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Escaping email: Vision or hallucination?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email.

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McDonald’s could be liable for labor practices in franchises

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s is coming under intensifying pressure for labor practices at its U.S. restaurants.

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OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers on the sly

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Think you’re in control? Think again.

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Small cars fare poorly in federal front crash testing

DETROIT (AP) — The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of “good” in new frontal crash tests.

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Air rules assailed as too much, too little

DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.

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Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter’s stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.

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Mom’s arrest sparks debate over child care

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) — Plenty of working parents can relate to the dilemma Debra Harrell faced when her 9-year-old daughter asked to play unsupervised in a park this summer. How do you find the time and money for child care when school is out?

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Medicare’s looking healthier

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare’s financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.

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‘Pawn Stars’ TV star plans stores near famous shop

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The long parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show “Pawn Stars” could soon have something better to do while waiting in line.

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Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

NEW YORK (AP) — Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining.

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Microsoft earnings for 4Q tops Street

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying that the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units — Nokia phones and Bing search — would become profitable in 2016.

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Apple post biggest earnings gain in nearly two years

CUPERTINO (AP) — Apple’s growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.

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Five tips to protect yourself from ID theft

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers’ credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, which operates 2,900 stores in the U.S., said it is working with federal investigators to look into a possible breach.

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New Orleans recycling smoked cigarette butts

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In New Orleans, discarded butts are being turned into something useful.

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Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There’s a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked so the company can help target ads that match their interests.

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