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Usually high-flying Apple stock struggles with the burden of raised expectations

Apple is slumping as the usually high-flying tech stock struggles with the burden of raised expectations.

'Avengers' helps Disney top 3Q earnings expectations

Disney's movie studio boosted company earnings once again, with the debut of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" proving the continued strength of the Marvel superhero brand. Read more »

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Venezuela ruling party games Twitter for political gain

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's approval ratings may be languishing below 30 percent, but on Twitter he's as popular as Pope Francis — or so it would seem. Read more »

13 hours ago

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Home inventories can help in case of natural disaster

Wild weather has become more common with climate change, the experts say, and homeowners can prepare for natural disasters by making home inventories — detailed lists of household belongings... Read more »

13 hours ago

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Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library

BAGHDAD — The dimly lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists... Read more »

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AT&T, as new owner of DirecTV, offers TV-wireless discount

AT&T customers will save $10 a month and get a single bill for their TV and wireless services under a new package the company is offering after its $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV... Read more »

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California independent teams to have computer call balls and strikes

No blaming or booing the umpire for a questionable called third strike this week in a Northern California independent league. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Wildfire watching: Rangers in towers are out, cameras are in

For decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire. Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Clinton says she's confident about proper handling of emails

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday she never knowingly sent or received classified information using her private email server and did not know what messages were... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Comcast adds Internet customers; box office pumps up revenue

Despite a slowdown in subscriber growth, the Internet is still propelling Comcast. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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YouTube creators looking elsewhere for money

When 29-year-old YouTube star Meghan Tonjes launched a podcast with crowd-funding site Patreon a year ago, it was one of dozens of things the singer-songwriter was doing to grind out a living... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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CEO of Japan's Toshiba resigns over doctored books

Toshiba's chief executive resigned Tuesday to take responsibility for doctored books that inflated profits at the Japanese technology manufacturer by 152 billion yen ($1.2 billion) over several years. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Wisconsin technical college helps make prosthetic hands

Fox Valley Technical College is taking part in a worldwide project that uses a 3-D printer to create mechanical prosthetic hands. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Lehi's Vivint Solar purchased for $2.2 billion

Vivint Solar announced Monday that the Utah County-based company and SunEdison have signed a merger agreement in which SunEdison will acquire Vivint Solar for approximately $2.2 billion. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Apple has cash cow in iPhone even as phone industry slows

Smartphone sales may be slowing for some tech companies, but not for Apple. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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University of Michigan opens test "city" for autonomous cars

Automakers and researchers say a new simulated city at the University of Michigan could help speed the development of driverless and connected cars. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Lockheed Martin to buy Sikorsky Aircraft for $9 billion

Lockheed Martin will spend $9 billion to acquire Black Hawk helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Ain't misbehavin'? Broadway audience faux pas get spotlight

Come on along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway: Marimba ringtones! Rat-a-tat texting! The shaming "shhhhh!" Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Europe divided along former Iron Curtain over nuclear power

A quarter-century after the collapse of communism, Central Europe faces a new divide: irreconcilable visions of nuclear power that pit nations once on the opposite sides of the Iron Curtain against... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Netflix delivers strong 2Q with 3.3 million more customers

Netflix's second-quarter performance followed a familiar script of accelerating subscriber growth that has turned the Internet video service into a stock market sensation. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Robots do check-in and check-out at cost-cutting Japan hotel

From the receptionist that does the check-in and check-out to the porter that's an automated trolley taking luggage up to the room, this hotel in southwestern Japan, aptly called Weird Hotel, is... Read more »

July 15, 2015

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What happened to Benghazi? Focus is on Clinton

A special House committee on the 2012 Benghazi attacks has devolved from an investigation into the deaths of four Americans in Libya into a political fight over Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails and... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Nintendo's Iwata who led through successes, woes dies at 55

Satoru Iwata, who led Japanese video game company Nintendo Co. through years of growth with its Pokemon and Super Mario franchises, has died after a lengthy illness, drawing a flood of emotional... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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South getting its first big wind farm soon

On a vast tract of old North Carolina farmland, crews are getting ready to build something the South has never seen: a commercial-scale wind energy farm. Read more »

July 12, 2015

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Scientists at Brown University studying fungus killing bats

Researchers in Rhode Island may be one step closer to figuring out how a mysterious disease known as white-nose syndrome is killing off bats across North America. Read more »

July 12, 2015

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Like gym memberships, enthusiasm for fitness trackers drops

Deepak Jayasimha's fitness tracker is now with his father-in-law in India, where it sits unused. Annabel Kelly foisted hers off on the kids. Virginia Atkinson took hers off to charge the battery... Read more »

July 11, 2015

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