I get lots of email from readers who tell me they have a hard time finding answers to their questions at the Social Security Administration website: www.socialsecurity.gov. Or, I often hear from readers telling me they want to "see something official in black and white" before they will believe whatever I wrote in my column.
NEW YORK (AP) - The CEO of AT&T Inc. said Friday that cellphone plans that count only data usage are likely to come in the next two years. In such a scenario, phone calls and texts would be considered as just another form of data.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google lashed out at Microsoft and Nokia in a regulatory complaint, accusing them of illegally feeding mobile patents to a technology troll scavenging for billions of dollars in licensing fees that threaten to drive up the prices of cellphones and other wireless devices.
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas-area woman has found Neiman Marcus' generous return policy lacking, saying the luxury retailer wouldn't let her return $1.4 million worth of tainted items - many of them gifts her husband purchased from a store employee with whom he was allegedly having an affair.
NEW YORK (AP) - Oracle Corp. received another setback Thursday as a federal judge in San Francisco undermined a central part of the company's multimillion dollar case against Google Inc. over its Android software for mobile devices.
NEW YORK (AP) - The drop in a key interest rate to a 66-year low is a sign of one thing - fear.
PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Co. has promoted Bill Veghte to chief operating officer, the latest expansion of his responsibilities since the slumping technology company hired Meg Whitman as its CEO eight months ago.
NEW YORK (AP) - High fructose corn syrup won't get a wholesome new name after all.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is adding a new entree to its menu: free restaurant ratings from the Zagat review service.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Many small businesses struggle to afford health insurance for their workers, but a a new tax credit meant to help them seems to be turning into a disappointment.
NEW YORK (AP) - Want to close your bank account? It could cost you as much as $55.
MENLO PARK (AP) - A Silicon Valley city where Facebook has opened its new headquarters voted Tuesday to support an environmental impact report and development agreement for a project that will allow the social media giant to employ thousands more people at the campus.
NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook's stock has fallen below $30 for the first time since its much-awaited public debut this month.
NEW YORK (AP) - Sprint Nextel Corp. on Tuesday said it will shut down the Nextel network as early as June 30 next year, cutting off service for its characteristic walkie-talkie-like Nextel phones.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google will try to win more converts to a computer operating system revolving around its popular Chrome Web browser with a new wave of lightweight laptops built by Samsung Electronics.
NEW YORK (AP) - The frigid winter of 2014 is setting the price of natural gas on fire.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration says there's no reason to believe that the coloring added to sodas is unsafe. But the agency is taking another look just to make sure.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Those nutrition labels on the back of food packages may soon become easier to read.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Watch out for exploding toilets.
NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's is losing customers, as the world's biggest hamburger chain struggles to attract diners with its higher-priced sandwiches and new offerings like Mighty Wings.
CUPERTINO (AP) - Look around. Many of the gadgets you see drew inspiration from the original Mac computer.
NEW YORK (AP) - From the start, Apple's Macintosh shattered conventional notions of what a computer should be.
MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook says it is testing out its own ad network that would deliver advertisements to mobile applications outside of its own.
NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. says it will no longer be offering health care coverage for its part-time workers.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's fourth-quarter earnings soared six-fold as the Internet video service added another 2.3 million U.S. subscribers to burnish its status as one of the world's most popular entertainment outlets.
SAN JOSE (AP) - EBay said Wednesday that its earnings and revenue grew in the last three months of 2013, driven by a strong holiday season for its e-commerce site and its fast-growing payments business, PayPal.
CUPERTINO (AP) - Activist investor Carl Icahn has raised his stake in Apple as he escalates his campaign to pressure the company into buying back more of its stock while the shares remain stuck far below their peak price.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A man who provided sperm to a lesbian couple in response to an online ad is the father of a child born to one of the women and must pay child support, a Kansas judge ruled Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Someday, the full lineup of channels from Verizon's FiOS TV service may be available on your phone.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - City transportation officials approved a new pilot plan Tuesday to regulate private employee shuttles operated by tech giants such as Facebook and Google and charge a fee for the vehicles to use public bus stops.