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  • How can Google snap its stock out of its stupor?

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has turned into a stock market laggard as the shift to mobile devices has lowered the Internet search leader’s digital ad prices and the company’s expensive investments in far-out technology…

  • Smart Spending: Why investors are applauding Amazon earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com Inc.’s fourth-quarter earnings roundly beat analyst expectations, sending the Seattle e-commerce giant’s stock soaring 11 percent in premarket trading Friday. Here’s a closer look at what investors applauded and hope…

  • Va. middle school students participating in NASA challenge

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Students at nine Virginia middle schools are participating in a NASA program to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Virginia Department of Education says the state is one of ten…

  • Apps to save you money at the grocery store

    WASHINGTON — Some people dread it, others do it sporadically:  grocery shopping. And while you probably have your store and your routine, there are ways you can save money. Before you grab your bags and the…

  • NASA moisture satellite launch scrubbed due to winds

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — NASA has scrubbed the launch of an Earth-observing satellite because of wind conditions over California and technical problems. The Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite had been scheduled for…

  • Report disputes claims that US hacked reporter’s computer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department inspector general report is disputing allegations by former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson that the federal government secretly monitored her personal computer. Attkisson, who has said her personal computer…

  • Most of Hawaii’s coral recover from mass bleaching

    HONOLULU (AP) — Coral rely on algae for food and their survival. So when the stress of warmer-than-average ocean temperatures prompted many of Hawaii’s corals to expel algae last year — a phenomenon called bleaching…

  • Google’s 4Q earnings disappoint, but CFO eases the letdown

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts’ earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn’t pouring so much money into far-flung…

  • Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it’s a problem that we don’t know what they’re talking about. Scientists are…

  • Amazon’s big spending pays off in 4th quarter

    NEW YORK (AP) — It was a Prime quarter for Amazon. Amazon surprised investors on Thursday with a fourth-quarter profit that soundly beat expectations, despite a continued increase in spending and a slight sales miss,…

  • Smartphone Snapshot: Samsung getting squeezed

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The runaway success of Apple’s newest iPhone has fueled a dramatic shift in the global market: the California tech giant is now neck-and-neck with South Korea’s Samsung for the title of…

  • ‘Anonymized’ credit card data not so anonymous, study shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Credit card data isn’t quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says. Scientists showed they can identify you with more than 90 percent accuracy by looking at just four purchases, three…

  • Amazon shares spike as 4Q profit beats by a mile

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Amazon.com jumped over 8 percent in aftermarket trading after the e-commerce giant beat quarterly profit expectations by a mile. Amazon’s strategy always has been to spend a big chunk…

  • FTC settles case against ‘revenge porn’ site operator

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Colorado man accused of operating a “revenge porn” website has settled with federal regulators who said he broke the law by posting nude pictures of women without their consent or knowledge.…

  • Blogger helps raise $1 million so NYC kids can visit Harvard

    NEW YORK (AP) — A fundraising campaign inspired by the popular photo blog Humans of New York has raised more than $1 million to send middle-school students from a high-poverty Brooklyn school on field trips…