NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed mostly higher Thursday, helped by positive earnings out of several large U.S. companies including Apple and construction equipment maker Caterpillar.
The markets gains were modest, however, as investors turned their eyes back to Russia and Ukraine, where geopolitical tensions were heating up once again. Some earnings reports, such as 3M and Facebook, also failed to impress investors.
3. Stocks mostly higher on earnings gains; Apple up - Friday, April 18, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Strong earnings from a number of U.S. companies including Apple and Caterpillar had stocks moving mostly higher Thursday afternoon. 3M was among those whose results disappointed investors.4. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for March 2014 - Friday, April 25, 2014
Top March 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.5. Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO - Friday, April 18, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of classic HBO shows like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network.6. In Internet TV case, justices show concern - Friday, April 18, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.7. Stocks end higher, extending a modest rally - Friday, April 11, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks managed to close with modest gains on Wall Street after a day of up-and-down trading.
Coca-Cola rose 4 percent after reporting higher sales of non-carbonated beverages. Johnson & Johnson rose 2 percent after its income rose.
8. Once-soaring tech stocks sink in sobering comedown - Friday, April 11, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The stock market's laws of gravity are inflicting pain on its highest fliers.
Just look at the list of technology trailblazers whose values have plummeted from record highs during the past few weeks. Investors have re-focused on safer sectors such as utilities, health care and consumer staples instead of companies that promise potential growth from online services that are building huge audiences.9. Old habits at Samsung, LG embarrass them abroad - Friday, March 28, 2014
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When Samsung unveiled a new smartphone at the storied Radio City Music Hall, the Broadway-style spectacle was memorable not for technology but for a cast of giggling female characters who fantasized about marrying a doctor, fretted about eating too much cake, and needed a man's help to understand how to work the phone.10. Microsoft reveals Siri-like Windows Phone feature - Friday, March 28, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is showcasing a new virtual assistant as part of an upcoming update for Windows phones.
The assistant, named Cortana, tries to be chatty like Siri on Apple's iPhones and iPads, while anticipating information you might want, like Google Now on Android devices.11. Amazon unveils Fire TV set top streaming device - Friday, March 28, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is making a bid to enter living rooms with Amazon Fire TV, a new set-top box that allows streaming of online video, music and other content to televisions.
The company says the $99 device has better speed, performance and search functions than other streaming boxes such as Apple TV and Google Chromecast. But Amazon is coming late to the streaming set-top game, and it remains to be seen whether the company is offering enough new and better services to lure customers away from their current streaming methods.
12. BlackBerry ending US licensing deal with T-Mobile - Friday, March 28, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — BlackBerry is ending its U.S. licensing deal with T-Mobile, saying the companies no longer have complementary strategies.
The disconnect appears to be related to a T-Mobile promotion that BlackBerry took issue with last month.13. Windows 8 updates expected at Microsoft conference - Friday, March 28, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is following through on a promise to update its Windows 8 operating system on a regular basis to respond to consumers' complaints and other feedback.
Just months after the release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft is preparing changes to make it easier for people to use Windows with traditional keyboard and mouse controls. Among other things, Microsoft will add search, power and settings buttons to the Start page, so people don't have to figure out how to pull those functions from the right side of their screens. The update also promises easier ways to close apps.14. Sen. Paul: Give Caterpillar award for tax strategy - Friday, March 28, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Caterpillar Inc. executives defended a tax strategy Tuesday that has saved the manufacturing giant billions in U.S. taxes. They got support from Republican senators, including one who said the company deserves an award.15. BlackBerry wins ruling against iPhone keyboard - Friday, March 28, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry has won an early round in its legal battle against an iPhone keyboard made by a startup co-founded by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest.16. Microsoft unveils Office for iPad - Friday, March 28, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft on Thursday unveiled Office for the iPad, a software suite that includes programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and works on rival Apple Inc.'s hugely popular tablet computer.17. Microsoft unveils Office for iPad - Friday, March 21, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft on Thursday unveiled Office for the iPad, a software suite that includes programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and works on rival Apple Inc.'s hugely popular tablet computer.18. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for February 2014 - Friday, March 21, 2014
Top February 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.19. Jesse Jackson to take on tech's lack of diversity - Friday, March 14, 2014
The Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to lead a delegation to the Hewlett-Packard annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday to bring attention to Silicon Valley's poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding.20. Nashville chefs wow crowd at Charleston Wine + Food Festival - Friday, March 14, 2014
For a newcomer at the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival, the schedule can be overwhelming – in a good way.
