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Target breach part of broader scam

NEW YORK (AP) - The security breach that hit Target Corp. during the holiday season appears to have been part of a broader and highly sophisticated scam that potentially affected a large number of retailers, according to a report published by a global cyber intelligence firm that works with the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security.

January 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Intel 4Q net income increases 6 percent

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel's fourth-quarter net income rose 6 percent, as the company offset flat demand for its personal computer chips with higher sales of other products.

January 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Airfares continue to rise, up 12% since 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - The price to board an airliner in the United States has risen for the fourth straight year, making it increasingly expensive to fly almost anywhere.

January 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google develops contact lens glucose monitor for diabetics

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google unveiled Thursday a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears, a potential reprieve for millions of diabetics who have to jab their fingers to draw their own blood as many as 10 times a day.

January 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Study dispels 'obesity paradox' idea about weight for diabetics

ATLANTA (AP) - The "obesity paradox" - the controversial notion that being overweight might actually be healthier for some people with diabetes - seems to be a myth, researchers report. A major study finds there's no survival advantage to being large, and a disadvantage to being very large.

January 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


3 Notre Dame students can intervene in AHA lawsuit

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled three University of Notre Dame students who want the school to provide health care plans covering birth control can intervene on the side of the federal government in a university-filed lawsuit that challenges parts of the Affordable Health Care Act.

January 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Health care fraud cases hit high

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Federal prosecutors filed a record number of health care fraud cases last fiscal year, perhaps reflecting the greater emphasis the government has placed on combatting the crime costing taxpayers billions of dollars per year.

January 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Boozing leads to mental decline in men

NEW YORK (AP) - Middle-aged men risk a faster mental decline as they age if they've been drinking heavily for years, new research suggests.

January 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Boozing leads to mental decline in men

NEW YORK (AP) - Middle-aged men risk a faster mental decline as they age if they've been drinking heavily for years, new research suggests.

January 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


More flights running late in latest figures

NEW YORK (AP) - Airlines are falling behind when it comes to keeping flights on schedule, but fewer passengers are complaining to the government.

January 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Target breach is a wake-up call

NEW YORK (AP) - More Target-sized security breaches will happen if banks and retail stores don't start working together to further protect customers' data, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said Tuesday.

January 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Bill delays some flood insurance hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeowners worried that new federal flood maps will send their flood insurance premiums skyrocketing would get some short-term relief under a provision tucked into a massive government-wide funding bill.

January 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Sales rise on discounts, online shopping

NEW YORK (AP) - Holiday shoppers were more than willing to spend during the holiday season, if they saw big discounts or were shopping online.

January 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


General Motors' quarterly dividend is back

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors Co. said Tuesday that it will resume paying a quarterly dividend for the first time in nearly six years and named a new CFO.

January 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


More older enrollees so far

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's an older, costlier crowd that's signing up so far for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to government figures released Monday. Enrollments are lower for the healthy, younger Americans who will be needed to keep premiums from rising.

January 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


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NYC to host smartphone hunt for giant Easter eggs

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City is getting ready for an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt with a 21st-century twist: The public will hunt for the eggs as part of an interactive contest using a smartphone app.

March 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Nakamoto hires lawyer in Newsweek bitcoin fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The man Newsweek claimed is the creator of bitcoin has hired a lawyer in an attempt to clear his name, repeating a denial he made to The Associated Press more than a week ago that he has never had anything to do with the digital currency.

March 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


BUSINESS NEWS

• SAN FRANCISCO UPS TOTAL IT WILL LEND TO HOMEBUYERS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco will now lend as much as $200,000 to some homebuyers toward a down payment on their first house or condominium.

March 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Last call: Obamacare’s March 31 deadline

NEW YORIK (AP) - Uninsured Americans face an important deadline at the end of this month, and many don't realize it.

March 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Colorado collects $2M in recreational marijuana taxes

DENVER (AP) - Colorado made roughly $2 million in marijuana taxes in January, state revenue officials reported Monday in the world's first accounting of the recreational pot business.

March 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

NEW YORK (AP) - On the edge of the SoHo neighborhood downtown, The Henley Vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help - but no booze.

March 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


2 percent of Americans have new hips, knees

ATLANTA (AP) - It's not just grandma with a new hip and your uncle with a new knee. More than 2 of every 100 Americans now have an artificial joint, doctors are reporting.

March 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


SILICON VALLEY BOOM

SAN JOSE (AP) - Arwin Buditom guards some of the most successful high-tech firms in America. Joseph Farfan keeps their heat, air and electric systems humming. But these workers and tens of thousands like them who help fuel the Silicon Valley's tech boom can't even make ends meet anymore. Buditom rooms with his sister an hour's drive from work. Farfan gets his groceries at a food pantry.

March 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple dials up effort to meld iPhone, cars

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is accelerating the race to make smartphone applications easier and safer to use in cars.

March 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Dish, Disney deal envisions Internet TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dish Network and Disney have reached a landmark deal that envisions the day when Dish will offer a Netflix-like TV service to people who'd rather stream TV over the Internet than put a satellite receiver on their roof.

March 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Gates back on top of billionaire rankings

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is once again the world's richest person.

March 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Collapse of exchange spells trouble for bitcoin currency

TOKYO (AP) - The sudden disappearance of one of the largest bitcoin exchanges only adds to the mystery and mistrust surrounding the virtual currency, which was just beginning to gain legitimacy beyond the technology enthusiasts and adventurous investors who created it.

February 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Telsa S top Consumers selection

DETROIT (AP) - The Tesla Model S electric sedan is Consumer Reports' top pick in this year's automotive rankings.

February 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Panel faults federal government for failing to go after offshore tax evasion

WASHINGTON (AP) - Billions of dollars in U.S. taxes are going unpaid because Americans are exploiting Swiss bank accounts, and the U.S. government has failed to aggressively pursue Switzerland's second-largest bank, a Senate investigation has found.

February 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Feds: Cut out junk food ads on football scoreboards, elsewhere in public schools

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just about what America's kids are getting in the lunch line.

February 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


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