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Lawmakers tweak new business incentive program

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Legislature has passed further changes to an economic development program that California lawmakers overhauled last week.

July 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Picnic for this year's 4th costs $6 per head

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - How much does it cost to pack a picnic this Fourth of July? That'll be $6 per person.

July 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Zynga gives CEO millions to leave Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Struggling Web game maker Zynga gave new CEO Don Mattrick a $5 million signing bonus and stock awards valued at $40 million to lure him away from his previous job overseeing Microsoft's Xbox console for video games.

July 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Interest in carshare apps surges after

BART strike

July 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Prices rise in May by most in 7 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 percent in May from a year ago, the most in seven years. The increase suggests the housing recovery is strengthening.

July 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Oil near $100 on protests, demand outlook

NEW YORK (AP) - Oil nearly reached $100 a barrel for the first time this year, as traders worried about disruptions to Mideast supplies while anticipating an increase in oil demand in the U.S.

July 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Auto sales maintain momentum, led by pickup purchases

DETROIT (AP) - Three years ago, U.S. car buyers started trickling back into showrooms after largely sitting out the recession. That trickle has turned into a flood.

July 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Ex-FBI director to review BP program

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former FBI Director Louis Freeh was appointed Tuesday to investigate alleged misconduct by a lawyer who helped run BP's multibillion-dollar settlement fund.

July 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Allegiant to reduce Hawaii flight attendant jobs

HONOLULU (AP) - The union representing Allegiant Air flight attendants said Tuesday the airline is eliminating nearly half its Hawaii-based jobs.

July 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Student loan rates set to double

WASHINGTON (AP) - College students taking out new loans for the fall term will see interest rates twice what they were in the spring - unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore lower rates when it returns after the July 4 holiday.

July 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


IRSS disallows $2.86B in Tyco deductions

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The IRS has informed Tyco International Ltd. that it has disallowed roughly $2.86 billion in interest and deductions recognized by the company in its U.S. tax returns for the 1997-2000 tax years, according to a filing Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

July 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Zynga CEO steps down, Microsoft exec to take post

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - He's not heading out to pasture, but the CEO of "FarmVille" maker Zynga Inc. is stepping aside as the troubled online game company looks to revive itself and lift its stalled stock price.

July 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Yahoo buys Bignoggins Productions

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo has bought Silicon Valley startup Bignoggins Productions as part of its quest for more bright ideas in mobile applications.

July 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


If you know people who are cheating then turn them in

Every time I write a column in which I point out how difficult it is to qualify for Social Security disability benefits, as I did several weeks ago, my inbox is flooded with emails from folks who are convinced the disability program is rife with "waste, fraud and abuse." Everyone claims to know someone who is cheating the system. They've got a brother-in-law who is getting disability checks but working and getting paid "under the table." Or they have a neighbor living off the government disability dole but who is "healthy as a horse and always doing work around ...

June 28, 2013 | | Nationwide


SF wants fountain, historic style for proposed Apple store

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco planners want to keep a beloved city fountain in Union Square after plans submitted last month by Apple for a new store there showed no space for it.

June 28, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Banks harvest callers’ voiceprints from recordings to fight fraud

LONDON (AP) - "This call may be monitored."

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Aaron’s rent-to-own to pay $28 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's second-largest chain of rent-to-own furniture and appliance stores has agreed to pay $28.4 million to settle a case in which it allegedly violated California's consumer protection and privacy laws, attorney general Kamala Harris announced Monday.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Houston Astros improvement costs mogul

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Astros' improvement this year from baseball's worst team cost a Houston furniture mogul Jim McIngvale more than $4 million to make good on a promise to fans.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s invites icky questions about its food to counter erroneous perceptions

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's wants to explain why its burgers may not rot and that there are no worms in its beef.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Holiday sales seen rising 4.1 percent

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, according to the nation's largest retail industry trade group.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Drug agency sued over its fake Facebook account

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration set up a fake Facebook account using photographs and other personal information it took from the cellphone of a New York woman arrested in a cocaine case in hopes of tricking her friends and associates into revealing incriminating drug secrets.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Oil firms fined for risk to water

FRESNO (AP) - California has fined two oil companies a total of nearly a half-million dollars for dumping oilfield fluid into unlined pits in Kern County.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Health law waivers: Are they too complicated to claim?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of Americans may qualify for waivers from the most unpopular part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. But getting that exemption could be an ordeal.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


US to delay enforcing rule for home-care workers protections

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it is delaying enforcement of its initiative to extend minimum-wage and overtime protections to the nation's nearly 2 million home-care workers.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Feds give oyster farm until year’s end to vacate

POINT REYES (AP) - A popular family-owned oyster farm whose lease at the Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California has expired will be allowed to keep operating until the end of the year under a legal agreement with the federal government announced Monday.

October 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Can Hewlett-Packard survive the tablet trend?

PALO ALTO (AP) - Personal computer sales have been in a slump for years, as customers flock to increasingly powerful smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Now Hewlett-Packard, the Silicon Valley stalwart that was once the world's biggest seller of personal computers, is splitting off its PC and printing businesses. It's the latest shakeup in a tech industry that's being reshaped by the mobile revolution.

October 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart plans 1-stop health coverage shopping

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart is taking one-stop shopping to another area: health insurance.

October 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Can a football stadium be as ‘smart’ as a phone?

SANTA CLARA (AP) - It's a tough challenge for the National Football League to entice fans off their comfy couches and into stadiums when ticket prices are almost as high as the sport's TV ratings.

October 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


New car technology may not lower insurance rates

WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) - More cars and trucks are being equipped with cameras, radar, automatic braking and other safety technology that help avoid accidents, but drivers may not see their insurance bills go down anytime soon, experts in the auto and insurance industries said Thursday.

October 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Facebook tightens research guidelines

CUPERTINO (AP) - Facebook has tightened its research guidelines following uproar over its disclosure this summer that it allowed researchers to manipulate users' feeds to see if their moods could be changed.

October 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


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