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$1,000 Pill Now Treatment Of Choice

July 29, 2014 | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Comments

A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.                 

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Britain To Test Driverless Cars Next Year

July 31, 2014 3:54 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

British officials says driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program to begin in January. Officials said Wednesday the tests will last up to three years. Sensors and cameras will ....    

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Chrysler Recalls Fiat 500Ls To Fix Air Bags

July 31, 2014 3:36 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Chrysler is recalling just under 30,000 Fiat 500L small cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a problem with air bags that protect knees in a crash. The company says in a statement Wednesday that ...         

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L-3 Fires 4 Workers Over Accounting Misconduct

July 31, 2014 3:34 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Defense contractor L-3 Communications said Thursday that it fired four employees after discovering they overstated the company's profit and sales from a contract with the U.S. government. The New York company said ...      

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Unemployment Insurance Tax Stokes Complaints

July 31, 2014 3:33 pm | by Stephen Singer - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Nearly 100,000 employers in Connecticut are about to get sticker shock as the state mails annual tax bills to pay interest on its $433 million federal loan for unemployment benefits for workers let go during the Great Recession. The so-called special assessment being mailed Friday is expected to...

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Amazon To Invest $2 Billion To Expand In India

July 31, 2014 3:31 pm | by Kay Johnson, AP Business Writer | Comments

The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees. Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday it will invest $2 billion to expand its ...       

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Escaping Email: Inspired Vision Or Hallucination?

July 31, 2014 2:59 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email. The 30-year-old entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create ...         

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Ethical Practices Take Back Seat To Price, Say Purchasers

July 31, 2014 2:54 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

80% of consumers believe it is important for companies and brands to behave ethically, however the most significant factors when shopping are price, value and quality. Research from online sourcing and optimization specialists ...    

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Can Malaysian Airlines Survive?

July 31, 2014 2:48 pm | Comments

Malaysia Airlines was struggling before MH17 and MH370. The two disasters deepen the crisis for the carrier. Can the airline survive?                  

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11,000 Kawasakis Recalled For Injury Risk

July 31, 2014 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

About 11,000 Kawasaki off-road vehicles are being recalled because debris can cut through the foot rest area and hurt riders' legs. The recall is for 2012 and 2013 Kawasaki Teryx4 750 vehicles with ...        

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Boeing Will Handle Final Assembly Of 787-10 In SC

July 31, 2014 2:40 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Boeing said final assembly of its 787-10 plane, a planned larger version of its "Dreamliner" aircraft, will take place in South Carolina. The company says the work will be ...             

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Century-Old Pipe Break Points To National Problem

July 31, 2014 12:38 pm | Comments

The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many ...     

Connected Vehicle Survey Reveals Safety, Convenience Critical To Consumer Adoption

July 31, 2014 10:48 am | by IDC Manufacturing Insights | Comments

IDC Manufacturing Insights has announced the results of the 2013 Consumer Connected Vehicle Study in a new report, “Business Strategy: IDC's Connected Vehicle Study Highlights Value of Safety and Convenience,” (Document#MI249559). The new report provides perspectives for ...

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Microsoft Spreads Cortana Abroad

July 31, 2014 10:34 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K. The company's corporate vice president of operating systems, Joe Belfiore, said ...               

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Panasonic, Tesla To Build Big U.S. Battery Plant

July 31, 2014 4:29 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs. The companies announced the deal Thursday, but they ...

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Judge Says Crystal CEO Should Testify In Lawsuit

July 30, 2014 5:32 pm | by Dave Kolpack - Associated Press | Comments

A federal judge says American Crystal Sugar Co. CEO David Berg should testify in a federal lawsuit pitting the refined sugar manufacturer against the corn syrup industry. Berg challenged a subpoena from corn syrup marketers who want to ask about ...

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NC Weighs Offering Upfront Money For Promised Jobs

July 30, 2014 4:35 pm | by Emery P. Dalesio - Associated Press | Comments

After decades of trying to attract new industries with tax breaks, North Carolina lawmakers are considering whether to just offer selected corporations upfront taxpayer money if they will move to the state. The proposal for a new state incentive fund left ...

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Chinese Drywall May Have Destroyed Homes

July 30, 2014 2:29 pm | by Janet Mcconnaughey - Associated Press | Comments

Lawyers for people who say defective Chinese drywall wrecked their homes have filed a new lawsuit against the manufacturers. It adds a new defendant — the Chinese commission that oversees 117 widespread companies including ...    

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Japanese Firm Expands Illinois Rail Car Plant

July 30, 2014 2:26 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Japanese rail car manufacturer is expanding its plant in north-central Illinois, adding 90 jobs. Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday attended the opening of the new $100 million Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing LLC facility in Rochelle. The company has ...

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Hyundai Recalls 883K Sonatas

July 30, 2014 1:40 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers. The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years. The Korean automaker says ...        

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A More Vigorous U.S. Economy Is Emerging

July 30, 2014 1:36 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year. That was the general view of analysts Wednesday after the government estimated that ...        

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