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New estimate: Apple shipped 3.6 million watches last quarter

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:40pm

A new report estimates Apple shipped 3.6 million watches in the last quarter — more than some analysts have estimated and enough to change the competitive landscape for fitness bands and other wearable gadgets.

Amputees decry Medicare payment overhaul for artificial feet

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:31am

The Obama administration is trying to disentangle itself from another controversy over Medicare coverage. Amputees are protesting this time, fearing they'll be denied the latest technology for artificial legs and feet.

AP-Gold and Silver

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:41pm

The August gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,122.40 an ounce -- down $2.20.

Google rejects EU anti-trust allegations as flawed

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:41pm

Google rejected on Thursday a complaint by Europe's competition watchdog that the Internet giant is abusing its dominance in Web searches to promote its own products.

Apple schedules new product event for Sept. 9

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:40pm

Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets.

Ruling could undermine McDonald's stance on workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:40pm

McDonald's long-held position that it isn't responsible for workers at its franchised restaurants was dealt a blow on Thursday.

Sanford Health seeks patients to test Ebola vaccine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:31pm

Sanford Health is seeking 30 patients from Sioux Falls and Fargo, North Dakota, to enroll in a clinical trial testing an Ebola vaccine.

UW private donations dip in last fiscal year

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:31pm

Private contributions to the University of Wyoming dropped for the second year in a row to about $46 million, a $10 million decrease from the record collected in 2013.

Sprint offers DirecTV customers free year of phone service

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:31pm

Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company's new owner, AT&T.

FDA lays out proposal for naming lower-cost biotech drugs

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:31pm

The Food and Drug Administration released its proposal Thursday for naming lower-cost biotech drugs, a critical step in creating a market for the new class of medicines.

CD shop owner accused in $2M scheme with shoplifting addicts

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:11pm

A record store owner is charged with using heroin addicts to shoplift more than $2 million worth of books, videos, and other products that he then resold online.

Oil soars to biggest one-day gain since 2008, lifted by stock markets, US economic growth

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:01pm

Oil soars to biggest one-day gain since 2008, lifted by stock markets, US economic growth.

Twitter tries to lure in users as it searches for CEO

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:51pm

Twitter's most urgent task is naming a new CEO. But the most formidable one is convincing more people that its service is essential, easy to use and not just meant for celebrities, 16-year-olds and news junkies.

Dole Food CEO, chief counsel ordered to pay $148M

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:31pm

A Delaware judge has ordered the CEO of Dole Food Co. and his former right-hand man to pay $148 million in damages for misleading directors and shareholders in a deal that took the company private in 2013.

McDonald's, Tyson cut ties with farmer tied to abuse video

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:21pm

McDonald's and its supplier Tyson Foods say they've cut ties with a chicken farmer after an advocacy group released a video taken with a hidden camera that the group said showed abusive practices at its farm.

Ex-lawmaker's role in Iowa Medicaid bidding faces criticism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:51am

A former lawmaker is accused of providing inside information to one company seeking Iowa Medicaid business before helping another develop a winning bid.

The US economy's second quarter went from solid to stellar

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:51am

The U.S. economy staged a far bigger rebound last quarter than first thought, outpacing the rest of the developed world and bolstering confidence that it will remain sturdy in coming months despite global headwinds.

With eye on future foreign flights, Vegas airport to grow

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:21am

Airport officials say they're doubling the number of international gates in Las Vegas with the expectation that foreign travel to the destination will climb.

A look at some of the funds receiving tax checkoff donations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:21am

California enables residents to donate money to a variety of charitable causes while they file taxes. The distribution of the money lacks oversight, creating problems for funds like these: