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It's all-hands-on-deck for final retail gift push

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) - With the final retail push under way, L.L. Bean CEO Chris McCormick is playing Santa's helper against a backdrop of conveyor belts and beeping front-end loaders as he boxes up slippers and shirts. But there's little time to reflect on the holiday cheer those gifts will bring because he's busy concentrating to make sure no shipments go astray.

December 21, 2012 | | Nationwide


Hostess expects to split up snack cakes in sale

NEW YORK (AP) - Twinkies, Wonder Bread and Devil Dogs are likely to return to shelves in coming months, but probably not under the same owners.

December 21, 2012 | | Nationwide


Disney completes Lucasfilm acquisition

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Disney says it has completed its acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.06 billion in cash and stock.

December 21, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook tests $1 fee for messages to non-friends

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook says it is testing a service that will charge users $1 to guarantee that messages they send to people they are not connected to arrive in users' inboxes, rather than in an often-ignored folder called "other."

December 20, 2012 | | Nationwide


All we want for Christmas is our gifts to arrive on time!

NEW YORK (AP) - Will Santa's sleigh be late?

December 20, 2012 | | Nationwide


US Mint testing new metals to make coins cheaper

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - When it comes to making coins, the Mint isn't getting its two cents worth. In some cases, it doesn't even get half of that.

December 20, 2012 | | Nationwide


Twitter offers users scrapbook of past tweets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter is offering its more than 200 million users a chance to keep a digital scrapbook of all their tweets.

December 20, 2012 | | Nationwide


Apple appeals decision in case against Samsung

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple filed an appeal Thursday of a judge's refusal to bar some Samsung smartphones from the U.S. market, extending one of several legal battles raging around the world between the two tech giants.

December 20, 2012 | | Nationwide


Funds reconsider investments in gun makers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - From California to New York, teacher and public-worker retirement funds are reconsidering their investments in gun makers and confronting an uncomfortable fact: Their pensions have supported the manufacture of deadly weapons, in some cases the same type of gun used in the Connecticut school shooting.

December 20, 2012 | | Nationwide


Business Briefs

OLIVE GARDEN OWNER SHIFTS COURSE TO FOCUS ON DEALS: NEW YORK (AP) - After new ad campaigns touting the quality of its food failed to spark sales, the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster is retooling its strategy to attract diners with more promotional deals.

December 20, 2012 | | Nationwide


Watchdog: Fannie, Freddie may have lost over $3 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal watchdog has found that government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may have lost more than $3 billion from big banks' alleged rigging of a key interest rate.

December 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


Discounts abound as stores try to salvage season

NEW YORK (AP) - When it comes to fat holiday discounts, better late than never.

December 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


Google launches 'scan and match' music service

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google is turning on a "scan and match" service for Google Music users to store copies of their songs online, offering for free what Apple charges $25 a year for.

December 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


Instagram says users' photos won't appear in ads

MENLO PARK (AP) - Instagram, the popular mobile photo-sharing service now owned by Facebook, said Tuesday that it will remove language from its new terms of service suggesting that users' photos could appear in advertisements.

December 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


Oracle 2Q earnings rise 18 percent to exceed Wall Street expectations

REDWOOD SHORES (AP) - Snapping out of a summertime lull, Oracle's latest quarter demonstrated that companies have been splurging on software and other technology as the year comes to a close, despite uncertainty about the economy's prospects.

December 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Facebook launches lab to bring Internet everywhere

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is giving more details about its effort to connect remote parts of the world to the Internet - and it involves drones, lasers and satellites.

March 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


No holds barred: Whispers, secrets and lies

NEW YORK (AP) - At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Indie games, getting people to buy their games is difficult

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - They do it inside their hotel rooms. Or in front of everyone across a cavernous convention hall. They even try it out on street corners. In almost every spot imaginable at last week's Game Developers Conference, there were indie game makers touting their latest creations in the hope of becoming the next "Minecraft" or "Gone Home."

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google Glass to feature Ray-Ban, Oakley frames for wearable tech

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is hoping to make its Internet-connected eyewear more stylish as part of a partnership with the makers of Ray-Ban and Oakley frames.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Cisco to invest over $1B in cloud computing

SAN JOSE (AP) - Cisco says it plans to spend more than $1 billion over the next two years to build up its cloud computing network.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Web storage provider Box unwraps IPO

LOS ALTOS (AP) - Online storage provider Box is seeking to raise $250 million in an initial public offering that will become the latest test of investors' interest in rapidly growing technology companies suffering huge losses while being led a precocious CEO.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


‘Candy Crush’ maker going public

NEW YORK (AP) - King Digital, the company behind the wildly mobile game "Candy Crush Saga," is scheduled to make its debut on the New York Stock Exchange this week.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Chew on this: Gum loses its pop

NEW YORK (AP) - Gum seems as appealing as that sticky wad on the bottom of a shoe these days.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Starbucks to roll out beer, wine to more cafes

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks plans to turn more of its cafes into a destination for beer and wine in the evenings.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Symantec terminates CEO Bennett

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Security software maker Symantec fired President and CEO Steve Bennett's employment and named director Michael Brown as his temporary replacement.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Massive tech campus sparks mystery in SJ

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose has given the green light to a massive new office complex, but city officials and the developer aren't revealing the name of the technology company that will occupy it.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google enhances encryption technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW(AP) - Google has enhanced the encryption technology for its flagship email service in ways that will make it harder for the National Security Agency to intercept messages moving among the company's worldwide data centers.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Landfill search for ‘E.T.’ video game is halted

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico environmental regulators are blocking two companies from digging up an Alamogordo landfill in search of a rumored cache of what some consider the worst Atari video game of all time.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Alibaba IPO: Yahoo stock surges

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is getting another lift from its stake China's Alibaba Group, a thriving Internet company that has helped mask Yahoo's own financial funk.

March 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Microsoft releases OneNote for Macs, providing it free

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft Corp. on Monday released a version of its OneNote note-taking software for Macs and added new features and a free tier for all of the software's users in moves clearly targeted at up-and-coming productivity software rival Evernote.

March 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


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