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  • For pizza vendors, Vegas expo is a slice of heaven

    For pizza vendors, Vegas expo is a slice of heaven
    My old pal Vinnie the pizza guy called the other night. He's coming to town, but not to gamble: Pizza people — shop owners, sauce makers, cheese peddlers — are gathering for their annual trade show and he plans to be there. In exchange for...
  • More U.S. consumers are seeking medical care, report shows

    More U.S. consumers are seeking medical care, report shows
    A historic slowdown in U.S. healthcare spending in recent years may be drawing to a close. An industry report published Tuesday and healthcare experts point to a steady rise in medical care being sought by consumers seeing specialists, getting more...
  • Citigroup earnings beat analyst estimates

    Citigroup earnings beat analyst estimates
    Citigroup Inc. reported an unexpected profit increase and beat analysts' estimates as the company recouped funds previously set aside for bad loans and cut losses at a division holding unwanted assets. First-quarter net income climbed 3.5 percent to $3....
  • Privacy price gouging, courtesy of phone companies

    Privacy price gouging, courtesy of phone companies
    By now, you're probably thinking you have no privacy left. To cite just a couple of prominent recent examples, we had Target and other retailers admitting in January that hackers may have accessed the credit and debit card numbers of more than 110...
  • Retail sales surge in March at fastest pace in 1 1/2 years

    Retail sales surge in March at fastest pace in 1 1/2 years
    WASHINGTON -- Retail sales surged last month at their fastest pace in 1-1/2 years as consumer spending heated up after a harsh winter. The Commerce Department said Monday that seasonally adjusted retail sales increased 1.1% in March. Officials also...
  • For the record

    Mitch Eby: An article in the April 1 Sports section about Chapman University football player Mitch Eby's announcement that he is gay referred to Chapman as "a small private Christian college in Orange County." Chapman was founded by the Christian Church...
  • More people sickened by Foster Farms salmonella outbreak

    More people sickened by Foster Farms salmonella outbreak
    More than two months after declaring the outbreak over, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said an additional 43 people have been sickened by strains of salmonella linked to Foster Farms poultry. The new cases were reported between late...
  • Time Warner Cable's Dodgers channel shutout

    Time Warner Cable's Dodgers channel shutout
    Call it a curveball that nobody wants to swing at. After decades of forcing consumers to pay for channels they don't want, the pay-TV industry is strongly resisting Time Warner Cable's efforts to make subscribers of all its rivals pony up $4 to $5 a...
  • 'Heartbleed' bug could undermine years of work to build public trust

    'Heartbleed' bug could undermine years of work to build public trust
    The "Heartbleed" software flaw that triggered alarm bells around the world could fundamentally undermine two decades' worth of efforts to persuade consumers they could trust the Web to securely handle such tasks as buying a pair of shoes and applying...
  • Bank of America to pay $772 million for illegal credit card practices

    Bank of America to pay $772 million for illegal credit card practices
    WASHINGTON -- Bank of America Corp. has agreed to refund customers $727 million and pay $45 million in fines for illegal credit card practices, according to a settlement with federal regulators announced Wednesday. The refunds will go to as many as 2....
  • KFC parent Yum launches Chick-fil-A chicken competitor Super Chix

    KFC parent Yum launches Chick-fil-A chicken competitor Super Chix
    KFC parent Yum Brands Inc. is readying to launch an assault on chicken chain Chick-fil-A. Quietly, Yum is opening a single-concept store in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday that will sell a curated collection of chicken sandwiches, tenders, fries,...