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Payroll tax negotiations open amid optimism

WASHINGTON (AP) - Negotiations to renew a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more kicked off on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with both sides optimistic of an agreement despite last year's bitter battles over President Barack Obama's jobs proposals.

January 24, 2012 | | Nationwide


Verizon posts $2B 4Q loss on pension plan; iPhone usage gamble

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon paid dearly to put iPhones in the hands of subscribers in the latest quarter, holding back its profits in the hope that its customers will rack up higher monthly bills and stay loyal.

January 24, 2012 | | Nationwide




Study finds tablet, e-book ownership soared in 90 days

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tablets and e-readers were a popular gift over the holidays, so much so that the number of people who own them nearly doubled between mid-December and January, a new study finds.

January 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


Starbucks adding brew that can get you a different kind of buzz

SEATTLE (AP) - Starbucks Corp., the company that proved there's no such thing as paying too much for a cup of coffee, is expanding its experiment with two other elixirs that Americans love, wine and beer.

January 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


Fed likely to hint of no rate increase in works before 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - It could be quite a while yet before the Federal Reserve starts raising the interest rates it's kept at record lows for three years.

January 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


Business nation briefs

INTEL BUYS INFINIBAND UNIT FROM QLOGIC FOR $125M: SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel Corp. on Monday said it had agreed to buy Qlogic Corp.'s line of Infiniband adapters, used to tie processors together into supercomputing clusters, for $125 million.

January 23, 2012 | | Nationwide


Social Security’s most misunderstood rule

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January 20, 2012 | | Nationwide


Key numbers to have when filing tax returns

The Associated Press

January 20, 2012 | | Nationwide


Q&A: Consumer watchdog spells out new federal agency's tasks

WASHINGTON (AP) - A company's obligations don't stop with the law. It also needs to be fair and upfront with customers.

January 20, 2012 | | Nationwide


Many 2010 federal tax breaks still in place for 2011 returns

,Associated Press

January 20, 2012 | | Nationwide


New rules set for international money transfers

NEW YORK (AP) - Customers who send international money transfers will soon be entitled to clearer cost disclosures.

January 20, 2012 | | Nationwide


Government closes Volt probe, says Chevy car is safe

DETROIT (AP) - The government ended its safety investigation into the Chevrolet Volt on Friday after concluding that the Volt and other electric cars don't pose a greater fire risk than gasoline-powered cars.

January 20, 2012 | | Nationwide


Microsoft 2Q beats Street despite soft PC

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft Corp. battled through a weak PC market to post flat earnings in the final quarter of 2011, boosting sales of servers, Xbox games and its Office productivity software while trimming losses at its Bing search engine.

January 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


Fewer layoffs, lower inflation lifts economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The economy is off to a fast start in 2012.

January 19, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

WASHINGTON (AP) - Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal prosecutors.

September 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Massive new construction tool ready for NASA welding

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A massive structure described by NASA as the world's largest spacecraft welding tool has been completed at the Michoud (MEE'-shoo) Assembly Center in New Orleans, which was chosen in 2011 to build components of a major new rocket system.

September 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Feds: Colon supplement makes bogus claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government says Bayer is making unsupported claims in advertisements for its dietary supplement designed to help with digestion, in violation of a federal court order.

September 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Silicon Valley struggles to speak FDA’s language

SAN JOSE (AP) - From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar - Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants that have famously disrupted so many industries are now facing their own unexpected disruption: regulation.

September 11, 2014 | | Nationwide


Shoppers may shrug off Home Depot hack

NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.

September 11, 2014 | | Nationwide


Yahoo says gov’t threatened $250K a day fine

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo said Thursday the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance by surrendering online information, a step the company regarded as unconstitutional.

September 11, 2014 | | Nationwide


Will Apple finally reveal next big thing?

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses.

September 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Twitter tests shopping service with ‘Buy’ button

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter is taking its users shopping.

September 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Tesla selects Reno for battery plant

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Coming to Nevada's high desert: A massive, $5 billion factory that will pump out high-tech batteries for hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles.

September 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Samsung kicks off battle for holiday spending

BERLIN (AP) - Samsung unveiled two smartphones and a virtual-reality headset Wednesday in a bid to draw consumer attention before its fierce rival, Apple, announces its holiday lineup next week.

September 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Forecasts project rising medical costs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's respite from troublesome health care inflation is ending, the government said Wednesday in a report that renews a crucial budget challenge for lawmakers, taxpayers, businesses and patients.

September 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Utah women target Carl’s Jr. for racy ads

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A pair of Utah women dedicated to pushing back against the objectification of women say Carl's Jr. has gone too far with its long-running line of TV ads featuring women in bikinis eating the company's burgers in seductive poses.

September 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Home Depot probes possible credit card data security breach

NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a major credit card data breach.

September 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


It’s no longer safe to recline airplane seat

NEW YORK (AP) - Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers.

September 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

DETROIT (AP) - Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past.

September 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


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