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Facebook nears $38 IPO price for 1st time

MENO PARK (AP) - Facebook's stock came within pennies of its $38 IPO price for the first time since its rocky initial public offering more than a year ago.

July 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


U of Colorado sets up Spanish-only dorm

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A new dormitory at the University of Colorado will require students in the engineering program to speak Spanish as part of an effort to build a global workforce.

July 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Small business star to be born this Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) - A small business star will be born during a commercial break in Super Bowl XLVIII.

July 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Pending sales of homes slip from 6-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes dipped in June from a six-year high in May, a sign that sales could stabilize over the next few months.

July 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Icahn contests condition in latest Dell offer

NEW YORK (A)P - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is renewing his attack on Michael Dell's leadership and warning that the latest offer from Dell to buy the struggling PC maker he founded bypasses an important shareholder safeguard.

July 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Fast-food workers in NY stage strikes

NEW YORK (AP) - Workers at McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's restaurants across New York walked out Monday in a one-day strike to demand better pay and the right to unionize, calling for minimum wage to more than double from $7.25 to $15 an hour and the end to what activists called "abusive labor practices."

July 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Pfizer sells key vaccine cheaply to poor countries

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has agreed to provide hundreds of millions of doses of its lucrative vaccine against pneumonia and meningitis at a fraction of the usual price for young children in poor countries.

July 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


California power prices manipulated

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. energy regulators are accusing JPMorgan Chase & Co. of manipulating electricity prices in California and the Midwest in 2010 and 2011.

July 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Hudson's Bay buying Saks for $2.4B

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't let the global economy fool you: Luxury is hardly dead.

July 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Express Scripts 2Q net income climbs

NEW YORK (AP) - Express Scripts says its second-quarter net income more than tripled compared to last year, when costs from the pharmacy benefits manager's acquisition of competitor Medco Health Solutions dented its performance.

July 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Buffett auctions off personal tour of See's Candy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Billionaire Warren Buffett is auctioning off an all-you-can-eat tour of the See's Candy factory in California to benefit an education nonprofit there.

July 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Law firms that specialize in Social Security Disability

Q: You recently wrote a column in which you said it is very difficult to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. I think just the opposite is true. It is so easy to get on the government disability dole. After all, you see so many commercials on TV from lawyers who tell people that they can get anyone on Social Security disability. They must somehow be in cahoots with the government. I'll bet they have their own doctors who automatically get people enrolled in the program. Isn't that a big scam?

July 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Samsung emphasizing components

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Samsung plans to plow a record pile of cash into its semiconductor and display panel businesses, hoping to reduce reliance on sales of high-end Galaxy smartphones that are poised to peak after two years of blistering growth.

July 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Ohio bank repossess wrong house; owner wants $18,000 for loss

MCARTHUR, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio bank says a bad GPS navigator is the reason it repossessed the wrong house - and threw out all the possessions inside.

July 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Mitchell's tenacity led to energy boom

NEW YORK (AP) - The technological breakthrough pioneered by George P. Mitchell, the billionaire Texas oilman and philanthropist who died Friday at age 94, reversed the fortunes of the U.S. energy industry and reshaped the global energy landscape.

July 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


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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


Google’s corporate products division changes name

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is hoping a new brand will help sell more of its services to other companies.

September 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Social media users shy away from opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

August 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

GENEVA (AP) - Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes - banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors - until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday.

August 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


Consumer confidence near a 7-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains.

August 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


New rules could squeeze Malibu wine growers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Malibu region's growing wine industry, made up of some 50 commercial vineyards, could be squeezed by proposed regulations that would prohibit new grape growing in a large swath of the Santa Monica Mountains.

August 26, 2014 | | Nationwide


Legal questions arise for fantasy game biz

NEW YORK (AP) - Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Amazon buys Twitch for $970M

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


TiVo to make version for those without cable

NEW YORK (AP) - Here's a sign more households are going without cable or satellite TV: TiVo Inc. is making a digital video recorder just for so-called cord-cutters.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Fairchild Semiconductor cutting 1,350 jobs

SAN JOSE (AP) - Chip supplier Fairchild Semiconductor is eliminating about 1,350 jobs in the U.S. and Asia - about 15 percent of its total workforce - to reduce costs.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Like airlines, hotels get fee-happy

NEW YORK (AP) - Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.

August 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


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