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Big tax present for 160 million wage-earners

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are getting an election-year tax present. Congress voted with rare speed and cooperation Friday to extend a Social Security payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and to renew unemployment benefits for millions more who haven't seen a paycheck in six months.

February 17, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Startup sends live local TV to the iPhone

February 17, 2012 | | Nationwide


Twitter unveils self-service ad system

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buying ads on Twitter is about to get easier for small businesses as the online messaging service adds a key piece to its moneymaking model.

February 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


'Speed Freak Killers' search expands to new Linden well

LINDEN . (AP) - Investigators found about 1,000 bone fragments in one well and plan to search a second on an abandoned farm near the town of Linden, as they follow leads provided by a serial killer, authorities say.

February 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


Yelp looking for $12 to $14 per share in IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Online business rating service Yelp hopes to sell its stock for $12 to $14 per share in an upcoming IPO.

February 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


Stronger job market could boost economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The healthier job market that's lifted the economy in recent months shows no signs of slowing.

February 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


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GM POSTS ITS HIGHEST PROFIT EVER: $7.6 BILLION: DETROIT (AP) - Just two years after it was rescued and reconstituted through bankruptcy and a government bailout, General Motors Co. cruised through 2011 to post the biggest profit in its history.

February 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


Lawmakers work out last details on payroll tax cut

WASHINGTON (AP) - Calling quits to a bruising election-year fight, negotiators on Capitol Hill worked into Wednesday night ironing out final details of an agreement to extend a cut in the payroll taxes paid by most Americans. The legislation also would renew jobless benefits for millions more.

February 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


SanDisk buys software manufacturer FlashSoft

MILPITAS (AP) - SanDisk Corp., which makes flash memory, on Wednesday said that it had acquired FlashSoft Corp., a venture-funded startup that makes software that helps speed up servers with flash memory.

February 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


GM plans to freeze salaried workers' pensions

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors Co. plans to freeze its U.S. pension plan for longtime white-collar workers and give all salaried employees annual bonuses but not pay raises in an effort to hold down expenses, officials announced Wednesday.

February 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facts about Pringles chips

Below is some trivia about Pringles chips, which Kellogg said it will buy from Procter & Gamble for $2.7 billion.

February 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


With Pringles, Kellogg looks to expand overseas by serving craving for snacks

NEW YORK (AP) - Kellogg is hoping Pringles will satisfy its craving for a salty snack.

February 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


Ali, Jenner, Retton appear on retro Wheaties boxes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Muhammad Ali, Bruce Jenner and Mary Lou Retton are appearing on new Wheaties boxes featuring retro images of the Olympic champions.

February 15, 2012 | | Nationwide


New Vegas museum highlights mob bosses, tommy guns in bid to lure tourists

LAS VEGAS (AP) - In one room, a ghastly photo wall of bloody, uncensored images showcases the mob's greatest hits.

February 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


Yahoo's talks to sell Asian assets unravel

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As Yahoo tries to head in a new direction, the fate of the struggling Internet company's Asian holdings remains in limbo.

February 14, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Not so fast cordcutters: Cable’s far from dead

NEW YORK (AP) - Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there - why would anyone sign up now for cable?

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Thinner iPads, sharper iMacs in Apple’s lineup

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet.

October 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google’s 3Q earnings fall as expenses climb 30%

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google's third-quarter earnings slipped as the Internet search leader hired nearly 3,000 more employees while pouring more money into its zest for innovation and quest for new markets.

October 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple Pay is bigger bet than gadgets

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday. Sleek and stunning, yes, but not likely to spark the next iRevolution. The tech giant's bigger strategic bet is that mobile pay service Apple Pay, debuting Monday, will be the next thing you didn't know you needed - but now can't live without.

October 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


iPhone glass maker to cut 727 jobs at Arizona plant

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A manufacturer of sapphire glass that Apple Inc. uses in iPhones plans to eliminate 727 jobs at an Arizona plant.

October 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google tries to upstage Apple

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is coming out with bigger, more expensive versions of its Nexus phone and tablet to attract more of the affluent consumers who faithfully buy each new generation of Apple's iPhone and iPad. It's also releasing a new streaming video and music device, Nexus Player, to compete with Apple TV and Roku, among others.

October 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Netflix’s stock plunges, subscriber growth slips

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - This is a sequel that Netflix shareholders never wanted to see: The world's largest Internet video service has once again turned off potential viewers with a price increase that is punishing the company's stock price.

October 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


HBO Go-ing away from cable, will stand on its own

NEW YORK (AP) - Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its popular streaming video service HBO Go as a stand-alone product, as more Americans choose to watch the Web, not the TV. Viewers longing to see "Game of Thrones", "True Detective" and "Veep" will no longer have to pay big bucks for cable and satellite contracts. So, is this the end of pay-TV as we know it?

October 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart cuts sales outlook due to economy

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its revenue outlook for its current fiscal year as it announced it is scaling back its expansion plans for its supercenters next year and stepping up investments in its online operations.

October 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


HP resumes buyback of stock

PALO ALTO (AP) - PC maker Hewlett-Packard said Wednesday it is resuming buybacks and reaffirmed its guidance for 2014 and 2015.

October 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Twitter to be used for payments at French stores

PARIS (AP) - Did someone spot you money for lunch two weeks ago? In France, Twitter users can now publicly repay debts, donate to charity or chip in for a gift with a new payment service backed by the country's second-largest banking service.

October 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Can dentists legally bar teeth-whitening competition?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Teeth-bleaching isn't brain surgery, although the Supreme Court seemed to find a link between the two in an antitrust case argued Tuesday.

October 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Education group snuffs out tobacco ties

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a quick about-face, the National School Boards Association is cutting ties with the nation's second-biggest cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

October 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Macy’s to open even earlier on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's Inc. is opening its stores at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than last year, to lure holiday shoppers.

October 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


FDA: little evidence to drop Chantix boxed suicide warning

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators say Pfizer has provided low-quality evidence to support its request to remove a bold-letter warning from its anti-smoking drug Chantix about suicidal behavior.

October 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


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