BOSTON (AP) - The stock market hit a record high during the first quarter, and so did the flow of cash into mutual funds.
Research group IDC said Wednesday that global shipments of personal computers fell 14 percent in the first three months of 2013, the sharpest plunge since the firm started tracking the industry in 1994. IDC said Microsoft's Windows 8 software appears to be driving buyers away from PCs and toward smartphones and tablets. According to research group IDC, here are the five leading manufacturers of personal computers worldwide in first quarter of 2013:
NEW YORK (AP) - Cookie Monster stands accused of shoving a 2-year-old. Super Mario was charged with groping a woman. And Elmo was booked for berating tourists with anti-Semitic slurs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated three candidates for full terms on the National Labor Relations Board, which has been in limbo since a federal appeals court invalidated his recess appointments to the agency.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Television stations that relay Fox programming are "on board" with a threat to transition the over-the-air network to cable and satellite TV if Internet startup Aereo keeps reselling Fox's signal without paying for rights, the chairman of a Fox group said Tuesday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country singer Brad Paisley says he was trying to foster an open discussion of race relations when he collaborated with rapper LL Cool J on "Accidental Racist."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft is skewering Google again with ads and regulatory bashing that say as much about the dramatic shift in the technology industry's competitive landscape as they do about the animosity between the two rivals.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Texting by the pilot of a medical helicopter contributed to a crash that killed four people, federal accident investigators declared Tuesday, and they approved a safety alert cautioning all pilots against using cellphones or other distracting devices during critical operations.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers have more job openings than at any other time in nearly five years. That's in part because they seem in no hurry to fill them.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A top executive with the owner of the Fox broadcast network on Monday threatened to convert the network to a pay-TV-only channel if Internet startup Aereo Inc. continues to "steal" Fox's over-the-air signal and sell it to consumers without paying for rights.
NEW YORK (AP) - She was the first crush for a generation of boys, the perfect playmate for a generation of girls.
NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney's board of directors has ousted CEO Ron Johnson after only 16 months on the job as a risky turnaround strategy backfired and led to massive losses and steep sales drops.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Private investment groups could place sports wagers on behalf of investors under a proposed law in Nevada that would allow the state to reap millions of dollars in untapped revenue.
BURLINGAME (AP) - Virgin America did the best job for its customers among leading U.S. airlines last year, a report said Monday, as carriers overall had their second best performance in the more than the two decades since researchers began measuring quality of service.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve's annual "stress tests" of major U.S. banks have become better able to detect risks, Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday night. He said the tests show that the banking industry has grown much healthier since the financial crisis.
NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's is losing customers, as the world's biggest hamburger chain struggles to attract diners with its higher-priced sandwiches and new offerings like Mighty Wings.
CUPERTINO (AP) - Look around. Many of the gadgets you see drew inspiration from the original Mac computer.
NEW YORK (AP) - From the start, Apple's Macintosh shattered conventional notions of what a computer should be.
MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook says it is testing out its own ad network that would deliver advertisements to mobile applications outside of its own.
NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. says it will no longer be offering health care coverage for its part-time workers.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's fourth-quarter earnings soared six-fold as the Internet video service added another 2.3 million U.S. subscribers to burnish its status as one of the world's most popular entertainment outlets.
SAN JOSE (AP) - EBay said Wednesday that its earnings and revenue grew in the last three months of 2013, driven by a strong holiday season for its e-commerce site and its fast-growing payments business, PayPal.
CUPERTINO (AP) - Activist investor Carl Icahn has raised his stake in Apple as he escalates his campaign to pressure the company into buying back more of its stock while the shares remain stuck far below their peak price.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A man who provided sperm to a lesbian couple in response to an online ad is the father of a child born to one of the women and must pay child support, a Kansas judge ruled Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Someday, the full lineup of channels from Verizon's FiOS TV service may be available on your phone.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - City transportation officials approved a new pilot plan Tuesday to regulate private employee shuttles operated by tech giants such as Facebook and Google and charge a fee for the vehicles to use public bus stops.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Officials with California's health insurance exchange Tuesday said about 625,000 people have signed up for an individual or family policy under the federal health care reforms, but enrollments for Latinos and younger people continue to lag expectations.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Federal authorities say they questioned an Ohio man they suspected of recording a movie in a theater with his Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device.
NEW YORK (AP) - The security breach that hit Target Corp. during the holiday season appears to have been part of a broader and highly sophisticated scam that potentially affected a large number of retailers, according to a report published by a global cyber intelligence firm that works with the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel's fourth-quarter net income rose 6 percent, as the company offset flat demand for its personal computer chips with higher sales of other products.