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Apple Pay Q&A: What You Need to Know

FINANCE | By Anick Jesdanun | Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

At A Glance: The Cost of Cable vs. a la Carte

CORPORATE | Oct 21
Is a la carte streaming a better deal? Combining current streaming services including Netflix, Hulu, CBS All Access and the expected price of HBO's service, which starts next year, would run you about half of the average price of monthly cable.

IBM 3Q Disappoints as it Sheds 'Empty Calories'

FINANCE | By Michelle Chapman | Oct 21
IBM disappointed investors, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Shares fell more than 7 percent.

Senators Ask Why Gov't Allows Regional Car Recalls

LEGAL | By Tom Krisher | Oct 21
Two U.S. senators are questioning why auto safety regulators are letting car companies recall vehicles only in limited regions when a safety problem could happen anywhere.

Obama Announces Plan to Tighten Card Security

LEGAL | By Marcy Gordon, Josh Lederman | Oct 20
Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans.

Not So Fast Cord Cutters, Cable's Not Going Anywhere

CORPORATE | By Mae Anderson | Oct 20
Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years.

US Retail Sales Fell in September on Autos and Gas

LEGAL | By Josh Boak | Oct 20
U.S. retail sales retreated in September as purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing slowed, a sign that recent job gains have yet to significantly boost consumer spending.

Apartments Pushed Up US Homebuilding in September

LEGAL | By Josh Boak | Oct 20
Construction firms broke ground on more apartment complexes in September, pushing up the pace of U.S. homebuilding.

Tax returns: Christie, Wife Made $698,838 in 2013

LEGAL | By Jill Colvin | Oct 20
Gov. Chris Christie and his wife reported nearly $700,000 in income last year, a significant jump from 2012, according to tax returns released Friday by his office.

Top Gas Mileage Goes to Mitsubishi Mirage

CORPORATE | By Ann M. Job | Oct 17
The non-hybrid new car with the best gasoline mileage rating in the United States is not a Honda or Toyota. It's a Mitsubishi that's priced less than the average cost of a used car or truck.

Aspen Gay Ski Week Raises Community Fund

CORPORATE | By EDGE | Oct 17
Aspen Gay Ski Week returns for its 38th year, January 11-18, 2015. With 5,000 attendees, the event raises funds for Roaring Fork Gay and Lesbian Community Fund.