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Volunteer deputy accused of shooting unarmed suspect sold company for $6 million to go back to police work

After he sold his insurance company for around $6 million, Robert Bates sought to return to a profession he tried for a year in his early 20s: law enforcement. Read more »

Published 12 hours ago

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Group wants to bring back Native Hawaiian burial traditions

A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly than some modern interment methods. Read more »

Published 12 hours ago

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Global finance leaders see economy strengthening

Financial officials from the world's major economies on Friday welcomed modest improvements in the global economy while side-stepping fears rattling global financial markets that Greece will... Read more »

Published 18 hours ago

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Google shaking up search recommendations on smartphones

Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information. Read more »

Published 19 hours ago

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Verizon slices up the bundle, lets customers choose

Under pressure from an expanding number of cheaper online video services, the long-dominant bundle of channels offered by cable companies is becoming a bit more flexible. Read more »

Published 22 hours ago

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SpaceX shipment arrives at space station: 1st espresso maker

The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Monday morning, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts. Read more »

Published yesterday

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President of Emirates air denies US accusations of state aid

The president of Emirates airline pledged Friday to combat suggestions that the company received subsidies from the United Arab Emirates, even as his ever-expanding airline placed a whopping $9.2... Read more »

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Higher US gas prices spark modest inflation in March

Rising gas prices in March led to a slight increase in inflation, a sign that some of the broader economic impact from cheaper oil is fading. Read more »

Published yesterday

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GE posts $13.6 billion loss on finance unit sale

The industrial heart of General Electric, the company's new focus, posted lower revenue and earnings in the first quarter amid an enormous overall loss resulting from its recently-announced sale of... Read more »

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Stem-cell therapy shows promise in orthopedic treatment

s note: This is an AP Member Exchange shared by the San Antonio Express-News. Read more »

Published yesterday

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As student tests move online, keyboarding enters curriculum

Seven-year-old Ja'Niyah Smith's first-grade class filed into a computer lab at a suburban San Francisco school recently and, as they do every week, practiced using mouses to pop bubbles with a... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Etsy doubles its IPO pricing in early trading

Wall Street loves its arts and crafts. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Contact lens makers sue Utah over anti-price fixing law

Three contact lens manufacturers are suing Utah over a new law outlawing minimum prices for contact lenses, which the companies argue benefits Utah-based discount retailer 1-800-Contacts. Read more »

Published April 16, 2015

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Citigroup's earnings rise 21 percent, beating estimates

Citigroup said Thursday that its first-quarter net income rose 21 percent as the company continued to slim down its operations and control expenses. Read more »

Published April 16, 2015

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Apple invests in China solar project, US forest conservation

Apple is expanding its environmental efforts by investing in a new Chinese solar power project and preserving 36,000 acres of "sustainable" timberland in Maine and North Carolina. Read more »

Published April 16, 2015

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US home construction off to weak March start

U.S. homebuilders opened the spring buying season in March at a slower pace than last year, a warning that recent hiring gains have failed to translate into a stronger real estate market. Read more »

Published April 16, 2015

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Netflix enthralls viewers in 1Q with original programming

Netflix is enthralling viewers and investors alike as popular original programming such as "House of Cards" lure subscribers at a quickening pace. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Target settles data breach lawsuit with MasterCard for $19M

Target and MasterCard say they've agreed to settle lawsuits over the discounter's pre-Christmas 2013 massive data breach. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Japan bumps China as top holder of US Treasury debt

Japan overtook China in February as the top foreign holder of U.S. Treasury securities, a position Japan last held in August 2008. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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More people worldwide are opening bank accounts

Africans using cellphones, older Chinese, and Indians getting a push from their government have fueled an unprecedented surge of people opening their first bank accounts. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Court rules GM is shielded from death claims by bankruptcy

A federal bankruptcy judge ruled Wednesday that General Motors is shielded from death and injury claims potentially totaling billions of dollars tied to defective ignition switches in certain GM... Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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EU alleges Google's abuses hurt consumers, innovation

The European Union's executive branch hit Google with official antitrust charges on Wednesday that allege the company abuses its dominance in Internet searches, and also opened a probe into its... Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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FDA approves new type of heart failure drug from Amgen

Patients with chronic heart failure, a disabling, deadly disease that worsens as the heart gradually pumps less efficiently, are getting a much-needed new option with U.S. approval Wednesday of a... Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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4 ways a surging dollar rattles world economies, markets

The U.S. dollar hasn't been on a roll like this since Ronald Reagan sat in the White House and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" ruled the box office. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers

The Fight for $15 campaign to win higher pay and a union for fast-food workers is expanding to represent a variety of low-wage workers and become more of a social justice movement. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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