NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market paused Monday, ending on a mixed note, after a string of records in recent weeks.
Investors had little company-specific news to digest and trading was light ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday later this week. Still, the market was hit with broader geopolitical news. The U.S. and other world powers reached a deal Sunday to limit Iran's nuclear program, an event that dragged down oil prices and energy stocks.
6. To spin or not to spin: Does Microsoft need Xbox? - Friday, November 22, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates donned a cool leather jacket when he first introduced the Xbox onstage in 2000. More than a decade later, the video game console is still the hippest brand in Microsoft's portfolio. But as the company begins selling its first new Xbox in eight years on Friday, some critics say Microsoft should spin the gaming unit off. They argue that Xbox distracts management from the company's fast-growing cloud computing business and its effort to catch up to rivals in tablet and smartphone sales.7. Jury orders Samsung to pay Apple $290 million - Friday, November 22, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley jury on Thursday ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple $290 million for copying vital iPhone and iPad features.
The verdict covers 13 older Samsung devices that a previous jury found were among 26 Samsung products that infringed Apple patents.8. Jury set to decide how much Samsung owes Apple - Friday, November 15, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley jury asked a judge for calculators Tuesday to help it determine how much Samsung Electronics owes Apple for copying key features of the iPhone and iPad.
The federal judge presiding over the patent trial granted the jury's request Tuesday before the smartphone rivals' lawyers delivered their closing arguments. The one-week trial is being held to determine damages for 13 of the 26 devices an earlier jury said Samsung infringed Apple's patents in making.9. Altered landscape for Sony, Microsoft consoles - Friday, November 15, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Remember a time before "Angry Birds," the iPad and the iPhone? No?
When Sony and Microsoft last came out with new video game consoles — seven and eight long years, respectively, the companies touted the machines' high-definition graphics, powerful processors and ability to play DVDs, and in Sony's case, Blu-ray discs.10. Retailers take on Silicon Valley - Friday, November 15, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Software engineers wearing jeans and flip flops test the latest smartphone apps. Walls and windows double as whiteboards where ideas are jotted down. And a mini basketball net is in the center of it all.11. Events - Friday, November 15, 2013
Chamber West Monthly Networking Coffee. An opportunity to learn more about Chamber West’s initiatives and find out how you can get involved in the continued success of this area. Today, 8-9:15 a.m., Hampton Inn & Suites-Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Rd., Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com/calendar.12. Apple demands Samsung pay $380 million for copying - Friday, November 08, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Apple demanded Wednesday that Samsung Electronics pay it $380 million for copying vital iPhone and iPad features, as a billion-dollar patent fight between the world's two biggest smartphone makers resumed in a Silicon Valley courtroom.13. Netflix spruces up service for television screens - Friday, November 08, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is reprogramming the way its Internet video subscription service appears on millions of television screens in an attempt to hook viewers for even longer periods.
The makeover of Netflix's TV menu will start showing up Wednesday on televisions that connect to the Internet through recently released Blu-ray disc players, PlayStation and Xbox video game consoles and the Roku 3 set-top box.14. Great food-related gifts made in Middle Tennessee and where to get them - Friday, November 08, 2013
Send your out-of-towner family, friends and clients the delicious taste of Middle Tennessee by ordering local products online and shipping them anywhere nationwide.
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1300 Clinton St. 953-106515. BlackBerry abandons bid to sell itself, CEO out - Friday, November 01, 2013
TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry abandoned its bid to sell itself on Monday, and announced it will replace its chief executive.
Fairfax Financial, BlackBerry's largest shareholder with a 10 percent stake, said it won't buy the struggling smartphone company and take it private but said that Fairfax and other investors will inject $1 billion as part of a revised investment proposal.
16. Smartwatches abound. But who really wants one? - Friday, October 25, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Computerized wristwatches that display message alerts and weather updates are abound this holiday season: Consumer electronics companies are trying to persuade you to add these smartwatches to your shopping lists.17. IDC: Smartphone shipments up 39 percent in 3Q - Friday, October 25, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Research group IDC says worldwide shipments of smartphones grew 39 percent in the most recent quarter to 258 million as Samsung and Apple maintained their dominance.
