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Deadly derailment won't stop oil shipping via trains

NEW YORK (AP) - A fiery and fatal train derailment earlier this month in Quebec, near the Maine border, highlighted the danger of moving oil by rail, a practice that has grown exponentially as a result of the oil boom and will continue to expand, experts say.

July 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Quick Read

OIL ABOARD: U.S. and Canadian drillers are producing oil faster than new pipelines can be built. As a result, trains have become an unexpected yet vital way to move this bounty of energy. This year, more trains carrying crude will chug across North America than ever before - nearly 1,400 carloads a day. In 2009, there were just 31 carloads a day.

July 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Ford system helps warn police of approaches

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Police could soon be getting some extra backup - from their cars.

July 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Microsoft shares tumble after weak 4th-quarter results

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Microsoft stock took a big hit on Friday, after the software giant behind Windows, the Xbox and Surface tablets reported disappointing results for the latest quarter.

July 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Apple buys 2 startups to improve its mobile maps

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple has bought online mapping services HopStop and Locationary as part of its ongoing effort to create a more formidable alternative to Google's navigation system.

July 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Higher rates lift Union Pacific 2nd quarter profit 10 percent

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Union Pacific Corp. increased rates enough to record a 10 percent jump in second-quarter profit, but railroad officials offered a cautious outlook on the economy.

July 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Microsoft skids on Surface, earnings report disappoints

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Less than a year after Microsoft entered the tablet computer market with the Surface, the cracks are starting to show.

July 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Yelp to acquire reservation service SeatMe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Business review site Yelp Inc. said Thursday it agreed to acquire SeatMe Inc., a web and iPad-app based reservation company, for a mix of cash and stock worth about $12.7 million.

July 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google stumbles as slump in ad rates deepens

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google views the computing shift to smartphones and tablets as a golden opportunity, but the Internet search leader's second-quarter performance served as an unsettling reminder that it poses a nagging financial challenge, too.

July 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Safeway 2nd-qtr adjusted profit beats Street view

PLEASANTON (AP) - Grocery store chain Safeway Inc. said Thursday its profit fell in the second quarter, partly on a tax charge related to a deal to sell its Canadian operations.

July 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Reigning queen doll Barbie fights for her life

Reigning queen doll Barbie fights for her life

July 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


UC holds off on some graduate fee increases

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some University of California graduate students are getting a reprieve from higher fees after university officials scaled back plans for price hikes.

July 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Uber offers on-demand ice cream trucks

SAN FRANCSICO (AP) - Don't scream for ice cream. Just pick up your smartphone.

July 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Hostess says snack cake demand hits record highs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Hostess Brands says demand for Twinkies and CupCakes is at a record high since the snack cakes returned to shelves less than three days ago.

July 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


KFC drops bones, Colonel in upmarket restaurant

NEW YORK (AP) - KFC is tossing out the chicken bones and the quaint image of founder Col. Harland Sanders as it gets ready to test a slightly more upmarket restaurant.

July 17, 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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