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Not your grandma’s Social Security Office

Are the services that people get from the Social Security Administration improving or declining? Is your nearest Social Security office a pleasant place to visit? Or is it just a few notches above your local department of motor vehicles bureau?

October 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


Banana Boat recalls sunscreen due to fire risk

WASHINGTON (AP) - The maker of Banana Boat sunscreen is recalling a half-million bottles of spray-on lotion after reports that a handful of people have caught on fire after applying the product and coming in contact with open flames.

October 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


Fatal air crash decline presents safety challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's been 43 months since the last deadly airline crash in the United States, the longest period without a fatal domestic accident since commercial aviation expanded after World War II. That sounds like unvarnished good news, but one consequence of having such a remarkable record is that it's difficult to justify imposing costly new safety rules on the economically fragile industry.

October 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


AMD to cut nearly 1,800 jobs or 15 pct of workers

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. says it will cut nearly 1,800 jobs, about 15 percent of its workforce, by the end of the year in order to reduce spending in the face of dwindling sales.

October 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


GM to hire 3,000 workers from Hewlett-Packard

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors will hire 3,000 workers from Hewlett-Packard, part of a push to bring most of its computer technology in-house.

October 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


Newsweek to cease print edition after 80 years on Dec. 31

NEW YORK (AP) - Newsweek will end its print publication after 80 years and shift to an all-digital format in early 2013.

October 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


AOL wants to organize your email clutter with Alto

PALO ALTO (AP) - The Internet icon that brought email to the masses with its classic "You've got mail" slogan now wants to help people organize the flood of messages in their Gmail, Yahoo mail and other accounts.

October 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


Google, Samsung to sell Chrome laptop for $249at Best Buy stores

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is dangling a low-priced laptop computer in front of consumers as rivals Microsoft and Apple prepare to release their latest gadgets.

October 18, 2012 | | Nationwide


Surge in home construction could lift economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home construction is making a comeback that could invigorate the economy's still-weak recovery.

October 17, 2012 | | Nationwide


EBay posts higher earnings, revenue

SAN JOSE (AP) - EBay reported Tuesday that its third-quarter net income rose 22 percent thanks to higher revenue at its PayPal payments service and at the marketplaces business that includes eBay.com.

October 17, 2012 | | Nationwide


Brothels rescue cash-strapped Greek soccer team following government cuts

LARISSA, Greece (AP) - The world's oldest profession is giving a whole new meaning to love of the game.

October 17, 2012 | | Nationwide


Bank of America says housing has 'begun to turn'

NEW YORK (AP) - For banks, mortgage-making kept profits humming before the financial crisis, then blackened reputations and stamped out earnings when the crisis hit.

October 17, 2012 | | Nationwide


Bettman, NHL make new offer in hope of salvaging full season

TORONTO (AP) - The stalled talks between the NHL and the players' association finally got a jumpstart.

October 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


Gap announces management restructuring

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gap has announced a management overhaul aimed at enabling the retailer to respond more quickly to customers' needs across the globe.

October 16, 2012 | | Nationwide


University of Phoenix closing 115 locations; not clear whether Lathrop campus is on list

PHOENIX (AP) Apollo Group Inc. said Tuesday that its fiscal fourth-quarter net income tumbled 60 percent, hurt by higher costs and declining enrollment at the University of Phoenix. To cope, the for-profit education company plans to close 115 of the university's mostly smaller locations, a move that will affect 13,000 students.

October 16, 2012 | | 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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