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EU leaders agree to fund for jumpstarting growth

European Union leaders agreed Thursday to create a strategic investment fund that could generate up to 315 billion euros ($386 billion) in private- and public-sector money to upgrade... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert

Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Record-breaking holiday travel expected

The Mountain West region is forecast to see the highest number of travelers ever for the December holiday season, with more than 7.4 million area residents expected to travel during the period,... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Oil-price drop rattles smaller operators in Kansas

When crude prices were high, Kansas oilman Robert Murdock made plans to drill 20 new wells next year. Not anymore. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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US jobless aid applications decline to 289,000

Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign of solid job security and growing confidence among employers. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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3 tips for traveling cheaply

For those of you who have already bought holiday flights home and cringed at the amount, here are some things to keep in mind the next time you travel. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Abu Dhabi's Etihad gets A380, complete with suite

Abu Dhabi's national carrier, Etihad, showcased on Thursday the arrival of its first Airbus A380, outfitted with "the only three-room suite in the sky." Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Poll: 81 percent back Putin even as ruble falls

From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin's days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost about half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities

Most North Koreans have never seen the Internet. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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US consumer prices fall in November

Plunging gasoline costs caused U.S. consumer prices to drop in November, muting inflation across the entire economy. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Technology helps visually impaired watch TV

Comcast has announced the industry’s first voice-enabled television interface — the X1 TV Entertainment Operating System — a “talking TV guide” solution aimed at... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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FedEx misses Street 2Q forecasts, but profit jumps 23 pct

FedEx's second-quarter earnings soared 23 percent, but the package delivery company missed Wall Street forecasts due partially to a lower-than-expected benefit from falling fuel prices. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Sprint accused of billing for unwanted services

Federal regulators are accusing Sprint Corp. of illegally billing its wireless customers hundreds of millions of dollars in charges for text message alerts and other services that they didn't order. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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US Fed slashes inflation forecast for 2015

The Federal Reserve has sharply cut its forecast for inflation next year, saying it will remain far below its 2 percent target through 2015. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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On Kickstarter, everyone wants to be 'Staff Pick'

Entrepreneurs and other users have been seeking the secret to getting their projects selected as a "Staff Pick" — a designation that one of Kickstarter's 98 employees can give a project based... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Fed promises 'patient' approach to a rate increase

The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. job market and economy. But it says it will be "patient" in determining when to raise rates. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Amazon-Hachette feud headlines book news in 2014

Like a serial for the digital age, the book world's most dramatic story of 2014 unfolded in installments, often in real time. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones — and most smartphone customers — have embraced... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to stop coal rules

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama's coal plant regulations, saying a White House "crusade" was devastating... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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New York will move to prohibit fracking

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration will move to prevent fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made it the perfect getaway, only an hour's flight from Miami. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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NYC premiere of Rogen film 'The Interview' canceled as threats fly

The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and movie goers alike. And the financial toll is adding up too. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Russians rush to stores to pre-empt price rises

Russian consumers flocked to stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items as they looked to pre-empt price rises following the staggering fall in the value of the ruble over... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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US current account deficit rises to $100.3 billion

The U.S. current account trade deficit widened slightly in the July-September quarter, largely due to foreign institutions paying less in fines and penalties to the U.S. government. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Survey says parents spend $532.87 a month to 'outdo' each other

A new survey from CouponCodesPro.com suggests that 78 percent of parents feel pressure to “outdo other parents” — costing them an average of $532.87 per month. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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