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Costco key April sales metric beats Street’s expectations

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) - Costco said Thursday that its sales at stores open at least a year climbed 5 percent in April, beating Wall Street's estimate.

May 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Pot taxes boomed in March

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's recreational pot sales jumped nearly a third in March, according to sales tax reports issued by the state Thursday.

May 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Target’s CEO is out in wake of big card security breach

NEW YORK (AP) - Target's CEO has become the first boss of a major corporation to lose his job over a breach of customer data, showing how responsibility for computer security now reaches right to the top.

May 05, 2014 | | Nationwide


Amazon introduces Twitter service

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Amazon wants to make shopping online as easy as a tweet.

May 05, 2014 | | Nationwide


TrueCar anticipates nearly $1B valuation

SANTA MONICA (AP) - TrueCar, a provider of localized information on new car costs, anticipates a nearly $1 billion market valuation in its initial public offering.

May 05, 2014 | | Nationwide


Airlines collecting less money for bag fees; make up for it elsewhere

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Airlines are taking in less money from bag fees than they did two years ago, but they are making up for it by adding charges for a slew of extras, including getting a decent seat.

May 05, 2014 | | Nationwide


Minimum wage faces likely Senate rejection

WASHINGTON (AP) - The push by President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats to raise the federal minimum wage seems ready to join the parade of issues that gets buried in Congress but - the party hopes - propels voters to the polls this November.

April 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Bill would ban charging fee for removing mug shots

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California would prohibit businesses from charging a fee to take mug shots off their websites under a bill that passed out of the state Senate on Monday.

April 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Users bemoan e-cigarette bans

NEW YORK (AP) - Laws in New York and Chicago making "electronic cigarettes" subject to the same regulations as tobacco are taking effect Tuesday, and their sellers and users are steadfast in their opposition.

April 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Museum acquires Lone Ranger’s pistol

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - A museum in Wyoming has acquired an old pistol made famous by a masked hero of television from more than 60 years ago.

April 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Closing arguments delayed in Apple- Samsung trial

SAN JOSE (AP) - A federal court on Monday delayed closing arguments by one day in the patent infringement trial involving Apple and Samsung because of an appeals court ruling in another case on a related issue.

April 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


BUSINESS NEWS

• LANCASTER FACTORY ROLLS OUT FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC BUS: LANCASTER (AP) - A Chinese-owned company rolled out its first California-made electric bus Monday from a desert factory that aims to produce 1,000 of the plug-in vehicles a year.

April 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


AT&T expanding super-fast Internet

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas.

April 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Netflix raising prices $1 to $2 per month for new customers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama "House of Cards."

April 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Court to hear dispute over Internet TV broadcasts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.

April 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


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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


Stocks slip below records; FMC falls

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks fell for the first time in seven days, ending a run that had pushed the indexes to all-time highs, as investors assessed corporate news.

June 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Court raises bar for securities class action cases

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday made it tougher for investors to join together to sue corporations for securities fraud, a decision that could curb the number of multimillion-dollar legal settlements companies pay out each year.

June 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Automakers to recall air bags in humid parts of US

DETROIT (AP) - Faulty air bags - which have already led to the recall of millions of cars worldwide - are being blamed for a new round of recalls in the U.S.

June 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Domino’s offers a ‘Siri’ for mobile orders

NEW YORK (AP) - Domino's is introducing its own version of Siri.

June 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


GM recalls 3.4M more cars for ignition problems

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors says it needs to change or replace the keys for about 3.4 million cars because they could cause the ignition switch to move out of position if they're carrying too much weight.

June 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


DreamWorks mixing faves, newbies in debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When AwesomenessTV launched as a YouTube channel two years ago, it was a bet by veteran TV and movie producer Brian Robbins on the ability of teen and tween audiences to find videos they love to watch online.

June 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


FAA OKs commercial drone flights

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft.

June 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


You have the right to pay taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service wants to read taxpayers their rights.

June 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Hershey clashes with Maryland candidate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Hershey company says a Maryland candidate is milking its classic chocolate bar for political gain.

June 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Social Security judges rubber- stamp claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid complaints about lengthy waits for Social Security disability benefits, congressional investigators say nearly 200 administrative judges have been rubber-stamping claims, approving billions of dollars in lifetime payments from the cash-strapped program.

June 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


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