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Amazon fires German security firm amid probe

BERLIN (AP) - Online retailer Amazon reacted to mounting criticism Monday by firing a security company named in a German television documentary about alleged mistreatment of foreign temporary workers.

February 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Nike, Oakley move away from Pistorius

NEW YORK (AP) - Two major sponsors, Oakley and Nike, distanced themselves from Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Monday after the South African sports star was charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

February 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


UNLV team prepares to break ground on solar house with net zero energy goal

LAS VEGAS (AP) - After a year of perfecting their design, a team of students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is ready to break ground on a super-energy-efficient house and pit it against similar creations in a national competition.

February 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


2 Social Security maximizing strategies often confused

Every single day, I get dozens of emails from readers asking me if they should "file and suspend" their Social Security benefits - many times without really knowing what they are asking.

February 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Facebook gets unwelcome look at hackers' dark side

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is getting an unwelcome look at the shady side of the hacking culture that CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates.

February 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


New Yorkers react to plastic foam ban push

NEW YORK (AP) - Barely 24 hours after Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed an all-out ban on plastic foam food containers in the city and already New Yorkers are asking: So what do we use instead?

February 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


GM turns 2012 profit despite losses in Europe

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors has strung together a tidy three-year run of profits by making big dollars in its backyard.

February 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Dude, Where's my refund? IRS website overrun

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service has a message for taxpayers eager to learn the status of their tax refund: Please don't check the IRS website every five minutes - once a day is enough.

February 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Buffett puts money in ketchup, buys Heinz

NEW YORK (AP) - Billionaire Warren Buffett, the most closely watched investor in America, is putting his money in ketchup, agreeing Thursday to buy H.J. Heinz Co. for $23.3 billion in the richest deal ever in the food industry.

February 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Sharp fall in US jobless claims boosts outlook

WASHINGTON (AP) - The outlook for the U.S. job market is brightening after a government report showed a sharp drop in the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits.

February 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


US Airways lands $11 billion merger with American to create world’s largest

DALLAS (AP) - US Airways CEO Doug Parker has landed the big merger he sought for years. Now the soon-to-be CEO of the new American Airlines has to make it work.

February 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Carnival cancels 12 more cruises on troubled ship

HOUSTON (AP) - Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled a dozen more planned voyages aboard the Triumph and acknowledged that the crippled ship had been plagued by other mechanical problems in the weeks before an engine-room fire left it powerless in the Gulf of Mexico.

February 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


Bizz Buzz

Monster changes label to qualify as 'drink' by FDA

February 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


Cisco's fiscal 2nd quarter earnings earnings above Street expectations

SAN JOSE (AP) - Cisco's latest quarterly report provided further evidence that spending on technology gear is rising modestly in most parts of the world, despite persisting concerns about a still-shaky economy.

February 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


American Airlines, US Airways to merge

DALLAS (AP) - American Airlines and US Airways will merge and create the world's biggest airline. The boards of both companies approved the deal late Wednesday, according to four people close to the situation.

February 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Google providing car insurance quotes in latest net expansion

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is helping California drivers shop for car insurance as part of a new service that could foreshadow the Internet company's latest attempt to shake up a long-established industry.

March 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


FDA study finds hardly any evidence of antibiotics in milk

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.

March 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


Ringling Bros. giving up elephant acts

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says the "Greatest Show on Earth" will go on without elephants.

March 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


SIZE DOES MATTER

NEW YORK (AP) - There was a time you could count on phones getting larger each year. Samsung's runaway success with the big-screen smartphone even spurred Apple to release a supersized model last fall. But if phones get any bigger will they be too hard to use?

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Facebook & NBA: ‘Lean in’ for women

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Uber heads in new mapping direction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber Technologies is buying digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal that may help the rapidly growing ride-hailing service lessen its dependence on navigation services from Google and Apple, an imposing pair of potential rivals.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s chicken drops human antibiotics

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's says it plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine within two years.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


BUSINESS NEWS

• ALIBABA OPENS DATA CENTER IN SILICON VALLEY: SAN JOSE (AP) - The cloud-computing unit of Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba is making its first foray into the U.S. by opening a data center in Silicon Valley.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Sony plans to launch gaming virtual-reality headset in 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Men’s testosterone drugs overused

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for common age-related issues like low libido and fatigue.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


Why your laptop battery won’t kill you

NEW YORK (AP) - News on Tuesday that major U.S. airlines are no longer going to ship powerful lithium-ion batteries might lead some to fret about the safety of their personal electronic devices.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


GAS PRICE COLLAPSE?

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


Target to cut $2B in costs, 2,000 jobs

NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. is cutting several thousand jobs as part of a plan to eliminate $2 billion in costs over the next two years.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


Waze map app to get Amber Alerts

NEW YORK (AP) - The Waze navigation app is getting Amber Alerts on child abductions.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


HP’s big deal: Tech giant buys Aruba Networks

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, in what amounts to HP's first major acquisition since its disastrous purchase of a British software company in 2011.

March 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


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