Uber looks to expand to Southwest Florida

Updated 18 hours ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Hundreds of new jobs could soon be on the way to Southwest Florida. Public transportation company Uber is hoping to expand to Fort Myers and Naples.Uber, a hybrid..
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iPhone 6 goes on sale

Updated 18 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

NEW YORK- It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android.    After all, phones running Google's Android system long have had larger screen..
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Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion

Updated 21 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

NEW YORK- Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to t..
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Florida's unemployment rate up slightly in August

Updated 19 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Florida's unemployment rate was up slightly in August and Gov. Rick Scott is trying to make the best of the report released Friday.    The August ..
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Alibaba poised to surge on the NYSE

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW YORK- Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba will say "open sesame" to the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, as its shares begin trading in a highly anticipated debut that coul..
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Home Depot says malware affected 56M payment cards

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

The Home Depot estimates that a cyberattack earlier this year affected 56 million unique payment cards.    The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer said Thursday ..
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Stocks hit record highs after good news on economy

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

NEW YORK- The U.S. stock market is closing at record highs following another piece of good news on the economy.    The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose nine poin..
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Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.- Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad in a move meant to reassure the milli..
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Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

NEW YORK- UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.    One after the other, a flurry of major U.S. retai..
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Pay bills easily with new mobile apps

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Stacey Adams

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Tired of paying bills online, entering all of that data, or writing checks and mailing them? There is a new feature of mobile banking, apps that let you pay your ..
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Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks.    In a nearly 300-page treatise on what's wrong with Olive Garden and its management, investor..
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Hertz to add 3 Icahn candidates to board

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Sakina Bowser

Hertz plans to add three candidates nominated by Carl Icahn to its board of directors in a move that will avert a proxy battle with the activist investor.    The Nap..
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Apple unveils iPhone 6 and smartwatch

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

CUPERTINO, Calif.- For the first time in years, Apple's iPhones aren't the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch called the Apple Watch on Tuesday, a wearable device that m..
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Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Home Depot confirmed on Monday that its payment systems have been breached, and says the hack could affect customers who used credit and debit cards at its more th..
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Apple to tighten online security after recent hack

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

NEW YORK, N.Y.- Apple plans to tighten its online security measures to reduce the chances of its users being victimized by intrusions like the ones that stole nude photos from actr..
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Jeans face an uncertain future amid yoga wear rage

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

NEW YORK, N.Y.- Americans' obsession with jeans is beginning to fade.    Sales are falling as the market share of clothing such as yoga pants and leggings grow. The ..
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Fed: Median incomes drop for all but wealthiest

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON- A Federal Reserve report says the richest 10 percent of Americans were the only group whose median incomes rose in the past three years.    The Fed's rep..
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Popular app may be draining your phone's data plan

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A popular app on your smartphone could run up your monthly phone bill if you're not careful.We're talking about the Facebook app. According to the consumer financ..
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Google settles with FTC over in-app charges

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made via apps without parental consen..
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Google's health startup forges venture with AbbVie

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.- Google's ambitious health startup is teaming up with biotechnology drugmaker AbbVie in a $500 million joint venture that will try to develop new ways to trea..
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