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Is Facebook losing its edge?

NEW YORK (AP) - To see what Facebook has become, look no further than the Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer.

April 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Airline introduces pay-by-weight pricing

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) - A tiny Samoa airline is offering a new reason to drop extra weight before your next trip: Tickets sold not by the seat, but by kilogram.

April 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Apple to release updated phone this summer

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is set for a possible summer launch of the next iPhone, rather than a fall launch like the last two models, according to a report Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal.

April 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


SEC gives OK for companies to use social media

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Securities and Exchange Commission will allow public companies to make significant announcements on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites provided they alert investors which sites they intend to use.

April 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Dan Porter, head of OMGPop, leaving Zynga

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dan Porter is leaving Zynga a year after the online game maker bought his company, OMGPop, for $183 million.

April 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Is Facebook losing its edge?

NEW YORK (AP) - To see what Facebook has become, look no further than the Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer.

April 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Airline introduces pay-by-weight pricing

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) - A tiny Samoa airline is offering a new reason to drop extra weight before your next trip: Tickets sold not by the seat, but by kilogram.

April 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Safeway CEO's pay dips slightly as bonus falls

PLEASANTON (AP) - Safeway CEO Steve Burd took a slight pay cut in 2012 as the grocery store operator cut his performance-based bonus.

April 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Medicare Advantage funding changes soften

NEW YORK (AP) - Medicare Advantage customers may not see the drastic benefit cuts or premium hikes next year that insurers have been warning about after all.

April 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Pizza Hut rolls out pie with 'cheese pockets' with more fat & calories

NEW YORK (AP) - Pizza Hut has found a way to get more cheese into American diets - a pizza crust made of little cheese-stuffed bread bowls.

April 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Is home where the profit is for JCP?

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney is honing in on its home department as part of a bigger plan to turn its stores into mini-malls of sorts.

April 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


TSA fires 3, suspends 23 at Newark airport

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Twenty-six baggage screeners at Newark Liberty Airport were fired or suspended recently as part of an investigation into lax security procedures, the Transportation Security Administration said Friday.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Cleaner gas rule would mean higher price at pump

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's newest anti-pollution plan would ping American drivers where they wince the most: at the gas pump. That makes arguments weighing the cost against the health benefits politically potent.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Same-sex marriage and Social Security

As I am writing this, the Supreme Court is hearing two cases involving the controversial topic of same sex marriage. This is an issue I have discussed before in this column, obviously with respect to how it might impact Social Security. I decided to resurrect that column and reprint it here because the subject is so timely.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


FDA OKs first-of-its-kind diabetes drug from J&J

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a first-of-its-kind diabetes drug from Johnson & Johnson that uses a new method to lower blood sugar - flushing it out in patients' urine.

March 29, 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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