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Netflix raising prices $1 to $2 per month for new customers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama “House of Cards.”

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Posted: apr. 21, 2014 8:44 p.m. | | Netflix raising prices $1 to $2 per month for new customers Comments 0 Comments


Court to hear dispute over Internet TV broadcasts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2014 8:43 p.m. | | Court to hear  dispute over  Internet TV  broadcasts Comments 0 Comments


Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core insurance goal

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama’s health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn’t happened.

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Casino owner planning ‘Rock in Rio’ in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A group including casino company MGM Resorts announced plans Monday to build a 33-acre open-air music venue on the Las Vegas Strip to host a four-day Rock in Rio USA festival beginning in May 2015.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2014 8:43 p.m. | | Casino owner planning  ‘Rock in Rio’ in Vegas  Comments 0 Comments


Thawing out: Warmer days lifts economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spring’s thaw is reviving the economy, too.

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Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M

SUNNYVALE  (AP) — Yahoo’s recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 7:46 p.m. | | Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M Comments 0 Comments


Google’s 1Q earnings disappoint

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — Google’s first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet’s most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 7:45 p.m. | | Google’s 1Q earnings disappoint Comments 0 Comments


Home sales of $10 million rise in Conn.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in Greenwich leading an increase in sales of homes for more than $10 million.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 7:45 p.m. | | Home sales  of $10 million rise in Conn.  Comments 0 Comments


IRS may use private tax collectors

WASHINGTON (AP) — A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes.

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Coca-Cola sells more drinks but global soda sales fizzling

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola, the world’s biggest beverage maker, said Tuesday that the amount of soda it sold globally fell for first time in 15 years.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 6:37 p.m. | | Coca-Cola sells more drinks  but global soda sales fizzling Comments 0 Comments


Intel reports lower 1Q net income, higher revenue flow

SANTA CLARA  (AP) — Intel’s earnings fell in the first three months of the year amid a continued slump in the worldwide PC market, but revenue grew slightly because of solid demand for tablet processors and its data center services.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 6:37 p.m. | | Intel reports  lower 1Q net  income, higher  revenue flow Comments 0 Comments


Yahoo’s 1Q highlighted by Alibaba, modest ad gains as earnings decline

SUNNYVALE  (AP) — Yahoo is prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company’s listless advertising sales are picking up, if ever so slightly, under CEO Marissa Mayer.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 6:36 p.m. | | Yahoo’s 1Q highlighted by Alibaba,  modest ad gains as earnings decline Comments 0 Comments


New LA Register newspaper embraces print in digital world

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Kushner believes he can launch and grow a print newspaper in a world gone digital.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 6:36 p.m. | | New LA Register newspaper  embraces print in digital world Comments 0 Comments


Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day — to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 6:36 p.m. | | Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip Comments 0 Comments

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