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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


HTC offers larger phone, with fingerprint sensor

NEW YORK (AP) - At your neighborhood coffee shop, you can order your beverage in small, medium or large. Now, you can do that with phones, too.

October 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


Microsoft's phone update to feature driving mode

SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft is updating its Windows software for cellphones to accommodate larger devices and make it easier for motorists to reduce distractions while driving.

October 14, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Tech News

Apple Watch: Soon for sale in stores

June 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Big insurance premium hikes coming

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Dozens of health insurers say higher-than-expected care costs and other expenses blindsided them this year, and they're going to have ...

June 01, 2015 | | Nationwide


New Godzilla video game steers clear of nuclear references

TOKYO (AP) - Godzillas galore, including last year's Hollywood version, stomp on buildings, thrashing about and breathing fire, in a video game going on sale ...

June 01, 2015 | | Nationwide


Google tries to demystify account privacy controls

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is making its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an attempt to make the more than 1 billion users ...

June 01, 2015 | | Nationwide


Intel buys into chips powering cloud computing, smarter cars

SAN JOSE (AP) - Intel is buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7 billion in cash to expand its reach into new chip markets that ...

June 01, 2015 | | Nationwide


Protesters rally against Facebook’s ‘fake name’ policy for accounts

MENLO PARK (AP) - Several dozen people gathered at Facebook's headquarters to protest a company policy of asking users to authenticate their identities if questions ...

June 01, 2015 | | Nationwide


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