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  • Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the movie theater. The Food and Drug Administration announced long-delayed calorie labeling rules Tuesday, requiring establishments that sell...

  • Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor Wednesday on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year. Forecasters said major Northeast cities will probably see moderate to heavy rain most of the day,...

  • Lawmakers target Golden Gate Bridge sidewalk fee

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two California lawmakers plan to introduce legislation to block a possible sidewalk toll on the Golden Gate Bridge. Assemblymen Phil Ting and Marc Levine said at a news conference Tuesday that a sidewalk toll would be the wrong message to send when officials are trying to cut greenhouse gas pollution and encourage people...

  • Stock gains fizzle; Indexes still near records

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is ending the day pretty much it started, leaving indexes near record highs. Investors were weighing an upward revision in U.S. economic growth Tuesday against a drop in consumer confidence. Energy stocks fell 1.6 percent after the price of oil resumed its slide ahead an OPEC meeting on Thursday. Many...

  • Wal-Mart's top merchant out as key holiday nears

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart's chief merchandising officer for its namesake U.S. division has left as the discounter makes leadership changes to perk up sales only days before the start of crucial holiday shopping season. According to a memo provided to the media, Duncan Mac Naughton decided to leave to "pursue new opportunities" effective...

  • Iowa posts record egg production as demand soars

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The egg is on a roll. It has never been more popular as a fast-food restaurant breakfast staple, and its appeal has broadened far beyond the day's first meal. High demand has kept egg prices at record levels, even as production soars. "A lot of it has to do with quick service restaurants offering breakfast now and many...

  • Cirque show scene returns after performer's death

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A key battle scene near the end of Cirque du Soleil's "Ka" show is coming back more than a year and a half after a performer fell 94 feet to her death when a wire rope snapped during the stunt. Officials with Cirque du Soleil (sirk-duh-soh-LAY') invited reporters to a Dec. 3 preview of the scene's return at the MGM Grand...

  • HP Earnings Show Continued Struggle

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Venerable tech giant Hewlett-Packard has been struggling for three years to turn its business around. Its latest earnings show it still has more work ahead. While CEO Meg Whitman has decided to split the company in two, she has said it will take a year to disengage the sluggish printer-and-PC division from faster-growing...

  • HSBC to pay $12.5 million to settle SEC charge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — HSBC will pay $12.5 million to settle regulators' charges that its private-banking business based in Switzerland violated U.S. securities laws. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday that the private-banking unit failed to register with the SEC before providing brokerage services and investment advice to U.S....

  • US economy posts even stronger growth in Q3

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew even faster in the third quarter than initially thought, posting the strongest six months of growth in more than a decade and pulling further ahead of other big economies of the world. The gross domestic product, the country's total output of goods and services, expanded at a healthy 3.9 percent annual...

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Nov. 17 to Sunday Nov. 23 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. UNITED STATES 1. Hozier, "Take Me To Church" (Columbia Records) 2. Big Sean, "I Don't F--- With You" (Def...

  • How much do you know about how the Internet works?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people can recognize Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually keeps consumer information confidential, according to a new Pew Research study released Tuesday. The results underscore what many techies say is a...

  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Nov. 17 to Sunday, Nov. 23 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. UNITED STATES 1. The New Basement Tapes, "Kansas City" (Harvest Records) 2. Upon A Burning Body, "Turn Down...

  • Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

    NEW YORK — Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year. Turns out, shoppers will find more discounted items in stores that are open on Thanksgiving....

  • The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

    iBook charts for week ending November 24, 2014: Top Paid Books 1. Captivated By You by Sylvia Day - 9780698153462 - (Penguin Group US) 2.The Escape by David Baldacci - 9781455521272 - (Grand Central Publishing) 3.Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - 9780307588388 - (Crown Publishing Group) 4.The Burning Room by Michael Connelly - 9780316225922 -...

  • Thanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that

    Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from and whether trains are running on time. The American Automobile Association forecasts that the...

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

    iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending November 24, 2014: Top Songs 1. Blank Space, Taylor Swift 2. Take Me to Church, Hozier 3. Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars), Mark Ronson 4. All About That Bass, Meghan Trainor 5. I'm Not the Only One, Sam Smith 6. Animals, Maroon 5 7. Jealous, Nick Jonas 8. Shake It Off, Taylor Swift 9....

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending November 24, 2014: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Five Nights at Freddy's 2, Scott Cawthon 2. Five Nights at Freddy's, Scott Cawthon 3. Minecraft - Pocket Edition, Mojang 4. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc 5. Kingdom Rush Origins, Ironhide Game Studio 6. Swype, Nuance...

  • Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year. Turns out, shoppers will find more discounted items in stores that are open on Thanksgiving....

  • Twitter lets merchants offer deals to its users

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is expanding its reach into commerce with a new tool called "Offers." Advertisers can post promotions and discounts in users' Twitter feeds, whether or not Twitter users follow those merchants. To redeem an offer, customers enter their credit or debit card information. They can use the same card to redeem the promotion...

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