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    Asian stocks slip following sell-off on Wall Street

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares dipped Wednesday, mirroring a sell-off on Wall Street on worries over slowing growth and falling profits. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.3 percent to 22,206.51 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 0.8 percent to 30,378.89. The Shanghai Composite shed 0.3 percent to 3,119.31. South Korea’s Kospi lost 0.9 […]
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    Southwest has been faced with fines, union safety complaints

    DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines runs its planes hard. They make many short hops and more trips per day than other U.S. airliners, which adds to wear and tear on parts, including the engines. As the investigation into last week’s deadly engine failure continues, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly could face questions about whether the company’s […]
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    From ‘Jumanji’ to Tarantino, Sony teases varied slate

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Tom Rothman assured theater owners Monday that his studio is dedicated to appealing to a range of audiences — from global franchises such as “Spider-Man” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” series to family films, action pics, comedies and even Quentin Tarantino’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad […]
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    For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

    NEW YORK — If you’ve ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you’re in luck. For the first time, the social network is publishing detailed guidelines to what does and doesn’t belong on its service — 27 pages worth of them, in fact. So please […]
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    Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics

    One in three older Americans with Medicare drug coverage is prescribed opioid painkillers, but for those who develop a dangerous addiction there is one treatment Medicare won’t cover: methadone. Methadone is the oldest, and experts say, the most effective of the three approved medications used to treat opioid addiction. It eases cravings without an intense […]
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    Power-sucking Bitcoin ‘mines’ spark backlash

    Bitcoin “miners” who use rows of computers whirring at the same time to produce virtual currencies began taking root along New York’s northern border a couple of years ago to tap into some of the nation’s cheapest hydroelectric power, offering an air of Silicon Valley sophistication to this often-snowy region. But as the once-high-flying bitcoin […]
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    Owner of Provo Daily Herald buys Ogden Standard-Examiner

    The owner of the Provo Daily Herald is purchasing the Standard-Examiner newspaper in Ogden.
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    Romney facing a family doctor in US Senate primary in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When he previously ran for U.S. Senate 24 years ago in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney lost handily to the late liberal lion Ted Kennedy. Now in Utah, Romney is facing a new challenge from someone who shares his old opponent’s name but little else: State Rep. Mike Kennedy. The conservative lawyer […]
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    Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher on Wall Street

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening mostly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology and health care companies. Software company Red Hat rose 1.5 percent early Monday, and pharmaceutical giant Merck rose 2.4 percent. Hasbro dropped 2.7 percent after reporting […]
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    With lights from Toys R Us dimmed, sales plunge at Hasbro

    PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The repercussions from the demise of Toys R Us have begun to ripple outward beginning with Hasbro, which reported a loss and plunging revenue Monday for its first quarter. Toys R Us, hammered by shifting consumer trends, is shuttering the 700 stores it has left, depriving Hasbro, Mattel and other toy […]