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With protest over, Shell prepares for Arctic Ocean drilling

Hours after a repaired Shell icebreaker eased past protesters in Oregon to join an Arctic drilling operation, the oil giant used other vessels in its flotilla to begin excavating off the coast of... Read more »

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Pacific trade ministers wrapping up talks at Hawaii resort

Ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations meeting at a Hawaii resort are wrapping up four days of talks on the establishment of a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the... Read more »

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US wage growth falls to record-slow pace in 2nd quarter

U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, stark evidence that stronger hiring isn't lifting paychecks much for most Americans. The slowdown also likely reflects a... Read more »

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Exxon profit falls by half but production rises

Exxon Mobil Corp. profit dropped by half in the second quarter on sharply lower oil and gas prices around the world, but the company's oil and gas production, which has been generally declining in... Read more »

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US stocks little changed as investors react to earnings

U.S. stocks were mixed in early trading Friday, as investors reacted to some disappointing quarterly earnings. Declines were led by energy companies after two big oil companies reported a slump in... Read more »

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Russia's central bank cuts key interest rate

The Russian central bank cut its key interest rate by 0.5 percentage points to 11 percent on Friday, bowing to the pressure of businesses to make lending more accessible. Read more »

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Honda records 20 pct profit rise on yen, despite recalls

Japanese automaker Honda reported Friday a 20 percent jump in fiscal first quarter profit on the back of a cheap yen that offset the damage from a massive air bag recall. Read more »

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Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant, despite menu prices going up 21 percent

Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead... Read more »

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Why the 9 to 5 factory work isn't working for millennials

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Experts, as well as millennials themselves, are finding that young people are seeking out jobs that allow creativity or anything besides typical, 9-to-5 factory work, even if those jobs start with... Read more »

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Spring rebound for US economy sets stage for Fed rate hike

The U.S. economy isn't moving at warp speed, but it looks like it will be strong enough to handle an expected interest rate increase later this year. Read more »

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LinkedIn bucks week's downward trend among social media

It hasn't been a great week for social media companies, but professional networking service LinkedIn Corp. seems to be bucking the trend. Read more »

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Hollywood's Relativity Media files for bankruptcy protection

Relativity Media, the struggling "mini major" Hollywood studio behind movies such as "Immortals" and "Mirror Mirror," filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday. Read more »

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MSNBC canceling three of its afternoon programs

MSNBC said Thursday that it is canceling three of its afternoon programs, part of a network-wide shift to a straight news focus during the daytime hours. Read more »

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Sex and violence harm rather than help advertisers sell, new study says

According to a recent study released by the American Psychological Association, brands that use violent and sexual media content may be damaging the effectiveness of their advertising and putting a... Read more »

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Worries of 'political correctness' on college campuses continue to build

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The University of New Hampshire has unwittingly found itself at the center of the raging battle over “PC culture” on college campuses. Read more »

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US judge rules Greenpeace in contempt for Oregon protest; group faces fine of $2,500 per hour

A federal judge in Alaska has ordered Greenpeace USA to pay a fine of $2,500 for every hour that protesters continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland, Oregon, for the... Read more »

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Facebook ready to test giant solar-powered drone for Internet service

Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year of a solar-powered drone with the wingspan of a Boeing 737, the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet service to remote parts of... Read more »

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IMF won't join Greek bailout before reforms, debt relief

An International Monetary Fund official says the IMF cannot participate in another Greek bailout until Greece and its creditors make difficult decisions on economic reforms and debt relief. Read more »

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US home rental prices climb again in June

U.S. home rental prices climbed much faster than incomes in June. But there are signs of slowing momentum around New York, Los Angeles and Washington. Read more »

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US economy posts solid 2.3 percent growth rate in Q2

The U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter after a harsh winter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade that bode well for the rest of the year. Read more »

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Fiat Chrysler raises outlook as Q2 profit jumps 70 percent

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles raised its outlook Thursday after strong North American sales and a European recovery drove second-quarter earnings up 70 percent despite hefty U.S. recall costs. Read more »

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Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 267,000

More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the increase was from a very low level and the figures still point to a healthy job market. Read more »

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Shell icebreaker retreats after showdown with protesters

A Shell Oil icebreaker retreated Thursday after a showdown with environmental activists dangling from Portland, Oregon's tallest bridge. Read more »

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Is paying for extended warranties worth it? Experts generally say no

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Extended warranties are offered for a variety of products. Is paying for extra protection worth it? Experts generally say no. Read more »

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Deutsche Bank CEO: Q2 profits 'nowhere near good enough'

Deutsche Bank's net profit rose in the second quarter, but legal expenses stemming from investigations of the bank's past conduct also increased and the bank's new co-CEO said its financial... Read more »

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