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Black Friday gets a little less frenzied

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.

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Kickoff to Christmas: Thinner crowds, protests, alcohol

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators.

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Plunging crude prices hammer energy companies

NEW YORK (AP) — A decision by OPEC this week to maintain current levels of oil production hammered major energy companies in the U.S. and abroad.

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US appeals WTO ruling against national meat labels

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is appealing a World Trade Organization decision that would make it harder for U.S. consumers to know where meat in the grocery store came from.

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Illegals Social Security eligible in Obama plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama’s new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 8:39 p.m. | | Illegals  Social Security eligible in  Obama plan Comments 0 Comments

Twitter now tracks other apps

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter said it is now tracking what other apps its users have installed on their mobile devices so it can target content and ads to them better.

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Redbox raising DVD rental rates by 25 percent

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Redbox is raising its DVD rental prices by 25 percent in an effort to wring more revenue from the shrinking audience that still watches movies on discs rather than online.

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SoCal high-end home sales surge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an exception to Southern California’s lackluster real estate market, sales of homes costing $2 million or more are hitting record levels, according to a report.

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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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Posted: nov. 17, 2014 9:03 p.m. | | 3 make living playing video games Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: nov. 10, 2014 9:32 p.m. | | Obama: Treat Internet like utility Comments 0 Comments

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