The total sets a record, beating the previous high of 237 million in the second quarter.18. Apple unveils new Macs, iPad ahead of holidays - Friday, October 18, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple unveiled a new, thinner, lighter tablet called the "iPad Air" along with a slew of new Macs ahead of the holiday shopping season.
The company also said that its latest computer operating system, Mavericks, is available free of charge.19. White replaces silver as favorite car color - Friday, October 18, 2013
TROY, Mich. (AP) — Move over, silver. After more than a decade as the world's favorite car color, silver is falling in popularity to white. PPG Industries, the leading supplier of automotive paints, says 25 percent of the vehicles it supplied in the 2013 model year were white. Silver and black tied for second, with 18 percent each.20. New iPads likely to star in Apple's latest show - Friday, October 18, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is expected to round out its line-up of gadgets for the holiday shopping season with the Tuesday unveiling of its latest iPads.
The San Francisco showcase is likely to feature remodeled versions of Apple's standard-sized iPad with a 10-inch display screen and the iPad Mini with a nearly 8-inch screen. Hewing to its usually tight-lipped ways, Apple Inc. hasn't shared details about what's on the agenda. The Cupertino, Calif. company merely sent out invitations that said, "We still have a lot to cover."21. Google stock crosses $1,000 mark after earnings - Friday, October 18, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Strong third-quarter results have sent Google's stock past the $1,000 mark for the first time.
Shortly after the markets opened Friday, Google Inc. shares jumped more than 12 percent to $1,007.40 in heavy trading before edging back down to $1,000 later in the morning. The stock had never been higher than $928 in regular market trading since Google went public at $85 per share nine years ago.
22. Apple taps Burberry CEO to oversee stores - Friday, October 11, 2013
LONDON (AP) — Apple said Tuesday that Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, who used technology to drive a remarkable turnaround at her luxury fashion house, will take charge of the company's expansion plans and retail operation.23. Microsoft's phone update to feature driving mode - Friday, October 11, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is updating its Windows software for cellphones to accommodate larger devices and make it easier for motorists to reduce distractions while driving.
It's the third update to Windows Phone 8 software since the system's release a year ago. Devices with this update will start appearing in the coming weeks, and older phones will be eligible for a free upgrade, too.24. Tennessee Supreme Court upholds death penalty on 3-2 ruling - Friday, October 04, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — The state Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence for a Memphis-area man in a 3-2 decision.
The state's highest court agreed unanimously that Corinio Pruitt was guilty of the 2005 murder of 79-year-old Lawrence Guidroz, who died a day after he was thrown to the ground by Pruitt in the process of stealing his car outside an Apple Market.25. Stocks fall as government shutdown drags on - Friday, October 04, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors sent the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its lowest close in a month Monday as few signs emerged of a deal to end the U.S. government shutdown and raise the nation's borrowing limit.26. Strap on your computer, wearable tech taking off - Friday, September 27, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The digital domain is creeping off our desktops and onto our bodies, from music players that match your tunes to your heart beat, to mood sweaters that change color depending on your emotional state — blue for calm, red for angry. There are vacuum shoes that clean the floor while you walk and fitness bracelets, anklets and necklaces to track your calorie burning.27. Markets rise even as US government shutdown starts - Friday, September 27, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors stayed calm on the first day of a partial shutdown of the U.S. government Tuesday and sent the stock market modestly higher.
A long-running dispute in Washington over President Barack Obama's health care law caused a deadlock over the U.S. budget, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending all but essential services. With the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and Democratic-controlled Senate locked in a stalemate, it was unclear how long a temporary bill needed to finance government activities would be stalled.
28. Siri refuses to ‘Talk Dirty in Hawaiian’ - Friday, September 27, 2013
My smartphone was, of course, in my pocket. Apparently, though, I’d unknowingly pressed the button that activates it. Through my judicial robe and the fabric of my trousers. The lawyer in front of me wound up his remarks. There was a longer-than-normal pause.29. Amazon unveils Kindle Fire HDX with 24/7 live help - Friday, September 20, 2013
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon is refreshing its lineup of tablet computers with new devices called Kindle Fire HDX, which are significantly faster and lighter than the previous generation.
