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In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, the Left Coast Lifter, one of the world's largest floating cranes, floats in a berth in Jersey City, N.J., on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The crane, using a boom longer than a football field, will help build a replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River in the New York City suburbs. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)

Massive floating crane awaits NY bridge job

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Billed as one of the world’s largest floating cranes, the Left Coast Lifter will be going to work this spring on a new span that will replace the Tappan Zee Bridge […]

04/01/2014

From left, Rodney Perkins, former Senior International Tax Manager for Caterpillar; Julie Lagacy, Vice President, Finance Services Division of Caterpillar;, and Robin Beran, Chief Tax Officer for Caterpillar, are sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, prior to testifying before the Senate Permanent subcommittee on Investigations hearing: "Caterpillar's Offshore Tax Strategy." (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

Sen. Paul: Give Caterpillar award for tax strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Caterpillar Inc. executives defended a tax strategy Tuesday that has saved the manufacturing giant billions in U.S. taxes. They got support from Republican senators, including one who said the company deserves an […]

04/01/2014

In this Aug. 27, 2012 photo, the Apple iPhone 4s, left, is displayed next to the Samsung Galaxy S III at a store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Apple says Samsung knew iPhone would be big seller

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Samsung knew Apple’s iPhone would be a big seller when it first went on the market, but the South Korean company didn’t have a product that could compete so it […]

04/01/2014

A Starbucks drink waits for a customer to pick it up as barista Josh Barrow prepares another, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Starbucks pastry makeover hits a glitch

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is learning that people really like their sliced cake loaves. The Seattle-based coffee company says it will start bringing back its cake slices in response to customer feedback. The company […]

04/01/2014

Google co-founders Sergey Brin, left, and Larry Page at a news conference at Google Inc. headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Sept. 2, 2008. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Another year, another $1 for Google co-founders

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google paid co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin their customary $1 salaries last year while Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt’s compensation more than doubled to $19.3 million. Most of Schmidt’s raise stemmed […]

03/28/2014

An H&M store is shown in New York, Friday, May 31, 2013. H&M, Hennes & Mauritz AB, is a multinational retailer based in Stockholm. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

H&M withdraws vest over anti-Semitism controversy

PARIS (AP) — Fashion retailer H&M has pulled a vest from its shelves worldwide after accusations its design, which featured a menacing skull in the center of a Star of David, was anti-Semitic. The menswear […]

03/28/2014

(Photo credit: Mount St. Mary's College)

Mount St. Mary’s College status report on Women in California

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A report released today by Mount St. Mary’s College found that women are under-represented in government in Los Angeles County, but the number of females earning degrees in higher education is […]

03/28/2014

Visitors leave the Mars Chocolate North America Topeka Plant near Topeka, Kan., Thursday, March 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

$270M chocolate plant proof of US’s sweet tooth

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Americans aren’t losing their taste for chocolate. Need proof? Look to Kansas, where candy giant Mars Inc. is operating its first new plant in 35 years to churn out millions of […]

03/27/2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures while speaking during a press briefing on the intersection of cloud and mobile computing Thursday, March 27, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Microsoft’s Office apps for iPad ushers in new era

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people […]

03/27/2014

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2014 file photo, show attendees play a video game wearing  Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show(CES), in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Visionary or looney? Zuckerberg on spending spree

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s latest multibillion dollar acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some people to wonder if CEO Mark Zuckerberg is already living in an alternate reality. Longtime technology analyst […]

03/26/2014

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2014 file photo, show attendees play a video game wearing  Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show(CES), in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Facebook buys virtual reality co. Oculus for $2B

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained. Facebook Inc. said Tuesday […]

03/25/2014