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Law firms that specialize in Social Security Disability

Q: You recently wrote a column in which you said it is very difficult to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. I think just the opposite is true. It is so easy to get on the government disability dole. After all, you see so many commercials on TV from lawyers who tell people that they can get anyone on Social Security disability. They must somehow be in cahoots with the government. I'll bet they have their own doctors who automatically get people enrolled in the program. Isn't that a big scam?

July 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Samsung emphasizing components

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Samsung plans to plow a record pile of cash into its semiconductor and display panel businesses, hoping to reduce reliance on sales of high-end Galaxy smartphones that are poised to peak after two years of blistering growth.

July 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Ohio bank repossess wrong house; owner wants $18,000 for loss

MCARTHUR, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio bank says a bad GPS navigator is the reason it repossessed the wrong house - and threw out all the possessions inside.

July 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Mitchell's tenacity led to energy boom

NEW YORK (AP) - The technological breakthrough pioneered by George P. Mitchell, the billionaire Texas oilman and philanthropist who died Friday at age 94, reversed the fortunes of the U.S. energy industry and reshaped the global energy landscape.

July 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


FAA certifies first two drones for domestic flight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators say they have certified two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use, a milestone expected to lead to the first approved commercial drone operations later this summer.

July 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Mysterious giant magnet attracts rock-star status

GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (AP) - It skipped tolls. It had a Twitter hashtag and a GPS tracker. It even posed for photos with groupies.

July 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Apple's smartphone market share slips

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple's share of the global smartphone market fell during the second quarter to its lowest level in four years, according to data released Friday.

July 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Zynga still playing a losing game

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Zynga relied on mass layoffs and other cost-cutting to trim its second-quarter losses as the troubled company struggled to come up with compelling games to play on smartphones and tablet computers.

July 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Facebook shares soar 30% on big 2Q

MENLO PARK - Facebook shares soared 30 percent Thursday after the social media giant pushed aggressively into mobile advertising and reported much-improved second-quarter revenue and profit.

July 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Amazon.com posts loss, higher revenue

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday reported a surprise loss in the second quarter, as higher revenue was not enough to make up for rising operating expenses. The world's largest online retailer has been spending heavily on order fulfillment and digital content rights, which continue to weigh on profit margins.

July 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


‘War room' launches Netflix's series

LOS GATOS (AP) - Netflix's Internet video subscription service works around the clock, but it's unusual for more than two dozen of the company's engineers and top managers to be huddled in a conference room at 10:30 on a midsummer Wednesday evening.

July 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Citymaps aims to make maps social

NEW YORK (AP) - Maps are where it's at. Just ask Google, which bought maps app Waze for nearly $1 billion, or Apple, which snapped up two small mapping startups earlier this month.

July 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google unveils Nexus 7, Internet TV device

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is betting consumers will pay slightly more for a sleeker, more powerful version of its Nexus 7 tablet as the Internet company escalates its rivalry with Apple and Amazon.com in technology's key battleground - the mobile computing market.

July 24, 2013 | | Nationwide


Coca-Cola, Pepsi Cola see soda declines continue

NEW YORK (AP) - It seems that not even Beyonce or new, lower-calorie options can convince Americans to drink more soda.

July 24, 2013 | | Nationwide


Perfect fit: Wonderbra maker buys Maidenform

NEW YORK (AP) - It's the perfect fit.

July 24, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Ways to hide, secure phone data

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple got a lot of attention last week when it released a new privacy policy along with a declaration that police can't get to your password-protected data.

September 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Detroit tells judge: We can’t give away free water

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit's water department defended its shutoff policy Monday and warned that free service to people with unpaid bills could be "very devastating" to the bottom line.

September 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Cracks down on moving overseas

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration cracked down Monday on certain overseas corporate mergers and acquisitions, aiming to curb American companies from shifting their ownership abroad to shirk paying U.S. taxes.

September 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Investors fret. Yahoo’s stock dips

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo may be losing some appeal on Wall Street now that U.S. investors can buy directly into Alibaba.

September 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


BUSINESS NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

• STARBUCKS TESTS LATTE WITH STOUT FLAVOR: NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks is testing a latte that it says has the "savory toasty malt" flavor of a foamy mug of stout.

September 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Procter & Gamble cancels NFL promotion

NEW YORK (AP) - Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems.

September 19, 2014 | | Nationwide


Yahoo may make up to $9.5 billion

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.

September 19, 2014 | | Nationwide


Your (online) life after death

NEW YORK (AP) - Sure, you have a lot to do today - laundry, bills, dinner - but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil.

September 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 workers

DALLAS (AP) - UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season - an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping.

September 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart levied fictional ‘sugar tax’ on soda

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying some store personnel were citing a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda.

September 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Record 4M orders of iPhones

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday.

September 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Envelopes in hotels invite tips for maids

NEW YORK (AP) - Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.

September 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Minecraft’ could boost mobile reach

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.

September 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

NEW YORK (AP) - Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."

September 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Olive Garden investor: Back off on breadsticks

NEW YORK (AP) - Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks.

September 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


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