIBABA OPENS DATA CENTER IN SILICON VALLEY: SAN JOSE (AP) - The cloud-computing unit of Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba is making its first foray into the U.S. by opening a data center in Silicon Valley.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Sony plans to launch gaming virtual-reality headset in 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Men’s testosterone drugs overused

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for common age-related issues like low libido and fatigue.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


Why your laptop battery won’t kill you

NEW YORK (AP) - News on Tuesday that major U.S. airlines are no longer going to ship powerful lithium-ion batteries might lead some to fret about the safety of their personal electronic devices.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


GAS PRICE COLLAPSE?

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


Target to cut $2B in costs, 2,000 jobs

NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. is cutting several thousand jobs as part of a plan to eliminate $2 billion in costs over the next two years.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


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