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Manhunt underway for killer of Memphis police officer

published about 4 hours ago
(Reuters) - A manhunt was underway Sunday in Tennessee for the killer of a Memphis police officer who was fatally shot during a traffic stop on Saturday night, officials said.

Germany's Merkel has chance of absolute majority, poll shows

published about 6 hours ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel's leadership during the Greece crisis has given her conservatives a chance of winning an absolute majority if an election were held next week, an opinion poll on Sunday showed.

Italy coast guard rescues 1,800 sea migrants, five found dead

published about 6 hours ago
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's coast guard said about 1,800 migrants were rescued from seven overcrowded vessels on Saturday, while five corpses were found on a large rubber boat carrying 212 others.

Amazon lets anyone put Alexa voice control in their devices

published about 6 hours ago
Amazon released the Alexa Appkit last month in hopes that developers will create cool new features for the voice technology that powers the Echo. This time, the e-commerce giant is offering the Alexa Voice ...

Can a homeowner pay an assessment under protest?

published about 6 hours ago
Question: I have tried to make payments under protest to my homeowner association, but my board will not allow it. It said that paying an assessment by check under protest is not in the law. It refuses to accept checks for assessments if there is anything written in the memo section on the check....


Verizon Misses Deadline for Union Contract

published about 13 hours ago
Verizon Misses Deadline for Union Contract
Verizon Communications Inc. missed its midnight deadline to secure a deal with more than 37,000 union employees in nine states, but the unions said employees ... more

KKR Founder Jerome Kohlberg Dies

published about 18 hours ago
KKR Founder Jerome Kohlberg Dies
Jerome Kohlberg, a co-founder of private-equity giant KKR & Co. and an architect of the industry’s leveraged-buyout model, has died. He was 90.

Ice-Cream Recall Sends Chill Through Food Industry

published 1 day ago
Ice-Cream Recall Sends Chill Through Food Industry
As Blue Bell Creameries prepares to resume production of its ice cream after a sweeping recall, its mistakes are fueling broader rethinking of how to ... more

How Whipsawing Grain Prices Are Affecting ADM, Cargill

published 1 day ago
How Whipsawing Grain Prices Are Affecting ADM, Cargill
Several of the largest agribusiness companies are set to announce quarterly results, providing insight into how whipsawing grain prices are affecting the farm economy.

Pain Worsens for Oil Giants

published 1 day ago
Pain Worsens for Oil Giants
Exxon Mobil and Chevron reported their worst profits from pumping oil and natural gas in more than a decade as low crude prices lopped off ... more
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Vietnam's refugees find second chance in Silicon Valley

published about 6 hours ago
For Road Trip 2015, CNET went to San Jose, California, to talk with Vietnamese Americans who traveled a long way to get to where they ... more
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Virtual used-car dealers gain traction

published about 6 hours ago
A move from transit-rich New York to car-crazy Los Angeles prompted Manuela White to spend more than $17,000 on a used Toyota Corolla sight unseen ... more

The truth about Ultra HD 4K TV refresh rates

published about 6 hours ago
Today's Ultra HD 4K TVs are all marketed with "motion," "action" and "clear" numbers that start at 240 and go up from there. They're all ... more
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Mt. Gox head busted in Japan

published about 21 hours ago
The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 ... more

More than 20 percent will buy gadget for back-to-school kids, survey says

published about 22 hours ago
Technically Incorrect: Americans reveal themselves to be neurotic about back-to-school online shopping, according to a new survey. But many will be buying laptops, phones or ... more
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Tim Cook, Give Me A Reason To Buy Apple

published about 4 hours ago
Apple: give me a reason to buy

Egypt expects to import 7.79 mln tonnes of LNG this fiscal year

published about 9 hours ago
Egypt expects to import 28.6 million tonnes of crude oil, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and other oil products worth a total of almost $16 billion ... more

Egypt says over half of summit promises turned into projects -planning minister

published about 9 hours ago
Egypt says over half of summit promises turned into projects -planning minister
By Ehab Farouk CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has turned more than half of initial agreements signed at a March investor conference into investment projects, the ... more

Asia's Richest Man Wang Jianlin Thrives Anew From China's Box Office Boom

published about 10 hours ago
It’s not easy to become one of the world’s richest men without a thriving business or two.

Pakistan's Japanese-dominated car market poised for new entrants

published about 12 hours ago
Pakistan's Japanese-dominated car market poised for new entrants
Pakistan's car market has been dominated by Japanese automakers for decades, but a mini-economic revival looks set to attract new players from Europe and Korea ... more

Strategies: Converse Treads Carefully in Updating Well-Worn Chuck Taylor Brand

published 1 day ago
Strategies: Converse Treads Carefully in Updating Well-Worn Chuck Taylor Brand
The classic All Star has been a boon to Nike, which bought Converse in 2003. But as the shoe gets an update, the company is ... more

The Haggler: The Treat That Could Bite Your Dog Back

published 1 day ago
The Haggler: The Treat That Could Bite Your Dog Back
Problems have been reported with a brand of shrink-wrapped dog bone, but the real problem may be that all bones can represent a hazard to ... more

Your Money: In Delta’s Frequent-Flier Magic Trick, Not Just Rabbits Disappear

published 1 day ago
Your Money: In Delta’s Frequent-Flier Magic Trick, Not Just Rabbits Disappear
Over the last 18 months, the airline has been engaged in some sleight of hand, no longer posting a chart explaining how many miles a ... more

Wealth Matters: Modern Families and Modern Money Worries

published 2 days ago
Wealth Matters: Modern Families and Modern Money Worries
Financial advice is normally geared toward traditional families, but single-parent, same-sex or multigenerational households may gain from tailored advice.

Retiring: Health Clubs and Resorts Catch On With Older Adults

published 2 days ago
Retiring: Health Clubs and Resorts Catch On With Older Adults
Retirees who want to live longer and enjoy those postwork years use their discretionary incomes to seek help with healthful eating and exercise.