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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


FAA certifies first two drones for domestic flight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators say they have certified two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use, a milestone expected to lead to the first approved commercial drone operations later this summer.

July 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Mysterious giant magnet attracts rock-star status

GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (AP) - It skipped tolls. It had a Twitter hashtag and a GPS tracker. It even posed for photos with groupies.

July 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Apple's smartphone market share slips

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple's share of the global smartphone market fell during the second quarter to its lowest level in four years, according to data released Friday.

July 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Zynga still playing a losing game

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Zynga relied on mass layoffs and other cost-cutting to trim its second-quarter losses as the troubled company struggled to come up with compelling games to play on smartphones and tablet computers.

July 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Facebook shares soar 30% on big 2Q

MENLO PARK - Facebook shares soared 30 percent Thursday after the social media giant pushed aggressively into mobile advertising and reported much-improved second-quarter revenue and profit.

July 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Amazon.com posts loss, higher revenue

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday reported a surprise loss in the second quarter, as higher revenue was not enough to make up for rising operating expenses. The world's largest online retailer has been spending heavily on order fulfillment and digital content rights, which continue to weigh on profit margins.

July 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


‘War room' launches Netflix's series

LOS GATOS (AP) - Netflix's Internet video subscription service works around the clock, but it's unusual for more than two dozen of the company's engineers and top managers to be huddled in a conference room at 10:30 on a midsummer Wednesday evening.

July 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Citymaps aims to make maps social

NEW YORK (AP) - Maps are where it's at. Just ask Google, which bought maps app Waze for nearly $1 billion, or Apple, which snapped up two small mapping startups earlier this month.

July 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google unveils Nexus 7, Internet TV device

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is betting consumers will pay slightly more for a sleeker, more powerful version of its Nexus 7 tablet as the Internet company escalates its rivalry with Apple and Amazon.com in technology's key battleground - the mobile computing market.

July 24, 2013 | | Nationwide


Coca-Cola, Pepsi Cola see soda declines continue

NEW YORK (AP) - It seems that not even Beyonce or new, lower-calorie options can convince Americans to drink more soda.

July 24, 2013 | | Nationwide


Perfect fit: Wonderbra maker buys Maidenform

NEW YORK (AP) - It's the perfect fit.

July 24, 2013 | | Nationwide


Facebook soars after results beat estimates

MENO PARK (AP) - Facebook's stock is flying high after the world's biggest social network posted higher revenue from mobile ads and delivered a healthy second-quarter profit that reversed a loss in the same period a year ago.

July 24, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Yelp battles extortion claims

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - First the chefs of a small Italian restaurant got mad at online review site Yelp. Instead of trying to get better reviews, they decided to take a different approach: get terrible ones.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Banks harvest callers’ voiceprints from recordings to fight fraud

LONDON (AP) - "This call may be monitored."

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Aaron’s rent-to-own to pay $28 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's second-largest chain of rent-to-own furniture and appliance stores has agreed to pay $28.4 million to settle a case in which it allegedly violated California's consumer protection and privacy laws, attorney general Kamala Harris announced Monday.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Houston Astros improvement costs mogul

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Astros' improvement this year from baseball's worst team cost a Houston furniture mogul Jim McIngvale more than $4 million to make good on a promise to fans.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s invites icky questions about its food to counter erroneous perceptions

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's wants to explain why its burgers may not rot and that there are no worms in its beef.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Holiday sales seen rising 4.1 percent

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, according to the nation's largest retail industry trade group.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Drug agency sued over its fake Facebook account

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration set up a fake Facebook account using photographs and other personal information it took from the cellphone of a New York woman arrested in a cocaine case in hopes of tricking her friends and associates into revealing incriminating drug secrets.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Oil firms fined for risk to water

FRESNO (AP) - California has fined two oil companies a total of nearly a half-million dollars for dumping oilfield fluid into unlined pits in Kern County.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Health law waivers: Are they too complicated to claim?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of Americans may qualify for waivers from the most unpopular part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. But getting that exemption could be an ordeal.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


US to delay enforcing rule for home-care workers protections

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it is delaying enforcement of its initiative to extend minimum-wage and overtime protections to the nation's nearly 2 million home-care workers.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Feds give oyster farm until year’s end to vacate

POINT REYES (AP) - A popular family-owned oyster farm whose lease at the Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California has expired will be allowed to keep operating until the end of the year under a legal agreement with the federal government announced Monday.

October 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Can Hewlett-Packard survive the tablet trend?

PALO ALTO (AP) - Personal computer sales have been in a slump for years, as customers flock to increasingly powerful smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Now Hewlett-Packard, the Silicon Valley stalwart that was once the world's biggest seller of personal computers, is splitting off its PC and printing businesses. It's the latest shakeup in a tech industry that's being reshaped by the mobile revolution.

October 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart plans 1-stop health coverage shopping

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart is taking one-stop shopping to another area: health insurance.

October 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Can a football stadium be as ‘smart’ as a phone?

SANTA CLARA (AP) - It's a tough challenge for the National Football League to entice fans off their comfy couches and into stadiums when ticket prices are almost as high as the sport's TV ratings.

October 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


New car technology may not lower insurance rates

WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) - More cars and trucks are being equipped with cameras, radar, automatic braking and other safety technology that help avoid accidents, but drivers may not see their insurance bills go down anytime soon, experts in the auto and insurance industries said Thursday.

October 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


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