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EBay 2Q profit slides; shares drop 6.2 percent

SANTA CLARA (AP) - A challenging overseas market is weighing on eBay's outlook for the second half of the year, sending shares lower in after-hours trading Wednesday even though the e-commerce bellwether's second-quarter results were roughly in line with Wall Street's expectations.

July 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


Can Camry stay as America's best-selling car?

DETROIT (AP) - America's top-selling car is in danger of losing its title.

July 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


NCAA to stop putting name, logo on video game

NEW YORK (AP) - The NCAA said Wednesday it won't allow Electronic Arts Inc. to use its logo and name in video games while it fights a lawsuit that says the governing body owes billions of dollars to former players for allowing their likenesses to be used for free.

July 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


Intel cuts sales outlook as PC sales slump

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel Corp., the world's largest maker of chips for PCs, put a brave face on the decline of the global PC sales earlier this year, saying it still expected its own sales to grow. On Wednesday, it backtracked, saying sales will be flat.

July 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


Hawaii ruling allows lawsuits for hotel tips

HONOLULU (AP) - Lawsuits involving potentially thousands of hotel workers and millions of dollars can move forward because of a Hawaii Supreme Court ruling.

July 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Yahoo's 2Q earnings rise 46% as revenue sinks

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo remained stuck in a revenue rut during the second quarter, muting the celebration of CEO Marissa Mayer's first year running the Internet company.

July 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Will Google's stock hit $1,000?

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google's second-quarter earnings are likely to determine whether Internet search leader's stock extends a recent surge that has its price headed toward $1,000.

July 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Rule delay could hamper enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) - There's a bit of a domino effect undercutting President Barack Obama's health care law.

July 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Coca-Cola's soda sales not too sweet

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola is struggling to sell more soda in the U.S., and it can't seem to catch a break.

July 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Magnetic CEO, Alibaba jackpot rejuvenate Yahoo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Not much had been going right for Yahoo until it lured Marissa Mayer away from Google to become its CEO last summer. The move is shaping up as the best thing to happen to Yahoo since 2005 when it invested $1 billion in what was then a little-known Internet company in China, Alibaba.

July 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Retail sales: Economy looks weaker

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy appears to be weaker than many economists had thought after a report Monday showed consumers spent cautiously in June at retail businesses.

July 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Microsoft slashes Surface RT price by $150

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft Corp. is slashing the price of its Surface RT tablet by $150 as it fights to increase its tiny share of the booming tablet market.

July 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


HP names 3 new board members amid turnaround push

PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Co. has named three new members to its board, including former executives from McDonald's and Microsoft, as it forges ahead with its turnaround push.

July 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Twinkies may be smaller than people recall

NEW YORK (AP) - Twinkies are back, but they may be a bit smaller than you remember.

July 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Yahoo accepting requests for inactive email IDs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo is allowing people to place claims on inactive email addresses that are being given a second life.

July 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


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6 vehicles impounded in UberX sting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The city's parking authority lived up to its threats to impound vehicles and fine drivers participating in the UberX ride-sharing service.

October 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


Blue Christmas for Amazon?

NEW YORK (AP) - It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Union Pacific 3Q profit chugs ahead 19 percent

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Union Pacific Corp. delivered a 19 percent increase in its third-quarter profit as the railroad hauled 7 percent more freight and increased rates.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Cloud business lifts Microsoft’s quarterly results

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Enticing low rates, but impact on refinancing could be limited

WASHINGTON (AP) - With mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancing. It may even convince some Americans to buy their first home.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


PulteGroup tops earnings outlook

ATLANTA (AP) - PulteGroup Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $140.5 million.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


NEWS FROM BUSINESS WORLD

• CAMEL MAKER REYNOLDS SNUFFS OUT WORKPLACE SMOKING: RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

October 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Early Apple computer sells for $905K

NEW YORK (AP) - A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.

October 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Social Security benefits up an average of $20 a month during 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

October 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s new menu plan: Have it your way

NEW YORK (AP) - After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.

October 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


TWEAKER TOYS

NEW YORK (AP) - Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.

October 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

NEW YORK (AP) - America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple Pay Q&A

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


UPS increases some rates by 4.9%

ATLANTA (AP) - UPS says it is raising rates for a number of its shipping services by an average of 4.9 percent for 2015.

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Record iPhone sales drive Apple’s 3Q beat

CUPERTINO (AP) - The iPhone again proved to be the engine behind Apple's blockbuster financial performance, driving quarterly results well past expectations.

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


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