Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring

10/20/2014 10:11 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months. A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that only 24 percent of companies increased wages and salaries in the July-September quarter. 
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Facebook sues law firms, claims fraud
10/20/2014 10:11 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is suing several law firms that represented a man who claimed he owned half of the social network and was entitled to billions of dollars from the company and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The case was dismissed in April and the man, Paul Ceglia, is facing related criminal charges. Full Story

Government issues plea for air bag checks
10/20/2014 10:11 PM EDT - DETROIT -- The U.S.government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes. Full Story

Beyond GoPro: Skiers and snowboarders can measure everything with apps, hardware
10/20/2014 02:17 PM EDT - A growing number of mobile apps, high-tech goggles and other digital devices that can measure with precision all of a skier or snowboarder's moves down a mountain, allowing winter sport athletes to push their limits with gadgets -- possibly even Google Glass -- that offer a wealth of data about their technique on the trail. Full Story

Retirement Planner: Dusting off some stock market history
10/17/2014 07:52 PM EDT - At the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, I struck up a conversation with someone who had cobbled together a car out of what looked like 50-gallon aluminum drums welded together -- with a bubble windshield on the front and a huge engine on the back. Full Story

Health insurance enrollment returning
10/19/2014 11:54 AM EDT - The health care overhaul makes renewing insurance so easy you don't have to do a thing. Full Story

Here's what's been happening in markets this month
10/18/2014 09:06 AM EDT - What a difference a month makes. On Sept. 18, the U.S. stock market reached a record high after a mostly uneventful summer. Full Story

Educate yourself during Medicare open enrollment
10/17/2014 09:08 PM EDT - Keeping the wallet healthy during Medicare's open enrollment period, which runs now to Dec. 7, is no small task.  Full Story

Netflix stock tanks after subscriber growth comes up short
10/16/2014 03:50 PM EDT - Netflix shares sank Thursday on slower subscriber growth and fears of increased competition ahead. Full Story

Facebook creates 'Safety Check' tool for disasters
10/16/2014 03:48 PM EDT - Facebook is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters.
 
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Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Full Story
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Museum shows Louis Armstrong photos by friend

NEW YORK (AP) — Louis Armstrong sometimes referred to Jack Bradley as his "white son," inviting him to private rehearsals, recording sessions, on the road, his dressing room and home. Full Story