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3 hrs ago | CBC News

Toyota world's biggest automaker in Q1

Toyota Motor Corp. has been the world's biggest automaker for the past two years and retains its title in the first quarter of 2014.

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Related Topix: Toyota Motor, Automakers, General Motors

7 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Reynolds American 1Q profit falls more than 28 pct

The nation's second-biggest tobacco company on Wednesday reported earnings of $363 million, or 67 cents per share, for the quarter ended March.

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Related Topix: Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Salem, NC, Winston-Salem, NC, Smoking, Medicine, Health

9 hrs ago | CIO

US to Vote on Sharp Increase in Broadband Subsidies

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote Wednesday on a proposal to pump US$1.8 billion into a fund that subsidizes broadband deployments in rural communities.

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Related Topix: Federal Communications Commission

13 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

The negligence suit that seeks $100 million in damages is the first filed in connection with the April 10 freeway crash in Orland, said A. King Aminpour, the attorney for the plaintiffs.

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Related Topix: Obituaries

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Tank car fleet inadequate for crude oil, rail industry says

That includes tank cars built to higher standards adopted by the industry since 2011.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster

Norwalk Citizen News

Dish Network Is Partnering With This Startup To Make Cellphone...

In today's world, there's one area of technology that can almost never be fast enough: the wireless networks that power our mobile devices.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Federal Communications Commission

The Washington Post

Zinc-Output Deficit Widens as China Buys More Stuff: Commodities

Record spending by Chinese consumers on new refrigerators, cars and laptops is boosting zinc demand, creating the biggest production shortfall for the metal in eight years.

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Related Topix: Stanley, Li Keqiang

The Modesto Bee

Investor pressure pushing drugmaker M&A deals

The Oct. 19, 2012 file photo shows a Novartis employee in a laboratory of Novartis in Prangins near Nyon, Switzerland.

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The Washington Post

Netflix Calls Out AT&T for Lackluster Streaming Performance

Netflix Inc., stepping up its criticism of Internet service providers, called out AT&T Inc. for offering video-streaming speeds that trail even those of phone companies with inferior technology.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT, Internet Service Providers, Los Gatos, CA, Comcast

The Washington Post

Stocks edge higher amid earnings and deals

In this April 8, 2014 file photo, trader Greg Mulligan, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

The Modesto Bee

Harley-Davidson 1Q earnings roar ahead

The Milwaukee company said motorcycle sales grew 5.8 percent worldwide and efficiency efforts took hold during the quarter.

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Related Topix: Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Automakers

The Washington Post

Former Deutsche Bank Salesman Admits Bribery in Tokyo Court

Former Deutsche Bank AG salesman Shigeru Echigo admitted to bribery charges in Tokyo and said he acted on instructions from his managers, as authorities push brokerages to be more judicious in entertaining clients.

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Related Topix: Banking, Deutsche Bank AG, Financial Services, Pension

The Modesto Bee

Cuban-American leaders helped 'Cuban Twitter'

In this Sept. 14, 2011 file photo, Felice Gorordo, co-founder of Roots of Hope, is photographed in Lafayette Square near the White House in Washington.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Washington Post

Insider Convictions Seen Too Easy in Appeal by Fund Managers

What looks like insider trading to one federal judge might not rise to the level of a crime to another.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Hollywood Reporter

Alligator Records Founder Bruce Iglauer to Receive A2IM Lifetime Achievement Award

Bruce Iglauer , founder and ceo of legendary blues label Alligator Records, will be presented with the American Association of Independent Music 's Libera Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as a leader in the industry as well as his humanitarian efforts.

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Related Topix: Blues

The Modesto Bee

Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

President Barack Obama announced last week that 8 million people have signed up for coverage through new insurance exchanges, but many barriers remain.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance

The Washington Post

Hedge Funds Cut Gold Bets in Longest Slide of 2014: Commodities

The net-long position contracted to the lowest since mid- February as speculators sold bullion on signs of accelerating U.S. economic growth.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets

Myrtle Beach Online

Asian stocks mixed after holiday weekend

The regional heavyweight, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index, edged down 0.03 percent to 14,512.38 after Japan's trade deficit widened by nearly 70 percent in the year ending March 31. It was Japan's third straight year of deficit.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets

The Modesto Bee

Hasbro posts 1Q profit, sales of girls' toys rise

The prior-year results were dragged down by restructuring charges. The boys' category reported a 2 percent increase in sales, helped by Nerf and Marvel products.

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Related Topix: Backflip Studios, Pawtucket, RI, Mattel, Toys

Myrtle Beach Online

Oil stays above $104 amid Ukraine jitters

U.S. crude for May delivery was down 12 cents at $104.18 in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange after trading resumed following a three-day holiday weekend.

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