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Beijing tracks the elderly as they take buses, go shopping

These days, when people over 80 in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitally tracked by the government, as part of an effort to improve services for the... Read more »

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WWII plane pulled from Hudson after crash that killed pilot

Police divers and Army Corps of Engineers personnel retrieved the wreckage of a World War II plane from the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Saturday after the vintage aircraft... Read more »

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Chinese developer Wanda opens theme park to take on Disney

China's largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, opened an entertainment complex on Saturday that it's positioning as a distinctly homegrown rival to Disney and its $5.5 billion... Read more »

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Idea for Burt's Bees land to become park becoming partisan

A congressional field hearing in the coming week on a proposal to create a national monument in northern Maine underscores how partisan lines have been drawn as Republican lawmakers try to rein in... Read more »

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How Alibaba won, and lost, a friend in Washington

In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying that its websites served as a 24-hour market "for... Read more »

Published May 27, 2016

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Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best

Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse. Read more »

Published May 27, 2016

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Are you Alibaba literate? 5 things to know about the company

Alibaba is the world's biggest e-commerce platform. Over 420 million people scooped up $485 billion worth of stuff last year on Alibaba's sites. The company went public in 2014, raising $25 billion... Read more »

Published May 27, 2016

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Janet Yellen says Fed could raise rates in coming months

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that an interest rate hike would be appropriate in the coming months if the economy keeps improving. Read more »

Published May 27, 2016

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Origins of key Clinton emails from report are a mystery

Since her use of a private email server was made public last year, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has insisted she turned over all work-related emails to the State Department to... Read more »

Published May 27, 2016

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Jury sides with Google in battle over Android software

Google's Android software just dodged a $9 billion bullet. Read more »

Published May 26, 2016

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Jury sides with Google in closely watched copyright case

A federal jury has sided with Google in a $9 billion legal battle with tech industry rival Oracle, a complex copyright case that was closely watched in Silicon Valley. Read more »

Published May 26, 2016

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McDonald's CEO says company is making changes customers want

McDonald's, under intense pressure in a competitive industry, sought to reassure its shareholders Thursday that it is making changes to its food and service that customers want. Read more »

Published May 26, 2016

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HP Enterprise gets smaller by selling services division

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is continuing to slim down by selling its business services division to competitor Computer Sciences Corp. Read more »

Published May 24, 2016

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Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to US

Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors — and their financial aid — to Syrian refugees. Read more »

Published May 24, 2016

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AP Interview: Qatar energy minister wants 'fair' oil price

The oil market is slowly recovering from its steep drop over the past two years but crude is still not trading at a "fair price" to encourage necessary investment, Qatar's energy and industry... Read more »

Published May 24, 2016

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Trump proposes wall to protect golf resort from rising seas

Donald Trump wants to build another huge wall, this time to keep out the rising seas threatening to swamp his luxury golf resort in Ireland. Read more »

Published May 24, 2016

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French raid Google over 'aggravated tax fraud' allegations

French police have raided Google's Paris offices as part of an investigation into "aggravated tax fraud" and money laundering, authorities said Tuesday. The raid is the latest regulatory headache... Read more »

Published May 24, 2016

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US biochemical engineer wins $1.2 million technology prize

American biochemical engineer Frances Arnold, whose discoveries in "directed evolution" have helped produce medicines, including drugs for treating diabetes, on Tuesday was awarded this year's euro... Read more »

Published May 24, 2016

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Facebook drops news outlet input in 'trending topics' review

Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic" on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying... Read more »

Published May 23, 2016

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New Mexico is first to sue EPA, mine owners over 2015 spill

New Mexico became the first state to sue the federal government and the owners of two mines over the release of 3 million gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado mine, seeking tens of... Read more »

Published May 23, 2016

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GE announces deals worth over $1.4 billion with Saudi Arabia

General Electric Co. said Monday it made a series of deals with Saudi Arabia worth more than $1.4 billion as part of the kingdom's ambitious plan to wean itself off crude oil. Read more »

Published May 23, 2016

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US home sales growth driven mostly by Midwest

Midwestern homebuyers helped spark a national increase in real estate sales during April, a sign that demand for housing remains steady despite rising prices and tight inventories. Read more »

Published May 22, 2016

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Poll: Two-thirds of US would struggle to cover $1,000 crisis

Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday, a signal that despite years of recovery from... Read more »

Published May 22, 2016

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G-7 finance leaders seek to reassure on global economy

Finance leaders of major industrial countries meeting in Japan need to find ways to use all the "policy levers" they have to help counter anxiety over global economic prospects, U.S. Treasury... Read more »

Published May 20, 2016

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Diego Rivera painting sells privately for $15.7 million

A Diego Rivera painting has sold privately for $15.7 million, setting a world record price for any Latin American work of art, Phillips auction house said Friday. Read more »

Published May 20, 2016

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