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Last Updated Oct 24, 2014 07:42PM

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  • Google exec sets records with leap from space
    Roswell, N.M. • Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Frid …
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  • Questions, answers about Takata air bag recalls
    Detroit • U.S. investigators, automakers and a parts supply company are trying to figure out why some automobile air bags inflate with too much force, …
    Updated Oct 24 2014 07:36 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
  • Is refinancing your mortgage worth it?
    The interest rate pendulum has swung in favor of homeowners again. A steady decline in recent weeks brought down the average rate for a 30-year fixed …
    Updated Oct 24 2014 07:30 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
  • Laid-off Eastern miners find work in Wyoming
    Gillette, Wyoming • It’s boom times in Wyoming for embattled U.S. coal companies, where the mining industry is hiring workers while shedding them in A …
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  • FILE - In this June 16, 2014 file photo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks on stage for the launch of the new Amazon Fire Phone, in Seattle. Amazon.com reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon
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  • Shipping company pleads guilty in molasses spill
    Honolulu • A shipping company pleaded guilty plea Friday to criminal charges from a 1,400-ton molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor that killed more than …
    Updated Oct 24 2014 05:21 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
  • FILE - This Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, file photo, the NBC Universal logo hangs on a building in Los Angeles. NBCUniversal will pay $6.4 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by unpaid interns who worked on “Saturday Night Live” and other shows who claim they are owed wages, according to court documents. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) NBCUniversal, unpaid interns settle for $6.4M
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    Updated Oct 24 2014 05:15 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
  • Manufacturer halts sales of highway guardrails
    Dallas • A Texas company is stopping shipments of a common highway-guardrail system and conducting more crash tests after it lost a $175 million jury …
    Updated Oct 24 2014 05:12 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
  • Judge halts New Jersey’s sports betting plan
    Trenton, N.J. • A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New …
    Updated Oct 24 2014 05:18 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
  • FCC: Phone companies posted private info online
    Washington • Two phone companies — TerraCom Inc. and YourTel America Inc. — unwittingly posted the Social Security numbers, driver’s licenses and othe …
    Updated Oct 24 2014 05:06 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
  • In this Sept., 2010 photo, Bill Aossey Jr. poses for a portrait in front of an image of Damascus, at Midamar Corp. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Iowa-based Midamar, which Aossey founded in 1974, is a leading U.S. halal company that sells beef, turkey, chicken and other products around the world. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Mary Willie) U.S. halal food supplier indicted over beef exports
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    Updated Oct 24 2014 05:03 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
  • Regulators close small Illinois bank
    Washington • Regulators have closed a small lender in Illinois, bringing U.S. bank failures this year to 16 after 24 closures in all of 2013. The Fede …
    Updated Oct 24 2014 05:00 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
  • This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks rose again Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, putting the market on track for the best week in almost two years. Amazon plunged after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but that wasn't enough to drag the rest of the market down. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) U.S. stock market has best week in two years
    New York • The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft …
    Updated Oct 24 2014 04:57 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
  • In this Aug. 12, 2014 photo, employees of Rivalry Games work on their computers at technology incubator MuckerLab, in Santa Monica, Calif. The relocation of tech companies to southern California is part of a growing movement of U.S. cities seeking to duplicate the formula that turned northern California’s Silicon Valley, slightly south of San Francisco, into a mecca of society-shifting innovation and immense wealth. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Salt Lake City, Provo in top 20 U.S. cities for tech startup funding
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  • FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2004 file photo, the sun sets behind an oil drilling rig near Cabimas, Venezuela. The falling oil prices in 2014 that are providing relief to drivers around the world threaten to bring more misery to millions of Venezuelans, whose country depends almost exclusively on oil revenue. (AP Photo/Ana Maria Otero, File) Venezuelans brace for slump in oil prices
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  • U.S. Chamber neutral in two Senate races
    Washington • The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Senate wit …
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  • FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, the iPad Air 2 is displayed for journalists at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Apple unveiled the thinner iPad with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Tech review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2
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  • This product image released by Fisher-Price shows the Kick & Play Piano Gym from the Shakira First Steps Collection. Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a collection of baby toys. (AP Photo/Fisher-Price) Shakira to release baby toys with Fisher-Price
    New York • Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a line of baby toys as well as a Web series for moms. The Mattel, Inc.-owned company anno …
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  • In this photo made on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, signs welcome visitors to a model home as construction is under way at a housing development in Zelienople, Pa. The Commerce Department releases new home sales for September on Friday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) U.S. new-home sales close to flat in September
    Washington • U.S. sales of new homes were essentially flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August su …
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  • In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, Jim Schaff, vice president of marketing with Yardarm, demonstrates how a sensor fits into an Airsoft replica of a Glock 17 handgun in San Francisco. A California-based startup has designed new law enforcement technology that aims to automatically alert dispatch when an officer's gun is unholstered and fired. Yardarm can also track where an officer's gun is located and in which direction it's fired. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) California startup unveils gun-monitoring technology for police
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  • FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 file photo, John Lasetter, right, chief creative officer at Pixar, Walt Disney Aniamation Studios and Disney Toon Studios, poses for a photo with Japanese actors, Miho Kanno, center, and Kotaro Koizumi, both holding a character of Disney pens love letter to Japan with robot film
    Tokyo • Disney executives call their next film “a love letter to Japanese culture.” No wonder: This nation can’t get enough of animation, especially D …
    Updated Oct 24 2014 10:36 am   |   0 comments   |   Share