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Unemployment rates rose in half of US states last month

Unemployment rates rose in 25 U.S. states last month, driven higher in many cases by more people who began looking for work but didn't immediately find jobs. Read more »

Published June 19, 2015

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Comcast founder Ralph Roberts dead at 95

Ralph Roberts, who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation's largest entertainment companies, has died. He was 95. Read more »

Published June 19, 2015

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During Ramadan, keeping an eye out for fraudulent halal meat

For millions of Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan marks a time for ritual fasting during the day and, often, a large meal with friends and family after sundown. For those buying and selling... Read more »

Published June 19, 2015

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Greece gets temporary lifeline for banks amid uncertainty

Greece got a financial lifeline for its banks Friday to help them cope with a deposit drain in the run-up to a summit of eurozone leaders next week that could determine the country's future in the... Read more »

Published June 19, 2015

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US stocks edge lower as investor look overseas

U.S. stocks are edging lower in early trading, a day after the Nasdaq composite set a record high. Read more »

Published June 19, 2015

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Europe scrambles to pick up pieces of Greek talks failure

Europe was scrambling Friday to pick up the pieces after another failed meeting over Greece's bailout that reinforced fears that the country was heading for bankruptcy and a possible euro exit. Read more »

Published June 19, 2015

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Toyota: American exec did not intend to break Japan law

Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda said Friday he believes an American executive arrested on suspicion of importing a controlled drug into Japan had no intention of breaking the law. Read more »

Published June 19, 2015

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FBI: Surveillance flights by-the-book, rarely track phones

The FBI assured Congress in an unusual, confidential briefing that its plane surveillance program is a by-the-books operation short on high-definition cameras — with some planes equipped with... Read more »

Published June 18, 2015

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California reveals details of self-driving car accidents

California state officials released reports Thursday detailing six accidents that involved self-driving car prototypes, reversing a policy that shielded details of how the next-generation... Read more »

Published June 18, 2015

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Gillette clock repairman keeps a timeless tradition alive

When most people need to know the time, they look at their phones, their computers or the dashboards of their cars. Read more »

Published June 18, 2015

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Loss of government contract "major blow" to Colt Defense

The bankruptcy being sought by Colt Defense was fueled by missteps with gun owners, a misreading of the police firearms market and a fall in gun sales to the public after an initial spike several... Read more »

Published June 18, 2015

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Feds announce nationwide health care fraud sweeps

Health care fraud sweeps across the country have led to charges against 243 people, including doctors, nurses and pharmacy owners accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid, the government announced... Read more »

Published June 18, 2015

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House revives Obama's trade agenda

Working closely with the White House, the Republican-controlled House revived President Barack Obama's trade agenda on Thursday, voting to strengthen his hand in global negotiations and clearing... Read more »

Published June 18, 2015

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FCC to phone companies: You can stop unwanted robocalls

Tired of automated phone calls urging you to vote for a certain candidate or pitching you a cruise vacation? You can now tell your phone company that federal regulators say it's OK to block them. Read more »

Published June 18, 2015

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Gauge of US economy posts solid 0.7 percent May advance

An index designed to predict the future health of the economy posted a second straight strong increase in May, indicating the economy should gain strength in the second half of this year. Read more »

Published June 18, 2015

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McDonald's to shrink in US, 1st time in decades

The burger chain that put "supersize" into the American vernacular is slimming down: For the first time in more than 40 years, and perhaps ever, McDonald's says the number of U.S. restaurants it... Read more »

Published June 18, 2015

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Current account trade deficit widens to $113.3 billion

The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade increased in the January-March quarter to the highest level since the spring of 2012 as American exports to the rest of the world declined. Read more »

Published June 18, 2015

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Women of E3: A glimpse at gaming's new heroines

Following a noticeable absence of female video game protagonists at the Electronic Entertainment Expo over the past few years, several developers are unabashedly introducing gamers to all-new... Read more »

Published June 18, 2015

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Cuban govt is expanding Wi-Fi access, making it cheaper

Cuba says it's expanding Internet access by adding Wi-Fi capacity to dozens of state-run Internet centers and more than halving the cost that users pay for an hour online. Read more »

Published June 18, 2015

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Solar plane, ready to go, waiting out weather front in Japan

The pilot of a solar-powered plane that made an unplanned stop in Japan says his aircraft is now ready to fly but must wait out unfavorable weather, perhaps for up to two months. Read more »

Published June 18, 2015

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US stocks open higher, led by energy sector gains

U.S. stocks are opening higher, led by gains for the health care sector. Read more »

Published June 18, 2015

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Airbus edges Boeing in orders race at Paris air show

Airbus glided past U.S. rival Boeing to take top honors in their annual competition to sell commercial jets at the Paris Air Show, according to final tallies that together amounted to over $107... Read more »

Published June 18, 2015

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Timeline: Roughly 4 weeks pass before gov't reveals hacking

The White House waited roughly four weeks before telling the public that hackers had stolen the personal information of millions of people associated with the federal government, two people... Read more »

Published June 18, 2015

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Lobster prices rise as summer season gets off to slow start

American lobster prices are swelling as the summer fishing season gets off to a slow start in New England. Read more »

Published June 18, 2015

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