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Recalls this week: Folding knives, night lights, bicycles

More than 150,000 folding knives are being recalled because of a faulty locking mechanism that can result in lacerations. Other consumer products being recalled this week include night lights and... Read more »

Published 18 hours ago

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Silk Road founder gets life for creating online drug site

A San Francisco man who created the online drug-selling site Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths that resulted from drugs bought on his website and five... Read more »

Published 18 hours ago

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US economy shrank in winter but staging a spring rebound

The U.S. economy shrank at a 0.7 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year, depressed by a severe winter and a widening trade deficit. Read more »

Published 19 hours ago

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Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny

Emergency workers and officials from a pipeline operator had gathered last week to train for the worst — an oil spill — when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell at a nearby beach. Read more »

Published 23 hours ago

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The top 10 highest-paid female CEOs

Female CEOs are outpacing their male colleagues in pay, although they remain vastly outnumbered in the top echelons of American companies. Read more »

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Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks

Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the... Read more »

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New tech is changing the restaurant reservations game

on a recent Wednesday in May, San Francisco's Lazy Bear restaurant began taking reservations for June. Just 45 minutes later, nearly every seat for the entire month was sold out. Read more »

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US gambling market saturated, yet casinos keep on coming

The casino market in the northeastern United States is saturated, yet that's not stopping some states from approving gambling legislation and companies from building new gambling halls. Read more »

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Visa becomes first FIFA sponsor to warn it could jump ship

Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer's global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared to... Read more »

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Top finance officials debate what's needed for global growth

Top finance officials from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are debating ways to broaden and strengthen economic recoveries that aren't as robust as everyone would like. Read more »

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Why a shrinking US economy last quarter isn't cause for fear

Another first quarter of the year. Another reversal for the U.S. economy. Another expectation of a rebound to come. Read more »

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Universal Orlando to build a water park opening in 2017

Universal Orlando Resort is building a water park. Construction has begun on Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort. The new park is expected to open in 2017. Read more »

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Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya pledges to donate most of wealth

Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya says he will join some of the world's richest individuals in pledging to give away at least half his wealth, which has been estimated at $1.41 billion. Read more »

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Pending US home sales jump to strongest level in 9 years

Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April at the fastest pace in nearly nine years, evidence that steady job growth is strengthening the real estate market. Read more »

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US jobless aid applications rose last week; total still low

More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the overall level remains low and points to a healthy job market. Read more »

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Atlantic City sues over failed community loan program

A loan program that was supposed to lend as much as $40 million to struggling homeowners and businesses in this cash-strapped resort city has given out nothing and has instead led to a federal... Read more »

Published May 28, 2015

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Hopi Tribe, lawmakers urge US to stop sale of sacred items

Hopi tribal leaders and Arizona's members of Congress are asking U.S. law enforcement to stop the sale of about a dozen sacred Hopi artifacts at a Paris auction house in June. Read more »

Published May 27, 2015

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FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls

Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating — and the government is taking note. Read more »

Published May 27, 2015

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'Dancing,' 'Voice' on top as viewers got musical last week

Music and dancing ruled on the airwaves last week, as "Dancing With the Stars" and "The Voice" tuned up to score five out of the 10 most-watched shows. Read more »

Published May 27, 2015

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Drilling cutbacks drag down job growth in oil patch

Hammered by cheaper oil, drilling firms have laid off workers and dragged job growth lower in states from Texas to North Dakota. Read more »

Published May 27, 2015

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Love not war wins for small businesses and large companies

Instead of feeling threatened and trying to crush smaller rivals that could take revenue from them, corporations like Microsoft Corp., Boston Beer and General Mills Inc. are mentoring and loaning... Read more »

Published May 27, 2015

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US bank earnings up 6.9 percent in Q1

U.S. banks' earnings rose 6.9 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier as revenues increased, delinquent loans continued to fall and the number of "problem" banks reached a six-year low. Read more »

Published May 27, 2015

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Exxon shareholders to vote on climate change, fracking

Shareholders are considering whether Exxon Mobil should put a climate-change expert on its board. Read more »

Published May 27, 2015

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Pakistan judge orders CEO held for faked diploma allegations

A Pakistani judge ordered police Wednesday to hold and question the embattled CEO of a software company for a week on allegations he oversaw a global diploma mill, as broadcasters aired images of... Read more »

Published May 27, 2015

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Broadway's box office and attendance figures hit records

Broadway's revenue and attendance figures both hit record highs for the third season in a row, fed largely by premium prices and a steady stream of more shows. Read more »

Published May 26, 2015

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