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In hopeful sign, JC Penney Sept. sales not as bad

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of J.C. Penney Co. got a boost Tuesday after the struggling department store chain said that a key sales barometer wasn't as bad last month as it was in August.

October 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


Obama to nominate Yellen as Bernanke successor at Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will nominate Federal Reserve vice chair Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the nation's central bank, the White House said Tuesday. Yellen would be the first woman to head the powerful Fed, taking over at a pivotal time for the economy and the banking industry.

October 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


$1.9M diamond deal on Christmas list

DALLAS (AP) - Need that one-of-a-kind stocking stuffer and have $1.9 million burning a hole in your pocket? Design your own diamond ring and travel to Africa to see where the stone came from.

October 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


Yahoo's email more like Gmail after new design

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo's free email service is becoming a bit more like Google's Gmail as part of its second makeover in less than a year.

October 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


Americans cut back on credit cards for 3rd month

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans cut back on using their credit cards in August for a third straight month, a sign that consumers remain cautious about spending.

October 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


Twitter tunes in to TV partnerships

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - People don't just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter. From the comfort of couches, they share reactions to touchdowns and nail-biting season finales - and advertisers and networks are taking note.

October 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


Fictional anchor Ron Burgundy pitches for Chrysler

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - When you've got the smallest marketing budget of the Detroit Three automakers, you have to take risks to get your TV spots noticed.

October 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


New $100 bills start circulating

WASHINGTON (AP) - The new $100 bill, with an array of high-tech features designed to thwart counterfeiters, will get its coming out party today, partial government shutdown or not.

October 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


Roof failure at base damages airship

TUSTIN (AP) - A $35 million lighter-than-air dirigible was damaged and leaked helium Monday after part of a hangar roof collapsed at a former military base, authorities said.

October 07, 2013 | | Nationwide


Affordable Healthcare Act: Is history repeating itself?

Here is a quote from a speech given by a leading Republican about a recently passed federal law that introduced a major new government program. "It [the new program] is a glaring example of the bungling and waste that have characterized this administration's attempts to fulfill its benevolent purposes. In my own judgment - and I have examined it most carefully - this law is unjust, unworkable, stupidly drafted and wastefully financed."

October 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Twitter's Williams may be worth $1B after IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The personal fortune of Twitter co-founder Evan Williams probably will take up 10 characters once the online communications company goes public.

October 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Tesla CEO says fire caused by impaled battery

PALO ALTO (AP) - The CEO of electric car company Tesla said Friday that a battery in a Model S that caught fire this week was apparently impaled by a metal object.

October 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Clubbing almost as popular as gambling

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The cannon at the Flutter Fetti booth near the front of the gambling trade show in Las Vegas last week delivered regular bursts of metallic and crepe paper cutouts, shooting them to the ceiling in big booms and carpeting the floor with shimmering hearts, stars and circles. The glittery mess outshone the slot machines and online poker touchscreens in more ways than one.

October 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Twitter unseals IPO papers, hopes to raise almost $1B

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter has unsealed the documents for its planned initial public offering of stock and says it hopes to raise up to $1 billion in one of the year's most eagerly awaited stock market debuts.

October 03, 2013 | | Nationwide


Holiday shopping is expected to be up ... unless

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans, who're increasingly optimistic about improving economic conditions, are expected to spend at a more rapid clip during the upcoming holiday shopping season than they did last year.

October 03, 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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