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3 make living playing video games

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — From nine to five, seven days a week, Robert Schill plays video games while sitting on a plush, brown sofa in central Florida.

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Hellmann’s tweaks site in ‘mayonnaise’ legal spat

NEW YORK (AP) — Hellmann’s mayonnaise has some egg on its face.

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Heat-not-burn cigarette rolled out

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Reynolds American Inc. is launching a cigarette that heats tobacco rather than burning it, hoping to capitalize on the growing appetite for alternatives to traditional smokes.

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Government falls short when it comes to useful health info websites

WASHINGTON (AP) — With many seniors facing high medical bills, a congressional investigation has found that federal government websites meant to give Medicare patients basic consumer tools instead fail to provide adequate information on out-of-pocket costs, and even quality of care.

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NYC: Replace pay phones with Wi-Fi hubs

NEW YORK (AP) — Pay phones on New York City streets would become a thing of the past under a plan announced Monday that would replace them with stand-alone devices offering free Wi-Fi and nationwide phone calls as well as mobile phone charging capability.

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Feds: Privacy firm deceived consumers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal regulators said a respected Internet privacy company gave its seal of approval to commercial websites and mobile apps but failed to check whether they were indeed meeting standards for safeguarding customers’ data.

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Obama: Treat Internet like utility

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday embraced a radical change in how the government treats Internet service, coming down on the side of consumer activists who fear slower download speeds and higher costs but angering Republicans and the nation’s cable giants who say the plan would kill jobs.

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Switches ordered weeks ahead of recall

DETROIT (AP) — Emails showing that General Motors ordered a half-million replacement ignition switches nearly two months before telling the government of a safety recall will be heavily scrutinized by federal prosecutors, who are investigating GM’s conduct, according to legal experts.

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Q&A ON ‘NET NEUTRALITY’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday waded into the debate over “net neutrality” by suggesting that Internet service should be regulated more heavily to protect consumers.

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OK for Social Security workers settlement

BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal administrative law judge in Baltimore has given preliminary approval to a $6.6 million settlement for more than 570 current and former Social Security Administration employees with disabilities.

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Pizza Hut’s revamp: Curry crusts & balsamic drizzle

NEW YORK (AP) — Pizza Hut is letting customers play mad scientist, giving them the freedom to make pies with honey Sriracha sauce or add curry flavor to the crusts.

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Target offers early access to Black Friday deals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target is planning to offer Black Friday deals before the Thanksgiving holiday, in its latest move to boost sluggish sales heading into the holiday shopping season.

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Postal Service victim of hacking attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it had been hacked, potentially compromising sensitive information about its employees such as names and addresses, Social Security numbers, emergency contacts and other information.

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ARBY’S Q&A

NEW YORK (AP) — Arby’s, the chain known for its roast beef sandwiches, is trying to stand out in the crowded fast-food industry. It’s marketing its meats as being of superior quality and pushing to let customers know they can order sandwiches sans onions or mayo.

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Oil prices tumble on Saudi discount move for US sales

LONDON (AP) — Oil prices slumped to multi-year lows on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia cut the price of oil sold to the U.S., a move that is shaking an already volatile market but will likely give the world economy an unexpected stimulus.

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