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WASHINGTON (AP) — US factory orders up 2.1 percent in March, first advance in 8 months.
May 4, 2015 | 3:04 PM
US stocks gain, pushing market back near record levels
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving slightly higher in midday trading, building on their gains from Friday. Cognizant Technology Solutions jumped 9 percent, the most in the S&P 500 index, after the consulting company reported earnings that beat...
May 4, 2015 | 3:04 PM
Comcast now has more Internet than cable customers
NEW YORK (AP) — Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators' fears about a giant cable company's control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers. For the first time, the country's largest...
May 4, 2015 | 3:04 PM
US factory orders rise in March for first time in 8 months
Economists are hoping that U.S. manufacturing is beginning to emerge from a long soft patch, bolstered by stronger domestic demand that will offset ongoing weakness in exports. The strength in March was led by a surge in demand for computers and...
May 4, 2015 | 3:04 PM
Buffett remains confident in IBM's business prospects
Buffett remains confident in IBM's business prospects (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says he remains confident in IBM's future, and his Berkshire Hathaway added to its stake in the technology firm earlier this year.
May 4, 2015 | 1:04 PM
Intuit drafting another small business for Super Bowl TV ad
The maker of QuickBooks accounting software is planning its second competition in which small companies will vie for a 30-second spot in Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. The winner of the first contest, toy maker GoldieBlox, saw its sales soar after it won...
May 4, 2015 | 1:04 PM
AmEx to roll out loyalty program Plenti on Monday
NEW YORK (AP) — American Express will roll out a new loyalty program, Plenti, on Monday, allowing U.S. shoppers for the first time to earn rewards points through a variety of purchases, from paying a phone bill to filling up at the pump. Unlike...
May 4, 2015 | 12:04 PM
Google embeds engineers as professors
[...] there was her name: In ongoing efforts to diversify Silicon Valley's tech sector, Google is embedding engineers at a handful of Historically Black Colleges and Universities where they teach, mentor and advise on curriculum. Today 35 percent...
May 4, 2015 | 11:04 AM
Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights
BEIJING (AP) — A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. André Borschberg, 62, is due to fly over...
May 4, 2015 | 11:04 AM
GM cuts 2016 Volt plug-in hybrid car price by almost $1,200
GM cuts 2016 Volt plug-in hybrid car price by almost $1,200 Sales of Volts and other battery-powered vehicles have suffered with gasoline prices nationwide averaging $2.60 per gallon.
May 4, 2015 | 11:04 AM