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Netflix goes for laughs with new stand-up specials

You can have Bill Cosby in the palm of your hand. And Jim Jefferies will tickle you at your discretion. Read more »

Published Aug. 14, 2014

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Orwell rep accuses Amazon of doublespeak

The literary executor of George Orwell's estate is accusing Amazon.com of committing an Orwellian crime: doublespeak. Read more »

Published Aug. 14, 2014

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Some questions and answers about credit scores

Credit scores are calculated using a variety of models that have small differences between them and generate similar but not identical scores. Read more »

Published Aug. 14, 2014

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Preparing for retirement in the modern age

Jean Tsou, 35, enjoys her career as a research-and-development engineer for a medical-equipment maker in the Seattle area. Other than the mortgage on the 1928 home she shares with her longtime... Read more »

Published Aug. 13, 2014

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Google 'Street view' goes undersea to map reefs, wonders

It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with... Read more »

Published Aug. 13, 2014

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Flooding slows production at Detroit automakers

Record-setting rainfall in the Detroit area has slowed vehicle production, automakers said Tuesday. Read more »

Published Aug. 13, 2014

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College-bound teens need to learn life skills

stepson moved into an apartment at a university, we went to the supermarket. Because he liked (and knew how to cook) chicken legs, I explained that if he bought a large package and froze a portion... Read more »

Published Aug. 12, 2014

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New road makes trip to Grand Canyon Skywalk faster

Officials from the Hualapai Tribe gathered Tuesday for a ceremonial grand opening of a road that had been a major headache for tourists headed to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Read more »

Published Aug. 12, 2014

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US job openings in June hit 13-year-plus high

U.S. employers in June advertised the most monthly job openings in more than 13 years. Read more »

Published Aug. 12, 2014

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Wal-Mart's smartphone app: Try, try again

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart thought shoppers would jump at the opportunity to use a smartphone app to scan items they want to buy as they walk through store aisles. In theory, they could speed... Read more »

Published Aug. 12, 2014

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Marvel heroes and villains fight it out in Marvel Universe Live! show

Marvel Entertainment, which muscled into pop culture with comic books, TV cartoons and movies, is gambling on attracting new fans as it tackles 3-D — but forget the silly glasses. Read more »

Published Aug. 12, 2014

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Airport tests new way to avoid deadly bird strikes

When birds and planes collide, the results can be deadly. That's why airports around the world work hard to keep birds away, even resorting to shooting or poisoning large flocks. Read more »

Published Aug. 12, 2014

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Mostly positive reviews for NFL's new tablets

Adjusting to new technology just isn't easy for some people, even in the NFL where everyone is trying to find that winning edge. Read more »

Published Aug. 11, 2014

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Maybe it’s time to change your password again

Consumers are being urged once again to take a massive international data breach seriously — and deal with changing their passwords. Read more »

Published Aug. 11, 2014

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Rising back-to-school lists, costs give families a lesson in economics

Mother Lindsay Barnes already knows what the National Retail Federation is reporting in a recent study — it costs a lot to send kids back to school. Read more »

Published Aug. 11, 2014

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Barneys to pay $525K in NY shopper-profiling probe

Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against... Read more »

Published Aug. 11, 2014

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Can you sell silver bars? Not without paying taxes.

Q: Almost 30 years ago, I received some silver bars from my boss in lieu of a paycheck because he could not afford to pay me at the time. Now that I am retired, I’m thinking of selling the... Read more »

Published Aug. 11, 2014

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Wyoming consumer spending growth in 2012 is lowest

Wyoming recorded the lowest growth in consumer spending in the nation between 2011 and 2012, but residents don't appear to be cutting back on buying gasoline for their vehicles. Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2014

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Russian ban on ag imports to affect Idaho farmers

Idaho farmers may feel a small sting from the new Russian ban on food and agricultural imports from the West. Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2014

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Lawmakers consider expanding Hollywood tax credit

With only a few weeks left in the legislative session, lawmakers are negotiating the extension and expansion of a Hollywood tax credit designed to keep film and television production in California. Read more »

Published Aug. 9, 2014

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Firm hasn't paid ND fine for wastewater violation

It's been two years since state regulators touted a record $1.5 million fine against a company for illegally dumping 20,000 barrels of toxic liquid and threatening drinking water supplies near a large western North Dakota city, and... Read more »

Published Aug. 9, 2014

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Ebola starting to take an economic toll in region

Caterpillar has evacuated a handful of employees from Liberia. Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd. has suspended a drilling project. British Airways has canceled flights to the region. ExxonMobil and... Read more »

Published Aug. 9, 2014

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Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest

A mild summer across much of the nation's heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation's corn and soybean crops. Pair that with high-yield seeds and other new farming... Read more »

Published Aug. 8, 2014

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US wholesale inventories rise 0.3 pct in June

U.S. wholesalers restocked their warehouses at a modest pace in June for a second straight month, a sign they anticipate slower growth ahead. Read more »

Published Aug. 8, 2014

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McDonald's sales hit by China scandal, US weakness

McDonald's says a global sales figure fell 2.5 percent in July, dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and a food safety scandal in China. Read more »

Published Aug. 8, 2014

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