NEW YORK (AP) - Lots of retailers come out with "hot toy" lists every holiday season, but this year Wal-Mart decided to try something different: let kids rate their favorite toys.
SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo's stock is close to doing what many thought would be impossible: eclipsing the price that Microsoft offered to buy the Internet company for in 2008.
MENLO PARK (AP) - The Federal Trade Commission is looking into a set of policy changes that Facebook proposed in late August, though the agency says it's part of a routine monitoring of the company's privacy practices.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A proposal that would have banned ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 bullets failed Thursday in the state Legislature.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter finally has decided to go public, but it's taking a route that will keep most of the details about its business private for a while longer.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The slowly recovering U.S. job market has helped women rebound faster than men: They've now regained all the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. Men are still 2.1 million jobs short.
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - The big SUV rolls on.
MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg didn't really want to take his company public last year, but he has changed his mind now that the Internet social network's stock is steadily rising.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The AFL-CIO on Wednesday approved a resolution critical of parts of President Barack Obama's health care law in spite of efforts by White House officials to discourage the labor federation from making its concerns so prominent.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Assembly has approved a bill that would expand the services California pharmacists can provide to patients.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Oil and gas drillers that use a technique known as fracking would face new rules in California under legislation that is one step away from the governor's desk.
MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says the Internet company now has about 800 million worldwide users, a 20 percent increase since she was lured away from Google 15 months ago to steer a turnaround.
NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T and some other companies learned quickly on Wednesday, the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, that it's sometimes best to stay out of the conversation. Even if everyone else is talking.
SAN JOSE (AP) - A federal appeals court said Google wrongly collected people's personal correspondence and online activities through their Wi-Fi systems as it drove down their streets with car cameras shooting photos for its Street View mapping project.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The gulf between the richest 1 percent and the rest of America is the widest it's been since the Roaring '20s.
NEW YORK (AP) - Everyone worries about stolen credit cards or hacked bank accounts, but just visiting the doctor may put you at greater risk for identity fraud.
NEW YORK (AP) - A diminished RadioShack will live on, but its future may lie with Sprint.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yelp Inc. (YELP) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $32.7 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter shares flew nearly 10 percent higher aftermarket, as the messaging service shrank losses and nearly doubled quarterly revenue by drawing more users and expanding its advertising offerings.
MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Symantec Corp. (SYMC) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $222 million.
NEW YORK (AP) - Evolving shopping habits have forced yet another retailer to think outside of the box.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - West Coast seaports could shut down in as soon as five days - hobbling U.S. trade with Asia - if dockworkers and their employers cannot reach a new contract, the head of a maritime association warned Wednesday in remarks intended to pressure an agreement after nine months of negotiations.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. is starting domestic sales of televisions powered by its internally developed operating system.
NEW YORK (AP) - Oil prices plunged on Wednesday, ending a four-day rally, after the U.S. government reported that crude inventories surged last week.
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Kohl's rose Wednesday after the department store operator said it was pleased with its fourth quarter sales and said its base business improved.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Technology's big-spending trio of Google, Facebook, and Amazon.com appear to be tightening their belts - at least a notch - in a concession to cost-conscious investors and a strong dollar that's taking a big bite out of their revenue.
CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is planning another large bond sale at a time when investors are paying near record premiums for high-quality bonds.
NEW YORK (AP) - An estimated 114.4 million people watched New England's thrilling win over Seattle, making it the fifth time in six years that a Super Bowl game has set a record for the most-watched event in U.S. television history.
PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard boss Meg Whitman has graduated from the dollar-a-year club, as the struggling company prepares to split up.