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Your (online) life after death

NEW YORK (AP) — Sure, you have a lot to do today — laundry, bills, dinner — but it’s never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil.

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Posted: sep. 16, 2014 7:24 p.m. | | Your (online) life after death Comments 0 Comments

UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 workers

DALLAS (AP) — UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season — an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping.

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Wal-Mart levied fictional ‘sugar tax’ on soda

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying some store personnel were citing a nonexistent “sugar tax” on soda.

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Posted: sep. 16, 2014 7:24 p.m. | | Wal-Mart levied fictional ‘sugar tax’ on soda Comments 0 Comments

Record 4M orders of iPhones

CUPERTINO (AP) — Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday.

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Posted: sep. 15, 2014 8:32 p.m. | | Record 4M orders of iPhones Comments 0 Comments

Envelopes in hotels invite tips for maids

NEW YORK (AP) — Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.

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Posted: sep. 15, 2014 8:31 p.m. | | Envelopes in hotels invite tips for maids Comments 0 Comments

Minecraft’ could boost mobile reach

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft’s decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game “Minecraft” could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.

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Posted: sep. 15, 2014 8:31 p.m. | | Minecraft’ could boost mobile reach Comments 0 Comments

Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

NEW YORK (AP) — Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys “Italian generosity.”

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Posted: sep. 15, 2014 8:30 p.m. | | Olive Garden defends breadstick policy Comments 0 Comments

Olive Garden investor: Back off on breadsticks

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 9:44 p.m. | | Olive Garden investor:  Back off on breadsticks Comments 0 Comments

Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today’s digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal prosecutors.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 9:44 p.m. | | Prosecutors target credit  card thieves  overseas Comments 0 Comments

Massive new construction tool ready for NASA welding

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A massive structure described by NASA as the world’s largest spacecraft welding tool has been completed at the Michoud (MEE’-shoo) Assembly Center in New Orleans, which was chosen in 2011 to build components of a major new rocket system.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 9:44 p.m. | | Massive new construction tool ready for NASA welding Comments 0 Comments

Feds: Colon supplement makes bogus claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government says Bayer is making unsupported claims in advertisements for its dietary supplement designed to help with digestion, in violation of a federal court order.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 9:44 p.m. | | Feds: Colon supplement makes bogus claims Comments 0 Comments

Silicon Valley struggles to speak FDA’s language

SAN JOSE (AP) — From Apple’s new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar — Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants that have famously disrupted so many industries are now facing their own unexpected disruption: regulation.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 8:22 p.m. | | Silicon Valley struggles to speak FDA’s language Comments 0 Comments

Shoppers may shrug off Home Depot hack

NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot’s data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 8:21 p.m. | | Shoppers may shrug off Home Depot hack Comments 0 Comments

Yahoo says gov’t threatened $250K a day fine

SUNNYVALE (AP) — Yahoo said Thursday the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance by surrendering online information, a step the company regarded as unconstitutional.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 8:20 p.m. | | Yahoo says  gov’t threatened  $250K a day fine Comments 0 Comments

Will Apple finally reveal next big thing?

CUPERTINO (AP) — Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses.

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Posted: sep. 08, 2014 11:30 p.m. | | Will Apple finally  reveal next big thing?  Comments 0 Comments

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