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Print newspapers are dead? Not after historic elections

Nov 7th, 2016 | By
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By TALI ARBEL,  AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Print newspapers may be disappearing like the home telephone, but not after Election Day. Remembering the frenzy for old-fashioned papers the morning after Barack Obama’s historic win in 2008, newspapers are printing extra copies and setting up temporary retail stands this year, regardless of whether
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GE, Baker Hughes create powerful new player in energy sector

Oct 31st, 2016 | By
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By DAVID KOENIG,  AP Business Writer DALLAS (AP) — General Electric is taking advantage of a prolonged energy slump to become a bigger player in the oil and gas drilling business, a bet that could pay off big when prices recover. GE and Baker Hughes Inc. will combine their oil and gas operations, creating a
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A surprising number of first-timers buying homes

Oct 18th, 2016 | By
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By JOSH BOAK/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – For years, the U.S. housing market looked bleak for young couples hoping to buy their first homes but struggling with high student debt, low pay and meager down-payment savings. But a new survey by the real estate firm Zillow suggests that first-time buyers may be entering the market
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Oil pipeline protest turns violent in southern North Dakota

Sep 5th, 2016 | By

By James MacPherson/Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A protest of a four-state, $3.8 billion oil pipeline turned violent after tribal officials say construction crews destroyed American Indian burial and cultural sites on private land in southern North Dakota. Morton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Donnell Preskey said four private security guards and two guard dogs
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Ryan Lochte nabs new sponsor after Speedo, others dump him

Aug 26th, 2016 | By

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Lochte has a new sponsor — Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops — that says people should give the swimmer “a second chance” after he fell from corporate grace following a drunken incident during the Rio Olympics he tried to pass off as a robbery. Four major sponsors, including Speedo USA
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Arianna Huffington signs off at The Huffington Post

Aug 11th, 2016 | By

By Jospeh Pisani and Tali Arbel/AP Business News Writers NEW YORK (AP) — The Huffington Post is going to be without a Huffington. Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post’s editor-in-chief, announced Thursday that she’s leaving to head a new health, wellbeing and productivity startup. “I thought HuffPost would be my last act,” Huffington said in a
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump shapes facts to fit economic agenda

Aug 8th, 2016 | By

By Josh Boak and Christopher S. Rugaber/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump changed some of his facts to fit his agenda Monday, pitching shades of truth and misconceptions in what was billed as a major economic policy speech. He wrongly accused Hillary Clinton of proposing to increase middle-class taxes and blamed crumbling roads and
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Comcast profit slips due to fewer box-office hits

Jul 28th, 2016 | By

By Tali Arbel/AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast’s second-quarter profit slipped because of fewer movie hits from its NBCUniversal film-and-TV arm, but it posted big gains in internet customers and its smallest video losses for a second quarter in at least a decade. While the number of traditional TV customers overall have been
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Coca-Cola cuts sales outlook amid weak international demand 

Jul 28th, 2016 | By
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ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola trimmed its sales outlook for the year Wednesday, citing weakening demand in major international markets including China and part of South America. The world’s biggest soda maker said its global volume for the second quarter was flat from a year ago, dragged down by poor results in some areas outside the
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‘Shooter’ TV show delayed again amid real-life gun violence

Jul 18th, 2016 | By
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the wake of continuing real-life gun violence, USA Network says it’s postponing the debut of its new series “Shooter” for a second time. “Shooter” originally was set to debut Tuesday but was delayed until July 26. The network said Monday that after further consideration, it has rescheduled the premiere for
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