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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


RadioShack revamps some stores

NEW YORK (AP) - RadioShack's new CEO Joe Magnacca has big plans to enhance the company's image. But is it too little too late?

July 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


EBay 2Q profit slides; shares drop 6.2 percent

SANTA CLARA (AP) - A challenging overseas market is weighing on eBay's outlook for the second half of the year, sending shares lower in after-hours trading Wednesday even though the e-commerce bellwether's second-quarter results were roughly in line with Wall Street's expectations.

July 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


Can Camry stay as America's best-selling car?

DETROIT (AP) - America's top-selling car is in danger of losing its title.

July 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Toyota tops Consumer Reports rankings

DETROIT (AP) - Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings.

October 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


6 vehicles impounded in UberX sting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The city's parking authority lived up to its threats to impound vehicles and fine drivers participating in the UberX ride-sharing service.

October 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


Blue Christmas for Amazon?

NEW YORK (AP) - It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Union Pacific 3Q profit chugs ahead 19 percent

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Union Pacific Corp. delivered a 19 percent increase in its third-quarter profit as the railroad hauled 7 percent more freight and increased rates.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Cloud business lifts Microsoft’s quarterly results

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


Enticing low rates, but impact on refinancing could be limited

WASHINGTON (AP) - With mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancing. It may even convince some Americans to buy their first home.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


PulteGroup tops earnings outlook

ATLANTA (AP) - PulteGroup Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $140.5 million.

October 23, 2014 | | Nationwide


NEWS FROM BUSINESS WORLD

• CAMEL MAKER REYNOLDS SNUFFS OUT WORKPLACE SMOKING: RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

October 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Early Apple computer sells for $905K

NEW YORK (AP) - A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.

October 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


Social Security benefits up an average of $20 a month during 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

October 22, 2014 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s new menu plan: Have it your way

NEW YORK (AP) - After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.

October 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


TWEAKER TOYS

NEW YORK (AP) - Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.

October 21, 2014 | | Nationwide


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

NEW YORK (AP) - America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple Pay Q&A

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


UPS increases some rates by 4.9%

ATLANTA (AP) - UPS says it is raising rates for a number of its shipping services by an average of 4.9 percent for 2015.

October 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


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