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Netflix facing tougher times as US subscriber growth slows

Jul 18th, 2016 | By
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By Michael Leidtke/AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After years of spectacular success, Netflix is starting to hit some potholes. The internet video service is wrestling with slowing U.S. subscriber growth and an ambitious international expansion amid stiffening competition, a challenge that came into sharper focus Monday with the release of its second-quarter earnings.
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US stocks hardly budge as hiring grows, oil skids

Jul 7th, 2016 | By
Trader Thomas Kay, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. U.S. stocks fell in early trading on disappointing economic news from Europe and lower oil prices. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

By Marley Jay/AP Markets Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are little changed Thursday as chemical companies trade higher, but investors sell utility and phone company stocks, safe assets they’ve favored in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. A payroll survey showed that employers hired more workers in June after
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Tesla driver killed in crash while using car’s ‘Autopilot’

Jun 30th, 2016 | By

By Joan Lowy and Tom Krisher/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. announced Thursday the first fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode, the 40-year-old owner of a technology company who nicknamed his vehicle “Tessy” and had praised its sophisticated “Autopilot” system just one month earlier for preventing a collision on an
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New for-profit medical schools springing up across U.S.

Jun 22nd, 2016 | By
Students gather outside the Idaho State University Health Sciences building at the Meridian campus. Idaho’s new for-profit medical school will be based on the campus. (Photo courtesy of Idaho State University)

By Rebecca Boone/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions. Rural states like Idaho need more general practitioners, with the baby boom generation aging and expanded insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act making health care
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Ed Sheeran faces $20M copyright suit over song ‘Photograph’

Jun 9th, 2016 | By

LOS ANGELES (AP) — British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is facing a $20 million lawsuit alleging he used another song as the basis for his international hit “Photograph.” The suit accusing him of copyright infringement was filed Wednesday in Los Angeles by Martin Harrington and Tom Leonard, composers of the song “Amazing.” City News Service cites
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Should you worry about 32 million hacked Twitter passwords?

Jun 9th, 2016 | By
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By David Hamilton Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yet another security outfit is reporting that millions of stolen passwords — this time, for Twitter accounts — are floating around the dark side of the internet. Should you be worried? In truth, it’s hard to say. And that’s rapidly emerging as the latest dilemma of
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21 states, including Idaho, suing Delaware over abandoned money orders

Jun 9th, 2016 | By
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-one states on Thursday sought to take more than $150 million in uncashed money orders from Delaware, where more than 1 million businesses take advantage of friendly incorporating laws and unclaimed financial property is a major source of state revenue. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the states would file a lawsuit
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FDIC Announces $190 Million Settlement of Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Claims with Eight Financial Institutions

Jun 2nd, 2016 | By

FDIC Press Release Washington, D.C. – The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver for five failed banks today announced a $190 million settlement of certain residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) claims with Barclays Capital Inc.; BNP Paribas Securities Corporation; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.; Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P.; Goldman,
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Number of Idaho uninsured declines

May 31st, 2016 | By

Staff Report The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released the latest National Health Interview Survey. The survey shows that the uninsured rate for all ages fell to 9.1 percent in 2015, making it the first year in our nation’s history that fewer than 1 in 10 Americans lacked health insurance. In addition, the
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US consumer confidence slips in May

May 31st, 2016 | By

By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence fell for a second month in May to the lowest level since November. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its index of consumer confidence slipped to 92.6 last month from 94.7 in April. The May reading matched the level in November. Both months were
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