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SOMETHING WAS wrong with my computer, the caller told me. He said his systems had detected a virus. (My computer had been rather slow lately.) He said he was a computer technician with Microsoft.
Frontier Airlines - with new owners, a new management team, and a new logo on its planes - is coming to Philadelphia with flights to seven cities.
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NEW YORK - Concerns over high stock prices and global politics continued to plague markets Monday as major stock indexes ended with slight losses in another day of choppy trading. Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major world financial center, added to the host of political concerns on investors' minds.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. extorted American International Group Inc. shareholders when it extended a $182 billion taxpayer bailout at the height of the 2008 financial crisis, a lawyer for Maurice "Hank" Greenberg said.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed a court challenge to the state's latest attempt to offer legal sports gambling on Monday, calling the effort "astounding," ''specious" and a "blatant violation" of an earlier court order.
NEW YORK (AP) - Card data of Supervalu and Albertsons shoppers may be at risk in another hack, the two supermarket companies said Monday.
After an epic breakdown in customer service this summer, Comcast Corp. has appointed a fast-rising executive, Charlie Herrin, to a new position with broad powers to fix Comcast's relationship with its customers.
Economics in a nutshell: With incomes starting to rise a little faster, the outlook for consumer spending on everything, including housing, is brightening.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City's mayor said Monday he cannot agree to massive tax reductions sought by the owners of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, throwing into serious doubt an already long-shot plan by billionaire Carl Icahn to buy and save the casino and its 2,800 jobs.
The Street: There’s usually two layers of fees for using another bank’s ATM: the fee the other bank charges for the convenience, and the fee your bank spanks you with for your disloyalty. The total damage for using another bank’s ATM has risen to an average of $4.35 per use.
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Walgreen Co. (WAG) on Tuesday reported a loss of $239 million in its fiscal fourth quarter.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The mobile payment service PayPal is splitting from eBay and will become a separate and publicly traded company next year.
NEW YORK (AP) - News Corp. is spending about $950 million to buy the online real estate business Move Inc. in a deal that aims to speed up the media company's digital expansion.
BRUSSELS (AP) - Ireland appears to be granting Apple illegal tax rebates that may have to be recouped, the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday as it pressed on with an inquiry into the iPhone maker's overseas tax practices.
LONDON (AP) - Taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland says strong economic conditions are boosting its finances and that it expects to take a smaller hit from bad investments this year.
BANGKOK (AP) - Global stocks turned higher on Tuesday, recovering from recent losses, though investors were monitoring protests in Hong Kong, a major financial center, as a potential risk to stability in Asian trading.
BEIJING (AP) - China's phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install "backdoors" to give other governments access to users' information. Apple said sales start Oct. 17.
BEIJING (AP) - China's manufacturing activity in September held steady at the previous month's low level, indicating the world's second-largest economy faces risks to growth, a survey showed Tuesday.
The Street: Data suggest that consumer spending will be up 8% for holiday shoppers this year compared with 2013 . Most consumers expect to spend as much or more for friends, co-workers and family this year,
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