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FDA approves Gazyva leukemia drug from Roche

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new drug from Roche to help treat patients with a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

November 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Compact crossover SUV sales booming

DETROIT (AP) - Aging baby boomers. Couples with small kids. Single people with dogs.

November 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google’s new Android smartphone operating system is the cat’s meow

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is selling a new Android smartphone that it hopes will become more like a clairvoyant friend than a piece of hardware.

October 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


3 bikini baristas arrested at Wash. coffee stand

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Police say the service at a bikini espresso stand in Washington state was too hot.

October 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Buyers raising a stink

NEW YORK (AP) - A noxious feline odor has some Dell customers caterwauling.

October 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Hallmark’s ugly sweater ornament stirring backlash from customers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Greeting card giant Hallmark said Thursday that it shouldn't have changed the lyrics to "Deck the Halls" on a new holiday ornament that stirred a backlash from customers online.

October 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Bay Area techs helping fix Obamacare website ills

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Obama administration has recruited engineers from several prominent technology companies to help fix the problems preventing people from signing up for government-mandated health insurance.

October 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Convicted mobster hoping for a hit with eatery

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. (AP) - When he was on trial for racketeering, Angelo Lutz denied the mob's existence, but now he's using his past in organized crime to promote his new restaurant, the Kitchen Consigliere.

October 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Business Briefs

NEV. CASINO WINNINGS UP 7.4 PERCENT IN SEPTEMBER: CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada casinos won $958.8 million from gamblers in September, representing a 7.4 percent increase over the same month last year due largely to big betting on baccarat and luck that favored the house, state regulators said Thursday.

October 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


iPads face tough holiday season sales

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook believes Santa's sleigh will be loaded with iPads this Christmas, but a variety of competing tablets are sure to be along for the ride, too.

October 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Facebook 3Q results fly past Street’s expectations

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook's latest quarterly results showed continued strength in mobile advertising, which spurred a 60 percent revenue increase in the July-September quarter.

October 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Twitter accused of ruse to pump up price

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two financial firms sued Twitter on Wednesday, saying it supported their own world tour to sell its shares last year, only to disallow the sales in a ruse aimed at boosting the company's valuation above $10 billion for an initial public offering.

October 30, 2013 | | Nationwide


Sears considering spinning off Lands' End

NEW YORK (AP) - It's like watching an old friend slowly fall apart.

October 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart kicks off on-the-spot promotions

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores, faced with criticism about worker pay, is making public a round of promotions of about 25,000 U.S. store employees to help send a message that it offers economic security and opportunity.

October 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Smartwatches: Who really wants one?

NEW YORK (AP) - If consumer electronics companies are to be believed, someone on your holiday shopping list is just dying for a wristwatch that displays message alerts and weather updates.

October 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Smart mirrors boost clothing sales

NEW YORK (AP) - Imagine a fitting room with a "smart" mirror that suggests jeans to go with the red shirt you brought in. It snaps a video so you can compare the image side-by-side with other colorful shirts you try on. It might even show you how the shirt will fit without you having to undress.

May 11, 2015 | | Nationwide


Olive Garden rolling out Breadstick sandwiches

NEW YORK (AP) - Olive Garden's plan to win back customers? Take the breadsticks it's known for and make sandwiches out of them.

May 11, 2015 | | Nationwide


Fox calling end to ‘American Idol’

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox is lowering the curtain on "American Idol," ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.

May 11, 2015 | | Nationwide


Wearable fitness tracker maker Fitbit files for $100M IPO

NEW YORK (AP) - Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, on Thursday filed for an initial public offering worth up to $100 million.

May 07, 2015 | | Nationwide


Comcast now has more Internet than cable customers

NEW YORK (AP) - Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators' fears about a giant cable company's control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers.

May 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Boxing match pops up on phones as TV habits change

NEW YORK (AP) - It should have been a proud moment for TV: A much-hyped sports event drawing in millions of paying viewers and showcasing the clout still held by traditional media heavyweights.

May 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


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