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We’re having too much fun spending our reduced Social Security benefits

Every single time I write a column in which I discuss Social Security maximizing strategies, as I did for the umpteenth time several weeks ago, my inbox is flooded with emails from readers who are trying to squeeze every last nickel out of their Social Security benefits. Some people (almost always men) send me spreadsheets in which they've calculated a dozen different scenarios for various combinations of benefits between themselves and their wives. They ask me to help them pick the optimal option. Others give me all their facts (ages, benefit amounts, life expectancies, etc.) for both spouses and ...

October 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


'Bionic man' walks, breathes with artificial parts

NEW YORK (AP) - Gentlemen, we can rebuild him, after all. We have the technology.

October 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


Corn harvest above expectations

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Harvest is in full swing across the country, and farmers in many states are surprised at the abundance of corn they're getting from their fields.

October 11, 2013 | | Nationwide


Starbucks asks customers to sign petition

SEATTLE (AP) - Starbucks, known for its piping hot coffee, is throwing itself in the middle of yet another heated national debate.

October 10, 2013 | | Nationwide


Safeway 3Q net income drops but beats Street

PLEASANTON (AP) - Safeway said Thursday its third-quarter net income fell 58 percent, hurt by a software impairment charge, higher theft and lower property gains.

October 10, 2013 | | Nationwide


Bloomberg caught up in Mexico soda tax fight

MEXICO CITY (AP) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's name has been drawn into the debate over a proposed 8-cent (1 peso) per liter tax on soft drinks to fund weight-control efforts in Mexico, which now has higher obesity rates than the United States.

October 10, 2013 | | Nationwide


New from Hershey: soft caramels

NEW YORK (AP) - Chew this.

October 10, 2013 | | Nationwide


Certificates off to Never Never Land

NEW YORK (AP) - Disney's paper stock certificates are heading off to Never Never Land.

October 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


Food stamp recipients fret as boost ends

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A temporary increase in food stamps expires Oct. 31, meaning for millions of Americans, the benefits that help put food on the table won't stretch as far as they have for the past four years.

October 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


Twitter, Comcast sign TV partnership

NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter and Comcast have signed a partnership that will let viewers access TV shows and buy movie tickets directly from a tweet, deepening the short messaging service's ties to television programming.

October 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


HP issues upbeat guidance for 2014

PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard is upbeat about 2014, saying it will be a year of "recovery and expansion."

October 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


Short-term funds show stress as default looms

NEW YORK (AP) - Fidelity Investments, the nation's largest money market mutual fund manager, has sold all of its short-term U.S. government debt - the latest sign that investors are increasingly nervous about the possibility of a government default.

October 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


USDA warns CA poultry producer linked to outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department is threatening to shut down three California poultry processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 278 people across the country.

October 09, 2013 | | Nationwide


Nest Labs tries to smarten up smoke detectors for $129

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Smoke detectors frequently produce more headaches than useful warnings. The devices have an irritating habit of shrieking when there's no cause for alarm, and always seem to wait until the middle of the night to chirp when their batteries run low.

October 08, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google unveils $279 Chrome laptop

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is introducing a $279 laptop that runs its Internet-centric Chrome operating system, borrowing many of the high-end features found in models that cost $1,000 or more.

October 08, 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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