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Facebook 4Q earnings, revenue up sharply

MENLO PARK (AP) - Mobile advertising accounted for more than half of Facebook's total ad revenue in the final quarter of last year, a sign that the social network born a decade ago in the desktop computer era is succeeding in its goal of being "mobile first."

January 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google cuts losses on Motorola, sells to Lenvo

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Google is selling Motorola's smartphone business to Lenovo for $2.9 billion, a price that leaves little doubt that Google's biggest acquisition turned out to be an expensive mistake.

January 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Obama creates 'myRA' savings plan

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) - Declaring that hard work should pay off for every American, President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed an order to create starter retirement accounts that could be opened with as little as $25 but acknowledged there's a limit to the help he can give low-wage workers without congressional action.

January 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Sacramento Kings release renderings for $448M arena

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have released the first completed renderings of a downtown arena they hope to open for the start of the 2016-17 season.

January 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Q&A on Obama’s wage plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Relatively few Americans - less than 5 percent of hourly workers - toil for the minimum wage today.

January 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


AT&T posts 4Q profit, higher revenue

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T posted stronger-than-expected earnings for the final quarter of 2013, helped by higher revenue from mobile and Internet service subscribers.

January 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Mannequins get a makeover

NEW YORK (AP) - The one-size-fits-all mannequin is getting a much-needed makeover.

January 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Pressure mounts for Apple to expand

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple reshaped technology and society when Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone seven years ago. Now, the trend-setting company is losing ground to rivals that offer what Apple has stubbornly refused to make: smartphones with lower prices and larger screens than the iPhone.

January 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


FDA: Aleve may be safer on heart than rival drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials say the pain reliever in Aleve may be safer on the heart than other popular anti-inflammatory drugs taken by millions of Americans.

January 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


When in doubt, demand to file a benefit claim

Q: Even though my husband and I lived together for 20 years, we didn't actually get married until two years ago. Sadly, he died last month. When I went down to the Social Security office to file for widow's benefits, the clerk told me we had to be married at least 10 years, so she said I wasn't due anything. She helped me file for the $255 death benefit, and that's all I got. But lately, some friends told me I should be getting widow's benefits. What should I do?

January 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Bitstrips comics amuses, annoys

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bitstrips may seem like a sudden sensation now that the app maker's comic vignettes are all over Facebook and other social networks. But the Toronto startup's success was a drawn-out process.

January 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


PepsiCo rebrands 'Natural' products with 'Simply' label

NEW YORK (AP) - PepsiCo has quietly gotten rid of the word "Natural" in some of its products and instead is going with "Simply."

January 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Backers: Report on rail risks boosts Keystone XL

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government warning about the dangers of increased use of trains to transport crude oil is giving a boost to supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.

January 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Natural gas soars as cold grips homes, drillers

NEW YORK (AP) - The frigid winter of 2014 is setting the price of natural gas on fire.

January 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


FDA takes another look at caramel coloring

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration says there's no reason to believe that the coloring added to sodas is unsafe. But the agency is taking another look just to make sure.

January 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


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NHTSA requiring rearview cameras

WASHINGTON (AP) - Years late, the Transportation Department issued a rule Monday that will require rearview technology in all new cars and many light trucks - an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by backup accidents.

March 31, 2014 | | Nationwide


Dating site protests anti- gay-marriage contributor

SAN JOSE (AP) - An online dating service is encouraging its users to stop using the Firefox web browser because the new CEO of the company that makes it supported California's former gay marriage ban.

March 31, 2014 | | Nationwide


Office apps for iPad ushers in new era

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people are using instead of trying to protect the company's lucrative Windows franchise.

March 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

NEW YORK (AP) - Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.

March 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


Judge won’t dismiss ‘pink slime’ suit

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota judge on Thursday refused to throw out a defamation lawsuit against ABC related to its coverage of a meat product called lean, finely textured beef, which critics have dubbed "pink slime."

March 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


Taco Bell’s ads star real-life Ronald McDonalds

NEW YORK (AP) - Taco Bell is name-dropping an unlikely clown to promote its new breakfast menu - Ronald McDonald.

March 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


Facebook launches lab to bring Internet everywhere

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is giving more details about its effort to connect remote parts of the world to the Internet - and it involves drones, lasers and satellites.

March 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


No holds barred: Whispers, secrets and lies

NEW YORK (AP) - At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Indie games, getting people to buy their games is difficult

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - They do it inside their hotel rooms. Or in front of everyone across a cavernous convention hall. They even try it out on street corners. In almost every spot imaginable at last week's Game Developers Conference, there were indie game makers touting their latest creations in the hope of becoming the next "Minecraft" or "Gone Home."

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google Glass to feature Ray-Ban, Oakley frames for wearable tech

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is hoping to make its Internet-connected eyewear more stylish as part of a partnership with the makers of Ray-Ban and Oakley frames.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Cisco to invest over $1B in cloud computing

SAN JOSE (AP) - Cisco says it plans to spend more than $1 billion over the next two years to build up its cloud computing network.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Web storage provider Box unwraps IPO

LOS ALTOS (AP) - Online storage provider Box is seeking to raise $250 million in an initial public offering that will become the latest test of investors' interest in rapidly growing technology companies suffering huge losses while being led a precocious CEO.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


‘Candy Crush’ maker going public

NEW YORK (AP) - King Digital, the company behind the wildly mobile game "Candy Crush Saga," is scheduled to make its debut on the New York Stock Exchange this week.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Chew on this: Gum loses its pop

NEW YORK (AP) - Gum seems as appealing as that sticky wad on the bottom of a shoe these days.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Starbucks to roll out beer, wine to more cafes

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks plans to turn more of its cafes into a destination for beer and wine in the evenings.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


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