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Hollywood poised for best-ever box-office year at $11B

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Despite a string of summertime flops, Hollywood is expected to have a banner year at the domestic box office, coming in just shy of $11 billion, the largest annual take ever. But because of higher ticket prices, actual attendance at North American theaters remained flat after a decade of decline.

December 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Crack down on fraud at farmers markets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ever wonder if something's rotten at your farmers market?

December 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


1.3M losing unemployment benefits today

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, with potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy. A tense political battle likely looms when Congress reconvenes in the new, midterm election year.

December 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Bye bye, bile? Attempt to nix nasty comments

NEW YORK (AP) - Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: A recipe for the worst of online comments, scourge of the Internet.

December 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


McThin Skin: McDonald's closes employee website amid criticism

NEW YOPRK (AP) - McDonald's Corp. has shut down a website intended to provide employees with work and life guidance after it generated negative publicity for the fast-food company.

December 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Delta honors extremely cheap mistake fares

NEW YORK (AP) - Some lucky fliers capitalized on a computer glitch Thursday and scored some really cheap flights on Delta Air Lines.

December 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Obama signs bipartisan budget deal

HONOLULU (AP) - Rounding out a tough and frustrating year, President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan budget deal Thursday easing spending cuts and a defense bill cracking down on sexual assault in the military, as the president and Congress began pivoting to the midterm election year ahead.

December 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Target: Justice Dept. investigates data breach

NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. said Monday that the Department of Justice is investigating the credit and debit card security breach at the retailer.

December 23, 2013 | | Nationwide


Life insurance agent: Key to estate planning

Life insurance agent: Key to estate planning

December 23, 2013 | | Nationwide


Holiday sales down for 3rd week

NEW YORK (AP) - After a strong start to the holiday shopping season, sales at stores have fallen for the third consecutive week as Americans continue to hold back on spending during what is traditionally the busiest buying period of the year.

December 23, 2013 | | Nationwide


Facebook prices secondary stock offering at $55.05

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook has priced a secondary offering of its stock at $55.05 a share in a deal that will generate a $2.3 billion windfall for CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

December 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Kohl’s open stores around the clock thru Ch ristmas Eve

NEW YORK (AP) - Some stores are ending the holiday shopping season the same way they began it - with round-the-clock, marathon shopping hours.

December 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Obama: 2014 could be 'breakthrough year'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama singles out recent improvements in the economy and says 2014 could be a 'breakthrough year' for the United States.

December 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Season's weirdest, wackiest tech gifts

NEW YORK (AP) - It's tough to shop for techies. They already own everything with a plug or rechargeable battery. But fear not, a slew of unique technology gifts have hit the market just in time for Christmas.

December 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


Customer fury, frustration over Target breach

NEW YORK (AP) - Potential victims of credit card fraud tied to Target's security breach said they had trouble contacting the discounter through its website and call centers.

December 20, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Analyst doubles price target, boosts Tesla shares

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. surged 16 percent Tuesday after a Wall Street analyst told investors that Tesla could shake up the electric utility sector as well as the auto industry.

February 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Q&A: What's a bitcoin? A look at the digital currency & how it works

LONDON (AP) - Early Tuesday, the world's most established exchange for bitcoin disappeared from the Internet, sending the price of the virtual currency tumbling and prompting fears that the world's biggest experiment in electronic cash could soon be strangled by fraud or regulation.

February 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald’s with Waffle Taco, breakfast items

NEW YORK (AP) - Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco.

February 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Samsung unveils phone with built- in heart-rate monitor

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Samsung sought Monday to frame its new Galaxy S5 smartphone as a lifestyle product, as it emphasized a built-in heart-rate sensor and improved camera features over its slightly larger size.

February 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Mark Zuckerberg takes long view with WhatsApp, Internet

NEW YORK (AP) - Mark Zuckerberg, known for his outsized ambitions for Facebook, is applying a similar long-term vision to bringing the Internet to the billons of people around the world who don't already have access.

February 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Computer whizzes stage hackathons

SAN JOSE (AP) - It used to be that "hacking" was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing - and perfectly legal - mainstay of the tech sector.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Older Americans are early winners under health law

CHICAGO (AP) - For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. They're unwanted by employers, rejected by insurers, struggling to cover rising medical costs and praying to reach Medicare age before a health crisis.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Train accidents stir worries about crude rail transport

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantities of crude, with most of the accidents touching off fires or catastrophic explosions.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Trade ban has Russia’s knickers in a twist

MOSCOW (AP) - A trade ban on lacy lingerie has Russian consumers and their neighbors with their knickers in a twist.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


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