You can bop from tastings, demos and discussions throughout the day on the festival grounds and sign up for special breakfasts, lunches, dinners and even wine-tasting cruises around the harbor. Then you’ll probably want to squeeze in a taste at the many fabulous Charleston restaurants between events and hit a few after-parties that go into the night. Whew.21. Even the best legal TV shows can be held in contempt - Friday, March 07, 2014
The phrase “civil war” is an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms. And, of course, it’s generally used to refer to open hostilities between factions that occupy a common geographical sphere.22. Apple dials up effort to meld iPhone with cars - Friday, February 28, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is accelerating the race to make smartphone applications easier and safer to use in cars.
Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo are previewing Apple's iPhone technology for cars this week at an auto show in Geneva.23. New food labels would highlight calories and sugar - Friday, February 21, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Those "Nutrition Facts" labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look.
Calories would be in larger, bolder type, and consumers for the first time would know whether foods have added sugars under label changes being proposed by the Obama administration. Serving sizes would be updated to make them more realistic. A serving of ice cream, for example, would double to a full cup, closer to what people actually eat.24. 600-plus business groups press for immigration - Friday, February 21, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 600 business organizations, from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Apple to McDonald's, have sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner pressing him to move on immigration legislation this year.25. BlackBerry announces new phones, services - Friday, February 21, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — BlackBerry will release a low-cost phone in Indonesia in April and plans a broader release of a phone that restores a beloved row of control keys with a track pad.
The Indonesia phone, the Z3, will sell for less than $200 without subsidies, the company said Tuesday. It will later expand to other markets in southeast Asia. BlackBerry Ltd. CEO John Chen said a version with faster, 4G connectivity is planned for the rest of the world "sometime in the future before I die."26. Many new phones coming, but Samsung hogs limelight - Friday, February 21, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Sony unveiled a new waterproof phone that can take ultra-high-definition video. Nokia introduced three Android smartphones aimed at emerging markets. And Lenovo announced one with an all-glass exterior.27. WhatsApp: A $19 billion bet for Facebook - Friday, February 14, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones.28. Icahn backs off plan for $50B Apple share buyback - Friday, February 07, 2014
Activist investor Carl Icahn is backing off his proposal that Apple spend $50 billion buying back its own stock during the current fiscal year that ends in September.
Icahn told fellow Apple shareholders Monday in a letter that he sees no reason to persist in light of the Cupertino, Calif., company's recent buybacks and a recommendation from an influential firm that gives advice to big shareholders.29. US stocks end slightly higher in quiet trading - Friday, February 07, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market ended up more or less where it began Monday in a quiet day for investors who had little economic data or company earnings to react to.
Analysts said the market is likely to remain in a holding pattern until traders hear from Janet Yellen in her first testimony before Congress since becoming head of the Federal Reserve.
30. A scramble to sign up the young by health deadline - Friday, February 07, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Do you guys have health insurance?" David Bransfield asks each time a group of backpack-toting college students passes by.
Some nod yes. A few promise to stop back after class. Others don't bother removing their headphones.31. Apple said to take $14B bite of stock via buyback - Friday, February 07, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple has repurchased $14 billion of its stock in the two weeks after its first-quarter financial results and second-quarter revenue outlook disappointed investors.
Its shares rose in morning trading Friday.
32. Was Microsoft smart to play it safe with CEO pick? - Friday, January 31, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After compiling a list of more than 100 CEO candidates, Microsoft settled on Satya Nadella a home-grown leader who joined the software maker in the early 1990s. That's back when Google's founders were teenagers and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in elementary school.33. Obama secures $750M in pledges to get kids online - Friday, January 31, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Claiming progress in his campaign to get American schools wired for the future, President Barack Obama is announcing commitments from U.S. companies totaling about $750 million to connect more students to high-speed Internet.34. Obama: Job training must reflect changing economy - Friday, January 31, 2014
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Stressing the importance of having job-training programs that work, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered a "soup to nuts" review of federal workforce training initiatives and pledged to copy the most successful ones.35. Apple's 1Q results highlight need for new products - Friday, January 24, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's going to take more than brisk sales of the iPhone and iPad to convince investors that Apple still has the magic touch.
Wall Street's nagging doubts about Apple's further growth prospects were magnified late Monday with the release of the company's results for a three-month period that encompassed the holiday shopping season.36. Stocks rise on Wall Street after 3 days of losses - Friday, January 24, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors' jitters over emerging markets faded on Tuesday and U.S. stocks rose for the first time in four days.
