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36 min ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Asia stocks rise in abbreviated trading

Markets in Europe, the U.S. and many countries in Asia were closed for the holiday.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Stanley

4 hrs ago | CIO

Exclusive: Google's Project Loon Tests Move to LTE Band in Nevada

Google has expanded its Project Loon tests to the Nevada desert and, for the first time, into licensed radio spectrum.

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Related Topix: Federal Communications Commission, Science / Technology, WiMAX

4 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

White House updating online privacy policy

This Screen grab from the website WhiteHouse.gov taken Friday April 18, 2014 shows the screen explaining a new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explaining how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or ... (more)

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Related Topix: Privacy, Social Software, Startups, Facebook

Thu Apr 17, 2014

SFGate

Heavy winter storms weigh on DuPont during 1Q

This Jan. 23, 2012, file photo, shows a DuPont logo on sheets of Tyvek insulation covering a wall of a home under construction in Springfield, Ill.

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Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Dupont E I Nemours , Chemicals

Reuters

Sprint/T-Mobile merger may prompt U.S. FCC to rewrite auction rules

A planned merger of Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc could prompt U.S. regulators to rewrite rules they are now weighing for a 2015 auction of airwaves, according to sources familiar with the proposed plan.

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Related Topix: Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, Federal Communications Commission, Verizon Communications, Cable & Satellite, ATT, SoftBank, Financial Services, Investment Services

SFGate

Morgan Stanley's income rose 18 percent

Investment bank Morgan Stanley said Thursday that its first-quarter income rose 18 percent from a year ago, helped by higher earnings in its trading and merger and acquisitions advisory businesses.

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Related Topix: Stanley, Financial Markets

SFGate

Chipotle hiking prices as it draws more customers

Mexican food chain Chipotle reported a higher quarterly profit Thursday as more customers flocked to its restaurants for burritos, bowls and tacos.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Mexican Cuisine, Fast Food

The Modesto Bee

Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q

Toy makers are facing a weak environment globally due to the uncertain economy and popularity of electronic gadgets.

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Related Topix: Mattel, Toys, Toy, Barbie

Slashdot

Bidding At FCC TV Spectrum Auction May Be Restricted For Large Carriers

An anonymous reader writes "Rumors have surfaced that the Federal Communications Commission will restrict bidding at their TV spectrum auction in 2015 to effectively favor smaller carriers .

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Related Topix: Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

Wed Apr 16, 2014

CBC News

Heartbleed bug accused charged by RCMP after SIN breach

The RCMP have made an arrest in the theft of 900 SIN numbers related to the Heartbleed security vulnerability on the Canada Revenue Agency website last week.

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Related Topix: Canada,

ABC News

Freight Train Industry to Miss Safety Deadline

Only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent the most catastrophic kinds of collisions and derailments by the deadline set by Congress, the freight railroad industry said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Federal Communications Commission

The Modesto Bee

CSX railroad expects modest 2014 profit growth

Officials with the railroad said on a conference call Wednesday that the improving economy and stronger domestic utility demand for coal will boost CSX's earnings in the second half of this year and in 2015.

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The Modesto Bee

Yellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market

In her first major speech on Fed policy, Yellen sought to explain the Fed's shifting guidance on its interest-rate policy, which at times has confused or jarred investors.

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Related Topix: Ben Bernanke

Reuters

AT&T threatens to sit out spectrum auction if FCC adopts proposed rules

2 wireless company said in a filing released on Wednesday. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Wheeler has proposed rules that would reserve up to 30 megahertz of spectrum in any market for wireless carriers that do not already have dominant chunks of low-frequency airwaves, three people briefed on the plan have told Reuters.

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Related Topix: Federal Communications Commission

SFGate

Yahoo, China news send US stocks higher at midday

In this Friday, June 29, 2012, file photo Specialists Frank Masello, left, and John T. O'Hara work on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York shortly before the closing bell.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets

SFGate

US home building up in March after frigid winter

U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter.

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Related Topix: Home Building, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Myrtle Beach Online

If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US

Relatives of Chinese passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines 370 wait in a room after walking out to protest the difficulties of communicating with Malaysian officials through video conferencing in Beijing, China, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Malaysia, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777

Myrtle Beach Online

Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees

In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Detroit.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Michigan, Rick Snyder, US Governors

Tue Apr 15, 2014

SFGate

China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q

In this Tuesday, April 8, 2014 file photo, a worker walks past a container vessel docked in Qingdao port in east China's Shandong province.

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Related Topix: China, Asia, World News,

The Hartford Courant

Washington Post editorial backs Comcast-TWC merger with conditions

U.S. regulators should approve the proposed $45.2 billion merger of two biggest U.S. cable providers Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, but set "clear conditions," Washington Post's editorial board said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Telecom, Time Warner Cable, Federal Communications Commission, Ansonia, CT

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