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  • Stocks stumble, then mostly recover in late trade

    1 year, 5 months ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Stocks were mostly higher in late trading Friday as the market mostly recovered from an afternoon stumble. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged further into record territory, but weakness in technology stocks held back the Nasdaq ...

  • Child dies from infected rat; family sues Petco

    1 year, 5 months ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO — A San Diego family is suing Petco after the death of their 10-year-old son from a bacterial infection they say he contracted from his pet rat. Attorney John Gomez told the Associated Press on Tuesday that his ...

  • Collapse of exchange spells trouble for bitcoin

    1 year, 5 months ago

    (AP) TOKYO — The sudden disappearance of one of the largest bitcoin exchanges only adds to the mystery and mistrust surrounding the virtual currency, which was just beginning to gain legitimacy beyond the technology enthusiasts and adventurous investors who created it. ...

  • In rush to legalize gambling, more states are outsourcing regulation of casinos to private firms

    1 year, 5 months ago

    (AP) When Springfield, Mass., needed to choose who would build its first casino, the city hired an outside adviser to help with the process. The consulting firm Shefsky & Froelich recommended the deal go to MGM Resorts International. At the same ...

  • Outdoor outfitting retailer's co-founder Richard Cabela dies at 77

    1 year, 5 months ago

    (AP) OMAHA, Neb.— Richard Cabela, a co-founder of outdoor outfitter Cabela's, died Monday. He was 77. Cabela, who went by Dick, died at his home in Sidney, where the company is based, said spokesman Joe Arterburn. The company that sells outdoor ...

  • Victim of casino glut, NJ’s Atlantic Club closes

    1 year, 6 months ago

    (AP) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — New Jersey's Atlantic Club Casino Hotel shut down early Monday morning, the victim of a glut of casinos in the northeastern U.S. Once Atlantic City's top-earning casino, where then-owner Steve Wynn clowned with Frank Sinatra in ...

  • Dec. auto sales falter; 2013 still best in 6 years

    1 year, 7 months ago

    (AP) DETROIT — December U.S. auto sales slowed a bit from the brisk pace earlier this year, but automakers still were on target to finish 2013 with the best numbers in six years. Nissan posted an 11 percent gain for December ...

  • At 50, new-look Mustang still has plenty of muscle

    1 year, 8 months ago

    (AP) DEARBORN, Mich. — America's first pony car — the Ford Mustang — is celebrating its 50th birthday with a swoon-worthy new design and plans to go global. Ford Motor Co. was to reveal the 2015 Mustang Thursday morning at events ...

  • Netflix sets Season 2 release of 'House of Cards' on Feb. 14

    1 year, 8 months ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES — The second season of Netflix's political thriller, "House of Cards," will debut on Valentine's Day next year. All 13 episodes will be available immediately Feb. 14. The Los Gatos, Calif., company says the show, starring Kevin Spacey, ...

  • Monday was top online shopping day on record, report says

    1 year, 8 months ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Cyber Monday is still on top. Retailers from Wal-Mart Stores to Amazon started rolling out "Cyber" deals at the beginning of November, and kept them going on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. That led some to wonder if ...

  • Tumblr brings hipster twist to year-end lists

    1 year, 8 months ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO — Tumblr is where the Internet's cool kids hang out. That's why Yahoo paid $1.1 billion to buy the blogging site in one of this year's most buzzed-about deals. Now, Tumblr is flaunting its hipster credentials with a ...

  • Toy company ends lawsuit over Beastie Boys parody

    1 year, 8 months ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO — A Northern California toy company says it has removed its parody of a popular Beastie Boys song from a promotional video that went viral. GoldieBlox founder Debbie Sterling posted an open letter to the band's surviving members ...

  • Review: 5 shopping apps to get you the best prices

    1 year, 8 months ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Looking to save a few bucks while you shop for holiday gifts? Don't hit the mall without these shopping apps. Many retailers, for instance, will match deals you find elsewhere, so these apps can help you find ...

  • After damning report, '60 Minutes' correspondent ordered to take leave

    1 year, 8 months ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — CBS ordered "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan and her producer to take a leave of absence Tuesday following a critical internal review of their handling of the show's October story on the Benghazi raid, based on a ...

  • Southwest boosting fee for pets that fly

    1 year, 8 months ago

    (AP) DALLAS — It'll soon cost more to bring your pet with you when you fly on Southwest Airlines. The airline is citing higher costs in raising its pet fee to $95 per flight from $75 beginning with flights on Jan. ...

  • Katie Couric to anchor news program for Yahoo

    1 year, 8 months ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO — Katie Couric is joining Yahoo to anchor an expansion of the Internet company's video news coverage in a move that she hopes will help persuade other broadcast TV veterans to make the transition into online programming. Monday's ...

  • Xbox One sales hit 1 million on first day, Microsoft says

    1 year, 8 months ago

    (AP) REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft Corp. says that more than 1 million Xbox One consoles have been sold worldwide since their midnight launch. The company says that surpasses first-day sales of the Xbox 360, the previous-generation model that went on sale ...

  • Alec Baldwin tries to ease backlash over gay slur

    1 year, 8 months ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO — Alec Baldwin jokingly professed his love for a man in front of a large crowd Wednesday as he tried to ease the backlash triggered by an Internet clip that captured him berating a photographer with what sounded ...

  • Sarah Palin's official mayoral SUV listed on eBay

    1 year, 8 months ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Sarah Palin's Alaska hometown is auctioning an SUV she drove when she was mayor, years before she skyrocketed to fame. The small town of Wasilla listed the 1999 Ford Expedition with 74,188 miles on eBay Monday with ...

  • Murdoch divorce proceeding nearly final

    1 year, 8 months ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES — Rupert Murdoch's divorce from his wife of 14 years, Wendi Deng Murdoch, is nearly final and the sides are close to amicably resolving the matter. That's according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke Tuesday ...

  • Oxford Dictionaries: 'Selfie' is word of the year

    1 year, 8 months ago

    (AP) LONDON — Michelle Obama shared one with her "first dog" Bo, Hillary Clinton tweeted one with her daughter Chelsea. Now "selfie" — the smartphone self-portrait — has been declared word of the year for 2013, according to Britain's Oxford University ...

  • 'Thor' stays atop box office with $36.6 million

    1 year, 8 months ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Disney's "Thor: The Dark World" continued its box office reign with $36.6 million in its second weekend of release. Opening 15 years after the original "The Best Man," Universal's romantic comedy "The Best Man Holiday" opened strongly ...

  • Fewer U.S. homes repossessed by lenders in October

    1 year, 8 months ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES — Fewer U.S. homes are completing the foreclosure process and ending up repossessed by banks because investors are increasingly buying up properties when they go on sale at public auction. The trend reflects a growing appetite among investors ...

  • AT&T, Verizon waive fees to contact Philippines

    1 year, 8 months ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — AT&T and Verizon are offering free calls and texts to the Philippines for customers trying to contact friends and family there in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. AT&T wireless customers will be eligible for unlimited calls and ...

  • United allowing passengers gate-to-gate use of electronics

    1 year, 8 months ago

    (AP) CHICAGO — United Airlines is allowing passengers to use portable electronic devices throughout domestic flights. The move by United, the world's biggest airline, matches new policies at Delta, JetBlue and American. United Continental Holdings Inc. said Wednesday that it expects ...

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