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5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

NEW YORK (AP) — Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their p…

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Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager …

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With Alibaba's big debut, 10 things to know

With Alibaba's big debut, 10 things to know

NEW YORK (AP) — China's e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading its shares Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Here are ten things to know a…

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Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote

Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote

LONDON (AP) — Scotland's decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom gave British markets a short-term lift Friday but worries ove…

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Moody's backs UK bond rating after Scotland vote

NEW YORK (AP) — Moody's Investors Services maintained its rating on United Kingdom government-backed bonds Friday, a day after voters in Scotl…

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As Wall Street watches Alibaba, stocks drift

As Wall Street watches Alibaba, stocks drift

NEW YORK (AP) — With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend and major indexes ended litt…

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FDA revises food safety rules due next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained th…

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Fitch keeps 'AAA' rating on US credit

NEW YORK (AP) — Fitch Ratings says that the U.S. still deserves its highest credit rating.

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Greece: New bailout 'out of the question'

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's finance minister said Friday that his country will not seek additional rescue funds from other eurozone countri…

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Picassos among pieces going on public view in Ohio

Picassos among pieces going on public view in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When retail mogul Leslie Wexner peers at one of the Picassos, Dubuffets or Giacomettis in the personal art collection he…

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Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion

Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion

NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Footbal…

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Moody's backs UK bond rating after Scotland vote

NEW YORK (AP) — Moody's Investors Services maintained its rating on United Kingdom government-backed bonds Friday, a day after voters in Scotl…

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As Wall Street watches Alibaba, stocks drift

As Wall Street watches Alibaba, stocks drift

NEW YORK (AP) — With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend and major indexes ended litt…

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FDA revises food safety rules due next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained th…

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Fitch keeps 'AAA' rating on US credit

NEW YORK (AP) — Fitch Ratings says that the U.S. still deserves its highest credit rating.

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Greece: New bailout 'out of the question'

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's finance minister said Friday that his country will not seek additional rescue funds from other eurozone countri…

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Picassos among pieces going on public view in Ohio

Picassos among pieces going on public view in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When retail mogul Leslie Wexner peers at one of the Picassos, Dubuffets or Giacomettis in the personal art collection he…

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Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion

Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion

NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Footbal…

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After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide

After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke …

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Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO

Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in Alibaba Group that has turned …

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Flight attendants reach tentative deal with AA

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A flight attendants' union says it has a tentative contract covering crews at American Airlines and US Airways.

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Oracle and Concur are big market movers

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:

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Grain lower, beef was mixed and pork higher

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

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Stock indexes end mixed after Alibaba debuts

Stock indexes end mixed after Alibaba debuts

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are ending mixed on a day when the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its big debut in the market.

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Air France pilots extend strike to Sept. 26

Air France pilots extend strike to Sept. 26

PARIS (AP) — Air France pilots are prolonging a walkout that has grounded more than half the airline's flights all week.

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Al Jazeera America sues former VP Gore

NEW YORK (AP) — Al Jazeera America is suing former Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, the former owners of the TV network that became Al J…

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Pabst Brewing to be sold to Russian company

NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer is being sold to Russian company Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.

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Exxon to wind down Russian drilling project

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil said Friday that it will wind down a drilling project in Russia in compliance with U.S. sanctions, but said it rec…

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Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch

Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch

NEW YORK (AP) — It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android.

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Calif. teachers fund to boost clean energy bets

The California State Teachers' Retirement System says it plans to increase its investments in clean energy and technology to $3.7 billion, fro…

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Stocks rise slightly at midday as Alibaba debuts

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly higher at midday after Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its big debut in the market.

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China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery

China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery

BEIJING (AP) — Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed…

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Unemployment rates rise in 24 US states in August

Unemployment rates rise in 24 US states in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.

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Grain lower, livestock mixed

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

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Gauge of US economy edges up 0.2 percent in August

Gauge of US economy edges up 0.2 percent in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health rose in August but at a much slower pace than in July.

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The Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink

The Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink

TOKYO (AP) — The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bac…

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Stocks up early as Alibaba stock is set to debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is opening higher on the day Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba makes its big debut in the stock market.

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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. names new president

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Camel and Pall Mall cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is tapping the head of PepsiCo North America's nutrit…

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GM to introduce new, high-end Cadillac next year

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will begin building a new, top-end Cadillac sedan late next year at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.

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Spain's Telefonica buys Brazilian operator GVT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish telecoms company Telefonica says it has reached a deal to buy Brazilian operator GVT from French media conglomerate Vivendi.

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Russian PM: Moscow ready to cooperate with West

Russian PM: Moscow ready to cooperate with West

MOSCOW (AP) — Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Russia is ready to cooperate with the West despite efforts to isolate Moscow with economic s…

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Alibaba mega IPO caps founder Jack Ma success tale

Alibaba mega IPO caps founder Jack Ma success tale

HONG KONG (AP) — When Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago he insisted the e-commerce venture should see itself as competing against Silicon V…

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Pound rises as Scottish results favor union

Pound rises as Scottish results favor union

HONG KONG (AP) — The British pound jumped as investors bet that Scottish voters would reject independence based on results that cover more tha…

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High turnout seen in Scotland's independence vote

High turnout seen in Scotland's independence vote

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of…

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Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million de…

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End of era: Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO

End of era: Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, endin…

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Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech

Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hi…

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Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, …

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JetBlue's CEO will step down early next year

JetBlue Airways Corp. CEO Dave Barger will step down in February and be replaced by the company's president, ending months of speculation abou…

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SAP will buy Concur Technologies for $7.36 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — German business software maker SAP said it will buy travel and expense management software company Concur Technologies for $12…

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McDonald's boosts dividend by 5 percent

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it's raising its quarterly dividend by 5 percent to 85 cents per share.

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AP NewsAlert

NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot says 56 million payment cards affected by data breach between April and September.

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Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans

Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans

NEW YORK (AP) — UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.

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Stocks hit record highs after good news on economy

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is closing at record highs following another piece of good news on the economy.

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Grain lower, beef and pork lower

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

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Chevron meets new, voluntary shale drilling rules

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyon…

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Health law enrollment now 7.3M

Health law enrollment now 7.3M

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health car…

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Cyprus official: Egypt, Jordan interested in gas

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' energy minister says Egypt and Jordan are interested in buying natural gas from the Mediterranean island nation…

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Stock gains lift US household wealth to a record

WASHINGTON (AP) — Strong stock market gains and higher home prices boosted Americans' net worth in the April-June quarter to a record high, a …

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