WASHINGTON (AP) - Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding extensive influence over America's economy and politics, according to new survey data.
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) - McDonald's said Monday that a key sales figure slipped 0.8 percent in the U.S. last month, as the world's biggest hamburger chain faced tough competition and flat traffic.
With adulthood comes a number of exciting changes. Perhaps you have decided to buy a home, get married, or have children. These decisions require careful consideration, as they can irrevocably change your life. One decision that's easy to delay or overlook is the decision to purchase life insurance. What you may not realize, however, is that delaying the purchase of life insurance can be a costly mistake for you and your loved ones. Waiting just a few years can have a negative impact in several key areas.
NEW YORK (AP) - GPS will tell you how to get to the nearest Apple store. With iBeacon, Apple hopes to guide you around once you're inside, whether it's to pick up an order, upgrade to a new iPhone or shop for a pair of headphones.
SANTA ANA (AP) - Citrus grower Fred LoBue breathed a sigh of relief on Friday after two sleepless nights monitoring the icy temperatures in his family's Central Valley orange groves.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It doesn't rival Amazon and Travelocity, but President Barack Obama's much-maligned health insurance website finally seems to be working reasonably well most of the time.
Every time I write a column about various offsets that impact Social Security benefits payable to folks who spend the bulk of their working lives in jobs not covered by Social Security, as I did about a month ago, I obviously get lots of follow-up questions about those offsets. But I also get questions from other readers who wonder why some workers are not required to pay into Social Security. I've addressed this issue before, but I guess it's time to go over it again.
DENVER (AP) - A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.
NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T is joining T-Mobile in reducing monthly fees for people who pay for their own devices.
NEW YORK (AP) - The outlook for hiring is improving and the economy is growing at its fastest pace in more than a year, so what's the bad news for the stock market?
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - The Ford Mustang is still galloping at 50.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - With Boeing the king of U.S. aircraft manufacturing, more than a dozen states are groveling before the throne for a share of the riches to be made from the next-generation 777 jetliner.
NEW YORK (AP) - After eight straight weeks of gains, the stock market pullback long anticipated by investors may have arrived.
NEW YORK (AP) - Cyber Monday is still on top.
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) - Declaring that hard work should pay off for every American, President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed an order to create starter retirement accounts that could be opened with as little as $25 but acknowledged there's a limit to the help he can give low-wage workers without congressional action.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have released the first completed renderings of a downtown arena they hope to open for the start of the 2016-17 season.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Relatively few Americans - less than 5 percent of hourly workers - toil for the minimum wage today.
NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T posted stronger-than-expected earnings for the final quarter of 2013, helped by higher revenue from mobile and Internet service subscribers.
NEW YORK (AP) - The one-size-fits-all mannequin is getting a much-needed makeover.
CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple reshaped technology and society when Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone seven years ago. Now, the trend-setting company is losing ground to rivals that offer what Apple has stubbornly refused to make: smartphones with lower prices and larger screens than the iPhone.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials say the pain reliever in Aleve may be safer on the heart than other popular anti-inflammatory drugs taken by millions of Americans.
Q: Even though my husband and I lived together for 20 years, we didn't actually get married until two years ago. Sadly, he died last month. When I went down to the Social Security office to file for widow's benefits, the clerk told me we had to be married at least 10 years, so she said I wasn't due anything. She helped me file for the $255 death benefit, and that's all I got. But lately, some friends told me I should be getting widow's benefits. What should I do?
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bitstrips may seem like a sudden sensation now that the app maker's comic vignettes are all over Facebook and other social networks. But the Toronto startup's success was a drawn-out process.
NEW YORK (AP) - PepsiCo has quietly gotten rid of the word "Natural" in some of its products and instead is going with "Simply."
WASHINGTON (AP) - A government warning about the dangers of increased use of trains to transport crude oil is giving a boost to supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.
NEW YORK (AP) - The frigid winter of 2014 is setting the price of natural gas on fire.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration says there's no reason to believe that the coloring added to sodas is unsafe. But the agency is taking another look just to make sure.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Those nutrition labels on the back of food packages may soon become easier to read.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Watch out for exploding toilets.