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WWI soldiers mingle with commuters in artist's Somme tribute

British commuters were met by the eerie sight of World War I soldiers in uniform as they made their way to work Friday, the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. Read more »

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Fatal Telsa crash shows limits of self-driving technology

The U.S. government is investigating the first reported death of a driver whose car was in self-driving mode when he crashed. Joshua D. Brown, 40, died May 7 when his Tesla Model S, which was... Read more »

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Self-driving car driver killed in Florida collision, a first

The first U.S. self-driving car fatality took place in May when the driver of a Tesla S sports car using the vehicle's "autopilot" automated driving system died in a collision with a truck in... Read more »

Published 21 hours ago

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Nike co-founder Phil Knight retires from board

Nike said Thursday that its co-founder and chairman Phil Knight has retired from its board and CEO Mark Parker has been named the new chairman. Read more »

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Government urges owners of old Hondas to get air bags fixed

The U.S. government is urging owners of 313,000 older Hondas and Acuras to stop driving them and get them repaired after new tests found that their Takata air bag inflators are extremely dangerous. Read more »

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Facebook's latest news feed tweak: This time, it's personal

Facebook has once again tweaked the formula it uses to decide what people will see in their news feed — and this time, it's personal. Read more »

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Clinton proposes debt forgiveness to young entrepreneurs

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday proposed letting entrepreneurs defer making student loan payments in order to create jobs and stimulate growth. Read more »

Published June 28, 2016

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Can you hear them now? New buoy listens for singing whales

Scientists have deployed a buoy 22 miles off the coast of New York's Fire Island to monitor several species of great whales in "near real-time." The high-tech acoustic device will eavesdrop on the... Read more »

Published June 28, 2016

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How Amazon's Dash buttons can thwart smart shopping

Amazon is expanding its lineup of Dash buttons, its "Jetsons"-style devices that let you reorder a particular product with a single touch. The online retailer says the buttons offer "quick and... Read more »

Published June 28, 2016

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Volkswagen settles emissions-cheating cases for over $15B

Volkswagen will spend more than $15 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related... Read more »

Published June 28, 2016

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'Avatar' mobile game landing ahead of film sequels

Before moviegoers return to Pandora, they'll be able visit the exotic alien world from "Avatar" on their smartphones. Read more »

Published June 28, 2016

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US economy grew at slightly faster 1.1 percent in Q1

The U.S. economy grew slightly faster at the start of the year than previously estimated, even though consumer spending posted the smallest gain in two years. Read more »

Published June 28, 2016

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US home prices climb in April; 7 cities set new records

U.S. home prices scaled new heights in April, with seven cities — including Boston, Charlotte, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle — setting record highs. Read more »

Published June 28, 2016

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Stocks, pound fall again due to UK vote uncertainty

Financial and materials companies led U.S. stocks sharply lower in morning trading Monday following another slide in European markets as investors grappled with the fallout of Britain's vote to... Read more »

Published June 27, 2016

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Asian stocks mixed as markets await Brexit fallout

Japanese and Chinese stocks rose Monday but other Asian markets declined, crude prices fell further and U.S. shares appeared headed for a lower opening as jittery traders watched for more fallout... Read more »

Published June 26, 2016

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Behind the support for Brexit and Trump: Economic resentment

The United Kingdom's stunning vote to leave the European Union was driven by much of the same sentiment that fueled Donald Trump's insurgent march toward the Republican presidential nod: a... Read more »

Published June 25, 2016

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Markets reel as world absorbs shock of UK vote for Brexit

Britain has jumped. Now it is wildly searching for the parachute. Read more »

Published June 24, 2016

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Clinton failed to hand over key email to State Department

Former Secretary Hillary Clinton failed to turn over a copy of a key message involving problems caused by her use of a private homebrew email server, the State Department confirmed Thursday. The... Read more »

Published June 23, 2016

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2011 effort to remove judge shows bold Trump legal tactics

Donald Trump's recent calls for a federal judge hearing a fraud case against Trump University to step down aren't the first time he's sought a judge's recusal. Read more »

Published June 23, 2016

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US new-home sales tumbled in May after a surge in April

Americans pulled back from buying new homes in May, reversing strong gains made in April as sales fell sharply in the Northeast and West. Read more »

Published June 23, 2016

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North Korea makes apparent progress with midrange missile

North Korea took a significant step Wednesday in the development of a powerful ballistic missile intended to reach U.S. bases in the Pacific, launching one of the weapons about 1,000 kilometers... Read more »

Published June 22, 2016

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How the UK could remain in the EU even if it votes to leave

If Britain votes to leave the EU on Thursday, it'll be final. Irreversible. Irrevocable. No appeals. No second chances. Read more »

Published June 22, 2016

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Yellen faces GOP criticism over weak economic growth

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen came under fire Wednesday from House Republicans who charged that the central bank's policies to promote low interest rates have not boosted economic growth and... Read more »

Published June 22, 2016

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Capsule full of space station junk makes fiery re-entry

A capsule filled with space station trash bit the cosmic dust Wednesday with a keenly interested scientific audience. Read more »

Published June 22, 2016

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Nearly 1 in 3 on Medicare got commonly abused opioids

Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the... Read more »

Published June 22, 2016

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