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Northrop Grumman to buy aerospace manufacturer Orbital ATK

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Northrop Grumman, one of the nation’s largest defense contractors, announced on Monday that...

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Leaders to tech firms at UN: Yank terror postings in 2 hours

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The heads of Britain, France and Italy are setting an ambitious goal for tech companies to tackle online postings that promote terrorism: Take them down within an hour or two. Convening world and tech leaders Wednesday at the United Nations, British Prime Minister Theresa May...


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The Latest: Twitter to meet with Senate investigators

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia probe (all times local): 11:50 p.m. The social media company, Twitter, says it will meet with a Senate committee investigating Russia’s interference in the presidential election. The company says in a statement Wednesday evening...


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European trade mission explores Ogden as potential outdoor business 'base camp'

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Members of the EU4Sports Clusters Alliance Trade Mission spent several days in Junction City, meeting with its business leaders, sampling local trails and exploring whether Ogden could be a good jumping-off point to plunge into a United States market.


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Google bites off big piece of HTC in $1.1B bet on devices

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services. The company is buying the HTC team that built the Pixel smartphone for Google in a cash...


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SEC reveals it was hacked, information may have been used for illegal stock trades

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The Security and Exchange Commission, the country’s top Wall Street regulator, announced Wednesday that hackers breached its system for storing documents filed by publicly traded companies last year, potentially accessing data that allowed the intruders to make an...


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Asian shares weaken, dollar up after Fed's latest statement

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HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower and the dollar strengthened Thursday after the Fed said it would start trimming its bond holdings and planned one more interest rate increase this year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.7 percent to 20,453.68 as the yen weakened...


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Review: Apple Watch goes solo, but don't dump your phone yet

Digital Life Apple Watch Review

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and bike rides, but you’re still missing calls and messages without the phone nearby. A new model with its own cellular-network...


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Janet Yellen: Wells Fargo's conduct has been 'unacceptable'

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday delivered a bruising assessment of Wells Fargo, calling “unacceptable” the megabank’s admissions that its employees had potentially set up as many as 3.2 million fake accounts that customers did not want so they could...


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Black employees of BLT Prime, in Trump Hotel, allege racial discrimination

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Dominique Hill and Irving Smith Jr. had good jobs. Last year, Hill worked as a bartender at P.F. Chang’s in Tysons Corner (Virginia) and Smith had recently been promoted to bartender at Wildfire grill, also in Tysons. Each had more than a decade of...


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GOP report accuses watchdog of going easy on Wells Fargo

NEW YORK (AP) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could have fined Wells Fargo in excess of $10 billion for its illegal sales practices but instead settled for $100 million, according to the agency’s internal documents released by Congressional Republicans this week. The CFPB also had...


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