The 7-inch and 8.9-inch versions also have sharper, more colorful displays than older models, and both have more pixels per inch than the latest iPad.
30. Fairfax to buy BlackBerry for $4.7 billion - Friday, September 20, 2013
TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry has agreed to sell itself for $4.7 billion to a group led by largest shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.
BlackBerry said Monday that a letter of intent has been signed and its shareholders will receive $9 in cash for each share.31. Apple says it has sold 9M new iPhones since Friday - Friday, September 20, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says shoppers snapped up 9 million of its newest iPhones since the devices were launched Friday, and that demand is exceeding supply.
Apple says the two new models gave it its strongest iPhone launch ever. The company began selling the low-cost 5C and top-of-the-line 5S on Friday.
32. Tests: New iPhones less durable than iPhone 5 - Friday, September 20, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — As Apple pitches its newest smartphones, users may find something lacking compared with last year's model: They could break more easily.
SquareTrade, a provider of protection plans for gadgets, tested five smartphones, including Apple's new iPhones, to see if they could withstand drops, dunks and other common hazards. Its finding: The latest models aren't as durable as last year's iPhone 5.33. Stocks fall on concern about economy, budget fight - Friday, September 20, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Concerns about the strength of the economy and the potential for a budget fight in Washington pushed down the stock market Monday.
The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell for a third straight day.
34. Long, strange trip ending for VW's hippie van - Friday, September 20, 2013
SAO PAULO (AP) — It carried hippies through the 1960s, hauled surfers in search of killer waves during endless summers and serves as a workhorse across the developing world, but the long, strange trip of the Volkswagen van is ending.35. BlackBerry previews big loss, to cut 4,500 workers - Friday, September 20, 2013
TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry said Friday that it will lay off 4,500 employees, or 40 percent of its global workforce, as it reports a nearly $1 billion second-quarter loss a week earlier than expected.36. Stocks drop as investors fret over budget fight - Friday, September 20, 2013
Washington's budget fight jolted Wall Street on Friday, reminding it that the next few weeks could bring a lot of uncertainty.
Investors hate uncertainty, and stocks plunged in afternoon sell-off that wiped out all the gains from rally earlier this week, when the Federal Reserve kept its huge economic stimulus program intact.
37. Stocks rise after Summers exits Fed race - Friday, September 13, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are higher after former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers withdrew from the race to become head of the Federal Reserve.
Summers had been expected to move aggressively to rein in the Fed's huge economic stimulus program.
38. New Pandora CEO faces royalty fight with artists - Friday, September 13, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the biggest challenges facing Brian McAndrews, the new CEO of Pandora, will be renegotiating the royalty rates the Internet radio giant pays to the music industry.
If Pandora doesn't prevail, the outcome could impede the company's growth and hamper its ability to compete with services such as Apple's iTunes Radio, which launches next week.39. A seven-day rally in US stocks loses steam - Friday, September 06, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Traders are pausing Thursday after the stock market's longest rally since July.
Stocks were flat in late morning trading. The Dow Jones industrial average was up five points to 15,331, after adding more than 400 points since Monday. The index is up more than 3.5 percent just this month.
40. Is ‘hillbilly’ a derogatory term or badge of honor? - Friday, September 13, 2013
In a Huffington Post article with the dateline of Venice, Italy, actor Scott Haze says he spent three months living in the Tennessee mountains to prepare for a role in a film.
