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FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package... Read more »

Published 17 minutes ago

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Japan seeks backing for whaling despite UN ruling

Japan sought international backing Wednesday for its highly criticized plan to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic next year, despite a ruling against it by the top U.N. court. Read more »

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Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job

For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken. Read more »

Published 37 minutes ago

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NYC's Sept. 11 museum gets 1 millionth visitor

The museum at the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York has gotten its 1 millionth visitor just under four months after opening to the public. Read more »

Published 2 hours ago

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US current account deficit dips to $98.5 billion

The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed slightly in the April-June quarter, reflecting gains in exports of oil and civilian aircraft and a bigger surplus in Americans' overseas investment... Read more »

Published 3 hours ago

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A Closer Look: Your (online) life after death

Sure, you have a lot to do today — laundry, bills, dinner — but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you... Read more »

Published 22 hours ago

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Self-driving cars now need a permit in California

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around. Read more »

Published yesterday

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World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014

The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Extended warranties a big sell. Are they worth it?

Offers of extended warranties or service contracts are becoming the norm, whether you buy a big-ticket item like a car or kitchen appliance or a less expensive one like a television or phone. Read more »

Published yesterday

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GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation

The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Gilead to license generic version of Sovaldi

Sciences has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce a cheaper version of its popular, $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries. Read more »

Published Sept. 15, 2014

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Air France strike as Europe faces low-cost shakeup

At least half of Air France flights around the world were canceled Monday as pilots kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the company is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to... Read more »

Published Sept. 15, 2014

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Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where... Read more »

Published Sept. 15, 2014

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Clean up your finances by tossing paper, tracking files

When are bills so old that you should get rid of them? And which ones do you need to hold on to? Read more »

Published Sept. 15, 2014

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Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

Hundreds of workers protesting what some are calling fast-food-like wages walked off the job Saturday at a Lear Corp. plant in northwest Indiana that makes automotive seats, beginning a strike that... Read more »

Published Sept. 13, 2014

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Slow Money invests in small food enterprises

Consumers who want to support local food and farms aren't limited anymore to buying locally produced veggies, meats and cheeses. They can make direct investments big or small into local food... Read more »

Published Sept. 13, 2014

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EU ministers seek to create investment climate

European finance ministers agreed Saturday on the necessity of leveraging private investments with urgent structural reforms to relaunch the continent's moribund economy. Read more »

Published Sept. 13, 2014

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Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or credit cards. T Read more »

Published Sept. 13, 2014

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France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe

Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head... Read more »

Published Sept. 13, 2014

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Ukraine will delay implementation of EU trade deal

European leaders said Friday that they would allow Ukraine to delay putting a landmark trade deal into effect, a major concession to Russia which has repeatedly threatened retaliation if Kiev... Read more »

Published Sept. 12, 2014

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Tesla Q&A: Tesla's Nevada 'gigafactory' FAQs

Now that Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law a package of incentives for Tesla Motors worth up to $1.3 billion, the electric-car maker is moving ahead with plans to build a $5 billion lithium... Read more »

Published Sept. 12, 2014

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San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test

Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination. Read more »

Published Sept. 12, 2014

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US retail sales rise in August on auto sales

Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated consumer spending. Read more »

Published Sept. 12, 2014

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Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks

Olive Garden is hurting itself by piling on too many breadsticks, according to an investor that's disputing how the restaurant chain is run. Read more »

Published Sept. 12, 2014

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Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be hard to... Read more »

Published Sept. 12, 2014

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