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Verizon profit soars as number of devices grows

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon's third-quarter net income jumped 40 percent to beat Wall Street expectations as it continued to add more wireless devices to its network.

October 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google's 3Q earnings rise 36%, stock surges

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google's third-quarter results may have proven that a deepening decline in the Internet search leader's average ad prices matters less than how frequently people are clicking on the commercial pitches.

October 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


Pot tax opponents in Colorado report free marijuana

DENVER (AP) - An organization that gave away free marijuana cigarettes as a way to protest possible taxes in Colorado has filed an unusual campaign finance report, after a watchdog group said the pot qualified as a campaign contribution.

October 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Obama health target: 500,000 signups by Oct. 31

WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first month alone, the Obama administration projected that nearly a half million people would sign up for the new health insurance markets, according to an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press. But that was before the markets opened to a cascade of computer problems.

October 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Need motivation? There's an app for that

WASHINGTON (AP) - Welcome to the measured life.

October 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Business Briefs

ENTERPRISE ENTERS MOTORCYCLE RENTAL BIZ IN VEGAS: LAS VEGAS (AP) - Enterprise Rent-A-Car is taking a leap into the motorcycle business with a new, Las Vegas-based fleet of Harley-Davidsons.

October 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Microsoft releasing Windows 8.1

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system that attempts to bridge the divide between tablets and PCs.

October 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Student loans hit repayment snags

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials have received more than 3,800 complaints in the last year from borrowers of private student loans, with common problems related to payment processing and requests for loan modifications.

October 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


GM boosts prices as pickup truck battle rages on

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is adding a twist to the fight for supremacy in the red-hot U.S. pickup truck market: It's raising prices.

October 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Yahoo's 3Q results drop along with its ad prices

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is regaining its appeal among investors a lot faster than with the online advertisers who generate most of its revenue.

October 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


New iPads likely at Apple event next week

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is holding an event in San Francisco next week to announce new products - likely updated iPads.

October 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Intel 3Q profit unchanged beats predictions

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel said Tuesday that its third-quarter net income was unchanged, stymied by a continued slump in global PC demand.

October 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Coke executive says Diet Coke under pressure

NEW YORK (AP) - Diet Coke, the country's No. 2 soda, may be losing some of its pop.

October 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Buffett backs business kits for kids

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Earlier this year, Warren Buffett congratulated a group of three Kentucky kids for developing kits to help their peers set up businesses.

October 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Half of older workers delay retirement

CHICAGO (AP) - There was a time when Tom Sadowski thought he'd stop working after turning 65 earlier this year. But he's put off retirement for at least five years - and now anticipates continuing to do some work afterward.

October 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Bankruptcy hearing could decide fate of RadioShack

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A hearing on whether to approve the bankruptcy sale of assets of electronics retailer RadioShack opened Thursday with the company seeking court approval of the purported winning bid, and an attorney for a losing bidder describing the auction as a sham and asking a Delaware judge to reopen the sale process.

March 26, 2015 | | Nationwide


‘American Idol’-like talent competition

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For anyone who's ever dreamed of being on "American Idol" or "The Voice" as a performer or judge, a new app seeks to make their fantasy come true.

March 26, 2015 | | Nationwide


New Samsung, HTC phones out April 10

NEW YORK (AP) - New phones from Samsung and HTC will be available in U.S. stores starting April 10.

March 26, 2015 | | Nationwide


FACEBOOK’S MESSENGER

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook's Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool equipped to send an animated fist bump to a friend at one moment and then get a little business done in the next.

March 25, 2015 | | Nationwide


House panel passes bill banning IRS from using private email

WASHINGTON (AP) - IRS workers would be prohibited from using private email to conduct official business under a bipartisan bill passed Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee.

March 25, 2015 | | Nationwide


Heinz buys Kraft to build food giant

NEW YORK (AP) - Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft and create one of the world's largest food and beverage companies.

March 25, 2015 | | Nationwide


2 Internet provides sue over neutrality

NEW YORK (AP) - The FCC says the first lawsuits filed against the government's new Internet traffic rules are "premature" and may be dismissed because they were filed too early.

March 25, 2015 | | Nationwide


SeaWorld counters disparaging documentary

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is mounting a public defense of its animal handling in a new advertising campaign that began Monday, after a highly critical 2013 documentary left the park with declining revenue and attendance.

March 24, 2015 | | Nationwide


Drillers scramble to thwart OPEC

NEW YORK (AP) - OPEC and lower global oil prices delivered a one-two punch to the drillers in North Dakota and Texas who brought the U.S. one of the biggest booms in the history of the global oil industry.

March 24, 2015 | | Nationwide


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