Losing 45 pounds, eating a piece of fish and an apple each day, and sleeping in caves, Haze hardened himself to the role of a deranged killer for “Child of God,” which is about to premiere at the Venice Film Festival.41. Christmas in summer? Gadget makers reveal lineups - Friday, September 06, 2013
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — It's still officially summer, yet major electronic companies have already announced a slew of holiday gift ideas: iPhones of different colors, video game players and a new category of wristwatches designed to mimic the functionality of smartphones.42. Apple's new iPhones simultaneously aim high, low - Friday, September 06, 2013
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — For the first time since introducing the device that has reshaped technology and culture, Apple will offer two distinct versions of its latest iPhones — a cheaper model made of colorful plastic and another one that aims to be "the gold standard of smartphones" with a faster processor, fancier camera and fingerprint scanner for better security.43. Stocks close mostly higher; Apple sinks after iPhone news - Friday, September 06, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing mostly higher as the possibility of an immediate U.S. military strike on Syria seemed to fade.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 135 points, or 0.9 percent, to 15,326 Wednesday.
44. Apple says iOS 7 will be available Sept. 18 - Friday, September 06, 2013
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple says its next mobile operating system, iOS 7, will be available as a free download on Sept 18.
Craig Federighi, head of software at Apple Inc., said at an event at the company's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters that "downloading iOS 7 is like getting an all new device."45. Wal-Mart to launch smartphone trade-in program - Friday, September 06, 2013
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is launching a smartphone trade-in program later this month that will help consumers trade up to the newest phones available.46. Apple introduces 2 new iPhone models - Friday, September 06, 2013
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — For the first time since introducing the device that changed cellphones forever, Apple will offer two distinct versions of the latest iPhones — a cheaper one made of plastic and another that aims to be "the gold standard of smartphones" and reads your fingerprint.47. Stocks rise as Syria conflict looks less likely - Friday, September 06, 2013
Stocks rose and oil prices fell Tuesday as the risk that the U.S. would attack Syria appeared to fade.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index had its sixth straight gain, the longest winning streak since July.
48. Apple expected to expand selection of iPhones - Friday, September 06, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker's drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation.49. Microsoft launches Xbox Music on Web for free - Friday, September 06, 2013
Microsoft is making its Xbox Music streaming service available for free on the Web — even to those who don't use Windows 8.
The expansion beyond Windows 8 devices and Xbox game consoles starting Monday is intended to bring new customers into the software giant's ecosystem of devices and services and could help it compete with other digital music offerings like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes. It's also an acknowledgement that the music service hasn't done much to drive sales of the Windows 8 operating system.50. Stocks rise on mergers, homebuilder outlook - Friday, September 06, 2013
The stock market got a boost on Monday from mergers, homes, and phones.
Stocks posted their biggest gains in almost two months. Two big deals suggested growing confidence in the economy: Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus was sold for $6 billion, and Koch Industries bought electronics component maker Molex for $7.2 billion.
51. NY judge orders Apple to modify e-book contracts - Friday, September 06, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered Apple to modify contracts with publishers to prevent electronic book price fixing and said she will appoint an external compliance monitor to review the company's antitrust policies and training.52. World leaders push big companies to pay more taxes - Friday, September 06, 2013
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — It's time to make Google, Apple and other multinational companies pay more taxes. That's the message from President Barack Obama and the leaders of the world's leading economies at a summit ending Friday.53. Samsung unveils smartwatch ahead of rival Apple - Friday, August 30, 2013
BERLIN (AP) — Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated digital wristwatch Wednesday at least weeks ahead of a similar product expected from rival Apple. The so-called smartwatch is what some technology analysts believe could become this year's must-have holiday gift.54. Stocks move higher as auto sales increase - Friday, August 30, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street after automakers reported strong sales gains.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 96 points, or 0.7 percent, to close at 14,930 points Wednesday.55. Stock market gains are checked by Syria concerns - Friday, August 30, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market logged modest gains Tuesday as renewed worries about a U.S.-led attack on Syria dampened an early rally.
Stocks surged in the opening minutes of trading as worries of an imminent attack on Syria appeared slimmer after President Barack Obama announced over the weekend that he would seek congressional approval for a strike.
