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47 min ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Connecticut seeking upgraded freight rail line

Elected officials in Connecticut are backed by regional business owners and the owner of New England Central Railroad in lobbying federal transportation officials for $8.3 million to upgrade railroad tracks to accommodate heavier freight and move more products to market.

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5 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Molson Coors Brewing CEO to retire at year's end

The brewing company said Friday that Swinburn will be succeeded in the posts by Mark R. Hunter, who currently serves as CEO and president of Molson Coors Europe.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

CBC News

U.S. Steel charged in crushing accident involving Hamilton, Ont. worker

The Ministry of Labour has charged U.S. Steel with two violations after a worker was injured on the job last summer.

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Myrtle Beach Online

Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again

The law, which President Obama said he looks forward to signing, undoes a move by the Librarian of Congress in 2012.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, AT&T

Myrtle Beach Online

Earthquakes occur in 4 parts of Alaska

A magnitude-5.9 quake was among several that occurred around the same location early Friday in southeast Alaska.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach Online

US agency probes Hyundai Sonata air bag problem

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received 83 complaints about the problem.

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The Modesto Bee

Russia raises key rate amid Ukraine concerns

The bank said Friday it has lifted its one-week auction rate by 0.5 percentage points to 8 percent.

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The Modesto Bee

Starbucks US sales rise with help of revamped food

The Seattle-based coffee chain posted a higher quarterly profit, as sales rose in regions around the world.

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Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Starbucks, Coffee

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Aviation officials to meet on plane shot down

The official said the International Civil Aviation Organization, a U.N. agency, will host the meeting on Tuesday.

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The Modesto Bee

Visa posts higher 3Q profit, revenue

The payments processor's latest financial results beat or matched Wall Street expectations, but the company reduced its earnings outlook for the year.

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Myrtle Beach Online

Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare

As the U.S. economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers.

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Myrtle Beach Online

Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

A National Academy of Sciences report says that means thinking about earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, solar storm, multiple failures and situations that seem freakishly unusual.

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Related Topix: Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster

Myrtle Beach Online

US stocks pause as investors weigh earnings

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 15 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,101 as of 11:05 a.m. Eastern time.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Startups, Facebook, Housing

The Modesto Bee

Breitburn buying QR Energy in $1.46 billion deal

QR unitholders will receive approximately 72 million common units of Breitburn Energy Partners LP, or 0.9856 of a Breitburn unit, for each unit of QR Energy that they own.

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The Modesto Bee

European Central Bank hit by data theft

The security breach involved a database serving part of the website that gathers registrations for ECB conferences and other events, the Frankfurt-based central bank for the 18 nations that share the euro said in a statement.

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The Modesto Bee

Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

The lack of diversity in Twitter's workforce of roughly 3,000 people was spelled out in data released Wednesday by the San Francisco company behind the popular short messaging service.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Asian-American, LinkedIn

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Sunherald.com

Sullivan campaign reserves post-primary air time

Records filed with the Federal Communications Commission show Sullivan's campaign reserved time in the fall on at least two TV stations.

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Related Topix: Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, US Governors, Matt Mead

Fast Company

Amazon Fire Phone Review: Ambitious and Inventive, But a Version 1.0 Product

It's 2014. The dynamics of the smartphone business seem pretty well settled. The iPhone and handsets based on Google's Android have divvied up the market between them, leaving little room for underdog alternatives such as Windows Phone.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Google, Startups

The Modesto Bee

Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

In this July 20, 2014 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, workers gather while they have nothing to do at the workshop of Shanghai Husi Food Co., a meat supplier for McDonald's and KFC owned by OSI Group, a privately-held company that's based in Aurora, Ill.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds, Aurora, IL

The Washington Post

Arctic Ice Melt Seen Freeing Way for South Korea Oil Hub: Energy

Melting Arctic ice is widening a path for ships to deliver European oil to Asia, stoking South Korea's ambition to become a regional storage and trading hub.

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Related Topix: Sweden, World News, 9, Park Geun-hye

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