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TrueCar anticipates nearly $1B valuation

SANTA MONICA (AP) - TrueCar, a provider of localized information on new car costs, anticipates a nearly $1 billion market valuation in its initial public offering.

May 05, 2014 | | Nationwide


Airlines collecting less money for bag fees; make up for it elsewhere

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Airlines are taking in less money from bag fees than they did two years ago, but they are making up for it by adding charges for a slew of extras, including getting a decent seat.

May 05, 2014 | | Nationwide


Minimum wage faces likely Senate rejection

WASHINGTON (AP) - The push by President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats to raise the federal minimum wage seems ready to join the parade of issues that gets buried in Congress but - the party hopes - propels voters to the polls this November.

April 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Bill would ban charging fee for removing mug shots

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California would prohibit businesses from charging a fee to take mug shots off their websites under a bill that passed out of the state Senate on Monday.

April 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Users bemoan e-cigarette bans

NEW YORK (AP) - Laws in New York and Chicago making "electronic cigarettes" subject to the same regulations as tobacco are taking effect Tuesday, and their sellers and users are steadfast in their opposition.

April 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Museum acquires Lone Ranger’s pistol

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - A museum in Wyoming has acquired an old pistol made famous by a masked hero of television from more than 60 years ago.

April 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


Closing arguments delayed in Apple- Samsung trial

SAN JOSE (AP) - A federal court on Monday delayed closing arguments by one day in the patent infringement trial involving Apple and Samsung because of an appeals court ruling in another case on a related issue.

April 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


BUSINESS NEWS

• LANCASTER FACTORY ROLLS OUT FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC BUS: LANCASTER (AP) - A Chinese-owned company rolled out its first California-made electric bus Monday from a desert factory that aims to produce 1,000 of the plug-in vehicles a year.

April 28, 2014 | | Nationwide


AT&T expanding super-fast Internet

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas.

April 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Netflix raising prices $1 to $2 per month for new customers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama "House of Cards."

April 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Court to hear dispute over Internet TV broadcasts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.

April 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core insurance goal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened.

April 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Casino owner planning ‘Rock in Rio’ in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A group including casino company MGM Resorts announced plans Monday to build a 33-acre open-air music venue on the Las Vegas Strip to host a four-day Rock in Rio USA festival beginning in May 2015.

April 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Thawing out: Warmer days lifts economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Spring's thaw is reviving the economy, too.

April 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.

April 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


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Toyota tops Consumer Reports rankings

DETROIT (AP) - Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings.

October 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


6 vehicles impounded in UberX sting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The city's parking authority lived up to its threats to impound vehicles and fine drivers participating in the UberX ride-sharing service.

October 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


Blue Christmas for Amazon?

NEW YORK (AP) - It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Union Pacific 3Q profit chugs ahead 19 percent

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Union Pacific Corp. delivered a 19 percent increase in its third-quarter profit as the railroad hauled 7 percent more freight and increased rates.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Cloud business lifts Microsoft’s quarterly results

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Enticing low rates, but impact on refinancing could be limited

WASHINGTON (AP) - With mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancing. It may even convince some Americans to buy their first home.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


PulteGroup tops earnings outlook

ATLANTA (AP) - PulteGroup Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $140.5 million.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


NEWS FROM BUSINESS WORLD

• CAMEL MAKER REYNOLDS SNUFFS OUT WORKPLACE SMOKING: RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

October 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Early Apple computer sells for $905K

NEW YORK (AP) - A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.

October 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Social Security benefits up an average of $20 a month during 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

October 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s new menu plan: Have it your way

NEW YORK (AP) - After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.

October 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


TWEAKER TOYS

NEW YORK (AP) - Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.

October 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

NEW YORK (AP) - America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple Pay Q&A

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


UPS increases some rates by 4.9%

ATLANTA (AP) - UPS says it is raising rates for a number of its shipping services by an average of 4.9 percent for 2015.

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


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