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Google providing car insurance quotes in latest net expansion

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — Google is helping California drivers shop for car insurance as part of a new service that could foreshadow the Internet company’s latest attempt to shake up a long-established industry.

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FDA study finds hardly any evidence of antibiotics in milk

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.

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Ringling Bros. giving up elephant acts

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says the “Greatest Show on Earth” will go on without elephants.

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SIZE DOES MATTER

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a time you could count on phones getting larger each year. Samsung’s runaway success with the big-screen smartphone even spurred Apple to release a supersized model last fall. But if phones get any bigger will they be too hard to use?

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Facebook & NBA: ‘Lean in’ for women

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league’s other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women’s rights at home and at work.

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Valuable tax credits for filers

Tax credits are a powerful way to lower your federal income tax bill. Why? Because a tax credit reduces your taxes dollar for dollar. A tax deduction, on the other hand, reduces your taxable income, so your benefit is determined by your tax bracket. For example, a deduction of $1,000 will lower your tax bill by $280 if you are in the 28% bracket. A $1,000 credit will lower your tax bill by $1,000. Here’s an overview of selected credits.

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Uber heads in new mapping direction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies is buying digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal that may help the rapidly growing ride-hailing service lessen its dependence on navigation services from Google and Apple, an imposing pair of potential rivals.

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McDonald’s chicken drops human antibiotics

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s says it plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine within two years.

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BUSINESS NEWS

• ALIBABA OPENS DATA CENTER IN SILICON VALLEY: SAN JOSE (AP) — The cloud-computing unit of Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba is making its first foray into the U.S. by opening a data center in Silicon Valley.

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Sony plans to launch gaming virtual-reality headset in 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers’ noggins next year.

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Men’s testosterone drugs overused

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for common age-related issues like low libido and fatigue.

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Why your laptop battery won’t kill you

NEW YORK (AP) — News on Tuesday that major U.S. airlines are no longer going to ship powerful lithium-ion batteries might lead some to fret about the safety of their personal electronic devices.

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GAS PRICE COLLAPSE?

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

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Target to cut $2B in costs, 2,000 jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. is cutting several thousand jobs as part of a plan to eliminate $2 billion in costs over the next two years.

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