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About myth of Social Security ‘welfare’ for disabled rich kids

Q: I have a neighbor who is in his early 50s. He is a pilot for a major airline and makes pretty good money. He and his wife have several children, one of whom has a rather severe case of Down syndrome. I have heard that this 21-year-old son is collecting about $2,000 per month in welfare benefits from Social Security. Don't get me wrong. I would never want to trade places with these people. But I am just wondering how rich people qualify for welfare benefits? And I'm also wondering why this kid is getting Social ...

September 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


FAA to weigh easing limits on devices

WASHINGTON (AP) - With the blessing of an influential advisory panel, federal regulators are closer to letting airline passengers use their smartphones, tablets, e-readers and other electronic gadgets during takeoffs and landings.

September 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Ship crosses Northwest Passage

TORONTO (AP) - A Danish-owned coal-laden cargo ship has sailed through the Northwest Passage for the first time and into the history books as the second bulk carrier to navigate the Arctic route.

September 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Exxon to offer benefits to same-sex couples

NEW YORK (AP) - Exxon Mobil Corp. said Friday that it will begin offering benefits to legally married same-sex couples in the U.S. for the first time starting next week.

September 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Money woes behind rate hike request

WASHINGTON (AP) - Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday the Postal Service had no choice but to ask for an emergency rate hike given the agency's dire finances.

September 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


eBay to buy Braintree for $800M

SAN JOSE (AP) - E-commerce giant eBay Inc. reached a deal to buy online and mobile payments technology provider Braintree for $800 million in cash.

September 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Investors want $1M to go up in smoke

DENVER (AP) - A marijuana industry investment group is pouring more than $1 million into cannabis businesses, seeking to cash in on the rapidly expanding industry.

September 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Medicare regional chief talks to Manteca seniors about health program’s future

Regional administrator at the centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in San Francisco, David Sayen, spoke to Manteca seniors Monday on the future of medical care for the aged.

September 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


JCP plans public stock offering

PLANO, Texas (AP) - J.C. Penney Co. plans to sell up to 96.6 million shares of common stock in a public offering, evidence the chain is looking to shore up its cash reserves ahead of what is expected to be a fiercely competitive holiday shopping season.

September 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google's 'Hummingbird' hatches new search

MENLO PARK (AP) - Google has quietly retooled the closely guarded formula running its Internet search engine to give better answers to the increasingly complex questions posed by Web surfers.

September 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


McDonald's to offer salad, fruit as healthy side choice

NEW YORK (AP) - Want a side salad with that Big Mac?

September 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


New $100 bill rolls out Oct. 8

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A glitzier, high-tech version of America's $100 bill is rolling off the presses and headed for wallets soon.

September 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Amazon unveils Kindle Fire HDX

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon is refreshing its lineup of tablet computers with new devices called Kindle Fire HDX, which are significantly faster and lighter than the previous generation.

September 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Backlogged unemployment checks to flow again

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's labor secretary has ordered the state's Employment Development Department to immediately begin distributing unemployment checks that have been delayed because of computer problems.

September 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Postal Service seeks 49 cent 1st class stamp

WASHINGTON (AP) - It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter.

September 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Waze map app to get Amber Alerts

NEW YORK (AP) - The Waze navigation app is getting Amber Alerts on child abductions.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


HP’s big deal: Tech giant buys Aruba Networks

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, in what amounts to HP's first major acquisition since its disastrous purchase of a British software company in 2011.

March 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


Google selling wireless plans in bid to get more people online

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider?

March 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq tops 5,000, nears high

NEW YORK (AP) - The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet connection was probably still dial-up and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist.

March 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


Costco’s deal with Visa, Citi

NEW YORK (AP) - If you're shopping at Costco, you'll need a new credit card to pay for those family-sized packs of chicken breasts or toilet paper.

March 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


Minimum wage in Oakland jumps to $12.25 an hour

OAKLAND (AP) - The minimum wage in Oakland is now the highest in the San Francisco Bay Area.

March 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


PayPal buying mobile wallet provider

SAN JOSE (AP) - EBay's PayPal payment unit is acquiring mobile wallet operator Paydient ahead of PayPal's spinoff as the mobile payment sector heats up.

March 02, 2015 | | Nationwide


Target slices free-shipping minimum in half to $25

NEW YORK (AP) - Target has sliced its minimum online purchase to qualify for free shipping in half to $25 as the Internet becomes a bigger and bigger sales hub for retailers.

February 23, 2015 | | Nationwide


CBS News releases video in Bill O’Reilly dispute

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS News on Monday released video from four stories it aired about the Falklands War in 1982, all part of a dispute involving Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly and his subsequent statements about covering the war.

February 23, 2015 | | Nationwide


Tobacco companies fighting over claims on smoking’s effects

WASHINGTON (AP) - America's biggest tobacco companies asked a federal appeals court Monday to set aside a series of court-ordered advertisements saying they lied about the dangers of smoking.

February 23, 2015 | | Nationwide


Google teams up with wireless carriers to combat Apple Pay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet.

February 23, 2015 | | Nationwide


Man wins $1.52M in NJ’s largest online jackpot

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A royal flush led to a king-sized payout for a New Jersey man playing cards online in the state's largest-ever Internet gambling jackpot.

February 23, 2015 | | Nationwide


‘Modern Family’ episode takes place only online

LOS ANGELES (AP) - How to keep the "modern" in "Modern Family" in its sixth season? Create an episode that plays out completely on a computer and in the realm of social media.

February 17, 2015 | | Nationwide


Did NSA plant its spyware around world?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Did the National Security Agency plant spyware deep in the hard drives of thousands of computers used by foreign governments, banks and other surveillance targets around the world?

February 17, 2015 | | Nationwide


Raley’s marks 80th year of its first store

WEST SACRAMENTO - Raley's Supermarkets marked its 80th year on Sunday.

February 17, 2015 | | Nationwide


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