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Reader's Digest parent seeks bankruptcy protection; seeks six month recovery

NEW YORK (AP) - The parent company of Reader's Digest has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in less than four years, saying it needs to cut its debt so it can keep restructuring.

February 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Amazon fires German security firm amid probe

BERLIN (AP) - Online retailer Amazon reacted to mounting criticism Monday by firing a security company named in a German television documentary about alleged mistreatment of foreign temporary workers.

February 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Nike, Oakley move away from Pistorius

NEW YORK (AP) - Two major sponsors, Oakley and Nike, distanced themselves from Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Monday after the South African sports star was charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

February 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


UNLV team prepares to break ground on solar house with net zero energy goal

LAS VEGAS (AP) - After a year of perfecting their design, a team of students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is ready to break ground on a super-energy-efficient house and pit it against similar creations in a national competition.

February 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


2 Social Security maximizing strategies often confused

Every single day, I get dozens of emails from readers asking me if they should "file and suspend" their Social Security benefits - many times without really knowing what they are asking.

February 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Facebook gets unwelcome look at hackers' dark side

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is getting an unwelcome look at the shady side of the hacking culture that CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates.

February 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


New Yorkers react to plastic foam ban push

NEW YORK (AP) - Barely 24 hours after Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed an all-out ban on plastic foam food containers in the city and already New Yorkers are asking: So what do we use instead?

February 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


GM turns 2012 profit despite losses in Europe

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors has strung together a tidy three-year run of profits by making big dollars in its backyard.

February 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Dude, Where's my refund? IRS website overrun

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service has a message for taxpayers eager to learn the status of their tax refund: Please don't check the IRS website every five minutes - once a day is enough.

February 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Buffett puts money in ketchup, buys Heinz

NEW YORK (AP) - Billionaire Warren Buffett, the most closely watched investor in America, is putting his money in ketchup, agreeing Thursday to buy H.J. Heinz Co. for $23.3 billion in the richest deal ever in the food industry.

February 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Sharp fall in US jobless claims boosts outlook

WASHINGTON (AP) - The outlook for the U.S. job market is brightening after a government report showed a sharp drop in the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits.

February 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


US Airways lands $11 billion merger with American to create world’s largest

DALLAS (AP) - US Airways CEO Doug Parker has landed the big merger he sought for years. Now the soon-to-be CEO of the new American Airlines has to make it work.

February 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Carnival cancels 12 more cruises on troubled ship

HOUSTON (AP) - Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled a dozen more planned voyages aboard the Triumph and acknowledged that the crippled ship had been plagued by other mechanical problems in the weeks before an engine-room fire left it powerless in the Gulf of Mexico.

February 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


Bizz Buzz

Monster changes label to qualify as 'drink' by FDA

February 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


Cisco's fiscal 2nd quarter earnings earnings above Street expectations

SAN JOSE (AP) - Cisco's latest quarterly report provided further evidence that spending on technology gear is rising modestly in most parts of the world, despite persisting concerns about a still-shaky economy.

February 13, 2013 | | 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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