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THE DOW AND WHY IT MATTERS

The Dow Jones industrial average, an index of 30 U.S. blue-chip stocks, is a barometer of the health of the stock market and U.S. economy. On Tuesday, it closed at an all-time high of 14,253.77, beating the record it set on Oct. 9, 2007 by 89 points.

March 05, 2013 | | Nationwide


Dow hits record 14,253.77, erasing $11 trillion in Great Recession losses

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is back.

March 05, 2013 | | Nationwide


Home prices rose by most in nearly 7 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices jumped in January, a sign the housing market is gaining momentum as it nears the spring selling season.

March 05, 2013 | | Nationwide


TSA to allow small knives, bats, clubs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy change announced Tuesday by the head of the Transportation Security Administration.

March 05, 2013 | | Nationwide


JC Penney could wind up with empty shelves

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney, which is struggling with big losses and steep sales declines, could face another challenge: empty shelves.

March 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Slim world's richest for 4th year in a row

NEW YORK (AP) - Mexico's Carlos Slim remains the world's richest man for the fourth year in a row, according to Forbes, while Warren Buffett dropped out of the top three for the first time since 2000.

March 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Teen walks 10 miles for job interview during ice storm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Donations have been pouring in since a story went viral online about an Indianapolis teenager who was walking 10 miles to a job interview during an ice storm when he was picked up by a restaurant owner who offered him a job.

March 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Research firm: PC sales to continue slide in 2013

NEW YORK (AP) - Sales of personal computers will continue to shrink this year after a grim 2012, as consumers flock toward tablets, research firm IDC said Monday.

March 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Study: No quick savings from workplace wellness

WASHINGTON (AP) - Your bosses want you to eat your broccoli, hit the treadmill and pledge you'll never puff on a cigarette. But a new study raises doubts that workplace wellness programs save the company money.

March 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


2nd Jonah Lehrer book being pulled from store shelves

NEW YORK (AP) - A second Jonah Lehrer book is being pulled.

March 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Working women vs. stay-at-home moms

Q: I am so upset by these crybaby women who gripe and complain about not getting enough money from their husband's Social Security accounts. I am the one with an ax to grind. I worked hard all my life. And I can't get a nickel on my husband's Social Security record. Yet all these stay-at-home women rake in the dough from their sugar daddy husbands and then they have the gall to complain it's not enough money! What can possibly be fair about that? Why can't I get any of my husband's Social Security?

March 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Companies struggle to popularize mobile money; consumers leery

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Mobile money may seem like a hot concept, but consumers aren't warming to it.

March 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


NY judge sends ex-lawyer to prison for 8 years for role in massive tax fraud

NEW YORK (AP) - A former Chicago lawyer who participated in what authorities have called the largest tax fraud in history was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison by a judge who called the scheme to help wealthy clients escape millions of dollars in taxes "breathtaking in its scope and the damage it caused the nation."

March 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


$1B bill in Apple case reduced by $450M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge on Friday slashed nearly half of the $1 billion damage award a jury ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple Inc. after a high-profile trial over the rights to the design and technology running some of the world's most popular smartphones and tablet computers.

March 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Buffett calls year with 45 pct. Profit jump subpar effort

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Most companies would undoubtedly be thrilled with the results Warren Buffett called "subpar" at Berkshire Hathaway because his company's value trailed the overall market.

March 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Apple wins suit over iPods

OAKLAND (AP) - A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores.

December 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


T-Mobile to let users carry over unused data

NEW YORK (AP) - T-Mobile will now let customers carry over their unused cellular-data allotments.

December 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google net searches

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google.

December 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

NEW YORK (AP) - The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, producers howling and economists wringing their hands over whether this is a good or bad thing.

December 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Russia raises key rate to its protect ailing economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bank of Russia has raised its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent in a desperate move to boost its currency and rescue its troubled economy.

December 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


‘Driving while black’? There’s an app for that

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A "Driving While Black" smartphone application is set for release this month, but its developers say motorists should be careful when they use it.

December 11, 2014 | | Nationwide


Teen retailers: Cold shoulder for holidays

NEW YORK (AP) - Being a teen can be tough, but catering to one is even more difficult.

December 11, 2014 | | Nationwide


ALMONDS PROVIDE MORE THAN 100,000 JOBS

MODESTO -According to a new study from the University of California Agricultural Issues Center (AIC), the almond industry supports California's economic well-being by generating more than 100,000 jobs and more than $21 billion gross revenue across all industries in the state, adding about $11 billion dollars to size of the its total economy.

December 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


Why areas with good jobs have hard-to-afford homes

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's the new career trade-off:

December 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.

December 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


Ice bucket, Brazil elections popular on Facebook in 2014

MENLO PARK (AP) - Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments, from the birth of a new baby to heated political spats. So what got discussed the most in 2014? The Ice Bucket Challenge and the death of Robin Williams, to name a few.

December 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


IRS paid $6 billion in bogus child tax credits

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS paid at least $6 billion in child tax credits in 2013 to people who weren't eligible to receive them, a government investigator said Tuesday.

December 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


Gas to average $2.60 next year

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Energy Department again slashed its prediction for next year's average price of gasoline across the U.S., this time to $2.60 a gallon. That would be 23 percent below this year's projected average and the lowest full-year average since 2009.

December 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


Get ready for 3% down home loans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some Americans will soon be able to buy a home with a down payment as low as 3 percent, compared with the current minimum of 5 percent, the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say.

December 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


BIG MAC ATTACKS DECLINING

NEW YORK (AP) - Hold the pickles, onions and special sauce. The Big Mac is becoming a victim of finicky tastes.

December 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


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