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Q: I am 74 years old and have been getting my Social Security for over 10 years now. It's barely enough to live on, so I was thrilled when someone even older than me told me he read about some kind of special Social Security payment for folks who are over 72 years old. He said they are called "proud" benefits. What can you tell me about that?

December 20, 2013 | | Nationwide

Economy expands at 4.1 percent rate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy grew at a solid 4.1 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest pace since late 2011 and significantly higher than previously thought. Much of the upward revision came from stronger consumer spending.

December 20, 2013 | | Nationwide

Facebook to sell 70M shares, 41M of them from CEO

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook and Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg are selling a combined 70 million shares of Class A stock as the social media company prepares to join the Standard & Poor's 500 index.

December 19, 2013 | | Nationwide

Verizon to publish data on phone records requests

WASHINGTON (AP) - Verizon Communications Inc. says it will publish information on the number of requests for customer records it received from law enforcement agencies this year.

December 19, 2013 | | Nationwide

Security breach affects up to 40M cards

NEW YORK (AP) - Target's data-security nightmare threatens to drive off holiday shoppers during the company's busiest time of year.

December 19, 2013 | | Nationwide

Lockheed Martin ends Scouts gifts over gays

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is halting its donations to the Boy Scouts of America over the organization's ban on gays serving as adult leaders after a review of the company's philanthropy guidelines, the company said Thursday.

December 19, 2013 | | Nationwide

Holiday shopping season: A disappointment so far

NEW YORK (AP) - Sparse crowds at malls and "50 percent off" signs at The Gap and other stores offer clues as to how this holiday season is shaping up so far: It's the most discount-driven one since the U.S. was in a deep recession. It's also the most disappointing for stores.

December 18, 2013 | | Nationwide

Apple Mac Pro orders to begin today

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple will start taking orders for its high-end Mac Pro desktop computer today.

December 18, 2013 | | Nationwide

Stocks soar as Fed reduces stimulus

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market had a swift and clear reaction to the Federal Reserve's decision to trim its stimulus efforts: That wasn't so bad after all.

December 18, 2013 | | Nationwide

Oracle fiscal 2Q net income falls slightly

REDWOOD SHORES (AP) - Oracle's fiscal second-quarter net income edged down slightly, hurt by flat revenue from new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions, but still managed to beat Wall Street predictions.

December 18, 2013 | | Nationwide

Facebook testing video advertisements

MENLO PARK (AP) - Investors are giving a thumbs-up to the idea of Facebook making hundreds of millions in new revenue from video advertisements, but some users argue that the social network is already too cluttered and has become more about commercialism than communing with friends.

December 17, 2013 | | Nationwide

California home sales drop, prices firm in November

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California home sales slid last month amid tight supplies, while prices held steady, a research firm said Tuesday.

December 17, 2013 | | Nationwide

IRS vendor owed $525 million in back taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service has been doing business with nearly 1,200 vendors that owe back taxes, including one unnamed contractor that owed a whopping $525 million, a new inspector general's report says.

December 17, 2013 | | Nationwide

HP raises Whitman's salary to $1.5M from $1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is getting a huge raise as she enters the third year of her attempt to turn around the slumping personal computer and printer maker.

December 17, 2013 | | Nationwide

Avago Tech buys LSI for $6.6 billion

NEW YORK (AP) - The chipmaker Avago Technologies Ltd. is buying LSI Corp. for $6.6 billion to help strengthen its position in the enterprise storage market and broaden its offerings.

December 16, 2013 | | Nationwide

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Samsung unveils phone with built- in heart-rate monitor

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Samsung sought Monday to frame its new Galaxy S5 smartphone as a lifestyle product, as it emphasized a built-in heart-rate sensor and improved camera features over its slightly larger size.

February 24, 2014 | | Nationwide

Mark Zuckerberg takes long view with WhatsApp, Internet

NEW YORK (AP) - Mark Zuckerberg, known for his outsized ambitions for Facebook, is applying a similar long-term vision to bringing the Internet to the billons of people around the world who don't already have access.

February 24, 2014 | | Nationwide

Computer whizzes stage hackathons

SAN JOSE (AP) - It used to be that "hacking" was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing - and perfectly legal - mainstay of the tech sector.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide

Older Americans are early winners under health law

CHICAGO (AP) - For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. They're unwanted by employers, rejected by insurers, struggling to cover rising medical costs and praying to reach Medicare age before a health crisis.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide

Train accidents stir worries about crude rail transport

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantities of crude, with most of the accidents touching off fires or catastrophic explosions.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide

Trade ban has Russia’s knickers in a twist

MOSCOW (AP) - A trade ban on lacy lingerie has Russian consumers and their neighbors with their knickers in a twist.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide

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