NYC MAYOR HITS BRAKES ON PEDICAB RATES DECISION: NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg hit the brakes Wednesday on a proposal to keep tourist-toting pedicabs from charging confusing, sometimes exorbitant rates.
COMING SOON: Changes to Facebook's privacy controls, to make them easier to find and understand. SPECIFICS: The most visible change will be a new "privacy shortcuts" section that appears as a tiny lock on the right-hand side at the top of people's news feeds. This feature offers a drop-down box where users can get answers to ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft says it's increasing production of its Surface tablets and will sell them in more stores. Staples says it will start carrying them starting Wednesday. The Surface is the first tablet Microsoft Corp. is selling under its own brand, and the company is promoting it heavily after its late-October launch. But reviews have been mixed, and there have ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Some of the valuables found hidden in abandoned lockers on A&E's "Storage Wars" have been added by producers to deceive viewers, a former cast member of the show claims in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. David Hester's suit claims producers have added a BMW Mini and newspapers chronicling Elvis Presley's death to lockers in order to build drama for ...
NEW DIRECTV CUSTOMERS TO PAY $3 A MONTH FOR SPORTS: LOS ANGELES (AP) - DirecTV has started charging new customers $3 more per month if they want a package that includes multiple regional sports networks.
NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney is getting booted from the Standard & Poor's 500 index after losing more than half of its market value this year.
NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp.'s third-quarter profit dropped 47 percent, stung by a double whammy: a pullback from U.S. shoppers and costs related to its expansion into Canada
NEW YORK (AP) - Technology experts say healing what ails the Healthcare.gov website will be a tougher task than the Obama administration acknowledges.
Jury orders Samsung to pay Apple $290 million
NEW YORK (AP) - Count Cynthia Gibson among gift recipients not interested in being surprised.
FREMONT (AP) - A U.S. safety agency is tightening the guidelines that control how automakers use government crash tests in advertising. The change by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was prompted by Tesla Motors Inc., the Palo Alto, Calif., electric car company. Tesla has promoted its electric Model S as the safest car in America, saying it earned a 5.4-star rating from the government. The new guidelines stress that NHTSA doesn't give crash-test ratings ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - New tour buses and buses that provide service between cities must be equipped with seat belts starting in late 2016 under a federal rule issued Wednesday, a safety measure sought by accident investigators for nearly a half century.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft chairman Bill Gates choked up while reading from prepared remarks during Steve Ballmer's final shareholders meeting as chief executive.
$2.5B to settle hip replacement suits