56. Microsoft to buy Nokia phones, patents for $7.2B - Friday, August 30, 2013
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.'s line-up of smartphones and a portfolio of patents and services in an attempt to mount a more formidable challenge to Apple Inc. and Google Inc. as more technological tasks get done on mobile devices instead of personal computers.57. Ackman loses half his investment in Penney sale - Friday, August 23, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — It's official. J.C. Penney's biggest investor and former board member Bill Ackman is through with the retailer, selling his entire 18 percent stake to Citigroup and taking a more than $400 million bath on the deal.58. Ackman to raise up to $504.4M from Penney stake - Friday, August 23, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney's biggest investor, William Ackman, plans to raise up to about $504.4 million from the sale of his entire stake in the struggling department store operator.
Pershing Square Capital Management's Ackman disclosed in a regulatory filing late Monday that he was going to sell his nearly 18 percent interest — or 39.1 million shares — in the Plano, Texas, company.59. Microsoft says CEO Ballmer to retire in 12 months - Friday, August 23, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who took over the helm of the world's largest software company from founder Bill Gates, will retire within the next 12 months.
Microsoft Corp. did not name a successor. The company said it is forming a search committee, which will include Gates, and Ballmer will stay on until a replacement is found.60. Nasdaq breakdown puts pressure on crisis work - Friday, August 23, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest high-tech disruption in the financial markets increases the pressure on Nasdaq and other electronic exchanges to take steps to avoid future breakdowns and manage them better if they do occur.61. Tomato overcomes ‘poison’ label to flourish - Friday, August 23, 2013
Cherry, Big Boys, Grape, Beefsteak, Brandywine, Plum - homegrown tomatoes are here, and I, for one, am plum tickled. One of my favorite ways of eating one is between two slices of Wheatberry bread with nothing but mayo, salt and pepper; however, that might be a toss up with sliced on a plate sandwiched between real mozzarella, fresh basil, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, and then drizzled with olive oil. Yum, yum!62. Stocks drop for fourth day in a row - Friday, August 16, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks dropped for a fourth day in a row Monday as investors continued to express worry about the recent rise in bond yields. Banking stocks also dragged down the broader market.63. Dell's 2Q earnings fall 72 pct amid PC sales slide - Friday, August 16, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dell's woes worsened during its most recent quarter as the slumping personal computer maker resorted to rampant price cutting to slow a sales decline driven by a growing reliance on smartphones and tablets to connect to the Internet and perform other technological tasks.64. Icahn sets sights on Apple, talks to CEO Tim Cook - Friday, August 09, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Activist investor Carl Icahn thinks Apple should be doing more to revive its stock price, and wants to help CEO Tim Cook with the resuscitation.65. Stocks close lower; Macy's drops - Friday, August 09, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is ending lower after Macy's disappointed investors with a weak quarterly profit, casting doubt about how willing shoppers are to spend and support the U.S. economy.66. Icahn tells Apple CEO to buy back more stock - Friday, August 09, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says Apple should buy back more stock.
Icahn said on Twitter Tuesday that he spoke with Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook and told him the computer company's stock buyback needs to be boosted immediately. Icahn characterized the talk as a nice conversation and said he and Cook plan to speak again soon.67. BlackBerry weighs putting itself up for sale - Friday, August 09, 2013
TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry will consider selling itself after the long-awaited debut of its new phones failed to turn around the struggling smartphone maker.
The company said Monday that its board has formed a special committee to explore "strategic alternatives" in hopes of enhancing the company's value and boosting adoption of its BlackBerry 10 platform.
68. Stock market ekes out small gains, led by tech - Friday, August 09, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes are managing small gains as an upturn in technology companies outweighs weakness in other parts of the market, including a drop in airlines.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 31 points, or 0.2 percent, to 15,451 Tuesday.
69. Nashville's most romantic restaurants - Friday, August 09, 2013
A look at some of Nashville's favorite spots for great food and romantic surroundings.
360 Wine Bar Bistro (6000 Highway 100, 353-5604, 360bistro.com)70. Samsung seeks smart watch trademarks in US, SKorea - Friday, August 02, 2013
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. has applied for U.S. and South Korean trademarks for a watch that connects to the Internet in the latest sign that consumer technology companies see wearable devices as the future of their business.71. Stocks slip on a quiet day on Wall Street - Friday, August 02, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — A quiet day of trading left stock indexes mixed Monday.
