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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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Veggies take center plate as healthy fast food expands

MIAMI (AP) - They want it fresh. They want it cheap. They want it fast. And most importantly, they don't want it to taste like it's good for them.

April 13, 2015 | | Nationwide


Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review

CHICAGO (AP) - Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven't been studied enough to evaluate long-term results.

April 06, 2015 | | Nationwide


Starbucks to expand online tuition program

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks says its workers can now have four years of tuition covered for an online college degree from Arizona State University instead of just two, marking the latest sign that companies are rethinking their treatment of low-wage workers.

April 06, 2015 | | Nationwide


Uber’s popularity surges with business travelers avoiding taxis

NEW YORK (AP) - Business travelers are bypassing the taxi queue with greater frequency, choosing instead ride-hailing services like Uber Technologies.

April 06, 2015 | | Nationwide


Samsung’s profit forecast beats estimate

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday that its first-quarter operating income likely beat analysts' consensus.

April 06, 2015 | | Nationwide


LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Elvis Presley had one; so did Clark Gable. It was even the sedan of presidents. Then the name vanished amid an invasion of newer luxury cars from Europe and Asia.

March 30, 2015 | | Nationwide


Mexican growers offer 15% in bid to settle Baja farm strike

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Export-oriented commercial farms in Mexico's Baja California state say they have offered farm workers a 15-percent wage increase to end a two-week-old strike.

March 30, 2015 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s to test all-day breakfast next month

NEW YORK (AP) - A McMuffin for dinner? It might happen, as McDonald's plans to test an all-day breakfast at some locations in the San Diego area starting next month.

March 30, 2015 | | Nationwide


Amazon.com offering to help get jobs done around the house

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon.com is introducing a referral service to help people to get projects and chores done around their homes.

March 30, 2015 | | Nationwide


Jay Z, Madonna, Minaj offer streaming service

NEW YORK (AP) - Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-List musicians who are co-owners of Tidal, a streaming service being billed as the first artist-owned platform for music and video.

March 30, 2015 | | Nationwide


Volvo Cars plans to open US plant

DETROIT (AP) - Volvo Cars is planning to build its first-ever U.S. assembly plant as part of a push to increase sales here.

March 30, 2015 | | Nationwide


StubHub sues Ticketmaster

NEW YORK (AP) - StubHub is suing Ticketmaster and the Golden State Warriors, alleging it unfairly required fans looking to resell tickets to use Ticketmaster's resale exchange.

March 30, 2015 | | Nationwide


Tesla to unveil new product likely a battery

DETROIT (AP) - Tesla Motors says it will reveal a new product next month, but it's not a car.

March 30, 2015 | | Nationwide


When corporations make mistakes

NEW YORK (AP) - It was a tempest in a coffee cup.

March 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


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