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J.C. Penney to close up to 140 stores

J.C. Penney on Friday said it plans to close between 130 and 140 stores in the next several months, a move that makes it the latest retail stalwart to ...

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Your next smartphone might run on LTE-U

This spring, cellphone carriers such as T-Mobile plan to start supporting a new kind of mobile data. Known as LTE-U, the technology may result in a fa ...

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Bacon sees end of its boom

The bacon boom seems to be ending.Wholesale prices for pork bellies, the cut used for making bacon, plunged 14 percent on Wednesday, the biggest slump ...

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Bannon emerges from White House to appeal for conservatives to unite behind Trump

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon, known as a forceful influence in the White House, made a rare public appearance on Thursday ...

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Hundreds protest after video shows off-duty LAPD officer firing gun during confrontation

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Anaheim, California, for a sprawling protest Wednesday night that was sparked by video footage showing an of ...

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Time to sell station to Meredith

WASHINGTON - Time Warner Inc. said Thursday it plans to sell a broadcast station in Atlanta to Des Moines-based Meredith Corp., which could help speed ...

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Achoo! The distance germs can travel is nothing to sneeze at

We all do it. Some of us do it quite loudly. Others do it not once, but several times in a row.Sneezes are everywhere these days, during this, the hei ...

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Branstad: Work to open Chinese market to U.S. beef exports

ARLINGTON, Va. - Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, whom U.S. President Donald Trump has tipped to become ambassador to China, said on Thursday that he wou ...

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White House may boost recreational marijuana enforcement: spokesman

WASHINGTON - The administration of President Donald Trump may ramp up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana use, a White House sp ...

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With new anti-ISIS plan due next week, Pentagon considering troops in Syria

WASHINGTON - The top U.S. military officer declined repeatedly Thursday to rule out committing U.S. ground troops to battle the Islamic State in in Sy ...

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Slow tax refunds blamed for hurting sales

While death and taxes may be a certainty, how quickly Americans are getting their refunds remains up in the air - and that's taking a toll on restaura ...

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Trump calls Chinese ‘grand champions’ of currency manipulation

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump declared China the #x201c;grand champions#x201d; of currency manipulation on Thursday, just hours after his new Tr ...

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Trump says Republican border tax could boost U.S. jobs

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday spoke positively about a border adjustment tax being pushed by Republicans in Congress as a way t ...

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For millennials ready to buy a home, the pickings are slim

For years, millennials looked at owning a home as a distant fantasy. Student debt and a weak job market seemed to conspire to keep this generation stu ...

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Google fights online trolls with new tool

The internet can be an ugly place - one where the mere act of expressing an opinion can result in a barrage of name-calling, harassment and sometimes ...

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