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  • Sizing up what Apple's $700B market cap could buy

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's market value surpassed $700 billion in Tuesday trading, an unprecedented milestone among U.S. companies. Shares backtracked in the afternoon, closing down $1.03 at $117.60 — leaving Apple up 47 percent this year with a still-staggering market value of $690 billion. Exxon Mobil Corp. is a distant second with a...

  • Judge: FEC improperly narrowed disclosure rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission impermissibly narrowed disclosure requirements for corporations and labor organizations that finance electioneering communications, the political ads that run close to an election, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. In setting aside an FEC regulation, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the...

  • White House vows to kill deal to extend tax breaks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is working feverishly to quickly scuttle a congressional effort to permanently renew generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals, saying a plan brewing on Capitol Hill favored corporations over the working class. Speculation on Capitol Hill on Tuesday focused on a potential agreement to permanently...

  • 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 returning more than a year and a half after a performer fell 94 feet to her death when a wire rope snapped during the stunt. Cirque du Soleil officials have invited reporters to a Dec. 3 preview of the scene's return at the MGM Grand hotel-casino on the Strip....

  • 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,...

  • 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 as the holiday shopping season revs up. According to a memo provided to the media, Duncan Mac Naughton decided to leave to "pursue new opportunities" effective Tuesday. According to the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Unboxing videos online chronicle the big reveal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rrrrip goes the packing tape and squeak goes the protective foam. Are there sweeter, more seductive sounds than the opening of a new toy or gadget? Not to unboxers and the millions of people who watch their videos on YouTube. For the uninitiated, unboxing is the recording and sharing of the big reveal, whether it's Dad behind...

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