Mae Anderson, The Associated Press

Mae Anderson

The Associated Press

New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Mae:

Small businesses, and shoppers, return to holiday markets

NEW YORK (AP) — On a recent evening in early November, shoppers at the Bryant Park holiday market in New York City were in the holiday spirit well before Black Friday. The scent of pine wafted from candle sellers’ booths, people snapped up gingerbread cookies and hot apple cider and ice skaters swirled figure eights […] → Read More

Smaller food cos. get set for a high-priced holiday season

NEW YORK — Holiday celebrants in Hilo, Hawaii, might notice something different about the traditional Yule Log cake from the Short ‘N Sweet bakery this year. Maria Short typically makes her popular $35 bûche de Noël with two logs combined to look like a branch. This year, thanks to soaring prices for eggs and butter […] → Read More

Smaller food cos. get set for a high-priced holiday season

Holiday celebrants in Hilo, Hawaii, might notice something different about the traditional Yule Log cake from the Short ’N Sweet bakery this year. Maria Short typically makes her popular $35 → Read More

Twitter Blue signups unavailable after raft of fake accounts

Twitter’s relaunched premium service — which grants blue-check “verification” labels to anyone willing to pay $8 a month — was unavailable Friday after the social media platform was flooded by a wave of imposter accounts it itself had approved. It’s the latest whiplash-inducing change to the service where uncertainty has become the norm since billionaire […] → Read More

Musk seeks to reassure advertisers on Twitter after chaos

Elon Musk sought to reassure big companies that advertise on Twitter on Wednesday that his chaotic takeover of the social media platform won't harm their brands, acknowledging that some "dumb → Read More

Small businesses brace for cautious holiday shoppers

NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses are stocking the shelves early this holiday season and waiting to see how many gifts inflation-weary shoppers feel like giving. Holiday shopping was relatively strong during the past two years as shoppers flocked online to spend, aided by pandemic stimulus dollars. Sales in November and December have been averaging […] → Read More

Small businesses brace for cautious holiday shoppers

NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses are stocking the shelves early this holiday season and waiting to see how many gifts inflation-weary shoppers feel like giving. Holiday shopping was relatively stro… → Read More

As small businesses raise prices, some customers push back

Williams-Davis says she has lost nearly half of her regular customers. → Read More

'We’re not a necessary purchase': Small businesses raise prices, some customers push back

For much of the pandemic, small business customers were largely tolerant of price increases and kept on spending. That may be changing. → Read More

Fewer Americans claim jobless benefits last week

Applications for jobless aid for the week ending Aug. 20 fell by 2,000 to 243,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. → Read More

Fewer Americans claim jobless benefits last week

NEW YORK (AP) — Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week as the labor market continues to stand out as one of the strongest segments of the U.S. economy. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending Aug. 20 fell by 2,000 to 243,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The four-week average for claims, […] → Read More

Book review: 'Slenderman' chronicles a harrowing childhood crime

The seemingly senseless stabbing of a young girl by two of her school friends in the Waukesha, Wisconsin, woods in 2014 made international headlines when it became known that the two perpetrators were under the sway of fictional internet demon Slenderman. But the lurid headlines of the stranger-than-fiction crime missed many crucial facts about the case, which author Kathleen Hale lays out in… → Read More

Don’t dawdle with latest iPhone update. Here’s why and how

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple regularly issues updates to the software powering the iPhone, and sometimes it’s OK to dawdle when it comes to installing them. But that’s not the case with … → Read More

Don't dawdle with latest iPhone update. Here’s why and how

Apple regularly issues updates to the software powering the iPhone, and sometimes it’s OK to dawdle when it comes to installing them. But that’s not the case with its latest → Read More

You really need to update your iPhone. Here’s how.

Apple’s latest security update was easy to miss. But security experts are warning that everyone should update any Apple device they have immediately. → Read More

Don’t dawdle with latest iPhone update. Here’s why and how

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple regularly issues updates to the software powering the iPhone, and sometimes it’s OK to dawdle when it comes to installing them. But that’s not the case with its latest — an upgrade that Apple released Wednesday to close a security hole that could allow hackers to seize control of iPhones […] → Read More

If you have an iPhone, you should probably update it ASAP. Here's how.

Without the latest software update, a hacker could take complete control of Apple devices. The good news? There's an easy fix. Here's what you need to do. → Read More

If you have an iPhone, you should probably update it ASAP. Here's how.

Without the latest software update, a hacker could take complete control of Apple devices. The good news? There's an easy fix. Here's what you need to do. → Read More

Book review: 'Proving Ground' profiles first women programmers

When the world's first general-purpose, programmable, electronic computer, known as ENIAC, debuted in 1946, great fanfare was given to the men who created it. But little attention was given to six women who played big parts behind the scenes. In "Proving Ground," author Kathy Kleiman aims to rectify that. → Read More

Add rent to the rising costs bedeviling small businesses

The rent has come due for America’s small businesses and at a very inopportune time. → Read More