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‘Liberator of ladies' hair Vidal Sassoon dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Vidal Sassoon used his hairstyling shears to free women from beehives and hot rollers and give them wash-and-wear cuts that made him an international name in hair care.

May 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


Cisco's sobering forecast about tech spending overshadows 3Q earnings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cisco raised the specter late Wednesday of a jarring slowdown in technology spending, alarming investors already fretting about the economy's fragile condition.

May 09, 2012 | | Nationwide


US employers posted 3.74 M jobs in March

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. companies in March posted the highest number of job openings in nearly four years, a sign that hiring could strengthen in the coming months after slowing this spring.

May 08, 2012 | | Nationwide


BofA initiates home loan modification offers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Homeowners with a Bank of America mortgage have good reason to check their mailbox.

May 08, 2012 | | Nationwide


Yahoo director on hot seat to leave board

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Yahoo director embroiled in an investigation into an inaccuracy about CEO Scott Thompson's academic credentials is surrendering her seat on the troubled Internet company's board.

May 08, 2012 | | Nationwide


AT&T barges into home security and automation

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T Inc. will start selling home automation and security services nationwide, taking on incumbents led by Tyco International Ltd.'s ADT.

May 07, 2012 | | Nationwide


Electric Toyota RAV4 to start near $50,000

DETROIT (AP) - Toyota's electric RAV4 will save you gas. But it'll cost you.

May 07, 2012 | | Nationwide


Self-driving cars set for test drive in Nevada

LAS VEGAS ( - Nevada drivers could soon be sharing the road with vehicles that don't need them.

May 07, 2012 | | Nationwide


Feds: Natural gas, oil pipeline firms must keep up-to-date safety records

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Energy companies will need to keep up-to-date records to prove they are running the nation's aging pipelines at safe pressures under a new set of guidelines the federal government announced Monday in response to a deadly natural gas explosion in a San Francisco suburb.

May 07, 2012 | | Nationwide


Jury deadlocks on key issue in Google-Oracle trial

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal jury failed to agree on a pivotal issue in Oracle's copyright-infringement case against Google, blunting the impact of its finding that Google relied on another company's technology to build its popular Android software for mobile devices.

May 07, 2012 | | Nationwide


Highway deaths per mile fall to record low

WASHINGTON (AP) - Highway deaths declined again last year, reaching their lowest rate when compared to miles driven since such record-keeping began in 1921, according preliminary government data released Monday.

May 07, 2012 | | Nationwide


Bureaucracy inaction

Q: I want to apply for Social Security benefits on my ex-husband's record. I called Social Security to ask how to do this. The lady on the phone told me they can't even talk to me until I have original copies of the marriage certificate and divorce papers. I have the divorce papers but don't have the marriage records. When I called the office of the county where we were married, the people there said they can't send the original, only a copy. I told them that Social Security wants the original. The county employee told ...

May 04, 2012 | | Nationwide


TransCanada reapplies for oil pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Canadian company trying to build the disputed Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. submitted a new application for the project Friday after changing the route to avoid environmentally sensitive land in Nebraska.

May 04, 2012 | | Nationwide


Yahoo CEO faces calls for ouster

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Scott Thompson's reign as Yahoo's CEO is in jeopardy after just four months on the job because he allowed an inaccuracy about his academic credentials to recur for years.

May 04, 2012 | | Nationwide


Free comics? Zoiks! Promotion aims for new readers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Buoyed by a pair of big-budget superhero films this summer, retailers and publishers are poised to give away more than 3.5 million free comics at events aimed at building communities among longtime fans and at capturing new readers.

May 04, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Aaron’s rent-to-own to pay $28 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's second-largest chain of rent-to-own furniture and appliance stores has agreed to pay $28.4 million to settle a case in which it allegedly violated California's consumer protection and privacy laws, attorney general Kamala Harris announced Monday.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Houston Astros improvement costs mogul

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Astros' improvement this year from baseball's worst team cost a Houston furniture mogul Jim McIngvale more than $4 million to make good on a promise to fans.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


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


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