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San Francisco's Chinatown clings to roots amid tech boom

For a century and a half, San Francisco's Chinatown, the nation's oldest, has sheltered waves of immigrants seeking a new life. Read more »

July 24, 2015

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Amazon's value surpasses Wal-Mart after surprise 2Q profit

Amazon shares surged 15 percent on Friday after the e-commerce powerhouse reported a surprise second-quarter profit and a better-than-expected 20 percent jump in revenue. Read more »

July 24, 2015

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American Airlines beats 2Q profit forecasts

Dramatically cheaper jet fuel helped American Airlines nearly double its second-quarter profit to $1.7 billion despite lower revenue. Read more »

July 24, 2015

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US new-home sales hit June slump

Fewer Americans bought new homes in June, a possible sign that the real estate market might not be as hot as it appeared at the start of summer. Read more »

July 24, 2015

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Anthem bids $48 billion for Cigna to create health giant

Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million U.S patients. Read more »

July 24, 2015

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Trade deals wipes out tariffs on more than 200 tech products

Dozens of countries have agreed to abolish duties on more than 200 technology products — from advanced computer chips to GPS devices, printer cartridges and video-game consoles. Read more »

July 24, 2015

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Visa 3Q earnings jump 25 percent, beat estimates

Visa Inc. said its fiscal third-quarter profit jumped 25 percent, helped by a double-digit rise in payments processed on its network. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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This class just made their teacher cry, but for a good reason

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Students at Staten Island’s Public School 22 decided it was time to honor one of their “unsung” heroes. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Comcast adds Internet customers; box office pumps up revenue

Despite a slowdown in subscriber growth, the Internet is still propelling Comcast. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Germany rejects criticism of its business ambitions in Iran

In the race to secure business deals with Iran, Germany was quickest out of the blocks. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Applications for US unemployment aid plummet to 42-year low

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in nearly 42 years, evidence that employers are holding onto their staffs and likely hiring at a steady... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Union Pacific's 2Q profit falls 7 percent as volume declines

Union Pacific's second-quarter profit declined 7 percent as the railroad hauled 6 percent less freight overall and coal volumes plummeted 26 percent. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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McDonald's profit falls as customer traffic slips in US

ff in customers at its U.S. restaurants contributed to a 13 percent decline in McDonald's second-quarter profit. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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GM tops 2Q profit forecasts on trucks, SUVs

Big profits from trucks and SUVs helped General Motors overcome a sales slowdown in China, economic problems in Venezuela and payments to ignition switch crash victims as the automaker's... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Greece clears final reform hurdle before new bailout talks

Greece's radical left-led government emerged bloodied but alive early Thursday from a key vote in parliament, which overwhelmingly approved new creditor-demanded reforms despite a revolt among... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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A recent discovery at the University of Birmingham is a big deal for Muslims

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Documents preserved at the University of Birmingham in London have recently been identified to be segments of the Quran dating back to almost the day of Islam’s prophet Muhammad himself. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Shell gets permits for limited oil drilling in Arctic waters

The Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Bank of America CFO steps down in shake-up

Bank of America's second-in-command is out of a job following a management shake-up. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Your grandmother's loneliness could be dangerous

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As if the Internet needed a worse reputation when it comes to online romance, a new report by The New York Times has found that for the elderly, dating sites are increasingly dangerous. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Chiding Congress, Obama urges fast Ex-Im Bank renewal

Chiding Congress in no uncertain terms, President Barack Obama warned Wednesday that American businesses are suffering while the Export-Import Bank lapses, and called on lawmakers to reauthorize... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts

The push for a higher minimum wage gained momentum on both sides of the country Wednesday, with New York embracing an eventual $15 an hour for the state's 200,000 fast-food workers and the huge... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Coca-Cola: Diet Coke still struggling in US

Coca-Cola says sales of Diet Coke are still sliding as people continue gravitating toward foods they feel are fresh. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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American Express tops 2Q profit forecasts

American Express Co.'s second-quarter profits fell 5 percent from a year ago, but the results still solidly beat analysts' estimates. A strong U.S. dollar weighed on the company's international... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Sanders proposes $15 minimum wage, sets up Clinton contrast

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is pressing front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton to support a federal minimum wage of $15 an hour. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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NY board backs $15 minimum wage hike for fast-food workers

Fast-food workers in New York state would see a super-sized raise under a plan to phase in a $15 minimum wage — the first time a state has singled out a particular industry for such an increase. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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