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Macy's CEO testifies in fight over Martha Stewart

NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren testified on Monday that he hung up on home diva Martha Stewart after she called to tell him that the company that bears her name had inked a deal with J.C. Penney to open shops within most of the chain's stores.

February 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Net providers begin warning of illegal downloads

WASHINGTON (AP) - Internet users who illegally share music, movies or television shows online could soon receive warning notices from the nation's five major Internet service providers.

February 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


HP finally parts with webOS in LG deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Hewlett-Packard is selling its webOS software to South Korean electronics company LG Electronics, securing a new home for a technological orphan.

February 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Late auto-loan payments rose in 4Q

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More Americans fell behind on their auto loan payments in the last three months of 2012, a time of the year when some borrowers' financial obligations temporarily take a backseat to spending on holiday shopping.

February 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Firefox phones coming this summer

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Mozilla, the non-profit foundation behind the popular Firefox Web browser, is getting into phones. But it's not stopping at Web browsers - it's launching an entire phone operating system.

February 24, 2013 | | Nationwide


Huawei reveals 'fastest smartphone in the world'

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Huawei, a Chinese company that recently became the world's third-largest maker of smartphones, calls its new flagship product "the fastest smartphone in the world" and wants to use it to expand global awareness of its brand.

February 24, 2013 | | Nationwide


HP to make $169 Android tablet

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Co. is making a tablet computer that uses Google's Android operating system, steering clear of Microsoft's latest tablet-oriented version of Windows, the company said Sunday.

February 24, 2013 | | Nationwide


Social Security not going over fiscal cliff

All the talk at the end of last year about the so-called "fiscal cliff" our country faced if Congress and the president couldn't agree on economic reforms got me to thinking about the fiscal cliff Social Security faces - not imminently but about 20 years down the road. And I'm obviously not the only one thinking about it. Not a single day goes by when I don't get emails from readers that include some comment like this: "Thanks for your help in understanding my Social Security situation. I just hope the program will still be there when I ...

February 22, 2013 | | Nationwide


Judge blocks shareholder vote on Apple proposal

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge is blocking Apple from conducting a shareholder vote on a package of governance proposals, handing a victory to a rebel investor who is trying to persuade the company to share more of its cash with its investors.

February 22, 2013 | | Nationwide


Some patients won't see nurses of different race

DETROIT (AP) - It's been called one of medicine's "open secrets" - allowing patients to refuse treatment by a doctor or nurse of another race.

February 22, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google adds new touch to line of Chrome laptops

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is adding a new and more expensive touch to its line of Chrome laptops in an attempt to outshine personal computers running on software made by rivals Microsoft and Apple.

February 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


US wine exports set new record in 2012

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - New figures show U.S. wine exports grew for the third consecutive year in 2012, setting a record of $1.43 billion in revenue, the San Francisco-based Wine Institute said Thursday.

February 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart outlook offers economic glimpse

NEW YORK (AP) - As the fortunes of many Americans go, so goes Wal-Mart, so goes the economy.

February 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


Power utility PG&E posts 4th-quarter loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Power utility PG&E Corp. on Thursday posted a fourth-quarter loss, weighed down in part by the costs of environmental issues related to historic operations and pipeline-related expenses.

February 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


Nielsen to begin counting broadband viewing homes

NEW YORK (AP) - The company that measures television viewership said Thursday it will soon begin counting people who watch programming through broadband in addition to the traditional broadcast or cable hook-up.

February 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Aaron’s rent-to-own to pay $28 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's second-largest chain of rent-to-own furniture and appliance stores has agreed to pay $28.4 million to settle a case in which it allegedly violated California's consumer protection and privacy laws, attorney general Kamala Harris announced Monday.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Houston Astros improvement costs mogul

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Astros' improvement this year from baseball's worst team cost a Houston furniture mogul Jim McIngvale more than $4 million to make good on a promise to fans.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s invites icky questions about its food to counter erroneous perceptions

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's wants to explain why its burgers may not rot and that there are no worms in its beef.

October 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Holiday sales seen rising 4.1 percent

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, according to the nation's largest retail industry trade group.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Drug agency sued over its fake Facebook account

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration set up a fake Facebook account using photographs and other personal information it took from the cellphone of a New York woman arrested in a cocaine case in hopes of tricking her friends and associates into revealing incriminating drug secrets.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Oil firms fined for risk to water

FRESNO (AP) - California has fined two oil companies a total of nearly a half-million dollars for dumping oilfield fluid into unlined pits in Kern County.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Health law waivers: Are they too complicated to claim?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of Americans may qualify for waivers from the most unpopular part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. But getting that exemption could be an ordeal.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


US to delay enforcing rule for home-care workers protections

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it is delaying enforcement of its initiative to extend minimum-wage and overtime protections to the nation's nearly 2 million home-care workers.

October 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Feds give oyster farm until year’s end to vacate

POINT REYES (AP) - A popular family-owned oyster farm whose lease at the Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California has expired will be allowed to keep operating until the end of the year under a legal agreement with the federal government announced Monday.

October 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Can Hewlett-Packard survive the tablet trend?

PALO ALTO (AP) - Personal computer sales have been in a slump for years, as customers flock to increasingly powerful smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Now Hewlett-Packard, the Silicon Valley stalwart that was once the world's biggest seller of personal computers, is splitting off its PC and printing businesses. It's the latest shakeup in a tech industry that's being reshaped by the mobile revolution.

October 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart plans 1-stop health coverage shopping

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart is taking one-stop shopping to another area: health insurance.

October 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Can a football stadium be as ‘smart’ as a phone?

SANTA CLARA (AP) - It's a tough challenge for the National Football League to entice fans off their comfy couches and into stadiums when ticket prices are almost as high as the sport's TV ratings.

October 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


New car technology may not lower insurance rates

WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) - More cars and trucks are being equipped with cameras, radar, automatic braking and other safety technology that help avoid accidents, but drivers may not see their insurance bills go down anytime soon, experts in the auto and insurance industries said Thursday.

October 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Facebook tightens research guidelines

CUPERTINO (AP) - Facebook has tightened its research guidelines following uproar over its disclosure this summer that it allowed researchers to manipulate users' feeds to see if their moods could be changed.

October 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.

September 29, 2014 | | Nationwide


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