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  • Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'

    Wednesday, Jul 23, 5:54 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300... Read more...
  • SEC considering action against S&P over ratings

    Wednesday, Jul 23, 4:24 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Standard & Poor's said Wednesday that regulators have told the rating agency they are considering taking civil enforcement action against it over ratings it gave to six deals in 2011... Read more...
  • Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

    Wednesday, Jul 23, 4:18 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite... Read more...
  • Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

    Wednesday, Jul 23, 4:06 pm
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared --except the money those posts produce.At least two services... Read more...
  • Cheaper wireless plans cut into AT&T 2Q profit

    Wednesday, Jul 23, 3:37 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) -- AT&T Inc. on Wednesday posted lower net income for the latest quarter due to cheaper cellphone plans it introduced as a response to aggressive pricing from smaller competitor T-Mobile... Read more...
  • Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

    Wednesday, Jul 23, 3:37 pm
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.The... Read more...
  • Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soar

    Wednesday, Jul 23, 3:36 pm
    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more... Read more...
  • FDA approves new painkiller from OxyContin maker

    Wednesday, Jul 23, 3:26 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.Purdue Pharma's... Read more...
  • Soybeans bounce off lowest prices since 2010

    Wednesday, Jul 23, 2:30 pm
    Soybean futures rose Wednesday as forecasts for dry weather pulled prices up from their lows for the year.Soybeans rose 19 cents to settle at $10.77 a bushel. Other crop futures also rose. Wheat... Read more...
  • Fair Trade brings big sales and a clear conscience

    Wednesday, Jul 23, 2:25 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Brooklyn Roasting Co. has a booming business based on helping people thousands of miles away.Ninety percent of the coffee the New York-based company sells is Fair Trade -- certified... Read more...
  • Details of 6 GM recalls announced Wednesday

    Wednesday, Jul 23, 1:24 pm
    General Motors announced six more recalls Wednesday, bringing its total so far this year to 60, affecting nearly 30 million vehicles.Wednesday's recalls total nearly 823,000 cars, trucks and... Read more...
  • 5 tips for selling your home for the best price

    Wednesday, Jul 23, 1:06 pm
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The rebound in U.S. home values over the past couple of years has placed many homeowners in a better position to sell their home for a profit.Still, getting a home sold can... Read more...
  • Figures on government spending and debt

    Wednesday, Jul 23, 1:06 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Copyright © The Associated Press.... Read more...
  • Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

    Wednesday, Jul 23, 11:36 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several... Read more...
  • Delta 2Q profit rises 17 percent

    Wednesday, Jul 23, 10:42 am
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Delta Air Lines Inc. said Wednesday that second-quarter earnings rose 17 percent, topping analysts' expectations, as passengers flew more miles at higher average fares and fuel spending... Read more...
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