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Apple's squeeze hits phone companies, other competitors

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is set to report another record quarterly profit on Tuesday, continuing the relentless string of results that's made it the world's most valuable company. Those profits don't come out of thin air: A range of businesses -from the company's wireless carrier friends to its PC-making foes- are seeing their profits melt away and flow to Apple's bottom line.

April 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook’s 1st quarter net income falls

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook's first-quarter net income fell 12 percent, weighed down by higher expenses even as its revenue soared, the social networking company said Monday, just a few weeks ahead of its expected initial public offering in May.

April 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


Social Security heading for insolvency even faster

WASHINGTON (AP) - Social Security is rushing even faster toward insolvency, driven by retiring baby boomers, a weak economy and politicians' reluctance to take painful action to fix the huge retirement and disability program.

April 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


Netflix's 1Q tops forecasts, stock still plummets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's comeback from a customer backlash accelerated during the first quarter, but the recovery wasn't impressive enough to ease more pressing concerns about the Internet video subscription service's ability to cope with tougher competition.

April 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


Intel launches first chips of new generation

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel Corp. said Monday that PCs with chips from its new generation of processors, featuring a revolutionary design, will be available this week.

April 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


Baseball scores big with At Bat mobile app

ATLANTA (AP) - Baseball is back, which means die-hard fans like me are hungry for updates and highlights when we're not near our televisions or computers.

April 20, 2012 | | Nationwide


After 4-month surge, gas prices falling

NEW YORK (AP) - The worst appears to be over. Gasoline prices are going down.

April 20, 2012 | | Nationwide


PG&E tops nation in solar installations

April 20, 2012 | | Nationwide


Benefits for little ones cause big stink

Sometimes I am just blown away by the reaction I get to a column. I write what I think is the most innocuous and non-controversial answer to someone's question about Social Security benefits - and then, out of the blue, my email inbox is flooded with letters. Some of them have an inquisitive "this can't possibly be true" tone, while others are downright angry.

April 20, 2012 | | Nationwide


Google's ex-CEO gets $101M pay package in new job

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Shifting from Google's CEO to executive chairman proved to be lucrative career move for Eric Schmidt.

April 20, 2012 | | Nationwide


Disney studio chief quits after 'John Carter' bomb

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Disney movie studio boss Rich Ross stepped down on Friday, taking the fall for at least a couple of over-budgeted bombs as Hollywood shies away from taking risks on big blockbusters.

April 20, 2012 | | Nationwide


Crises make automakers rethink lean parts supplies

DETROIT (AP) - For the first time in more than 20 years, U.S. automakers are questioning a pillar of manufacturing: The practice of bringing parts to assembly lines right before they're used.

April 20, 2012 | | Nationwide


UP net income up 35 percent in 1st quarter

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Strong earnings reports from two of the nation's biggest freight railroads show that the U.S. economy is continuing its long, slow recovery.

April 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


Doritos tacos put sizzle in Taco Bell's US sales

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Taco Bell's new take on the taco, featuring orange Doritos dust, has helped put the sizzle back in its U.S. sales after a nearly yearlong slump stemming from a short-lived lawsuit that caused the chain some queasiness.

April 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


Microsoft's Windows propels pleasant 3Q surprise

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft produced a surprisingly strong quarter to start the year, pleasing investors looking forward to even bigger things from the software maker's much-anticipated overhaul of Windows operating system next fall.

April 19, 2012 | | 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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