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San Francisco expands free public Wi-Fi access

 October 2, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

San Francisco - San Francisco launched free Wi-Fi access at more than 30 public parks, plazas and recreation areas on Wednesday, thanks to a grant from Google."Wi-Fi in our city's parks is another step toward a larger vision of...

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New York Times cutting 100 jobs

 October 2, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

The New York Times Co. is launching another round of buyouts and layoffs, telling staff on Wednesday that it must cut 100 newsroom jobs to further reduce costs and focus resources on its digital operations.

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Canadian company plans to re-open Revel as a casino

 October 2, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

A Canadian asset management company that won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City plans to re-open it as a casino.

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Coca-Cola to revise executive pay plan

 October 2, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Coca-Cola is revising its pay plan for executives after shareholders including Warren Buffett called it excessive.

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Thoroughbred races may return to Massachusetts

 October 2, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Thoroughbred horse racing may have a home in New England next year.

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Worker's firing for using pot reaches high court

 October 1, 2014; Updated: 12:56 am

Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.

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Middle east tensions could have affected U.S. consumer confidence

 October 1, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

US consumer confidence slides in September

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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

 October 1, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

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EBay to split off PayPal business

 October 1, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, payment service PayPal, the e-commerce company said Tuesday.

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Bill Gates still ranked richest American

 September 30, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

New York - Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped Forbes' latest list of the 400 richest Americans for the 21st straight year.The list, released on Monday, was largely unchanged for 2014 and showed the rich getting richer. The...

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Study finds recessions can postpone motherhood - forever

 September 30, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

New York - When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?A massive new study suggests that for some U.S. women, living through a recession can mean they will never...

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Bank fees keep climbing

 September 30, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank rose 5 percent over the past year.

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Report: Gambling paid $38 billion in taxes

 September 30, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Gambling officials say the industry paid out a jackpot-worthy $38 billion in federal, state and local taxes in 2013.

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Peanut butter's nutrition spurs slew of new products

 September 30, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Get ready to see peanut butter in a lot more places.

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Facebook debuts Atlas ad server tracking users across devices

 September 30, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Facebook is able to track its 1.3 billion users on desktop computers, mobile devices and other websites. Now, advertisers will be able to do the same.

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Macy’s holiday hiring boosted 3.6 percent

 September 30, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Macy’s plans to hire about 86,000 seasonal holiday workers nationwide to bolster its stores, call centers and distribution hubs.

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Postal Service wants to deliver groceries

 September 27, 2014; Updated: 12:22 am

After nearly six years of multibillion-dollar losses, the U.S. Postal Service has developed a new plan to help turn its finances around: daily grocery deliveries.

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GDP grew 4.6 percent in April-June

 September 27, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy expanded at an annual rate of 4.6 percent in the spring, the fastest pace in more than two years.

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'Bond King' Bill Gross leaves Pimco

 September 27, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

New York - The biggest star in the bond market shocked the financial world Friday by leaving the huge money management firm he has led for four decades and joining a much smaller rival.Bill Gross, who co-founded the investment giant...

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Final furlong for New England racing

 September 26, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Suffolk Downs, New England’s last thoroughbred racing track which once hosted Seabiscuit, is closing this year.

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Gas prices falling, may dip below $3

 September 26, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a “2” across much the country.

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Conflicts push defense stocks to record heights

 September 26, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Led by Lockheed Martin, the biggest U.S. defense companies are trading at record prices as shareholders reap rewards from escalating military conflicts around the world.

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Cyber experts warn of Mac ‘Bash’ bug

 September 26, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

New warnings are emerging of a security flaw known as the “Bash” bug, which cyber experts say may pose a serious threat to computers using Unix-based operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X.

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New FDA label bolsters case for safety for Pfizer's Chantix

 September 26, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Washington - New government-approved labeling on Pfizer's drug Chantix suggests that the anti-smoking medication may not carry the risks of suicidal behavior that first earned it the Food and Drug Administration's strongest warning more...

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FAA OKs drones for filmmakers

 September 26, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Washington - The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx...

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