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Applications for jobless aid reach 5-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fewer Americans sought unemployment aid last week, reducing the average number of weekly applications last month to a five-year low. The drop shows that fewer layoffs are strengthening the job market.

March 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Solar installations soared 76 percent in 2012

NEW YORK (AP) - Solar panel installations in the U.S. grew 76 percent in 2012 as the cost of panels and the surrounding equipment continued to fall, according to an annual report by a solar trade group.

March 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Judge: US can't make firm offer contraceptives

DETROIT (AP) - A judge on Thursday blocked the federal government from requiring the founder of Domino's Pizza to provide mandatory contraception coverage to his employees under the health care law.

March 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Sharp drop in homes lost to foreclosure, rising values & new laws getting credit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - While the nation's foreclosure woes persist, new data show they're easing amid a resurgent housing market, rising home prices and efforts by some states to buy homeowners more time to avoid losing their homes.

March 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


IRS: Tax glitch affects about 660K returns

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A tax-preparation glitch affecting about 660,000 tax returns will delay refunds by as long as six weeks, with customers of the nation's largest tax preparer among those affected.

March 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google's top Android exec steps down

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Andy Rubin has stepped down as the executive in charge of Google's Android operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, ending a seven-year reign that reshaped the technology industry.

March 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


New Samsung phone to face stronger rivals

NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung Electronics is taking to the Big Apple to reveal its next big challenge to Apple Inc.: a successor to its top-selling Galaxy S III smartphone.

March 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google paying bonuses totaling $15M to 4 top execs

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is paying nearly $15 million in bonuses to four of the Internet search company's top executives for their performances last year.

March 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Dow ekes out eight straight advance

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial average logged its longest winning streak in two years - barely.

March 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


FDA head says menu labeling 'thorny' when saying who will have to comply

WASHINGTON (AP) - Diners will have to wait a little longer to find calorie counts on most restaurant chain menus, in supermarkets and on vending machines.

March 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


FAA approves Boeing plan to fix 787's batteries

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Boeing plan to redesign the 787 Dreamliner's fire-plagued lithium-ion batteries won approval Tuesday from the Federal Aviation Administration, moving the cutting-edge planes a step closer to flying passengers again.

March 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Discover to begin offering home equity loans

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Discover Financial Services says it will begin offering home equity loans beginning in the second half of this year, the latest move by the company to push further into direct banking.

March 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Stocks creep up; Dow rises for 7th day running

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market crept higher Monday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to its seventh straight day of gains.

March 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google to pay $7M to settle Wi-Fi data case

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google will pay a $7 million penalty to settle a multistate investigation into the Internet search leader's collection of emails, passwords and other sensitive information sent over wireless networks several years ago in neighborhoods scattered around the world.

March 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


The government isn’t forcing you to take Medicare

Q: Why does the government force me to take Medicare? I have been getting Social Security for a couple years. I will be 65 next month and just got a "Medicare Enrollment Package" in the mail. I don't need Medicare. I've got excellent health insurance from my former employer. Is this part of Obamacare - forcing folks like me to take Medicare when I don't need it?

March 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Record 4M orders of iPhones

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday.

September 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Envelopes in hotels invite tips for maids

NEW YORK (AP) - Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.

September 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Minecraft’ could boost mobile reach

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.

September 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

NEW YORK (AP) - Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."

September 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Olive Garden investor: Back off on breadsticks

NEW YORK (AP) - Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks.

September 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

WASHINGTON (AP) - Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal prosecutors.

September 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Massive new construction tool ready for NASA welding

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A massive structure described by NASA as the world's largest spacecraft welding tool has been completed at the Michoud (MEE'-shoo) Assembly Center in New Orleans, which was chosen in 2011 to build components of a major new rocket system.

September 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Feds: Colon supplement makes bogus claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government says Bayer is making unsupported claims in advertisements for its dietary supplement designed to help with digestion, in violation of a federal court order.

September 12, 2014 | | Nationwide


Silicon Valley struggles to speak FDA’s language

SAN JOSE (AP) - From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar - Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants that have famously disrupted so many industries are now facing their own unexpected disruption: regulation.

September 11, 2014 | | Nationwide


Shoppers may shrug off Home Depot hack

NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.

September 11, 2014 | | Nationwide


Yahoo says gov’t threatened $250K a day fine

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo said Thursday the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance by surrendering online information, a step the company regarded as unconstitutional.

September 11, 2014 | | Nationwide


Will Apple finally reveal next big thing?

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses.

September 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Twitter tests shopping service with ‘Buy’ button

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter is taking its users shopping.

September 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Tesla selects Reno for battery plant

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Coming to Nevada's high desert: A massive, $5 billion factory that will pump out high-tech batteries for hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles.

September 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Samsung kicks off battle for holiday spending

BERLIN (AP) - Samsung unveiled two smartphones and a virtual-reality headset Wednesday in a bid to draw consumer attention before its fierce rival, Apple, announces its holiday lineup next week.

September 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


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