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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 »

July 30, 2015

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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 »

July 30, 2015

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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 »

July 30, 2015

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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 »

July 30, 2015

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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 »

July 30, 2015

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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 »

July 30, 2015

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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 »

July 30, 2015

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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 »

July 30, 2015

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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 »

July 30, 2015

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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 »

July 30, 2015

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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 »

July 30, 2015

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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 »

July 30, 2015

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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 »

July 30, 2015

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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 »

July 30, 2015

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US economy likely rebounded to solid growth rate in spring

After a terrible winter, the economy is improving, with a solid rebound in the spring expected to be followed by stronger growth in the second half of the year. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Galaxy S6 fails to reverse profit decline at Samsung

Samsung Electronics suffered a fifth straight drop in quarterly earnings as the Galaxy S6 failed to reverse its declining fortunes in global smartphone sales. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 pickup gets mixed crash test results

Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 pickup saw mixed results in new crash tests by the insurance industry, and the damaged trucks cost more to repair than steel-bodied ones. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Takeaway from Fed meeting: Expect a rate increase this year

Expectations have grown that sometime this year, the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates from record lows. The only question seems to be when. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sick

Toyota's new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Many taking too many risks on public Wi-Fi, AARP says

Many consumers who use Wi-Fi sometimes place convenience ahead of safety on their Internet-capable devices, a report released Wednesday from the AARP Fraud Watch Network warns. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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What consumers need to know about chip technology in charge cards

Across the country, financial institutions are introducing the EMV chip card that will be widely used by the end of 2015. The new credit card improves fraud protection for consumers and changes the... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Weather to blame for major shortage in donations to Utah Food Bank

Summertime is the busiest time for the Utah Food Bank. As the need for services rises, donations are down nearly 50 percent from this time last year. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Saving just $4 per day can make you a millionaire by age 65

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If you ever dreamed about being a millionaire, that dream is only about $4 away. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Vail set to announce that 2 Utah ski resorts are combining

Vail Resorts is set to make official Wednesday that it is combining Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort under one name and logo in a move that will allow the ski industry titan to market... Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Better economy has smokers buying more Marlboros

A better economy is helping sell more Marlboros and Camels, even as prices climb. That brought higher profits for their makers in the second quarter. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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