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Medicare regional chief talks to Manteca seniors about health program’s future

Regional administrator at the centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in San Francisco, David Sayen, spoke to Manteca seniors Monday on the future of medical care for the aged.

September 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


JCP plans public stock offering

PLANO, Texas (AP) - J.C. Penney Co. plans to sell up to 96.6 million shares of common stock in a public offering, evidence the chain is looking to shore up its cash reserves ahead of what is expected to be a fiercely competitive holiday shopping season.

September 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google's 'Hummingbird' hatches new search

MENLO PARK (AP) - Google has quietly retooled the closely guarded formula running its Internet search engine to give better answers to the increasingly complex questions posed by Web surfers.

September 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


McDonald's to offer salad, fruit as healthy side choice

NEW YORK (AP) - Want a side salad with that Big Mac?

September 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


New $100 bill rolls out Oct. 8

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A glitzier, high-tech version of America's $100 bill is rolling off the presses and headed for wallets soon.

September 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Amazon unveils Kindle Fire HDX

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon is refreshing its lineup of tablet computers with new devices called Kindle Fire HDX, which are significantly faster and lighter than the previous generation.

September 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Backlogged unemployment checks to flow again

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's labor secretary has ordered the state's Employment Development Department to immediately begin distributing unemployment checks that have been delayed because of computer problems.

September 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Postal Service seeks 49 cent 1st class stamp

WASHINGTON (AP) - It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter.

September 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Apple app directs drivers to Alaska airport runway

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A glitch in the Apple Maps app on newer iPhones and iPads guides people up to a runway at a major Alaska airport instead of sending them on the proper route to the terminal, an airport official said Wednesday.

September 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Raptors, zombies kick off gambling expo in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The world's largest gambling conference got underway in Las Vegas on Tuesday with flashing slot machines, chain smoking businessmen, and glittery performers dressed as characters from "Avatar" and the "Walking Dead."

September 24, 2013 | | Nationwide


Burger King launching lower-calorie french fry

NEW YORK (AP) - Burger King wants people to feel less guilty about gobbling up its french fries.

September 24, 2013 | | Nationwide


US consumer confidence dips, jobs outlook dims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans' confidence in the economy fell slightly in September from August, as many became less optimistic about hiring and pay increases over the next six months.

September 24, 2013 | | Nationwide


Microsoft fixes Surface shortcomings

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft refreshed its Surface tablet computers Monday, giving them longer battery life and better comfort on laps as the software giant continues its transformation into a devices and services company.

September 23, 2013 | | Nationwide


Fairfax reaches deal to buy BlackBerry

TORONTO (AP) - BlackBerry's largest shareholder has reached a tentative agreement to pay $4.7 billion for the troubled smartphone maker, even as many investors fret about its potential demise.

September 23, 2013 | | Nationwide


Apple's sales of new iPhones off to fast start

CUPERTINO (AP) - Gadget lovers still can't resist the iPhone's seductive call, even amid a bevy of enticing lower-priced alternatives that offer similar features.

September 23, 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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