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  • Stocks sink on US, European economic worries

    Stocks sink on US, European economic worries

    | 10/01/14 10:43 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks sank in morning trading Wednesday as disappointing economic data in the U.S. and Europe weighed on investors' minds. Traders set aside one good piece of economic data,...
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  • Obama seeks traction on economy amid foreign tests

    Obama seeks traction on economy amid foreign tests

    | 10/01/14 08:46 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring...
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  • Banks spend 37 mil hours on paperwork

    Banks spend 37 mil hours on paperwork

    By Joseph Lawler | 10/01/14 05:00 AM

    "When you're talking about millions of hours wasted filling out forms, and hundreds of forms you can't submit online, it's sort of shocking," said the study's author, AAF director of regulatory...
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Technology

  • App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

    App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

    | 10/01/14 01:39 AM

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Researchers in Massachusetts have created an app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners. Children as young as 5 can use the app to craft their own...
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  • Could a merger follow the PayPal-eBay split?

    Could a merger follow the PayPal-eBay split?

    | 10/01/14 12:02 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — PayPal's split from long-time partner eBay Inc. makes Carl Icahn mighty happy. But he doesn't think PayPal should stay single for long. Icahn, who months ago called on eBay to...
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  • What's PayPal's first solo move?

    What's PayPal's first solo move?

    | 09/30/14 07:47 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on...
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