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More student loans boost consumer credit $11.4B

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans took out more student and auto loans in September to boost consumer borrowing to a record level. But they cut back on credit card borrowing, a sign many remain cautious about taking on high-interest debt.

November 07, 2012 | | Nationwide


AT&T, govt reach deal on data plan complaints

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T agreed to pay the federal government $700,000 and offer refunds to customers for mistakenly forcing some smartphone users into monthly data plans.

November 07, 2012 | | Nationwide


Employers post fewest jobs in five months

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in September after advertising more in August than first estimated. The report suggests hiring will likely remain modest in the coming months.

November 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Oil prices make big jump as nation picks president

NEW YORK (AP) _ The price of oil jumped the most in a month Tuesday as investors, along with voters across the country, awaited the results of the U.S. presidential election.

November 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Bay Area briefs

SF leaders get dressing down by nudity activist

November 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


CVS Caremark 3Q profit up 16% as sales rise

NEW YORK (AP) - CVS Caremark Corp. said Tuesday that its third-quarter earnings climbed 16 percent. The drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager posted revenue increases in both businesses, benefiting from new customers won from rivals, and raised its full-year earnings outlook.

November 06, 2012 | | Nationwide




Sandy knocks off big chunk of retail sales

NEW YORK (AP) - Superstorm Sandy knocked off nearly $4 billion of retail sales last week in the hard-hit Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region, nearly 20 percent of the usual total, according to figures released Tuesday by a retail data service.

November 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


New storm whips up looting fears

NEW YORK (AP) -- Richard Chan prowled around his cold, dark Staten Island home with knives and a sword to protect it from thieves, standing his ground as another East Coast storm threatened and police went through neighborhoods with loudspeakers warning people to get out.

November 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


Microsoft, Apple tablets have most profit margin, range from 44% to 46%

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft and Apple are garnering the highest profit margins for their tablets, followed by Google and then Amazon, according to research firm IHS.

November 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


Apple suit vs. Google over patent rates dismissed

CUPERTINO (AP) - A federal judge in Madison, Wis., on Monday threw out a suit by Apple Inc. claiming that Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility is seeking unreasonably high license fees for the use of patents on wireless technology.

November 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


Netflix moves to block a hostile takeover

LOS GATOS (AP) - Netflix is moving to protect itself against hostile takeovers, less than a week after activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed a stake of nearly 10 percent in the online video company.

November 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


American Suzuki files for bankruptcy protection

BREA (AP) - American Suzuki Motor Corp. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and says it will cease selling automobiles in the U.S. as part of a plan to restructure its business.

November 05, 2012 | | Nationwide


Barea sparks ‘wolves in win vs. Kings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - J.J. Barea had 21 points and five assists in 28 minutes for Minnesota, helping the Timberwolves overcome a weak shooting performance in their season opener and beat the Sacramento Kings 92-80 on Friday night.

November 02, 2012 | | Nationwide


Keep it simple, stupid!

I always strive to explain complicated Social Security rules and policies in as simple a manner as possible. And in doing so, I sometimes gloss over the fine points and intricacies of Social Security law, in order to answer someone's question or to make a point. Today's questions come from people who are essentially asking me to "un-simplify" my answers.

November 02, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Strong dollar makes world travel cheaper

DALLAS (AP) - If you've been putting off a trip abroad because it's too expensive, start packing your bags.

January 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


Gadgets raise your home’s IQ

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on - perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the so-called "smart home," cars, appliances and other devices all have sensors and Internet connectivity to think and act for themselves, and make your life easier.

January 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


Petco pulls Chinese treats amid fears they sickened pets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Petco said Monday it has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened thousands of pets and killed 1,000 dogs in the U.S. since 2007.

January 05, 2015 | | Nationwide


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