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Homemakers & Social Security

Although most women today work and earn their own Social Security benefit, there still are quite a few women, especially those in their 50s and 60s, who have never worked outside the home. Or if they have, they either didn't work long enough to become "insured" for Social Security, or they worked just barely enough to earn a small retirement benefit on their own account. So they must rely on a husband's (or ex-husband's) Social Security record to qualify for full dependent's benefits, or partial benefits to supplement their own meager Social Security income. Today's ...

August 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Phone company ordered to pay $24.4M in fees

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A phone company owned by the world's richest man, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, has been ordered by the state's public utility regulator to pay California $24.4 million in unpaid fees and interest.

August 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Chevron's 2Q profit falls on lower oil prices

SAN RAMON (AP) - Chevron's latest quarterly profit was huge - $5.37 billion - but down 26 percent from last year due to lower oil prices, less production, and maintenance work at some refineries.

August 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Chevron's 2Q profit falls on lower oil prices

SAN RAMON (AP) - Chevron's latest quarterly profit was huge - $5.37 billion - but down 26 percent from last year due to lower oil prices, less production, and maintenance work at some refineries.

August 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


Yahoo buys social Web browser maker Rockmelt

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo has acquired Rockmelt, a Silicon Valley startup that built a Web browser tied to Facebook's social network.

August 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


New Orleans-themed casino opens in Sparks

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - A New Orleans-themed casino has opened at the site of the former Silver Club casino in Sparks.

August 02, 2013 | | Nationwide


US factory means buyers can customize Google phone

NEW YORK (AP) - With its first smartphone designed completely in-house, Google is demonstrating one of the benefits of moving production from Asia to the U.S.: It's letting buyers customize phones to give them their own style.

August 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Star pushes high frame rate format online

BURBANK (AP) - Movie fans who were intrigued by director Peter Jackson's use of high frame rates in "The Hobbit" are now getting a chance to see the super-clear format online.

August 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Netflix allows 5 viewing profiles on same account

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's latest attraction will enable families and other people sharing the same account to set up separate identities so the Internet video service can give them better recommendations on what to watch next.

August 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


S&P 500 closes above 1,700 for first time

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks roared back to record highs on Thursday, driven by good news on the economy.

August 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


Small car sales enjoy summer surge

DETROIT (AP) - Pickup trucks may have led the charge, but strong sales of small cars in July showed demand for new vehicles is broad - and not slowing down.

August 01, 2013 | | Nationwide


ELF: Not a car or bicycle, but a blend

RESTON, Va. (AP) - Mark Stewart turns quite a few heads as he zips through the streets on his neon green ELF bike. With each pedal, his feet take turns sticking out from the bottom while a gentle motor hums in the background.

July 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Penney's shares plunge on report of financing woes

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney's shares plunged Wednesday after a report that CIT, the largest lender in the clothing industry, has stopped providing financial support to small and large suppliers selling to Penney stores - for now.

July 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Starbucks to partner with Google to upgrade Wi-Fi

SEATTLE (AP) - Starbucks says it's reached a deal to partner with Google that will allow it to offer its customers dramatically faster Wi-Fi service.

July 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


Little restraint in giveaways

MORVEN, Ga. (AP) - Small-town police departments across the country have been gobbling up tons of equipment discarded by a downsizing military - bicycles, bed sheets, bowling pins, French horns, dog collars, even a colonoscopy machine - regardless of whether the items are needed or will ever be used.

July 31, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Don’t panic, college seniors: Jobs for grads likely to grow

WASHINGTON (AP) - The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring. The company formerly known as Ernst & Young plans to hire 9,000 graduates from U.S. universities this year, up from 7,500 in 2014. But recruiting isn't as easy as it used to be.

April 17, 2015 | | Nationwide


WikiLeaks site creates online archive of hacked Sony documents

NEW YORK (AP) - Sony's hacking problems aren't over yet.

April 17, 2015 | | Nationwide


US prescription drugs pending jumped 13%

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - U.S. spending on prescription drugs soared last year, driven up primarily by costly breakthrough medicines, manufacturer price hikes and a surge from millions of people newly insured due to the Affordable Care Act.

April 13, 2015 | | Nationwide


NY attorney general questions work practices of 13 retailers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's attorney general has launched an inquiry into 13 major retailers, questioning the practice of keeping workers on call for shifts on short notice and possible violations of the state requirement to pay hourly staff for at least four hours when they report for work.

April 13, 2015 | | Nationwide


Veggies take center plate as healthy fast food expands

MIAMI (AP) - They want it fresh. They want it cheap. They want it fast. And most importantly, they don't want it to taste like it's good for them.

April 13, 2015 | | Nationwide


Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review

CHICAGO (AP) - Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven't been studied enough to evaluate long-term results.

April 06, 2015 | | Nationwide


Starbucks to expand online tuition program

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks says its workers can now have four years of tuition covered for an online college degree from Arizona State University instead of just two, marking the latest sign that companies are rethinking their treatment of low-wage workers.

April 06, 2015 | | Nationwide


Uber’s popularity surges with business travelers avoiding taxis

NEW YORK (AP) - Business travelers are bypassing the taxi queue with greater frequency, choosing instead ride-hailing services like Uber Technologies.

April 06, 2015 | | Nationwide


Samsung’s profit forecast beats estimate

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday that its first-quarter operating income likely beat analysts' consensus.

April 06, 2015 | | Nationwide


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