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Cleaner gas rule would mean higher price at pump

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's newest anti-pollution plan would ping American drivers where they wince the most: at the gas pump. That makes arguments weighing the cost against the health benefits politically potent.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Same-sex marriage and Social Security

As I am writing this, the Supreme Court is hearing two cases involving the controversial topic of same sex marriage. This is an issue I have discussed before in this column, obviously with respect to how it might impact Social Security. I decided to resurrect that column and reprint it here because the subject is so timely.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


FDA OKs first-of-its-kind diabetes drug from J&J

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a first-of-its-kind diabetes drug from Johnson & Johnson that uses a new method to lower blood sugar - flushing it out in patients' urine.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


UPS pays $40M to end online pharmacies probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Shipping company UPS has agreed to pay $40 million to end a federal criminal probe connected to its work for online pharmacies.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


NYC deal is key in sick days push

NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of workers in New York City are poised to get paid sick days in what may prove a pivotal moment in a national debate over whether businesses should be required to provide them.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Unhappy about new limits, gun makers urged to move

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Firearms manufacturers upset over newly restrictive gun laws and proposals in their home states are getting a message from other places: Move here, where the climate is favorable to your products and so are the tax codes.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Consumer spending, income jump in February

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumers stepped up spending in February after their income jumped, aided by a stronger job market that offset some of the drag from higher taxes. The gains led economists to predict stronger economic growth at the start of the year.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart says loss likely from bribery probe

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it is 'probable' that the world's largest retailer will incur a loss due to ongoing bribery investigations by itself and government agencies, but it says it is too early to speculate on the size of the damage.

March 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Hunters seek to boycott Colorado over passage of tough gun laws

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Hunters across the country say they are boycotting Colorado because of recent legislation meant to curtail gun violence.

March 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Forecast: Twitter's ad revenue to double this year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter's ad revenue is believed to be on pace to double this year as the online messaging service delivers more marketing pitches to mobile devices in preparation for a highly anticipated initial public offering of stock.

March 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Interior Dept. cuts mineral payments to 35 states $110M

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Interior is cutting federal mineral payments to 35 states by about $110 million this fiscal year as part of the automatic federal spending cuts that started this month.

March 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google picks 8,000 winners of 'Glass' contest

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google has picked out 8,000 people who will be given a chance to don a pair of Internet-connected glasses and make a fashion statement likely to be envied by gadget-loving geeks around the world.

March 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


CBS buys half of TV Guide net for $100M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Broadcaster CBS Corp. is buying a 50 percent stake in TV Guide's pay TV channel and website for nearly $100 million, according to a person familiar with the matter.

March 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


T-Mobile to start selling iPhones on April 12

NEW YORK (AP) - T-Mobile USA on Tuesday said it will start offering the iPhone on April 12, filling what its CEO said was "a huge void" in its phone lineup.

March 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Housing, manufacturing give economy lift

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gains in housing and manufacturing propelled the U.S. economy over the winter, according to reports released Tuesday, and analysts say they point to the resilience of consumers and businesses as government spending cuts kick in.

March 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


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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


Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

WASHINGTON (AP) - Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal prosecutors.

September 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Massive new construction tool ready for NASA welding

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A massive structure described by NASA as the world's largest spacecraft welding tool has been completed at the Michoud (MEE'-shoo) Assembly Center in New Orleans, which was chosen in 2011 to build components of a major new rocket system.

September 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Feds: Colon supplement makes bogus claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government says Bayer is making unsupported claims in advertisements for its dietary supplement designed to help with digestion, in violation of a federal court order.

September 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


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