There was little in the way of news to shake the market out of a summertime stupor, other than a report from the Institute for Supply Management that the U.S. service sector expanded in July, helped by a rise in new orders.
72. US factory means buyers can customize Google phone - Friday, August 02, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — With its first smartphone designed completely in-house, Google is demonstrating one of the benefits of moving production from Asia to the U.S.: It's letting buyers customize phones to give them their own style.73. Sony returns to quarterly profit on cheap yen - Friday, July 26, 2013
TOKYO (AP) — As a slew of big-name Japanese companies report improved quarterly earnings, one theme is taking the sheen off their rosy numbers: mainstay businesses are still struggling despite the perk from a weaker yen.74. Netflix rolls out new tool to profile viewers - Friday, July 26, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is introducing a long-awaited feature that will make it easier for the Internet video service to track and analyze the viewing habits of people sharing the same $8-per-month account.75. Waiting for Bernanke, stocks plod indecisively - Friday, July 26, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — On the stock market Tuesday, it felt like late-summer inertia had already set in.
U.S. stocks wandered between the tiniest of gains and losses before closing mixed. Traders were indecisive as companies reported disparate earnings news, and many were disinclined to make any big moves before getting direction from the Federal Reserve, which is scheduled to release an updated policy statement Wednesday.
76. Group accuses Apple supplier of labor abuses - Friday, July 26, 2013
BEIJING (AP) — A labor rights group Monday accused a Chinese company that makes iPhones for Apple Inc. of abuses including withholding employees' pay and excessive working hours.77. Apple's smartphone market share slips - Friday, July 26, 2013
Apple's share of the global smartphone market fell during the second quarter to its lowest level in four years, according to data released Friday.
Apple took 13.1 percent of the worldwide market, according to ABI Research, down from 16.6 percent a year ago. That's the lowest level since the third quarter of 2009, two years after the launch of the first iPhone.78. No more mail at your door? Delivery changes eyed - Friday, July 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Door-to-door mail delivery is about as American as apple pie. With the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, that tradition could be virtually phased out by 2022 under a proposal in Congress.79. Arthritis pain? Eat some cherries - Friday, July 26, 2013
One of the most beautiful signs of spring is the flowering cherry tree, promising succulent fruit in about two months. The only thing better is two months later being able to enjoy the succulent fruit.80. Grim Caterpillar outlook tugs stocks mostly lower - Friday, July 19, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — A gloomy outlook from Caterpillar, the world's largest construction equipment company, tugged the stock market lower Wednesday.
The meager drop gave the stock market two consecutive days of losses, the first time that's happened all month.
81. Apple's 3Q earnings fall 22 pct on flat revenue - Friday, July 19, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's latest quarterly report confirms the iPhone maker's growth has stalled along with its pace of innovation.
The results announced Tuesday mark the second straight quarter that Apple Inc.'s earnings have fallen from the previous year after a decade of steadily rising profits.82. Stock market ends flat after uneven earnings news - Friday, July 19, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Uneven corporate earnings news left the stock market flat on Tuesday.
Most major indexes closed slightly lower, except for the Dow Jones industrial average. Yet even there the gain was due to the increase in one stock, United Technologies.
83. NSA revelations reframe digital life for some - Friday, July 19, 2013
In Louisiana, the wife of a former soldier is scaling back on Facebook posts and considering unfriending old acquaintances, worried an innocuous joke or long-lost associate might one day land her in a government probe.84. Dell delays buyout vote, signaling lack of support - Friday, July 19, 2013
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Michael Dell believes he can revive the company bearing his name if his group of investors can buy it for $24.4 billion. But that deal is in danger of falling apart, increasing the chances that the personal computer giant's founder might not be CEO much longer.85. Microsoft reboots with sweeping reorganization - Friday, July 12, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft Corp. has decided its entire business needs a new operating system.
