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California home sales drop, prices firm in November

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California home sales slid last month amid tight supplies, while prices held steady, a research firm said Tuesday.

December 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


IRS vendor owed $525 million in back taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service has been doing business with nearly 1,200 vendors that owe back taxes, including one unnamed contractor that owed a whopping $525 million, a new inspector general's report says.

December 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


HP raises Whitman's salary to $1.5M from $1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is getting a huge raise as she enters the third year of her attempt to turn around the slumping personal computer and printer maker.

December 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


Avago Tech buys LSI for $6.6 billion

NEW YORK (AP) - The chipmaker Avago Technologies Ltd. is buying LSI Corp. for $6.6 billion to help strengthen its position in the enterprise storage market and broaden its offerings.

December 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Small businesses retirement plans

Within certain guidelines, employers are generally allowed to auto-enroll workers in employer-sponsored retirement plans and divert a set percentage of compensation into workers' accounts unless they specifically opt out or change the contribution rate. Automatic enrollment tends to boost participation; in fact, average participation for company plans with auto enrollment exceeds 85%, compared with 67% for plans without it.1

December 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria

WASHINGTON (AP) - After more than 40 years of study, the U.S. government says it has found no evidence that common anti-bacterial soaps prevent the spread of germs, and regulators want the makers of Dawn, Dial and other household staples to prove that their products do not pose health risks to consumers.

December 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


NORAD Tracks Santa, critics track NORAD

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. and Canadian military will entertain millions of kids again this Christmas Eve with second-by-second updates on Santa's global whereabouts. But there's something new this year: public criticism.

December 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Paint companies to pay cities $1.1B

SAN JOSE (AP) - A state judge on Monday ordered paint companies to pay 10 California cities and counties $1.1 billion to remove lead from millions of older homes.

December 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


What ails Social Security?

Recently, one of my readers criticized some points I made in a column. Among other things, he complained that my philosophy (at least according to his take on my columns) is too upbeat. He said this: "As you see it, everything about Social Security is good."

December 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


Worker says he's fired for putting out fire

GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) - A retired mail carrier said he's been fired from a job as a greeter at a retail store in northern Michigan after rushing to the parking lot to put out a vehicle fire.

December 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


NY financial firm settling 9/11 suit with airlines

NEW YORK (AP) - Financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald, which saw 658 of its 1,000 employees killed in the Sept. 11 attacks, has nearly completed a settlement with American Airlines and insurance carriers, according to documents filed in federal court.

December 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


California health enrollment still skews older

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Older Californians are continuing to enroll in the state's health exchange at a higher rate than younger residents, according to figures released Thursday.

December 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Bah, humbug! Shopping spree not for everyone

NEW YORK (AP) - Many Americans are watching the annual holiday spending ritual from the sidelines this year.

December 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


More Dorito-flavored foods?

NEW YORK (AP) - Dorito dust may be the new salt for more restaurant chains.

December 12, 2013 | | Nationwide


Vehicles hit record gas mileage in 2012

DETROIT (AP) - New cars and trucks sold in the U.S. last year got an average of 23.6 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, a record that came mainly through improvements to engines and transmissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

December 12, 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


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