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  • Tobacco firm Reynolds American to buy Lorillard RICHMOND, Va. — Joe Camel is bulking up to take on the Marlboro Man.Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.’s $25 billion deal to buy Newport maker Lorillard Inc. creates a formidable No. 2 tobacco company in the U.S. behind Marlboro maker Altri

    July 16, 2014

  • U.S. stocks mostly down as investors digest earnings The Federal Reserve’s latest take on the U.S. economy put many investors into sell mode Tuesday, sending stocks mostly lower after a brief upward turn early in the day.Fed Chair Janet Yellen, speaking before Congress, said the U.S. economy has yet to

    July 16, 2014

  • Almost half of the world actually prefers instant coffee

    Americans' taste in coffee might be getting more high-end — with a growing fixation on perfectly roasted beans, pricier caffeinated concoctions, and artisan coffee brewers — but it turns out a surprisingly big part of the world is going in the opposite direction: toward instant coffee.

    July 14, 2014

  • Why it's basically impossible to delete those naked selfies you text

    If you're selling an old Android smartphone on an online auction site, you could be giving away rather more than you intend to, according to a recent investigation by anti-malware company Avast.

    July 14, 2014

  • Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe

    Citigroup agreed Monday to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said "shattered lives" and contributed to the worst financial crisis in decades.

    July 14, 2014

  • World Bank: Tackling Climate Will Grow the Economy

    Fighting climate change would help grow the world economy, according to the World Bank, adding up to $2.6 trillion a year to global GDP in the coming decades.

    July 14, 2014

  • Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

    Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.

    July 14, 2014

  • Fox executives Fox consolidating television studio, network NEW YORK (AP) — Fox says Gary Newman and Dana Walden, the two executives who run the company's television studio, will also be in charge of the Fox broadcast network.The appointment announced Monday aligning 20th Century Fox Television with the netwo

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Why Taco Bell is turning its health menu into a muscle menu

    Like it or not, the paleo diet fad has now gone mainstream.
    This week, Taco Bell announced that it will be beefing up its menu - quite literally - by launching a new menu centered around meat and protein.

    July 12, 2014

  • A federal court is about to answer the question: Whom do you actually work for?

    One of the most fundamental obstacles the American labor movement faces could get torn down in the coming days -- and it's terrifying management, in industries from fast-food to manufacturing.

    July 11, 2014

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