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Aaron’s, FTC settle over computer spyware

ATLANTA (AP) - The Federal Trade Commission says Atlanta-based furniture renter Aaron's Inc. has agreed to a settlement over allegations that it helped place spyware on computers that secretly monitored consumers by taking webcam pictures of them in their homes.

October 22, 2013 | | Nationwide


Computer as driver has big benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) - In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don't drink and then climb behind the wheel. They don't do drugs, get distracted, fall asleep, run red lights or tailgate. And their reaction times are quicker.

October 22, 2013 | | Nationwide


Yahoo again tops Google in Web visitors

NEW YORK (AP) - For the third month in a row, more Americans visited Yahoo's websites than Google's, according to comScore Inc.'s Internet traffic data for September.

October 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


New iPads likely to star for Apple

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expected to round out its line-up of gadgets for the holiday shopping season with today's unveiling of its latest iPads.

October 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


JC Penney, Martha Stewart scaling back partnership

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney Co. is scaling back its partnership with Martha Stewart ahead of a ruling in its long-running fight with Macy's over Martha Stewart products.

October 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


Yahoo plucks influential tech writer

SUNNYVALE (AP) - New York Times technology columnist and gadget reviewer David Pogue is leaving the newspaper to cover similar topics for Yahoo.

October 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


Netflix's 3Q earnings quadruple, stock soars

SAN JOSE (AP) - Netflix's earnings quadrupled as the Internet video subscription service's line-up of original programming helped attract 1.3 million more U.S. subscribers during its latest quarter.

October 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


The funny math of women’s clothing sizes

NEW YORK (AP) - When it comes to women's clothing sizes, there's some funny math going on.

October 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


Quick & dirty Social Security

As many of you might guess, there are some questions that I am asked over and over again. And every once in a while, I like to write a column in which I cover as many of these common questions as possible. Today, I will give quick and dirty answers to ten of them. In many respects, I don't like doing this because there are so many variables and exceptions associated with almost all Social Security rules. So when I give short and concise answers, I will inevitably have to leave out the ifs, ands or buts that are ...

October 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart returns job to worker who stopped attack

HARTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Kristopher Oswald said he did the right thing when he interrupted the assault of a woman in a Michigan Wal-Mart parking lot, even though it violated the national retailer's policies for employees.

October 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


J.C. Penney to open stores Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney is opening its doors on Thanksgiving evening to kick off the holiday shopping season, as the beleaguered retailer hopes to get back in the game for the crucial selling period.

October 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Safeway boosting its buyback by $2B

PLEASANTON (AP) - Grocery store operator Safeway is boosting its stock repurchase program by $2 billion.

October 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google stock crosses $1,000 mark

NEW YORK (AP) - Google's stock surpassed the $1,000 mark for the first time, helped by strong third-quarter results.

October 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


LG G Pad tablet to sell for $350 in US on Nov. 3

NEW YORK (AP) - LG says it will start selling a tablet with a high-definition screen starting Nov. 3 in the U.S. for $350, putting the price in line with Apple and Samsung tablets of similar size.

October 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


Union Pacific 3Q profit rises 10 percent over 2012

\OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Union Pacific said its third-quarter profit rose 10 percent as higher shipping rates helped the railroad offset flat volume overall and the traffic disruptions caused by last month's flooding in Colorado.

October 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Bankruptcy hearing could decide fate of RadioShack

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A hearing on whether to approve the bankruptcy sale of assets of electronics retailer RadioShack opened Thursday with the company seeking court approval of the purported winning bid, and an attorney for a losing bidder describing the auction as a sham and asking a Delaware judge to reopen the sale process.

March 26, 2015 | | Nationwide


‘American Idol’-like talent competition

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For anyone who's ever dreamed of being on "American Idol" or "The Voice" as a performer or judge, a new app seeks to make their fantasy come true.

March 26, 2015 | | Nationwide


New Samsung, HTC phones out April 10

NEW YORK (AP) - New phones from Samsung and HTC will be available in U.S. stores starting April 10.

March 26, 2015 | | Nationwide


FACEBOOK’S MESSENGER

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook's Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool equipped to send an animated fist bump to a friend at one moment and then get a little business done in the next.

March 25, 2015 | | Nationwide


House panel passes bill banning IRS from using private email

WASHINGTON (AP) - IRS workers would be prohibited from using private email to conduct official business under a bipartisan bill passed Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee.

March 25, 2015 | | Nationwide


Heinz buys Kraft to build food giant

NEW YORK (AP) - Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft and create one of the world's largest food and beverage companies.

March 25, 2015 | | Nationwide


2 Internet provides sue over neutrality

NEW YORK (AP) - The FCC says the first lawsuits filed against the government's new Internet traffic rules are "premature" and may be dismissed because they were filed too early.

March 25, 2015 | | Nationwide


SeaWorld counters disparaging documentary

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is mounting a public defense of its animal handling in a new advertising campaign that began Monday, after a highly critical 2013 documentary left the park with declining revenue and attendance.

March 24, 2015 | | Nationwide


Drillers scramble to thwart OPEC

NEW YORK (AP) - OPEC and lower global oil prices delivered a one-two punch to the drillers in North Dakota and Texas who brought the U.S. one of the biggest booms in the history of the global oil industry.

March 24, 2015 | | Nationwide


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