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Target selling in-store pharmacy, clinic businesses to CVS Health

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target will sell its pharmacy and clinic businesses to CVS Health in the latest twist behind a push from big retailers to become all things to all customers.

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Posted: jun. 15, 2015 9:47 p.m. | | Target selling in-store pharmacy, clinic businesses to CVS Health Comments 0 Comments

Slow sales: Honda scrubs natural gas, hybrid Civics

DETROIT (AP) — Slow sales and falling gasoline prices have prompted Honda to stop selling gas-electric hybrid and natural gas-powered versions of its Civic compact car.

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E3 kicks off with ‘Doom,’ ‘Fallout 4’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bethesda jump started the Electronic Entertainment Expo by showing off the latest installments of “Fallout” and “Doom.”

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Posted: jun. 15, 2015 9:38 p.m. | | E3 kicks off with ‘Doom,’ ‘Fallout 4’ Comments 0 Comments

Men’s Wearhouse tuxedo shops in 300 Macy’s stores

HOUSTON (AP) — Men’s Wearhouse said Wednesday it will run tuxedo rental shops in 300 Macy’s stores starting this fall, and will also carry a line of tailored clothing from Kenneth Cole.

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Posted: jun. 10, 2015 10:17 p.m. | | Men’s Wearhouse tuxedo  shops in 300 Macy’s stores Comments 0 Comments

Push for collision avoidance systems

WASHINGTON (AP) — Automakers should immediately include as standard equipment in all new cars and commercial trucks systems that automatically brake or warn drivers to avoid rear-end collisions, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Monday.

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Gov’t makes it easier for Corinthian students to erase debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will make it easier for more students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges to get rid of their federal loans, officials announced Monday, as part of a new plan that could cost as much as $3.6 billion.

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Appeals court rules for Allegiant Air in pilot dispute

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal appeals court says Allegiant Air had the right to make changes in work rules for its pilots.

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Tech News

• Apple Music app cost: $10 a month: Apple says its new Apple Music app will cost $10 a month for one person or $15 a month for a family of up to six people.

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THE $1 MILLION BENEFACTORS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new college scholarship aimed at providing tuition relief to middle-class families in California has emerged as a sticking point in the Legislature’s discussions over higher education spending.

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PepsiCo looking to launch ‘craft’ fountain sodas

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo is looking to launch a line of “craft” fountain sodas made with sugar in hopes of appealing to people who may shun big soda brands.

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FDA panel backs female libido pill, under safety conditions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The drug industry’s decade-spanning search for a female equivalent to Viagra took a major step forward Thursday, as government experts recommended approval for a pill to boost sexual desire in women.

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‘Pong,’ ‘Tetris’ make Video Game Hall of Fame’s first class

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The first inductees into the new World Video Game Hall of Fame include “Pong,” the game that introduced millions to electronic play, “Doom,” which triggered a debate over the role of games and violence in society, and “Super Mario Bros.,” whose mustachioed hero has migrated to everything from fruit snacks to sneakers.

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Tech News

Apple Watch: Soon for sale in stores

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Big insurance premium hikes coming

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Dozens of health insurers say higher-than-expected care costs and other expenses blindsided them this year, and they’re going to have to hike premiums for individual policies well-beyond 10 percent for 2016.

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New Godzilla video game steers clear of nuclear references

TOKYO (AP) — Godzillas galore, including last year’s Hollywood version, stomp on buildings, thrashing about and breathing fire, in a video game going on sale globally mid-July. But don’t expect any references to radiation, the mutant reptile’s trademark affliction.

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Google tries to demystify account privacy controls

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — Google is making its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an attempt to make the more than 1 billion users of its digital services more comfortable about the personal information that they give the Internet’s most powerful company.

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Intel buys into chips powering cloud computing, smarter cars

SAN JOSE (AP) — Intel is buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7 billion in cash to expand its reach into new chip markets that are powering the wireless revolution, smarter cars and more.

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Protesters rally against Facebook’s ‘fake name’ policy for accounts

MENLO PARK (AP) — Several dozen people gathered at Facebook’s headquarters to protest a company policy of asking users to authenticate their identities if questions have been raised about the names on their accounts.

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TARGETING ROBOCALLS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating — and the government is taking note.

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McDonald’s bun toasting, burger searing in new pitch

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s is tweaking how it cooks it burgers in hopes of winning back customers.

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Little beers are big business

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In a nondescript industrial park, beer geeks line up several times a week outside Bissell Brothers to get the latest batch of fresh beer — much like foodies seeking the freshest baguettes, pomegranates or kale.

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IRS believes identity thieves from Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press.

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CPUC backs gas plant near San Diego

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Utility regulators Thursday opened the way for development of a natural gas-fired power plant on the coast near San Diego, perhaps one of the last of its kind in California as the state pushes toward a green energy future.

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PayPal’s chief promises new services for a mobile world

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As PayPal prepares to split from its corporate parent, its new chief executive is promising to expand the popular online payment system, adding a variety of services for consumers to use when shopping on their phones or in traditional stores.

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Kaiser Manteca earns high marks from U.S. News & World Report

Kaiser Permanente Manteca Medical Center has been rated high performing in heart failure treatment in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings released this week. The ratings evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide on common inpatient procedures and conditions. 

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 11:10 p.m. | | Kaiser Manteca earns high marks from U.S. News & World Report Comments 0 Comments

IRS refunding $10M to tax preparers who paid to take test

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS is refunding a total of $10 million to thousands of tax preparers who paid to take a competency test, the agency announced Thursday.

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Ready for liquor bottles smart enough to talk smart phones?

PLEASANTON (AP) — The message-in-a-bottle routine is going Wi-Fi. And that means pretty soon you’ll have your very own mini Times Square at the bar, right on the bottle.

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HP’s 2nd quarter earnings slip

PALO ALTO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co.’s earnings slipped in the latest quarter as the long-slumping technology company struggled to boosts its sales while preparing to split up its operations.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 11:10 p.m. | | HP’s 2nd quarter earnings slip Comments 0 Comments

Shoppers could soon have difficulty finding meat’s origin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shoppers could soon have a harder time finding out where some of their red meat comes from.

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Court agrees Samsung copied Apple, but tosses some damages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a jury’s finding that Samsung illegally copied some patented features in Apple’s iPhone, but it sided with Samsung on one point that could reduce the $930 million in damages the South Korean company had been ordered to pay.

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Smart mirrors boost clothing sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine a fitting room with a “smart” mirror that suggests jeans to go with the red shirt you brought in. It snaps a video so you can compare the image side-by-side with other colorful shirts you try on. It might even show you how the shirt will fit without you having to undress.

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Posted: may. 11, 2015 8:05 p.m. | | Smart mirrors boost clothing sales Comments 0 Comments

Olive Garden rolling out Breadstick sandwiches

NEW YORK (AP) — Olive Garden’s plan to win back customers? Take the breadsticks it’s known for and make sandwiches out of them.

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Fox calling end to ‘American Idol’

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox is lowering the curtain on “American Idol,” ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.

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