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Koreans modify their cars to create a $4 billion industry

Koreans modify their cars to create a $4 billion industry

SEOUL — Yoon Kyung Sik watches for police whenever he drives his souped-up Kia Picanto from his leafy neighborhood in Seoul's Songpa district to work at a nearby gym. He checks an Internet group that posts warnings if patrols are out in force.

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Shareholders approve Safeway’s $9.2 billion sale to Albertsons

Shareholders approve Safeway’s $9.2 billion sale to Albertsons

Safeway says it doesn't expect any stores to close as a result.

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Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss

The extent of the groundwater depletion is "shocking," says study's lead author.

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Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

MIAMI — A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop the blight from spreading.

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A creative way to reach a home sale

A creative way to reach a home sale

Here's how: Seller pays to lower buyer's mortgage rate.

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Has the iPad has already passed its peak?

Has the iPad has already passed its peak?

NEW YORK — The numbers are clear: Apple is selling fewer iPads.

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Jetliner with 116 on board crashes in Mali

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso — the third major international aviation disaster in a week.

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Dunkin' pushing cashiers to 'upsell' in afternoons

Dunkin' pushing cashiers to 'upsell' in afternoons

Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis said Thursday that the company is pushing to get its cashiers to “upsell” to afternoon customers, who are usually just looking for a beverage.  

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What we can learn from Malaysia Flight 17's 'black boxes'

Flight 17's nearly 20-year-old pair of "black boxes" have been recovered.

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Stephen J. Hadley: Containing Putin

Comprehensive strategy — not just sanctions — required to stop him.

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Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

Company helps make some of the world's most popular foods.

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Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

In this photo taken Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Gerry Kelly, founder of clothing brand Sonas Denim and a Bubblews user, poses near his home in San Francisco. Kelly has already earned nearly $100 from Bubblews since he began using a test version in January. His Bubblews feed serves as a journal…

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Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

Gerry Kelly, founder of clothing brand Sonas Denim and a Bubblews user, works near his home in San Francisco. Kelly already has earned nearly $100 from Bubblews since he began using a test version in January.

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Retailers scale back sales expectations for this year

Retailers scale back sales expectations for this year

Stores are likely to get more aggressive because of the soft sales.

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Stopping deadly oil train fires: New rules planned

Stopping deadly oil train fires: New rules planned

Placard on a tank car carrying crude oil in Trenton, North Dakota, warns of fire danger.

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Rules proposed to prevent oil-train fires

Rules proposed to prevent oil-train fires

WASHINGTON — Responding to a series of fiery train crashes, the government proposed rules Wednesday that would phase out tens of thousands of older tank cars that carry increasing quantities of crude oil and other highly flammable liquids through America’s towns and cities.

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Start-up's lab experiment aims to take the cow out of milk

Start-up's lab experiment aims to take the cow out of milk

Biohackers Ryan Pandya and Perumal Gandhi are crafting a plant-based concoction that's nearly identical in taste and nutritional makeup to cow's milk.

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As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

In this July 1, 2014 photo released by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, (IFAW) gray seals congregate on the shore in Chatham, Mass. Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that they are taking over large stretches …

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As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

ROCKLAND, Maine — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt.

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Tech review: HP laptop does double duty

Tech review: HP laptop does double duty

Are you ready for a touch-screen computer?

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