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The big three U.S. airlines have all this week banned the shipment of hunting trophies, although it is unclear how many — if any — they have been carrying in recent years. Delta Air Lines was the first to announce …

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  • In this April 28, 2015 photo, a man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Corel Corp., the company that owns the WordPerfect computer program, is suing Microsoft, owner of Word, the competitor that ran the Utah-based word processor almost completely out of the market it once dominated. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) In WordPerfect v. Word lawsuit, it’s déjà vu
    Round 2, WordPerfect v. Word. Corel Corp., the company that owns the WordPerfect computer program, is suing Microsoft, owner of Word, the competitor...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 02:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This file combo made from file photos shows the AT&T logo on the side of a corporate office in Springfield, Ill., left, and a DirecTV satellite dish atop a home in Los Angeles. AT&T on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 is unveiling a new package that combines traditional TV and wireless services as it seeks to broaden its offerings following its $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV about a week ago. (AP Photo/File) AT&T, as new owner of DirecTV, offers TV-wireless discount
    AT&T customers will save $10 a month and get a single bill for their TV and wireless services under a new package the company is offering after its $4...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 06:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this photo taken Thursday, July 23, 2015, Anjana Agarwal, left, poses with a photo with her daughter Aanya Nigam, 16, in Issaquah, Wash. After using an Internet-connected Amazon Echo digital assistant for two months, Aanya, 16, started to worry that the device was eavesdropping on conversations in her living room. So she unplugged the device and hid it in a place that her mother still hasn’t been able to find. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?
    Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks witho...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 10:46 am   |     |   Share
  • This screen shot provided by Microsoft shows the Start page in Windows 10. With Windows 10, the start button functions the way it did with Windows 7 and earlier. The graphical start page from Windows 8 is embedded in that start button, so that it feels modern without chucking old habits. (Microsoft via AP) Review: 5 ways Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor
    It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, ...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 06:16 pm   |     |   Share


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  • This combination made from 2015 photos provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows crash tests of 2015 Ford F-150 Super Crew, top, and Super Cab pickup trucks. The four-door Super Crew got top ratings in all five of the crash tests. But the Super Cab version, which has a smaller rear door and back seat, did poorly in a small front overlap test, which slams 25 percent of the front of the truck into a barrier at 40 miles per hour. (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety via AP) Ford F-150 pickup gets mixed crash test results
    Detroit • Ford’s new aluminum-sided F-150 pickup saw mixed results in new crash tests by the insurance industry, and the damaged trucks cost more to r...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 04:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • This undated photo provided by FOX shows professional contractor Mike Holmes, who has a new show called “Home Free,” airing Wednesdays at 9-10 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.  It's a competition series that premieres, Wed., July 22, 2015, where nine couples are challenged each week to restore a run-down home in Atlanta. (Michael Becker/FOX via AP) Mike Holmes: Buy a home using intelligence, not illusion
    Mike Holmes, famous for calling out bad plumbing, woodworking and electrical work on the HGTV show “Holmes on Homes,” says there are steps homebuyers ...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 07:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • This undated photo provided by courtesy of Big Ass Fans shows a Haiku fan in a sitting room. Haiku, by Lexington, Ky., manufacturer Big Ass Fans, is recognized by Energy Star as the most energy efficient fan available. It replaces expensive air conditioning with cooling airflow. (Big Ass Fans via AP) Beyond air conditioning: Savvy ways to keep your home cool
    As summer temperatures — and utility bills — rise, there are some easy ways to keep cool that are cheaper and greener than air conditioning. A little ...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 07:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • Julie Jason: Gift-tax information sparks questions from readers
    Last week, I wrote about making gifts to children and grandchildren and invited readers to send in questions they might have on the topic. Bruno Grazi...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 07:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • FDA approves stomach-filling balloon for weight loss
    WashingtonN • Federal health regulators on Tuesday approved an inflatable medical balloon that aids weight loss by filling up space in the stomach. Th...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 05:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this July 16, 2015, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen prepares to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal Reserve policymakers meet Wednesday, July 29, 2015, to set interest rates and release a statement. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains
    Washington • The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but signaled Wednesday that it wants to see further economic...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 05:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • Amazon sees drone zones for future delivery fleet
    Washington • The first wave of long-range commercial drones should be allowed to operate in a narrow, low-altitude band and must agree to be tracked, ...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Worsening poverty is hurting Mexican retailers
    Mexico City • Just as Mexico’s consumer sector begins to emerge from the doldrums of the 2009 recession, a new government report suggests the recovery...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Packers prez: Lambeau naming rights off limits
    Green Bay, Wis. • The tradition-rich Packers are embracing trendy throwback looks for their alternate, third jerseys. They’re nearly finished upgradin...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 06:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Yelp’s results, outlook lead to stock plunge
    San Francisco • Yelp is getting skewered by investors after the online business review service sank to a second-quarter loss and dimmed its outlook am...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 05:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • SBA loans resume as Congress lifts limit
    New York • Small businesses are again able to get loans backed by the federal government. President Barack Obama signed into law a bill Tuesday raisin...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 05:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • U.S. to pay farmers $191M for birds lost to flu
    Des Moines, Iowa • The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secret...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 04:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this July 9, 2015 file photo, a man walks outside the headquarters of Gilead Sciences in Foster City, Calif. Gilead Sciences reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File) Gilead beats Street 2Q forecasts on surge in sales, profit
    Blockbuster hepatitis C medicine Harvoni propelled Gilead Sciences Inc.’s second-quarter profit up 23 percent as total revenue for the biotech drugmak...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 05:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • Panel scales back oil rules for N. Dakota reservation
    Bismarck, N.D. • Tribal leaders from a prolific portion of North Dakota’s oil-rich Fort Berthold Reservation are scaling back proposed drilling regula...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 04:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Safety agency denies request for Fiat probe
    Detroit • U.S. auto safety regulators have rejected a request from an advocacy group to investigate power system failures in almost 5 million Fiat Chr...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 04:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • The logo for Twitter adorns a phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Twitter surprised investors with a strong earnings report Tuesday even as the company searches for a permanent CEO and faces ongoing challenges growing its user base. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Twitter revenue up but user growth stays slow
    New York • Twitter failed to add users at a quick enough pace for investors in the second quarter even as revenue grew sharply, feeding concerns about...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 05:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Saturday, July 25, 215 photo, workers harvest chile on the 350-acre Adams Produce farm near Hatch, New Mexico. Efforts are underway to save the green chile that’s important to traditional New Mexican fare as labor shortages, a previous severe drought and competition from China, India and Mexico endanger its growth in the state. (Jett Loe/Las Cruces Sun-News via AP)MANDATORY CREDIT  New Mexico green chile production is troubled
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    Updated Jul 28 2015 05:50 pm   |     |   Share