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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


Verizon profit soars as number of devices grows

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon's third-quarter net income jumped 40 percent to beat Wall Street expectations as it continued to add more wireless devices to its network.

October 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google's 3Q earnings rise 36%, stock surges

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google's third-quarter results may have proven that a deepening decline in the Internet search leader's average ad prices matters less than how frequently people are clicking on the commercial pitches.

October 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


Pot tax opponents in Colorado report free marijuana

DENVER (AP) - An organization that gave away free marijuana cigarettes as a way to protest possible taxes in Colorado has filed an unusual campaign finance report, after a watchdog group said the pot qualified as a campaign contribution.

October 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Obama health target: 500,000 signups by Oct. 31

WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first month alone, the Obama administration projected that nearly a half million people would sign up for the new health insurance markets, according to an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press. But that was before the markets opened to a cascade of computer problems.

October 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Need motivation? There's an app for that

WASHINGTON (AP) - Welcome to the measured life.

October 16, 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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