WASHINGTON (AP) - Social Security made $1.3 billion in potentially improper disability payments to people who had jobs when they were supposed to be unable to work, congressional investigators said in a report Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Older people searching for jobs have long fought back stereotypes that they lack the speed, technology skills and dynamism of younger applicants. But as a wave of baby boomers seeks to stay on the job later in life, some employers are finding older workers are precisely what they need.
SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo's stock is close to doing what many thought would be impossible: eclipsing the price that Microsoft offered to buy the Internet company for in 2008.
MENLO PARK (AP) - The Federal Trade Commission is looking into a set of policy changes that Facebook proposed in late August, though the agency says it's part of a routine monitoring of the company's privacy practices.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A proposal that would have banned ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 bullets failed Thursday in the state Legislature.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter finally has decided to go public, but it's taking a route that will keep most of the details about its business private for a while longer.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The slowly recovering U.S. job market has helped women rebound faster than men: They've now regained all the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. Men are still 2.1 million jobs short.
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - The big SUV rolls on.
CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple began selling a new iPad Mini on Tuesday without the usual fanfare. Apple usually announces the availability date in advance, allowing loyal customers to line up at stores overnight to be among the first to buy one. This time, Apple quietly issued a news release on its immediate availability. Supplies also are limited. People had to order them online to pick them up at Apple's retail stores. This suggests Apple may ...
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Some Purdue University researchers are working on technology that could see all those passwords that computer users must punch in replaced with steps such as iris and fingerprint scans.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Attorneys representing the family of a 3-year-old girl have filed a multi-million lawsuit against the owners and managers of a suburban Portland apartment complex, alleging they failed to protect the child from an abusive boy.
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Tuesday that it will start offering its holiday deals in its stores at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving - two hours earlier than last year.
FREMONT (AP) - Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says the company "definitely" won't recall its Model S electric car despite three vehicle fires in the last six weeks.
NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is rolling out Sunday package delivery as part of a new deal with the U.S. Postal Service.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fewer U.S. homeowners are falling behind on their mortgage payments, aided by rising home values, low interest rates and stable job gains.
NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. is the latest retailer to open earlier on Thanksgiving this year.
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - When the rain stopped falling in Texas, the prairie grass yellowed, the soil cracked and oil drillers were confronted with a crisis. After years of easy access to cheap, plentiful water, the land they prized for its vast petroleum wealth was starting to dry up.
NEW YORK (AP) - Home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc. on Thursday apologized for a tweet that showed a picture of two African-American drummers with a person in a gorilla mask in between them and asked: "Which drummer is not like the others?" The tweet, from Home Depot's official Twitter account, @HomeDepot, was part of a "College Gameday" college football promotion on ESPN. It was quickly pulled, but not before people took screen shots of ...