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Uber, Lyft refuse to require driver fingerprints

Popular ride-hailing firms like Uber and Lyft are fighting lawsuits in Atlanta and other cities from cab drivers, taxi and limousine companies claiming the techno upstarts are siphoning off... Read more »

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Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch

Starbucks is back in business early Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before. Read more »

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Eurozone express hopes that Greek criticism will bear fruit

Greece's European creditors sought to douse talk that they are making plans for a potential Greek exit from the euro and expressed hope Saturday that recent criticism may prompt the country to push... Read more »

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Volkswagen chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO

Ferdinand Piech, chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG and a major figure in the German auto industry, has stepped down after clashing with other board members over his criticism of the company's... Read more »

Published 23 hours ago

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Computer outage that caused some Starbucks stores to close — others to give out free coffee — resolved hours later

A computer outage affecting thousands of Starbucks stores that forced the chain to give away free drinks Friday before closing many stores early was resolved after several hours. Read more »

Published 23 hours ago

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Cheaper fuel has airlines soaring to record profits

For airlines, the record profits keep coming, thanks to cheaper jet fuel. Read more »

Published yesterday

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10 of the (printable) entries for this year's manure trade show's slogan contest

Entries are piling up for a slogan contest being held this year by the North American Manure Expo. Read more »

Published yesterday

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American Airlines beats Street 1Q forecasts

The fuel bill at American Airlines fell by nearly half in the first quarter, helping the company set a record profit despite a dip in revenue. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Soul searching at Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch is saying goodbye to the beefcake models who greet customers at its doors. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Durable goods orders up, but business investment falls again

Purchases of long-lasting manufactured goods in March jumped by the largest amount in eight months, but a closer look at the details reveals that businesses kept pruning their investment plans in... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda. Read more »

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HSBC considers moving headquarters from Britain

Global bank HSBC said Friday it is considering moving its headquarters from London due to tougher regulation since the 2008 financial crisis, a politically charged announcement two weeks before... Read more »

Published yesterday

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US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 22 to 932

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 22 this week to 932 amid depressed oil prices. Read more »

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Questions after Indiana school stage collapse injures 16

The last of 16 Indiana students injured when a stage collapsed during a high school musical performance is out of the hospital. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Review: Getting your Apple Watch? Here's how to use it

Apple Watches are arriving Friday to the first group of people who had ordered one two weeks ago. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Greece under fire from creditors as bailout talks drag

European creditors turned up the heat on Greece Friday to deliver an economic reform program that it needs to avoid a possible default and even an exit from the euro. Read more »

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Stocks rise on tech earnings; Nasdaq adds to record

Stock indexes edged higher Friday, helped by gains in big technology companies including Google, Amazon and Microsoft. Read more »

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What could McDonald's do to fix its business?

When it comes to McDonald's, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Strong dollar squeezes company earnings

Procter & Gamble and Facebook have nothing in common. One deals in razors and toothpaste, the other in likes, self-promotion and embarrassing family photos. But this week, they shared the same... Read more »

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Rooftop restaurant provides rare bright spot in Gaza

When nightfall descends upon Gaza, the glittering lights of the Level Up restaurant seem to be the only bright spot in this darkened city. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Google posts mixed 1Q results amid new threats to company

Google has been looking more vulnerable as a technological upheaval nibbles at its dominance in Internet search, while the company also deals with a potentially massive regulatory headache in... Read more »

Published April 23, 2015

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First lady: Tech industry to train, hire 90,000 veterans

Michelle Obama announced Thursday that the technology industry has promised to hire and train 90,000 military veterans and spouses over the next five years — the latest private-sector... Read more »

Published April 23, 2015

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Wall Street odds don't favor Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal

Wall Street appears increasingly convinced Comcast's $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable is dead. Read more »

Published April 23, 2015

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US stocks move lower after weak global economic surveys

Stocks moved lower in early trading Thursday, sapped by gloomy manufacturing data from Europe, China and Japan. Read more »

Published April 23, 2015

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Volvo prepares to send 'Made in China' cars to US

On the verge of exporting the first "Made in China" cars to the United States, Volvo is determined to show they are as good as vehicles it produces in Europe. Read more »

Published April 23, 2015

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