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Amazon's latest Kindle mostly wants to disappear

Will loyal fans of e-books be willing to pay tablet prices for dedicated e-readers? Amazon is about to find out. Read more »

Published April 13, 2016

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Business cut back on stockpiles as sales fell again

Businesses reduced their stockpiles for a second straight month in February, while sales fell for a seventh month. Read more »

Published April 13, 2016

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US retail sales fall in March as Americans buy fewer cars

U.S. retail sales fell last month as Americans cut back on their car purchases, the latest sign that consumers are reluctant to spend freely. Read more »

Published April 13, 2016

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Facebook shows new ways to chat, stream video

Facebook says people who use its Messenger chat service will soon be able to order flowers, request news articles and talk with businesses by sending them direct text messages. Read more »

Published April 12, 2016

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Investigators visit Panama Papers law firm's office

Panamanian prosecutors have visited the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm to look into its allegations that a computer hacker was behind the leak of a trove of financial documents about tax... Read more »

Published April 12, 2016

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Finance officials facing a chronically weak global economy

World finance officials who meet in Washington this week confront a bleak picture: Eight years after the financial crisis erupted, the global economy remains fragile and at risk of another recession. Read more »

Published April 12, 2016

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Romania ordered to pay $776,000 to revolution victims

Europe's top human rights court on Tuesday ordered Romania to pay compensation to the families of 45 people who died during the country's 1989 anti-communist revolution. Read more »

Published April 12, 2016

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Businesses that share Trump name get swept up in the circus

It's not easy being Trump these days. Just ask the people at Trump Tobacco in California, Trump Travel in New York, Trump Memorials in Nebraska and Trump Chiropractic & Acupuncture in Kansas. Read more »

Published April 12, 2016

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IMF issues stark warning on British exit from EU

The International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that a British exit from the European Union could inflict severe damage to the world economy by disrupting international trade. Read more »

Published April 12, 2016

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US rep blasts IFC conflict of interest in Manila water plan

In a bustling, densely populated corner of Manila, fruit vendor Coring Gutierrez reads $35 due from her latest water bill, more than triple what her family of six paid 15 years ago. Read more »

Published April 12, 2016

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Poll: Obama's approval rises with improving economy

As many in the United States hold their noses in the search for the next president, they're increasingly warming to the president they already have. Read more »

Published April 11, 2016

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UK's Daily Mail in early talks over bid for Yahoo

The owner of Britain's Daily Mail newspaper and media group is in early talks over a bid for the ailing U.S. internet company Yahoo. Read more »

Published April 11, 2016

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Pay taxes, buy a Slurpee: IRS now accepts taxes at 7-Eleven

The Internal Revenue Service announced this week that taxpayers who need to make a payment in cash can now do so at 7-Eleven convenience stores. Read more »

Published April 10, 2016

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Want to graduate college debt free? Teach in a rural area

The teacher shortage in poor, rural districts in South Carolina is so bad, the state is considering offering would-be instructors a way to graduate from college debt free. Read more »

Published April 10, 2016

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Shareholders approve sale of Starwood Hotels to Marriott

Marriott International has cleared one of its major hurdles on its journey to acquire rival Starwood and become the world's largest hotel chain. Read more »

Published April 8, 2016

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Brooklyn case takes front seat in Apple encryption fight

The Justice Department said Friday it will continue trying to force Apple to reveal an iPhone's data in a New York drug case, putting the Brooklyn case at the center of a fight over whether a... Read more »

Published April 8, 2016

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Experts caution self-driving cars aren't ready for roads

Self-driving cars are more likely to hurt than help public safety because of unsolved technical issues, engineers and safety advocates told the government Friday, countering a push by innovators to... Read more »

Published April 8, 2016

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Space station getting inflatable room, a cosmic 1st

Forget blowup air mattresses. Space station astronauts are getting their first inflatable room. Read more »

Published April 7, 2016

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FBI continues to debate sharing iPhone hack with Apple

The FBI has not decided whether to share with Apple Inc. details about how the bureau hacked into an iPhone linked to a California terrorism investigation, the bureau's director says. Read more »

Published April 7, 2016

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Russia's new National Guard will be tasked to suppress riots

The National Guard being formed in Russia will be given broad powers to suppress riots, according to a presidential decree released Wednesday. Read more »

Published April 6, 2016

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Allergan, Pfizer call off proposed $160B merger

The biggest U.S.-based drugmaker, Pfizer Inc., will stay put thanks to aggressive new Treasury Department rules that succeeded in blocking Pfizer from acquiring rival Allergan and moving to Ireland... Read more »

Published April 6, 2016

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Iceland's leader is first victim of offshore holdings leak

The leak of millions of records on offshore accounts claimed its first high-profile victim Tuesday as Iceland's prime minister resigned amid outrage over revelations he had used such a shell... Read more »

Published April 5, 2016

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NFL picks Twitter to stream Thursday night games

The NFL has picked Twitter to stream its Thursday night games. Read more »

Published April 5, 2016

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A look at offshore accounts used to hide wealth, avoid taxes

Privacy has a price. For the super-wealthy, it can also have a big payoff. Read more »

Published April 4, 2016

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At a glance: Global reaction to offshore accounts reports

Reports drawn from 11.5 million leaked documents detailing how and where politicians, businesses and celebrities hide their wealth are triggering reactions from around the globe. Read more »

Published April 4, 2016

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