CEO Steve Ballmer is restructuring the company to cope with a quickening pace of technological change that has left the world's largest software maker a step behind its two biggest rivals, Apple and Google.86. Microsoft reshuffles company structure - Friday, July 05, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft Corp. is reshuffling its business in an attempt to promote faster innovation and a sharper focus on devices and services. The move by the world's largest software maker comes amid lukewarm response to the latest version of its flagship Windows operating system and a steady decline in demand for PCs as people turn to tablets and other mobile gadgets.87. NY judge: Apple conspired to raise e-book prices - Friday, July 05, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Inc. conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying the evidence left no doubt that the computer maker broke antitrust laws.88. Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch resigns - Friday, July 05, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble Inc. said Monday that William Lynch has stepped down as CEO, effective immediately, just weeks after the book retailer announced weak sales, big losses and the declining popularity of its Nook e-readers.89. Engelbart, inventor of computer mouse, dies at 88 - Friday, June 28, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Doug Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse and developer of early incarnations of email, word processing programs and the Internet, has died at the age of 88.
The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., where Engelbart had been a fellow since 2005, said Wednesday that it was notified of the death in an email from his daughter, Christina. The Stanford Research Institute, where he used to work, also confirmed his death. The cause of death wasn't immediately known.90. Blackberry maker posts larger-than-expected loss, shares plunge - Friday, June 28, 2013
TORONTO (AP) — Shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion plunged nearly 30 percent Friday after the company posted a loss and warned of future losses despite releasing its make-or-break new smartphones this year.91. Blackberries – plump, juicy and delicious! - Friday, June 28, 2013
My mom has been talking for the last few weeks about the blackberries she’s growing in her backyard.
It makes me envious enough that I just might start a few bushes next year. Either blackberries or blueberries. Both of them are some of my favorite fruits.92. Your favorite apps, created in Brentwood - Friday, June 28, 2013
Tapping an app to see what’s on television, or maybe to do some research on a car before buying it? Chances are good you are using an app on your mobile device that was developed here in Nashville.93. Microsoft tweaks Windows 8, blamed for PC slump - Friday, June 21, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft on Wednesday released a preview version of an update to Windows 8, aiming to address some of the gripes people have with the company's flagship operating system.94. New Samsung tablets mimic Galaxy phones - Friday, June 21, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung is making its tablet computers look more like its hit Galaxy phones in the hope that the success of the smartphones can boost tablet sales.
Samsung Electronics Co., the second-largest maker of tablets after Apple, is putting three new tablets in the Galaxy Tab 3 series on sale in the U.S. on July 7. The cheapest, $199 device will have a screen that measures 7 inches diagonally. An 8-inch model will go for $299 and a 10-inch one for $399.95. First Apple computer could fetch $500,000 or more - Friday, June 21, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — It's the kind of electronic junk that piles up in basements and garages — an old computer motherboard with wires sticking out.
But because it was designed and sold by two college dropouts named Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, it could be worth more than half a million dollars.96. How higher rates touch consumers, firms, investors - Friday, June 21, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — All it took was speculation that the Federal Reserve could slow its bond buying months from now — and then a few words Wednesday from Chairman Ben Bernanke to confirm it.
The result is that record-low interest rates that have fueled economic growth, cheered the stock market, shrunk mortgage rates but punished savers are headed up.97. Stocks recover on Wall Street after 2-day plunge - Friday, June 21, 2013
Traders decided that the stock market has suffered enough, at least for now.
After a two-day plunge, stocks ended the week with an advance on Friday, suggesting that Wall Street may be successfully weaned from the Federal Reserve's easy money after all.98. ISO the funniest, most ridiculous personal ads - Friday, June 21, 2013
Cleaning off a shelf, I came across the 2005 issue of Uncle John’s Fast-Acting, Long-Lasting Bathroom Reader. This series, by the way, has been around for a quarter-century now, and I’m long overdue to order the 2012 issue: the Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader.99. How to murder a brand - Friday, June 21, 2013
Seventeen short months after the former Apple retailer extraordinaire was tapped as CEO of J.C. Penney, Ron Johnson was fired in spectacular fashion for a 55 percent drop in stock and sales declines as high as 20 percent in a single quarter.100. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for May 2013 - Friday, June 21, 2013
Top May 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
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