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Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.

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Posted: sep. 29, 2014 7:07 p.m. | | Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows Comments 0 Comments

World’s largest plane on longest route

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Qantas is putting the world’s biggest passenger plane on the world’s longest airline route.

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Posted: sep. 29, 2014 7:06 p.m. | | World’s largest plane on longest route Comments 0 Comments

Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a “2’’ across much the country.

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Posted: sep. 26, 2014 12:34 a.m. | | Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US Comments 0 Comments

GameStop hires 25,000 seasonal workers, up 47%

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Gamers rejoice: GameStop is almost doubling its number of seasonal workers this holiday season as it prepares to deal with strong demand for new video games and the new iPhone.

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Posted: sep. 26, 2014 12:33 a.m. | | GameStop hires  25,000 seasonal workers, up 47% Comments 0 Comments

DirecTV shareholders OK $48.5B sale

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T’s proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV is moving forward as shareholders of the country’s largest satellite TV broadcaster approved the deal. But it still needs regulatory approval.

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Posted: sep. 26, 2014 12:33 a.m. | | DirecTV shareholders OK $48.5B sale Comments 0 Comments

Ways to hide, secure phone data

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple got a lot of attention last week when it released a new privacy policy along with a declaration that police can’t get to your password-protected data.

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Posted: sep. 22, 2014 8:48 p.m. | | Ways to hide, secure phone data Comments 0 Comments

Detroit tells judge: We can’t give away free water

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit’s water department defended its shutoff policy Monday and warned that free service to people with unpaid bills could be “very devastating” to the bottom line.

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Posted: sep. 22, 2014 8:47 p.m. | | Detroit tells judge: We  can’t give away free water Comments 0 Comments

Cracks down on moving overseas

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration cracked down Monday on certain overseas corporate mergers and acquisitions, aiming to curb American companies from shifting their ownership abroad to shirk paying U.S. taxes.

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Posted: sep. 22, 2014 8:47 p.m. | | Cracks down on moving overseas Comments 0 Comments

Investors fret. Yahoo’s stock dips

SUNNYVALE (AP) — Yahoo may be losing some appeal on Wall Street now that U.S. investors can buy directly into Alibaba.

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Posted: sep. 22, 2014 8:47 p.m. | | Investors fret. Yahoo’s stock dips Comments 0 Comments

BUSINESS NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

• STARBUCKS TESTS LATTE WITH STOUT FLAVOR: NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is testing a latte that it says has the “savory toasty malt” flavor of a foamy mug of stout.

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Posted: sep. 22, 2014 8:46 p.m. | | BUSINESS NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION Comments 0 Comments

Procter & Gamble cancels NFL promotion

NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL’s growing problems.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 8:09 p.m. | | Procter & Gamble cancels NFL promotion Comments 0 Comments

Yahoo may make up to $9.5 billion

SUNNYVALE (AP) — Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.

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Your (online) life after death

NEW YORK (AP) — Sure, you have a lot to do today — laundry, bills, dinner — but it’s never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil.

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Posted: sep. 16, 2014 7:24 p.m. | | Your (online) life after death Comments 0 Comments

UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 workers

DALLAS (AP) — UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season — an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping.

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Wal-Mart levied fictional ‘sugar tax’ on soda

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying some store personnel were citing a nonexistent “sugar tax” on soda.

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Posted: sep. 16, 2014 7:24 p.m. | | Wal-Mart levied fictional ‘sugar tax’ on soda Comments 0 Comments

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