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Pregnant women to get better info on drug risks

December 4, 2014 WASHINGTON — Pregnant women are about to get easier-to-understand information on how safe their medicine is for baby. more »»

Microsoft shareholders OK $84M CEO pay

December 4, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft shareholders have approved an $84 million pay package for new CEO Satya Nadella, despite concerns raised by an investor advisory group. more »»

Medicare Advantage deadline looms

December 4, 2014 Millions of Medicare Advantage customers are fast approaching a deadline for a task they'd rather avoid: Researching and then settling on coverage plans for 201. more »»

Report: Americans watch less TV, stream more

December 4, 2014 NEW YORK — About 45 percent of Americans stream television shows at least once a month, according to research firm eMarketer. more »»

Deflation looms as Europe’s economic bugbear

December 3, 2014 LONDON — It’s the D-word that’s pushing the European Central Bank into a corner. more »»

Automakers to jointly probe Takata air bags

December 3, 2014 DETROIT — At least seven automakers are teaming up to find the cause of a problem with air bags used in their vehicles and how many cars to recall because of i. more »»

Security experts doubt North Korea hacked into Sony

December 3, 2014 Some cybersecurity experts say it is unlikely North Korea was behind the cyberattack that crippled Sony Pictures’ computers and possibly leaked unreleased movies online. more »»

Hershey explores removal of corn syrup

December 3, 2014 NEW YORK — Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar. Will Papa, chief research and development officer at The Hershey Co. more »»

Twitter tries to make it easier to report abuse

December 3, 2014 NEW YORK — Twitter is trying to make it easier for users to report abuse. The short messaging service said Tuesday that the new tools will roll out to users over the coming weeks. more »»

Promotions, gas prices boost US auto sales

December 3, 2014 DETROIT — American shoppers passed on the malls and headed to the car dealerships over Thanksgiving weekend. more »»

Cyber Monday shoppers give retailers sales bump

December 2, 2014 NEW YORK — Retailers rolled out discounts and free shipping deals on Cyber Monday, with millions of Americans expected to log on and shop on their work computers, laptops and tablets after the busy... more »»

Cypress Semiconductor buying Spansion for $1.59B

December 2, 2014 NEW YORK — Chip maker Cypress Semiconductor is buying flash memory product maker Spansion in an all-stock deal worth $1.59 billion. Spansion stockholders will get 2. more »»

US factory growth slips in Nov. but still healthy

December 2, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. factories were slightly less busy in November, as production and hiring slowed, though the level of activity remained strong. more »»

FBI looking into hack of Sony computers

December 2, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — The FBI has confirmed it is investigating a recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which reportedly caused major internal computer problems at the film studio last week. more »»

Swiss reject plan to hoard gold, limit immigration

December 1, 2014 BERN, Switzerland — Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected three citizen-backed proposals to protect the country’s wealth by investing in gold, drastically limit immigration and eliminate a special ta... more »»

LGBT baby boomers face tough retirement hurdles

December 1, 2014 NEW YORK — For Kathy Murphy, the difference between being gay or straight is $583 a month. Retirement should have been a “slam dunk,” the 62-year-old Texas widow says. more »»

Texas towns test oil and gas supremacy on fracking

December 1, 2014 RENO, Texas — A Texas hamlet shaken by its first recorded earthquake last year and hundreds since then is among communities now taking steps to challenge the oil and gas industry’s traditional... more »»

Black Friday gets a little less frenzied

November 29, 2014 NEW YORK — Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year. more »»

Eurozone inflation dips again as energy costs tank

November 29, 2014 LONDON — A fall in energy costs as a result of dramatic declines in oil markets has pushed inflation across the 18-country eurozone down to 0. more »»

Swiss to vote on gold-buying plan

November 29, 2014 GENEVA — In Switzerland, a campaign is on to protect the country's wealth by investing in gold — a lot of gold. more »»



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