Global stock markets stabilized after three turbulent days when investors grew worried about growth in China and other emerging markets. The sell-off began last Thursday, when a survey for January showed that Chinese manufacturing was set to contract, dragging down stocks in Asia, Europe and the U.S. The slide continued on Friday as currencies in countries including Argentina and Turkey slumped. On Monday, Asian markets slumped, although the selling on Wall Street eased.
37. Wealth gap: A guide to what it is, why it matters - Friday, January 24, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — From the White House to the Vatican to the business elite in Davos, Switzerland, one issue keeps seizing the agenda: the growing gap between the very wealthy and everyone else.
It's "the defining challenge of our time," says President Barack Obama, who will spotlight the issue in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. A Gallup poll finds two-thirds of Americans are unhappy with the nation's distribution of wealth. Experts say it may be slowing the economy.38. Carl Icahn snaps up another $500M of Apple stock - Friday, January 24, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Outspoken billionaire Carl Icahn has tossed another bushel of Apple stock into his investment portfolio as he tries to persuade the iPhone maker to buy back more of its own shares.39. Apple's Mac still influences, 30 years after debut - Friday, January 24, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Look around. Many of the gadgets you see drew inspiration from the original Mac computer.
Computers at the time typically required people to type in commands. Once the Mac came out 30 years ago Friday, people could instead navigate with a graphical user interface. Available options were organized into menus. People clicked icons to run programs and dragged and dropped files to move them.
40. Nokia sees smartphone sales, profits plunge in Q4 - Friday, January 17, 2014
HELSINKI (AP) — The Nokia handsets business that Microsoft is due to take over saw sales continue to slide in the fourth quarter as its Lumia smartphones failed to draw business away from larger competitors like Apple and Samsung.41. Instant replay: Classic Super Bowl grub - Friday, January 24, 2014
Every year around Super Bowl time, I start searching the TV, Internet, cookbooks and newspapers, anything I can put my hands on to find new or interesting recipes for your upcoming Super Bowl party.42. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for 2013 - Friday, January 24, 2014
Top 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.43. Icahn says his Apple investment has crossed $3B - Friday, January 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Activist investor Carl Icahn says he has purchased $500 million worth of Apple stock in the past couple of weeks to bring his total holdings in the company to more than $3 billion.
Icahn disclosed the purchases on his official Twitter account on Wednesday. He also criticized the iPhone and Mac computer maker's board, saying it's doing a "great disservice" to shareholders by not increasing its stock buyback significantly.44. Experts: Target hackers will be tough to find - Friday, January 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — It doesn't surprise experts that some debit and credit card numbers stolen from Target's computer systems may have surfaced among nearly 100 fake credit cards seized by police in Texas this week.45. Apple will refund at least $32.5M in app case - Friday, January 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple will refund at least $32.5 million to consumers to settle a federal case involving purchases that kids made without their parents' permission while playing on mobile apps, the government announced Wednesday.46. Squeezing private profits from public schools - Friday, January 17, 2014
Charter schools were intended as small public alternatives with unique learning methods for children stuck in failing schools. But dollar signs have transformed those boutique-type schools into big business commodities with profit streams available to operators – even in states like Tennessee that do not allow for-profit charter schools.47. Google builds a 'Nest' for future of smart homes - Friday, January 10, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When our Internet-connected gadgets and home appliances all learn to talk to each other, Google wants to be at the center of the conversation.
This imagined future is still a few years away, but Google is already preparing with its $3.2 billion acquisition of high-tech thermostat and smoke-detector maker Nest Labs.48. S&P 500 index ekes out another record high close - Friday, January 10, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a squeaker, but the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed at its first all-time high of 2014.
The S&P 500 closed up nine points Wednesday, or 0.5 percent, at 1,848.38. That's just two-hundredths of a point above its previous high set on Dec. 31, 2013.
49. Food industry cuts calories four-fold over pledge - Friday, January 03, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the nation's largest food companies have cut daily calorie counts by an average of 78 per person, a new study says, more than four times the amount the industry pledged to slash by next year.50. Original Cheerios to go GMO-free - Friday, January 03, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — General Mills says some Cheerios made without genetically modified ingredients will start appearing on shelves soon.
