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Canadian man told to pay $1.5 million for credit card fraud

Prosecutors described a Toronto man's massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery — stealing the identities of 38,000 people in order to bilk dozens of banks. So when he was... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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US coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths

Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation's coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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US companies eager to embrace Cuba face hurdles

Cargill aims to sell more corn and soybeans. MasterCard covets another site for Americans to swipe credit cards. Marriott sees beachfront property that needs hotels. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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New York farmers lament fracking ban and lost opportunity for gas riches

While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York's decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving for dashed hopes and dreams. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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Amazon offers one-hour delivery in Manhattan and beyond

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Amazon has announced its plan to offer a one-hour and two-hour delivery service to residents in parts of Manhattan. It predicts an expansion into other cities next year. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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What people never mention when they talk about Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley is home to tech millionaires, and it also has the highest homelessness rate in the nation. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe... Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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AP PHOTOS: A look at 2014 in the business world

No one said the recovery from the global financial crisis would be easy and 2014 provided that in spades. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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Amazon-Hachette feud headlines book news in 2014

Like a serial for the digital age, the book world's most dramatic story of 2014 unfolded in installments, often in real time. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and... Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan

Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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Longtime Va. spice firm, other companies turn to exports

When longtime Virginia spice and condiment company C.F. Sauer first started selling its wares in 1887, its flavor extracts and seasonings were delivered in a covered wagon pulled by a donkey. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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Obama renews tax breaks, creates ABLE accounts

President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday that temporarily extends dozens of costly tax breaks for millions of businesses and homeowners, commuters, teachers and others. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Utah economy still adding jobs, report says

Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for November grew by an estimated 3.3 percent, adding 43,400 jobs to the economy compared with a year ago. The state's current employment level registered at... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach

Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Sales for holiday shopping season comes down to the wire

Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press shows that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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T-Mobile paying at least $90M for unwanted services

T-Mobile US will pay at least $90 million, mostly in refunds, for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn't order, under a settlement with federal regulators. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Chrysler to recall about 288K Ram pickup trucks

Chrysler is recalling about 288,000 older Ram pickup trucks in North America and elsewhere because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Gift Guide: Strong photo, video gear options

What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies

Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers

Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low." Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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US regulators label MetLife as potential financial threat

Major insurer MetLife Inc. says U.S. regulators have labeled it as a potential threat to the financial system, a designation that brings stricter government oversight. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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EU leaders agree to fund for jumpstarting growth

European Union leaders agreed Thursday to create a strategic investment fund that could generate up to 315 billion euros ($386 billion) in private- and public-sector money to upgrade... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert

Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Record-breaking holiday travel expected

The Mountain West region is forecast to see the highest number of travelers ever for the December holiday season, with more than 7.4 million area residents expected to travel during the period,... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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