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S&P 500 closes above 1,700 for first time

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks roared back to record highs on Thursday, driven by good news on the economy.

August 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Small car sales enjoy summer surge

DETROIT (AP) - Pickup trucks may have led the charge, but strong sales of small cars in July showed demand for new vehicles is broad - and not slowing down.

August 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


ELF: Not a car or bicycle, but a blend

RESTON, Va. (AP) - Mark Stewart turns quite a few heads as he zips through the streets on his neon green ELF bike. With each pedal, his feet take turns sticking out from the bottom while a gentle motor hums in the background.

July 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Penney's shares plunge on report of financing woes

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney's shares plunged Wednesday after a report that CIT, the largest lender in the clothing industry, has stopped providing financial support to small and large suppliers selling to Penney stores - for now.

July 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Starbucks to partner with Google to upgrade Wi-Fi

SEATTLE (AP) - Starbucks says it's reached a deal to partner with Google that will allow it to offer its customers dramatically faster Wi-Fi service.

July 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Little restraint in giveaways

MORVEN, Ga. (AP) - Small-town police departments across the country have been gobbling up tons of equipment discarded by a downsizing military - bicycles, bed sheets, bowling pins, French horns, dog collars, even a colonoscopy machine - regardless of whether the items are needed or will ever be used.

July 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Senate confirms NLRB nominees in quick fashion

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate voted Tuesday to fill all five seats on the National Labor Relations Board and prepared to consider President Barack Obama's picks for top diplomatic and law enforcement posts as the chamber whittled down a pile of stalled nominations.

July 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Obama ordered delay will cost $10B

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's surprise decision to delay a key requirement of the health care law for employers will cost the government $10 billion, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.

July 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Home prices rise 12.2 percent, best in six years

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 percent in May compared with a year ago, the biggest annual gain since March 2006. The increase shows the housing recovery is strengthening.

July 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


VW stops academics from revealing car hack

LONDON (AP) - A British university is delaying the release of an academic paper on how the anti-theft systems of millions of Volkswagen vehicles are at risk of being hacked after the German carmaker took legal action against it.

July 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


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


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Record 4M orders of iPhones

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday.

September 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Envelopes in hotels invite tips for maids

NEW YORK (AP) - Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.

September 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Minecraft’ could boost mobile reach

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.

September 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

NEW YORK (AP) - Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."

September 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Olive Garden investor: Back off on breadsticks

NEW YORK (AP) - Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks.

September 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


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


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