The Minneapolis-based company said Thursday that it has been manufacturing its original-flavor Cheerios without GMOs for the past several weeks in response to consumer demand. It did not specify exactly when those boxes would be on sale.51. US stocks fall on first day of 2014 - Friday, December 27, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market got 2014 off to a weak start Thursday. Major indexes fell after ending last year at record levels. Trading has been quiet this week with many investors on vacation.52. Apple: We had no role in NSA's alleged iPhone hack - Friday, December 27, 2013
LONDON (AP) — Apple Inc. says it played no role in the National Security Agency's alleged efforts to hack the iPhone, explaining that it was unaware of a recently revealed program apparently aimed at turning the best-selling smartphone into an improvised listening device.53. Apple, other tech stocks lift the broader market - Friday, December 20, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in quiet trading Monday as investors start to close the books on 2013.
Apple helped lift technology stocks after the company reached a deal to sell the iPhone to China's largest wireless carrier.
54. Apple reaches deal to bring iPhone to China Mobile - Friday, December 20, 2013
BEIJING (AP) — Apple and China Mobile announced a long-anticipated agreement Monday to bring the iPhone to the world's biggest phone company.
The deal might help to boost iPhone sales in a market where Apple Inc. faces intense competition. The iPhone already is available in China through two smaller carriers but the latest deal links it with a bigger network and state-owned China Mobile Ltd.'s marketing power.55. BlackBerry posts 3Q loss of $4.4B - Friday, December 20, 2013
TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry reported a massive $4.4 billion loss in the third quarter and 56 percent drop in revenue in its first results under new chairman and interim chief executive John Chen who hopes to make the company profitable again by 2016.56. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for Nov. 2013 - Friday, December 20, 2013
Top November 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.57. Google's top searches peer into society's mindset - Friday, December 13, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Death, devices and celebrity drove the quest for more information on Google's search engine this year.
Three of the world's four fastest-rising search requests on Google were triggered by the deaths of famous men.58. Obama to meet with tech CEOs amid NSA concerns - Friday, December 13, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is meeting Tuesday with executives from leading technology companies, including Google, Twitter and Apple.
The White House says the meeting will focus on efforts to repair the Obama administration's HealthCare.gov website and reform government information technology.59. Possible China deal could pep up iPhone sales - Friday, December 13, 2013
BEIJING (AP) — Apple Inc. might have a chance to pep up cooling iPhone sales in China if it finally can reach a deal with the world's biggest phone carrier.60. Labor group sees progress at major Apple supplier - Friday, December 06, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A labor group monitoring three Chinese factories that make iPhones and other Apple products says once-oppressive working conditions have steadily improved in the last 18 months, but more must be done to reduce the amount of overtime that employees work.61. Tech firms vie to protect personal data, profits - Friday, December 06, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government's surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people's online habits.62. Tech giants call for controls on government snooping - Friday, December 06, 2013
LONDON (AP) — Major technology companies, stung by poor publicity for having helped the U.S. government access personal data, on Monday issued an open letter to President Barack Obama asking for tighter controls on surveillance.63. Don’t forget old favorites when dining with guests - Friday, December 06, 2013
Whether your out-of-town family begs to go to an old favorite each time they come to Nashville or are mad you’ve never taken them to a storied place, these five spots make the holidays special for natives, newcomers and anyone returning home for a winter visit.64. Let area’s best chefs create holiday memories - Friday, December 06, 2013
If you expect a flock of foodies among your visitors this holiday season, don’t waste too much money buying them gifts – simply take them to eat at one (or more) of these 10 signature Nashville restaurants.65. Tennessee wildlife agency has new mobile app - Friday, November 29, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has a new mobile app that allows users to take along the latest agency info whenever they go.
The new app includes access to all hunting, trapping, fishing and boating guidelines.66. BlackBerry shakeup continues as COO, CFO depart - Friday, November 22, 2013
TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry's interim chief executive has shaken up BlackBerry's management team in a move seen as prelude to him taking the top job himself.
Chief Operating Officer Kristian Tear and Chief Marketing Officer Frank Boulben, both hired by recently ousted CEO Thorsten Heins, will leave the struggling smartphone maker.67. Stocks end mixed on quiet day; energy stocks fall - Friday, November 22, 2013
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.
68. 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.69. 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.70. 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.71. 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.72. 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.73. 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.74. 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.75. 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.76. 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. 953-106577. 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.
78. 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.79. 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.80. 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.81. 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.82. 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."83. 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.
84. 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.85. 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.86. 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.87. 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.88. 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.89. 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.
90. 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.91. 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.
92. 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.93. 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.
94. 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 5.95. 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.
96. 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.97. 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.98. 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.
99. 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.
100. 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.