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US industrial output falls for 5th month on lower drilling

Output at U.S. factories, mines and utilities fell for the fifth straight month as oil and gas drillers continued make sharp cuts. Read more »

Published May 15, 2015

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Prying parents: Phone monitoring apps flourish in S. Korea

Lee Chang-june can be miles from his 12-year-old son but still know when he plays a smartphone game. With the press of an app he can see his son's phone activity, disable apps or totally shut down... Read more »

Published May 15, 2015

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USDA creates new government certification for GMO-free

The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. Read more »

Published May 14, 2015

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Sally Beauty confirms data breach

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. confirmed Thursday that there was an “illegal intrusion” into its payment card systems, marking the company’s second data breach in just over a year. Read more »

Published May 14, 2015

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ECB President Draghi: European stimulus will continue

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said the ECB's economic stimulus program is working but needs more time to bring European inflation back to healthier levels and restore consumer and... Read more »

Published May 14, 2015

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GM to invest $1 billion in Detroit-area tech center

General Motors Co. plans to spend $1 billion on construction and renovations at its Detroit-area technical center, a top-to-bottom overhaul aimed at boosting innovation and employee attraction... Read more »

Published May 14, 2015

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Puerto Rico closes dozens of schools as economic woes deepen

Francisco Oller Elementary School once bustled with kids, but now birds nest in classrooms strewn with leaves and glass from shattered fluorescent lights. Long-discarded homework assignments paper... Read more »

Published May 14, 2015

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Profiles of Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment victims

Eight people were killed in an Amtrak train derailment Tuesday night in Philadelphia. The victims include an Associated Press employee, a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, a Wells Fargo... Read more »

Published May 14, 2015

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US stock indexes inches higher in afternoon trading

nancial markets inched higher in afternoon trading Wednesday, as traders weighed lackluster U.S. retail sales data and a batch of corporate deals and earnings news. Owens-Illinois and Williams Cos. were among the biggest gainers. Oil... Read more »

Published May 13, 2015

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Twitter founder feeling 'Super' as he heads in new direction

Biz Stone knows abandoning a struggling project to try something else can be a smart move. After all, he was part of a team that dumped the seldom-heard podcasting service Odeo nearly a decade ago... Read more »

Published May 13, 2015

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US businesses increase stockpiles 0.1 percent in March

U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles slightly in March, as sales picked up for the first time since July. Read more »

Published May 13, 2015

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Toyota, Mazda announce 'long-term partnership' in technology

Toyota Motor Corp. and Japanese rival Mazda are expanding their partnership to a long-term one focusing on technologies in the areas of safety and fuel efficiency. Read more »

Published May 13, 2015

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Monkey farms in Florida under scrutiny from officials

Tucked away in Florida's Hendry County, amid the scrub brush and saw palmetto grasslands just southwest of Lake Okeechobee, are three monkey breeding farms containing thousands of primates. Read more »

Published May 12, 2015

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US household debt levels held back by cautious consumers

U.S. household debt levels were mostly unchanged in the first three months of this year, held back by tight mortgage credit standards and consumer reluctance to borrow heavily. Read more »

Published May 12, 2015

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Verizon Wireless, Sprint settle allegations of bogus charges

Verizon Wireless will pay $90 million and Sprint $68 million to settle charges that the mobile giants allowed phony charges on their customers' monthly bills so they could keep a cut of the profit,... Read more »

Published May 12, 2015

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US job openings fall, hiring rises in mixed report

The number of available jobs in the U.S. fell in March, though companies filled more of their open positions in a sign they are still confident enough to hire. Read more »

Published May 12, 2015

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First-time buyers face hurdles to homeownership this spring

eople aspiring to buy their first home are already facing disappointment this year. Read more »

Published May 12, 2015

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Verizon to purchase AOL in $4.4-billion deal

Telecommunications giant Verizon Communications Inc. is expanding its empire, acquiring early online trailblazer AOL Inc. and its stable of digital brands, including the Huffington Post and... Read more »

Published May 12, 2015

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A glance at digital elements being embraced by stores

Retailers are testing high-tech elements in stores, from virtual dressing to interactive shelves. Here are three trends that shoppers will see this year: Read more »

Published May 11, 2015

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Shell clears major US government hurdle for Arctic drilling

Royal Dutch Shell's Arctic drilling program has cleared a major bureaucratic hurdle to begin drilling for oil and gas off Alaska's northwestern coast this summer. Read more »

Published May 11, 2015

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Complaints against airlines rise, Frontier ranks worst

Consumer complaints against airlines are rising even as the carriers get slightly better at staying on schedule. Read more »

Published May 11, 2015

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Last season of 'American Idol' set for Fox's 2015-16 lineup

The swan song of "American Idol" and heavy doses of comedy and sci-fi will mark Fox's 2015-16 season. Read more »

Published May 11, 2015

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Volvo chooses South Carolina for new $500 million auto plant

Volvo Cars will build a $500 million plant in South Carolina that will eventually employ up to 4,000 people. Read more »

Published May 11, 2015

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Comcast hiring former top JPMorgan exec as new CFO

Comcast has picked its new CFO: A former JPMorgan Chase executive who was once considered a possible CEO candidate at the New York bank. Read more »

Published May 11, 2015

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Greece makes progress with creditors but deal still elusive

Greece appears to have made some progress in bailout talks with its European creditors but the chances of a deal on Monday look slim, finance ministers said ahead of another round of negotiations... Read more »

Published May 11, 2015

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