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McDonald's to put 'Fish McBites' in Happy Meals

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's says it is offering its first new Happy Meal entree in a decade: Fish McBites.

February 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Oracle to buy Acme Packet for about $2.1B

REDWOOD SHORES (AP) - Oracle will Acme Packet Inc., which makes equipment for telecommunications companies, for about $2.1 billion.

February 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Beer will help power Alaska brewery

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Alaskan Brewing Co. is going green, but instead of looking to solar and wind energy, it has turned to a very familiar source: beer.

February 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Test shows Polish 'beef' 75% horsemeat

DUBLIN (AP) - Ireland's government announced Monday that DNA testing has confirmed that Polish meat offcuts imported into Ireland and labeled as beef actually contain up to 75 percent horsemeat, a discovery made as Ireland's food-standards scandal forced a second burger manufacturer to shut operations.

February 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Canada begins phasing out its penny coinage

TORONTO (AP) - Canada started phasing out its penny, the nuisance coins that clutter dressers and cost more than their one-cent value to produce.

February 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Readers react to past columns

Q: In a recent column, you advised a woman not to work just to build up her own Social Security account because she would get higher benefits as a spouse on her husband's Social Security record. I think you did this woman a disservice. You failed to mention important disability protection she could earn by working and paying taxes on her own account. You also didn't tell her husband about survivor's benefits he might be due on his wife's record if she should die before he does - benefits he wouldn't get if she doesn't ...

February 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google's stock rides latest rally to new high

Google's stock rides latest rally to new high

February 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Chevron profit up on asset exchange, refineries

SAN RAMON (AP) - Chevron Corp. posted a 41 percent gain in net income for the fourth quarter as the company produced more oil and gas, improved the performance of its refinery business and realized a gain from swapping assets in an Australian natural gas field.

February 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Apple now biggest US phone seller

CUPERTINO (AP) - The launch of the iPhone 5 and the declining popularity of non-smartphones have made Apple the biggest seller of phones in the U.S. for the first time, research firm Strategy Analytics said Friday.

February 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


job market looks surprisingly strong

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. job market is proving surprisingly strong and raising hopes that the economy will be resilient enough this year to withstand a budget standoff in Washington and potentially deep cuts in federal spending.

February 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Detroit, Toyota see big sales gains in January

DETROIT (AP) - American consumers ignored tax increases and trudged through winter weather to buy new cars and trucks at an unusually strong pace last month. It was the auto industry's best January since 2008.

February 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Tommy Castro & the Painkillers at Bob Hope Theatre for Feb. 27 show

STOCKTON - Tommy Castro & the Painkillers are playing Stockton's Bob Hope Theatre, 242 East Main St., on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m.

January 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Super Bowl fans get in game

NEW YORK (AP) - You don't have to be a football player to be a part of the action on Super Bowl Sunday.

January 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Apple blocks Java on Macs due to vulnerabilities

CUPERTINO (AP) - Some Mac users were taken by surprise Thursday as their computers stopped running programs written using the Java programming language after Apple blocked Java due to security problems.

January 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


10 SPOTS TO LOOK OUT FOR

Celebrities, humor, babies and cute animals will once again rule the commercial breaks on Sunday during Super Bowl XLVII, advertising's biggest showcase, when more than 111 million people are expected to tune in. Marketers have spent millions and pulled out all the stops to 'wow' viewers this year.

January 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


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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


Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.

September 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


World’s largest plane on longest route

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Qantas is putting the world's biggest passenger plane on the world's longest airline route.

September 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US

NEW YORK (AP) - The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a "2'' across much the country.

September 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


GameStop hires 25,000 seasonal workers, up 47%

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - Gamers rejoice: GameStop is almost doubling its number of seasonal workers this holiday season as it prepares to deal with strong demand for new video games and the new iPhone.

September 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


DirecTV shareholders OK $48.5B sale

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T's proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV is moving forward as shareholders of the country's largest satellite TV broadcaster approved the deal. But it still needs regulatory approval.

September 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


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