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• CAMEL MAKER REYNOLDS SNUFFS OUT WORKPLACE SMOKING: RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 7:50 p.m. | | NEWS FROM BUSINESS WORLD Comments 0 Comments


Early Apple computer sells for $905K

NEW YORK (AP) — A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs’ garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.

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Social Security benefits up an average of $20 a month during 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 7:45 p.m. | | Social Security benefits up an average of $20 a month during 2015 Comments 0 Comments


McDonald’s new menu plan: Have it your way

NEW YORK (AP) — After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn’t been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.

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TWEAKER TOYS

NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC’s hit series “Breaking Bad” after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.

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America says no to cappuccino potato chips

NEW YORK (AP) — America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay’s potato chips.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 7:49 p.m. | | America says no to cappuccino potato chips Comments 0 Comments


Apple Pay Q&A

CUPERTINO (AP) — Apple’s mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There’s no need to pull out your credit card.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 7:52 p.m. | | Apple Pay Q&A Comments 0 Comments


UPS increases some rates by 4.9%

ATLANTA (AP) — UPS says it is raising rates for a number of its shipping services by an average of 4.9 percent for 2015.

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Record iPhone sales drive Apple’s 3Q beat

CUPERTINO (AP) — The iPhone again proved to be the engine behind Apple’s blockbuster financial performance, driving quarterly results well past expectations.

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Not so fast cordcutters: Cable’s far from dead

NEW YORK (AP) — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there — why would anyone sign up now for cable?

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 7:50 p.m. | | Not so fast cordcutters: Cable’s far from dead Comments 0 Comments


Thinner iPads, sharper iMacs in Apple’s lineup

CUPERTINO (AP) — Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 8:43 p.m. | | Thinner iPads, sharper iMacs in Apple’s lineup Comments 0 Comments


Google’s 3Q earnings fall as expenses climb 30%

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — Google’s third-quarter earnings slipped as the Internet search leader hired nearly 3,000 more employees while pouring more money into its zest for innovation and quest for new markets.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 8:43 p.m. | | Google’s 3Q earnings fall as expenses climb 30% Comments 0 Comments


Apple Pay is bigger bet than gadgets

CUPERTINO (AP) — Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday. Sleek and stunning, yes, but not likely to spark the next iRevolution. The tech giant’s bigger strategic bet is that mobile pay service Apple Pay, debuting Monday, will be the next thing you didn’t know you needed — but now can’t live without.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 8:42 p.m. | | Apple Pay is bigger bet than gadgets Comments 0 Comments


iPhone glass maker to cut 727 jobs at Arizona plant

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A manufacturer of sapphire glass that Apple Inc. uses in iPhones plans to eliminate 727 jobs at an Arizona plant.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 8:45 p.m. | | iPhone glass maker to cut 727 jobs at Arizona plant Comments 0 Comments

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