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Comcast gets social to shake bad customer-service reputation
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is adding more social media representatives as it tries to work on its reputation for inefficient, unresponsive or just plain rude customer service. The country's biggest cable provider is promoting its customer service...
Mar 25, 2015 | 5:25 AM
Report: Tax time means overhaul subsidy repayments for many
Kaiser Family Foundation says half the U.S. households eligible to receive help buying insurance last year under the health care overhaul will have to repay some of that aid this tax season. For 2014, the federal overhaul started offering income-...
Mar 25, 2015 | 4:25 AM
Clash of Clans maker sees strong growth in profits, sales
HELSINKI (AP) — "Clash of Clans" maker Supercell says pre-tax profit last year more than doubled to 515 million euros ($564 million) as sales of its popular games surged three-fold to more than 1.54 billion euros.
Mar 25, 2015 | 2:25 AM
High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up
Life insurance firms pitched long-term care policies as the prudent way for Americans to shoulder the cost of staying in nursing homes. The Obama Administration had planned to make a long-term insurance program part of the Affordable Care Act but...
Mar 25, 2015 | 2:25 AM
Phone operator Telefonica announces sale of O2 UK to Hutchison Whampoa for $15 billion
LONDON (AP) — Phone operator Telefonica announces sale of O2 UK to Hutchison Whampoa for $15 billion.
Mar 25, 2015 | 2:25 AM
Mercedes recalls 30,000 cars to fix rear tail lamp problem
Mercedes recalls 30,000 cars to fix rear tail lamp problem Mercedes says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the malfunctioning lights could prevent other drivers from seeing the cars, increasing the risk of a crash.
Mar 24, 2015 | 11:24 PM
Higher gas costs lift US consumer prices after 3 declines
WASHINGTON (AP) — A slight rise in gas costs and broad increases in other categories lifted consumer prices in February, a welcome sign after three straight months of declines that had pointed to excessively low inflation. The consumer price index...
Mar 24, 2015 | 7:24 PM
US stock indexes turn higher at midday
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are rising modestly at midday as investors assess the latest news on consumer prices and company earnings. Miner Freeport-McMoRan fell 1 percent after the company said it would slash its quarterly dividend by 84...
Mar 24, 2015 | 6:24 PM
US new-home sales surge 7.8 percent in February as builders shake off winter
WASHINGTON (AP) — US new-home sales surge 7.8 percent in February as builders shake off winter.
Mar 24, 2015 | 4:24 PM
GM recalls Chevy Malibus to fix sunroof control issue
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling nearly 92,000 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedans to fix a problem with the power sunroof controls. GM says it doesn't know of any injuries caused by the problem, and it hasn't received any customer complaints.
Mar 24, 2015 | 4:24 PM