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40 min ago | 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

1 hr ago | 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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Related Topix: BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P., Energy

5 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Banking, Financial Services, European Central Bank

9 hrs ago | 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

Myrtle Beach Online

Prosecutor: Player killed for iPhone, wallet

Testimony began Wednesday in the trial of 21-year-old Ed Thomas of Detroit on open murder and robbery charges in the shooting of the 20-year-old football player from Chicago's South Side.

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Related Topix: Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw County, MI, Ypsilanti, MI

The Modesto Bee

Dole, vets groups renew push for disability treaty

Representatives from veterans groups and organizations for the disabled on Wednesday joined Dole and Republican Sens. John McCain, Kelly Ayotte and Mark Kirk along with Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin at a Capitol Hill news conference.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, John McCain, Tom Harkin, Democrat

The Modesto Bee

New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

This Nov. 6, 2013, file photo shows a BNSF Railway train hauling crude oil near Wolf Point, Mont.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Wolf Point, MT, Canada

Myrtle Beach Online

US hedge fund files suit against Puerto Rico gov

The company holds bonds issued by Puerto Rico's power company, which many believe will be the first to restructure its debt.

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC

The Modesto Bee

US stock futures rise as earnings reports roll in

KEEPING SCORE: Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 11 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,044 as of 8:21 a.m. Eastern time.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Financial Markets

The Modesto Bee

Despite sanctions call, UK OKs Russia arms exports

A group of legislative committees that oversee arms export controls said there are 251 export licenses in place for sale of goods worth at least 132 million pounds to Russia.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Our View: Internet customers should have neutrality from their providers

The Internet provides a wealth of information for all Americans who use it. And it should be presented in a manner commonly called net neutrality.

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Related Topix: Federal Communications Commission, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Contrarian's case: Why US could dip into recession

Employers in the U.S. are creating jobs at the fastest pace since the late 1990s and the economy finally looks ready to expand at a healthy rate.

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Myrtle Beach Online

US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June

Prices rose 0.3 percent in June following a 0.4 percent rise in May, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.

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San Jose Mercury News

How to protect yourself from identity theft

It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, Social Software

The Modesto Bee

Target debuts an image-recognition shopping app

It's the latest offering from retailers looking to boost sales with the use of improving image-recognition technology.

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Related Topix: Target, Retail

Myrtle Beach Online

Microsoft 4Q earnings hurt by Nokia acquisition

Net income in the three months through June 30 fell 7 percent to $4.61 billion, or 55 cents per share, from $4.97 billion, or 59 cents per share, a year ago.

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC

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