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  • US consumer confidence jumps to 90.9 in July

    | 07/29/14 10:56 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in nearly seven years. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its confidence index rose to 90.9 in July...
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  • Reynolds American 2Q profit climbs 6.7 percent

    | 07/29/14 10:24 AM

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Reynolds American Inc. said Tuesday that its profit rose by 6.7 percent in its second quarter as higher cigarette and smokeless tobacco prices helped to offset a decline in...
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  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    | 07/29/14 10:18 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute....
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Technology

  • China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

    | 07/29/14 10:16 AM

    BEIJING (AP) — China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies. The State Administration for...
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  • Mars rover holds off-Earth distance record

    | 07/29/14 09:04 AM

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The odometer of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has hit 25.01 miles, breaking the record for off-Earth distance travelled. NASA officials said Monday that Opportunity...
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  • Amazon offers 3-D printed products

    | 07/28/14 03:32 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Monday that it has started selling 3-D printed customizable objects like iPhone cases, jewelry and figurines on the online retailer's website. Amazon's 3-D product...
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