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USPS may need emergency rate hike to keep operating

WASHINGTON (AP) - Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday his agency is in "the midst of a financial disaster" and may need an emergency increase in postage rates to keep operating.

September 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


T.J. Maxx lets customers shop online

NEW YORK (AP) - Deal hunters have a new online option: This week, off-price retailer T.J. Maxx has quietly begun letting its customers shop online.

September 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Guns no longer welcome at Starbucks

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks has always set itself apart by taking strong positions on progressive political issues. Now that reputation has landed the company in the middle of the heated national debate over gun laws.

September 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Rite Aid turns 4th-straight quarterly profit

CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) - Shares of Rite Aid Corp. jumped Thursday after the drugstore chain reported its fourth-straight quarterly profit and raised its forecast for fiscal 2014.

September 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Effort to avert helium shortage

WASHINGTON (AP) - Break out the balloons.

September 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google releases digital wallet app for iPhones

MOUINTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is bringing its digital wallet to the iPhone in its latest attempt to upstage Apple on its own popular device.

September 19, 2013 | | Nationwide


New iPhones: What tech world is saying

NEW YORK (AP) - Should you get a new "space gray" iPhone 5S that scans your fingerprint or its cheaper little sister the 5C, which is encased in candy-colored plastic? And what about iOS7 -should you brave an upgrade?

September 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Oracle 1Q profit rises 8 pct, tops Wall Street view

REDWOOD SHORES . (AP) - Higher software revenue helped lift Oracle Corp.'s fiscal first-quarter net income by 8 percent.

September 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Prosecutors urge use of iPhone anti-theft system

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York and the mayor of London are urging iPhone users to download Apple's new iOS 7 operating system that includes a feature they believe might curb a rash of thefts.

September 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


Guns no longer welcome at Starbucks

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks has always set itself apart by taking strong positions on progressive political issues. Now that reputation has landed the company in the middle of the heated national debate over gun laws.

September 18, 2013 | | Nationwide


OT, minimum wage for health care workers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration approved new rules Tuesday that extend minimum wage and overtime pay to nearly 2 million home health care workers who help the elderly and disabled with everyday tasks such as bathing, eating or taking medicine.

September 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


Poverty stuck at 15%, record 46.5M

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's poverty rate remained stuck at 15 percent last year despite America's slowly reviving economy, a discouraging lack of improvement for the record 46.5 million poor and an unwelcome benchmark for President Barack Obama's recovery plans.

September 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


Slower holiday sales growth predicted

NEW YORK (AP) - Coming off of a weak back-to-school shopping period, a research firm expects holiday sales growth will be slower this year during the crucial holiday season. Shoppers are also expected to visit fewer stores as they research purchases online.

September 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


Wage bill affecting Wal-Mart & big retailers dies in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wal-Mart and other large retailers won't be required to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour in the District of Columbia.

September 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


Microsoft board boosts dividend by 22 percent

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Microsoft said Tuesday that its board approved a 22 percent increase in the company's quarterly dividend to 28 cents along with a new $40 billion stock buyback program.

September 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Cablevision hopes to attract Internet customers with HBO Now

NEW YORK (AP) - Cablevision is offering the new HBO Now online service to its Internet customers, even though the service could persuade more people to drop their cable TV packages.

March 16, 2015 | | Nationwide


DRIVERS OR CONTRACTORS?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two San Francisco federal judges say juries will have to decide whether drivers for Uber and Lyft were independent contractors, or employees of the ride-hailing companies with all of the protections and benefits the state affords regular workers.

March 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


Google browsing system targets unwanted software

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Get ready to see more red warning signs online as Google adds ammunition to its technological artillery for targeting devious schemes lurking on websites.

March 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


Intel cuts 1Q revenue forecast, cites weak desktop PC demand

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel's stock fell Thursday after the giant chipmaker lowered its first-quarter revenue forecast, citing weak demand for business desktop PCs and a strong dollar that affects revenue from overseas sales.

March 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


Household wealth touches record at nearly $83 trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fueled by higher stock and home values, Americans' net worth reached a record high in the final three months of 2014.

March 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail in the largest scam of its kind in the history of the agency, a federal investigator said Thursday.

March 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


World’s tallest observation wheel falls short on riders

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The world's tallest observation wheel hasn't quite reached the elevated expectations of its owner.

March 09, 2015 | | Nationwide


A golden MacBook, HBO on your iPhone & the Watch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All eyes were focused on the watch, but Apple CEO Tim Cook also unveiled a new MacBook and announced other deals at a company event Monday in San Francisco.

March 09, 2015 | | Nationwide


FDA keeps warning about suicide on Chantix

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is keeping a bold-letter warning on Pfizer's anti-smoking drug Chantix about suicidal behavior and other psychiatric side effects, after reviewing company findings suggesting the drug does not increase those problems.

March 09, 2015 | | Nationwide


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