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Soda firms racing for a new sweet spot

N EW YORK (AP) - Coke and Pepsi are chasing after the sweet spot: a soda with no calories, no artificial sweeteners and no funny aftertaste.

July 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


Penney tweaks store pricing strategy again

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney is changing its pricing - again.

July 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


Senate debates living spaces for egg-layers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The freedom of a hen to flap its wings and move around became an issue of congressional concern Thursday as a Senate committee discussed legislation to set national standards for the treatment of egg-laying hens.

July 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


Zynga stock tanks after weak 2Q report

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Zynga Inc. lost money and received less revenue than anticipated in the second quarter because "CityVille," ''FarmVille" and other games are not attracting as many paying players as they should.

July 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


USDA says drought will push up food prices in 2013 by 3 to 4%

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The drought gripping more than half the country is a major reason why consumers can expect to pay 3 percent to 4 percent more for groceries next year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

July 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


Facebook's day of reckoning: 2Q earnings report

MENLO PARK (AP) - It's showtime for Facebook. Call it the second act after its rocky initial public offering two months ago. On Thursday, the company will take the spotlight once again for its first earnings report as a public company.

July 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


Symantec fires CEO, chairman replaces him

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Symantec has fired its CEO, Enrique Salem, and replaced him with Chairman Steve Bennett.

July 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


New Mac operating system goes on sale today

New Mac operating system goes on sale today

July 24, 2012 | | Nationwide


Apple sags as consumers buy cheaper iPhones

CUPERTINO (AP) - More consumers are buying the least expensive iPhones and iPads, a new phenomenon that is causing Apple's breakneck growth rate to slow.

July 24, 2012 | | Nationwide


JPMorgan to pay $100M in credit card settlement

NEW YORK (AP) - JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $100 million to settle a lawsuit by customers who claim the nation's largest bank improperly increased minimum payments on their credit card bills.

July 24, 2012 | | Nationwide


Software maker VMware buys Nicira for $1.26B

PALO ALTO (AP) - Business software maker VMware is buying computer networking specialist Nicira for nearly $1.3 billion.

July 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


2nd triple-digit loss for Dow in 2 days

NEW YORK (AP) - Fear that Spain may need a bailout sent its borrowing costs soaring, the euro to a two-year low against the dollar and stocks around the world tumbling as investors pulled back Monday from all manner of risk.

July 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


McDonald's net income drops in second quarter

NEW YORK (AP) - Not even McDonald's Corp. has an iron stomach when it comes to the global economic downturn.

July 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


Peet's Coffee & Tea going private for $977.6 million

EMERYVILLE (AP) - Peet's Coffee & Tea is being taken private by a German conglomerate for approximately $977.6 million.

July 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


How Apple's phantom taxes helps hide billions in profit

CUPERTINO (AP) - On Tuesday, Apple is set to report financial results for the second quarter. Analysts are expecting net income of $9.8 billion. But whatever figure Apple reports won't reflect its true profit, because the company hides some of it with an unusual tax maneuver.

July 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


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McDonald’s invites icky questions about its food to counter erroneous perceptions

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's wants to explain why its burgers may not rot and that there are no worms in its beef.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Holiday sales seen rising 4.1 percent

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, according to the nation's largest retail industry trade group.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Drug agency sued over its fake Facebook account

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration set up a fake Facebook account using photographs and other personal information it took from the cellphone of a New York woman arrested in a cocaine case in hopes of tricking her friends and associates into revealing incriminating drug secrets.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Oil firms fined for risk to water

FRESNO (AP) - California has fined two oil companies a total of nearly a half-million dollars for dumping oilfield fluid into unlined pits in Kern County.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Health law waivers: Are they too complicated to claim?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of Americans may qualify for waivers from the most unpopular part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. But getting that exemption could be an ordeal.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


US to delay enforcing rule for home-care workers protections

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it is delaying enforcement of its initiative to extend minimum-wage and overtime protections to the nation's nearly 2 million home-care workers.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Feds give oyster farm until year’s end to vacate

POINT REYES (AP) - A popular family-owned oyster farm whose lease at the Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California has expired will be allowed to keep operating until the end of the year under a legal agreement with the federal government announced Monday.

October 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Can Hewlett-Packard survive the tablet trend?

PALO ALTO (AP) - Personal computer sales have been in a slump for years, as customers flock to increasingly powerful smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Now Hewlett-Packard, the Silicon Valley stalwart that was once the world's biggest seller of personal computers, is splitting off its PC and printing businesses. It's the latest shakeup in a tech industry that's being reshaped by the mobile revolution.

October 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart plans 1-stop health coverage shopping

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart is taking one-stop shopping to another area: health insurance.

October 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Can a football stadium be as ‘smart’ as a phone?

SANTA CLARA (AP) - It's a tough challenge for the National Football League to entice fans off their comfy couches and into stadiums when ticket prices are almost as high as the sport's TV ratings.

October 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


New car technology may not lower insurance rates

WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) - More cars and trucks are being equipped with cameras, radar, automatic braking and other safety technology that help avoid accidents, but drivers may not see their insurance bills go down anytime soon, experts in the auto and insurance industries said Thursday.

October 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Facebook tightens research guidelines

CUPERTINO (AP) - Facebook has tightened its research guidelines following uproar over its disclosure this summer that it allowed researchers to manipulate users' feeds to see if their moods could be changed.

October 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.

September 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


World’s largest plane on longest route

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Qantas is putting the world's biggest passenger plane on the world's longest airline route.

September 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US

NEW YORK (AP) - The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a "2'' across much the country.

September 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


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