CHICAGO (AP) - Want to know how much a hip replacement will cost? Many hospitals won't be able to tell you, at least not right away - if at all. And if you shop around and find centers that can quote a price, the amounts could vary astronomically, a study found.
NEW YORK (AP) - If you don't like coffee or tea, Mountain Dew has a new breakfast drink that might perk you up.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service lost $1.3 billion in the final three months of last year, despite a blizzard of campaign advertising for the fall political elections and a big holiday mail and shipping season.
NORCO, La. (AP) - The smell of herbs and spices filled the large industrial kitchen space as Bonnie Barberot stirred ingredients in a steaming metal cauldron. She was at the Edible Enterprises kitchen early on a Monday to prepare a fresh batch of sweet and spicy pickles, one of five pickle products Barberot produces under the Bushwood Farms name.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dell Inc.'s decision to sell itself for $24.4 billion to a group led by its founder and CEO is being ridiculed as a rotten deal by a major shareholder who estimates the slumping personal computer maker is really worth $42 billion.
NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's says a key sales figure dropped again in January as the world's biggest hamburger chain struggled to grow in the U.S. and saw a severe decline in Asia.
Q: I've been rereading some of your past articles online. You usually explain Social Security rules pretty well. But there is one situation I am having trouble with. A 62-year-old woman who is married to a slightly younger man wrote to ask if she could get benefits from her older ex-husband's Social Security record. You said no. You went on to explain that as long as she was married to husband number two, she can't get benefits from husband number one. But in another column, a 63-year-old woman who was getting widow's benefits asked if she ...
NEW YORK (AP) - The next Lay's potato chip will taste like chicken and waffles. Or cheesy garlic bread. Or Sriracha, a hot sauce often used in Thai dishes.
S&P 500 hits 5-year high, extends rally
MIAMI (AP) - With tax filing season heating up, an aggressive Internal Revenue Service crackdown is targeting the growing problem of criminals who use stolen identities to seek tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds.
CUPERTINO (AP) - With its annual meeting looming and its stock on the decline, Apple is facing a rebellion from an influential investor who wants the company to stop stockpiling cash and give it to shareholders instead.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo is counting on rival Google to help accelerate its revenue growth.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Online reviews site Yelp Inc. reported a narrower fourth-quarter loss on Wednesday as visitors to its website and apps grew from a year ago, before it had gone public.
NEW YORK (AP) - CVS Caremark's fourth-quarter earnings climbed 6 percent, as revenue from its established drugstores grew and new customers helped its pharmacy services segment.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Treasury Department said Wednesday that it has resumed borrowing now that Congress has approved a temporary measure that allows the government to take on billions of dollars in debt to fund its most basic operations.
NEW YORK (AP) - The frigid winter of 2014 is setting the price of natural gas on fire.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration says there's no reason to believe that the coloring added to sodas is unsafe. But the agency is taking another look just to make sure.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Those nutrition labels on the back of food packages may soon become easier to read.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Watch out for exploding toilets.
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.