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Sunday, Oct 22

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Czech office says election result web sites were hacked

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PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Statistics Office says the web sites it used to publish results from a parliamentary election were hacked. The office made the announcement on Sunday, a day after two sites the office used to post returns of the…

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Fidelity has staff meeting on sex harassment after 2 leave

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The manager of Fidelity Investments’ stock-picking unit held an emergency meeting last week to reiterate the firm’s policies against sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior, a person familiar with the matter said.…

FBI couldn’t access nearly 7K devices because of encryption

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI hasn’t been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday, turning up the heat on a debate between technology…

Private ceremony held for philanthropist Helen DeVos

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ADA, Mich. (AP) — A private ceremony has been held for Michigan philanthropist Helen J. DeVos. Direct-sales company Amway said in a statement that DeVos was buried Saturday in Ada, near Grand Rapids. DeVos died Wednesday at age 90 of…

The American dream suffers … even in booming, glittering Seattle

Economic segregation makes it hard for the poor to move up the ladder. That’s just not healthy in a democracy. We have to do something.

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Walker hopes to win over skeptical lawmakers on tax proposal

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — As Alaska lawmakers prepare for their fourth special session of the year, Gov. Bill Walker says he wouldn’t have gone through the hassle and expense of calling it if he didn’t expect legislators to pass the bills on…

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Vegas rebranding shows difficulty of messaging after tragedy

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — As volunteers streamed in to donate blood, doctors tended to the wounded and investigators scoured the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Las Vegas tourism officials moved quickly to protect their…

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A scary box office weekend for everyone but Tyler Perry

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a spooky weekend at the box office for nearly everyone but Tyler Perry. Perry’s comedy sequel “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” scared up a healthy $21.7 million in its first weekend in theaters, but the waters were…

New York advances drone industry with testing corridor

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ROME, N.Y. (AP) — Envisioning a day when millions of drones will buzz around delivering packages, watching crops or inspecting pipelines, a coalition is creating an airspace corridor in upstate New York where traffic management systems…

Insider Q&A: Taking the measure of record-high stock prices

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With stock price indexes setting record highs, many investors have been keeping a wary eye on the markets. Have stocks risen too far, too fast? Are they destined to fall from here? And what might happen if prices…

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Best answer to Seattle affordability may win the race for mayor

The rising cost of housing is a dominant issue in Seattle’s mayoral election, but political messaging – on trust, results and leadership – could also move voters in the race between Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon.

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Knoxville Police: Derailment sends cars into building

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a Norfolk Southern train derailed in Knoxville, sending rail cars carrying shipping containers off the tracks, with some of them plowing into buildings. No one was injured. The News…

Michigan bills would regulate daily fantasy sports

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers want to regulate the fast-growing paid fantasy sports industry while leaving alone traditional private leagues in which money may change hands among friends. Bipartisan bills that cleared a Senate…

Saturday, Oct 21

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Search for crew after barge fire off Texas coast

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PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard searched for two missing crew members on Saturday from a crude oil-bearing barge that caught fire off the Texas coast. Coast Guard spokeswoman Jennae Steinmiller says that emergency…

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The Latest: Catalan leader urges strong response to Spain

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia’s effort to break away from Spain and the Spanish government’s response (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Catalonia’s separatist leader wants the regional parliament to debate and vote on how to…

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on military death, and taxes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s boast that he surpasses his predecessors in consoling families of the fallen proved empty this past week as many stepped forward to say they’d never heard from him after losing their loved ones in…

The Motley Fool: Useful tips on investing

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Cash for crash? Q: I’m considering selling my stocks and keeping the cash in case the market crashes so I can grab some bargains. Is that a good idea? A: If you sell your stocks and the market does crash, you will have acted brilliantly.…

Money & Markets weekly review

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A weekly roundup of stock market data

FundTracker: Weekly spotlight on mutual funds

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Weekly spotlight on mutual funds

Speaking of Business: ‘Amazon will pay for the brain cells’

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Amazon’s HQ2, Boeing’s job cuts and the stock market’s seemingly worry-free rise are among the topics for this week’s best business quotes.

Tech titans are pressured to share their prosperity, but the problems run deeper

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What does Big Tech owe America, especially the cities it has made home? It’s an increasingly pointed question.

Why I’m rooting for a market downturn soon

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The risk that concerns me the most right now is “sequence-of-returns risk,” sometimes called sequence risk. It is the danger that a big market decline or higher volatility during someone’s first few years of retirement will lead to a…

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Bank rebrands to merge 2 historic names, Hancock and Whitney

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GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Gulf Coast bank is rebranding to combine two historic names. Mississippi-based Hancock Holding Co. announced Tuesday that it’s becoming Hancock Whitney Corp., and will begin calling all its branches by that name…

Unforgiving wildfires affect vineyard workers and owners

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SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — When the wildfires ignited, vineyard workers stopped picking grapes and fled for their lives. Some vineyard owners decided to stay and fight back, spending days digging firebreaks and sleeping among their vines for…

UConn doctors using 3-D models to practice delicate surgery

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FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Doctors at the University of Connecticut are using 3-D printing technology to help them practice some delicate brain surgery. Since 2012, physicians have been using a procedure to treat strokes called a mechanical…

Deadline near for flood aid program for Louisiana businesses

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The deadline is approaching for small businesses impacted by last year’s floods to apply for interest-free, partially forgivable recovery loans. The Restore Louisiana Small Business Program , financed by federal aid…

Malta’s government offers 1 million euro reward and protection to discover who killed investigative reporter

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VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta’s government offers 1 million euro reward and protection to discover who killed investigative reporter.

Gunmen launch attacks near Freeport Indonesia mine; 3 hurt

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JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Gunmen launched attacks Saturday near a U.S.-owned gold and copper mine in eastern Indonesia, wounding two policemen and a civilian, police said. The attacks happened near Freeport Indonesia’s mine in the…

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Governor says change-resistant Indiana should think globally

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Factory work dwindled as companies moved operations overseas. Indiana, a manufacturing powerhouse where you once could get a good-paying job even without a high school education, was falling behind. Yet when Subaru…

Morocco recalls envoy over Algeria official’s hashish claims

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RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco has recalled its ambassador to Algeria after the Algerian foreign minister claimed Moroccan banks launder money from hashish trafficking. In a statement issued Saturday, Morocco’s Foreign Ministry called…