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Cancer Society: Sweet smokes aimed at kids

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - They come in brightly colored, shiny packages in fun flavors like chocolate, blueberry, gummy bear, wine and pink berry. But the American Cancer Society says the little cigars and packages of loose tobacco are aimed at kids and are just as deadly as cigarettes.

May 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Dell board recommends buyout offer

ROUND ROICK, Texas (AP) - The Dell board is standing behind a buyout offer from the company's CEO and founder, and it has asked shareholders of the slumping PC maker to approve the deal in a July 18 vote.

May 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


A respite for Medicare; Social Security no worse

WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare's long-term health is starting to look a little better, the government said Friday, but both Social Security and Medicare are still wobbling toward insolvency within two decades if Congress and the president don't find a way to shore up the trust funds established to take care of older Americans.

May 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Microsoft aims to simplify with Windows 8.1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft is trying to fix what it got wrong with its radical makeover of Windows. It's making the operating system easier to navigate and enabling users to set up the software so it starts in a more familiar format designed for personal computers.

May 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Public-private partnership pushes '3-D printing'

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A New York college and business leaders said Thursday that they are creating a program to train people to operate in the burgeoning field of three-dimensional printing.

May 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Chicago hotel workers end strike after 10 years

CHICAGO (AP) - Striking hotel workers who became a familiar sight on Chicago's famed Michigan Avenue as they picketed - for 10 years - are ending one of the longest strikes in American history, their union said Thursday.

May 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Japan suspends imports after modified wheat found

WASHINGTON (AP) - Japan has suspended some imports of U.S. wheat after genetically engineered wheat was found on an Oregon farm.

May 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Amazon to make 2 original comedies, 3 kids shows

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday that it will produce a pair of new comedy shows and three new kids shows for viewing on its video streaming service, capping a one-of-a-kind experiment that gave viewers a say in the selections.

May 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Wealthy get most major tax breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wealthier households benefit significantly more than lower earners from big tax breaks such as deductions for mortgage interest and charitable giving, the government said in a study Wednesday.

May 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Sales of bank-owned homes hit 5-year low

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sales of bank-owned homes have plunged to a 5-year low, the latest evidence that the nation's foreclosure woes are easing as the U.S. housing market recovery gains momentum.

May 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Bill would require OT, other benefits for nannies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democrats have passed a bill that would provide overtime pay, meal breaks and other labor protections for domestic workers in California.

May 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


China's Shuanghui in $4.7B deal for Smithfield Foods

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The ham sandwich you had for lunch is the latest example of China's growing appetite for U.S. investment.

May 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Home prices rise percent across nation for biggest gain since 2006

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices jumped 10.9 percent in March compared with a year ago, the most since April 2006. A growing number of buyers are bidding on a tight supply of homes, driving prices higher and helping the housing market recover.

May 28, 2013 | | Nationwide


Economic gains boost confidence to 5-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) - Home prices are surging, job growth is strengthening and stocks are setting record highs. All of which explains why Americans are more hopeful about the economy than at any other point in five years.

May 28, 2013 | | Nationwide


Netflix stock sinks on mixed reviews of 'Arrested'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The hoopla surrounding the return of "Arrested Development" on Netflix's Internet video service has quickly dissolved into a letdown on Wall Street.

May 28, 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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