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Apple and AT&T settle class action for unlimited data claim of original iPad

Another day, another lawsuit finally drawing to a close. This time, a judge has approved a settlement for a class-action lawsuit filed against Apple and AT&T, based on the unlimited data claims of the original iPad that were later withdrawn by AT&T. So, if you bought a 3G iPad before June 7th, …

REVIEW: The iPhone 5C

The iPhone 5C, the colorful new plastic phone from Apple, is the same phone Apple introduced last year.<p>It has the same processor, same rear camera, same screen (4 inches), and same glitzy new iOS 7 software that most iPhones and iPads updated to this month. For specs geeks, the only new things …

iPhone 5

Toyota, Nissan recalling more than 700,000 vehicles in U.S.

Toyota is recalling 615,000 Sienna minivans in the United States due to a problem with the shift lever that could result in unexpected rollaways.<p>Meanwhile, Nissan is recalling about 100,000 Infiniti M luxury sedans in the U.S. because of accelerator sensor problems that could cause stalls.<p>The …

Ka-ching! There's money to be made in new $100 bills

To most people, it's a hundred bucks. But to a small cadre of dedicated, if slightly obsessed, collectors, the new $100 bills that go into circulation Oct. 8 are a gold mine.<p>What excites the collectors most are the new bills' serial numbers. With a new design, the bills' serial numbers will "reset" …

Nannies, maids in California to get overtime pay

Nannies and other domestic workers in California will be entitled to overtime pay under a new law signed by Governor Jerry Brown, in a second major victory for lower-paid workers this week in the most populous U.S. state.<p>The law, which passed the legislature in the waning days of its session on …

San Francisco

Is Tesla Motors really worth almost half the value of GM?

Discussions of Tesla Motors sometimes seem couched in the terms of a religious tale: Tesla as David versus General Motors in the Goliath role.<p>One company is the plucky Silicon Valley electric-car startup that’s never built a vehicle with a gasoline engine.<p>The other is the largest U.S. automaker, …

"Whiskey Revolution" Continues In U.S., Analysts Say

Citigroup reiterated its belief in a U.S. "whiskey revolution" and "bourbon renaissance" today, even as Beam Inc. grapples with slower growth in Pinnacle vodka and the Skinnygirl brand.<p>Citigroup analysts have been vocal about their belief in a "U.S. bourbon renaissance/whiskey revolution" this …

Delta Air Lines will reportedly give its pilots Microsoft Surface 2 tablets

Delta Air Lines is planning to equip each of its pilots with a Microsoft Surface 2 tablet running Windows 8.1 RT, according to a report from <i>Windows IT Pro</i> magazine. The rumored move follows Delta's August announcement that it would give each of its more than 19,000 flight attendants Windows Phone 8 …

Microsoft received over 37,000 requests for user data during the first six months of 2013

Microsoft received 37,196 global requests for user data from law enforcement agencies during the first six months of 2013. The company revealed the figure today in its second Law Enforcement Requests Report. (Its first came in March.) The requests, which factor in all Microsoft services including …

Canada’s unions are getting bigger but aren’t necessarily stronger

Unions in Canada are trying to better flex their muscles by merging. The once mighty Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers (CEP) unions became partners last month, taking the name Unifor. The merger created the largest private sector union in the country with …

Middle-class

Apple's iPhone 5S in-store pickup said to resume next week

Shortly after the iPhone 5S launched, customers had the option to reserve one through Apple's Web store or its store app, and pick it up later at one of the company's retail stores. But after just a day, Apple yanked away the option.<p>That option is set to return next week though, says 9to5Mac. The …

Aereo's Chicago launch held back by technical problems

Testing issues are holding Aereo back from releasing its streaming broadcast TV service in Chicago this month, the company announced today. The Chicago release was originally slated for September 17th, but the company says that "issues with our beta site" have caused it to delay the launch.<p>Aereo …

Youth Unemployment Is The Next Global Crisis

NEW YORK -- The next global financial crisis has already started, in the form of nearly 75 million unemployed young people around the world.<p>If this mass of jobless youth doesn't find work, the consequences will be dramatic, a group of politicians and economists at the Concordia Summit here Friday …

Some Halloween etiquette would be nice

With the rumble of the no-longer-legal fireworks still haunting us this weekend – if history is any indication – I would like to engage in a short Halloween postmortem.<p>I'll declare my interest: I am considered by many to be a Halloween enthusiast. I decorate the house to excess a few days in …

Solar Power Is Finally Getting Closer To Battery Storage Technology

HONOLULU - Major advances in battery storage technology, not to mention sharp cost reductions, could help light the way for Hawaii’s troubled solar industry. The path forward could, it seems increasingly plausible, involve do-it-yourself solar users disconnecting themselves from the power grid …

Conservatives push secret deal to cut California pensions

<b>(Lisa S./Shutterstock)</b><p>If enacted, the proposed law would allow public employers to cut retirement benefits for those currently on the job<p>Gary Cohn<p>September 28, 2013 2:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Frying Pan News.<p>In a move to slash the retirement benefits of public employees in …

How Converse went from bankruptcy to a $1.4 billion business

As its parent company commands, Converse is just doing it.<p>The 105-year-old brand has grown at breakneck pace since Nike rescued the company in 2003, two years after it filed for bankruptcy. Since its cultural heyday in the ’80s, the hip sneaker has experienced a rebirth.<p>On Thursday, Converse posted …

Shoes

Trader Joe's Invites Part-Timers Losing Company Coverage To Seek Additional Obamacare Subsidy

WASHINGTON -- Faced with employees upset by its decision to drop health insurance for part-timers, grocer Trader Joe's has invited workers who may face higher premiums on the Obamacare insurance exchanges to apply for additional subsidies from the company, according to a memo obtained by …

Three-quarters of uninsured still don't know when Obamacare exchanges open, Kaiser poll says

Just days before health insurance exchanges will open under Obamacare, three-quarters of the people who might most benefit from them – the uninsured – don’t know when they can begin shopping for coverage, according to a poll released Saturday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.<p>But the uninsured aren’t …