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Auto sales maintain momentum, led by pickup purchases

DETROIT (AP) - Three years ago, U.S. car buyers started trickling back into showrooms after largely sitting out the recession. That trickle has turned into a flood.

July 02, 2013 | | Nationwide

Ex-FBI director to review BP program

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former FBI Director Louis Freeh was appointed Tuesday to investigate alleged misconduct by a lawyer who helped run BP's multibillion-dollar settlement fund.

July 02, 2013 | | Nationwide

Allegiant to reduce Hawaii flight attendant jobs

HONOLULU (AP) - The union representing Allegiant Air flight attendants said Tuesday the airline is eliminating nearly half its Hawaii-based jobs.

July 02, 2013 | | Nationwide

Student loan rates set to double

WASHINGTON (AP) - College students taking out new loans for the fall term will see interest rates twice what they were in the spring - unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore lower rates when it returns after the July 4 holiday.

July 01, 2013 | | Nationwide

IRSS disallows $2.86B in Tyco deductions

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The IRS has informed Tyco International Ltd. that it has disallowed roughly $2.86 billion in interest and deductions recognized by the company in its U.S. tax returns for the 1997-2000 tax years, according to a filing Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

July 01, 2013 | | Nationwide

Zynga CEO steps down, Microsoft exec to take post

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - He's not heading out to pasture, but the CEO of "FarmVille" maker Zynga Inc. is stepping aside as the troubled online game company looks to revive itself and lift its stalled stock price.

July 01, 2013 | | Nationwide

Yahoo buys Bignoggins Productions

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo has bought Silicon Valley startup Bignoggins Productions as part of its quest for more bright ideas in mobile applications.

July 01, 2013 | | Nationwide

If you know people who are cheating then turn them in

Every time I write a column in which I point out how difficult it is to qualify for Social Security disability benefits, as I did several weeks ago, my inbox is flooded with emails from folks who are convinced the disability program is rife with "waste, fraud and abuse." Everyone claims to know someone who is cheating the system. They've got a brother-in-law who is getting disability checks but working and getting paid "under the table." Or they have a neighbor living off the government disability dole but who is "healthy as a horse and always doing work around ...

June 28, 2013 | | Nationwide

SF wants fountain, historic style for proposed Apple store

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco planners want to keep a beloved city fountain in Union Square after plans submitted last month by Apple for a new store there showed no space for it.

June 28, 2013 | | Nationwide

Sears, Penney sever ties with Paula Deen

NEW YORK (AP) - Paula Deen's media and merchandising empire is collapsing.

June 28, 2013 | | Nationwide

RIM posts larger-than-expected loss, shares plunge 30%

TORONTO (AP) - Shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion plunged nearly 30 percent Friday after the company posted a loss and warned of future losses despite releasing its make-or-break new smartphones this year.

June 28, 2013 | | Nationwide

Vatican monsignor arrested in 20M euro bank plot

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The plot involved an armed police escort, a wealthy shipping family and a plan to secretly transport $26 million (20 million euros) from a Swiss bank account into Italy aboard a private jet. At the heart of the story of greed: a silver-haired Vatican monsignor.

June 28, 2013 | | Nationwide

Mortgage rates jump to two-year high: 4.46

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. mortgage rates have suddenly jumped from near-record lows and are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of buying a home.

June 27, 2013 | | Nationwide

Stocks gain on encouraging news about economy

NEW YORK (AP) - Good news on jobs and consumer spending pushed stocks higher again Thursday.

June 27, 2013 | | Nationwide

Senate OKs historic immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - With a solemnity reserved for momentous occasions, the Senate passed historic legislation Thursday offering the priceless hope of citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in America's shadows.

June 27, 2013 | | Nationwide

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