LOS ANGELES (AP) - California cities hoping to promote community gardens and small-scale farms in urban areas are getting a boost from a new state law recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The measure lets municipalities lower the assessed value - and property taxes - on plots of three acres or less if owners dedicate them to growing food for at least five years, the Los Angeles Times reported. The voluntary program makes it easier ...
NEW YORK - It didn't take long to see how a computerized wristwatch might help manage my digital life - or to see how Samsung's new Galaxy Gear smartwatch falls short.
FREMONT (AP) - When debris on a Seattle-area freeway pierced the battery of a $70,000-plus Tesla Model S and touched off a raging fire, it raised new safety concerns for electric-vehicle owners.
NEW YORK (AP) - Evite is going the paper route. The website, which pioneered digital invitations 15 years ago, is launching paper invites for the first time.
SEATTLE (AP) - Flames that engulfed the front end of a Tesla electric car near Seattle also burned in the vehicle's battery pack, making it difficult for firefighters to extinguish the blaze, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Activist investor Carl Icahn is pressuring Apple to spend $150 billion buying back its own stock, a target that would more than double the amount that the company's board authorized in a previous attempt to placate frustrated shareholders.
WASHINGTON (AP) - With the blessing of an influential advisory panel, federal regulators are closer to letting airline passengers use their smartphones, tablets, e-readers and other electronic gadgets during takeoffs and landings.
TORONTO (AP) - A Danish-owned coal-laden cargo ship has sailed through the Northwest Passage for the first time and into the history books as the second bulk carrier to navigate the Arctic route.
DENVER (AP) - A marijuana industry investment group is pouring more than $1 million into cannabis businesses, seeking to cash in on the rapidly expanding industry. The ArcView Group's CEO, Troy Dayton, said deals are still being made after a meeting between marijuana companies and investors in Denver on Tuesday. More than 20 companies made pitches to ArcView members, seeking investments from as little as $100,000 to as much as $24 million. ArcView, which was ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Power up and shop.
Thanksgiving Day is no longer all about turkey: It's eating away at Black Friday shopping.
RAMOS ARIZPE, Mexico (AP) - In Mexico's booming auto industry, the cars rolling off assembly lines may look identical, but how safe they are depends on where they're headed.
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market fizzled Friday at the end of a holiday-shortened trading day, but still logged its longest streak of weekly gains in a decade.
DENVER (AP) - Twitter just issued its IPO but a lingering question is how the popular worldwide microblog company will turn a profit. One Colorado-based company thinks it has found one way to help Twitter, and itself, make money.
The price of oil was little changed above $92 a barrel Friday as holidays in the U.S. thinned trading and plentiful crude stocks showed the market was well supplied.
Editor's Note: The following are "Black Thursday" stories witnessed and shared by The Associated Press' staff in New York.
NEW YORK (AP) - This holiday shopping season, it's Amazon vs. everyone else.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Shoppers won't be lining up for Thanksgiving Day deals at stores in Rhode Island. They can't.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Northern California toy company is fighting for its right to parody a popular Beastie Boys song.