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Ford recalls 389,585 cars for doors that fly open

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Ford is recalling 389,585 late-model Ford Fiesta, Fusions and Lincoln MKZ sedans because of faulty latches that can allow the doors to fly open while the car is being driven. Ford says the problem was limited to certain models built its plant in Mexico. It says a part called the pawl spring tab can break, which results in doors that ...

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Doubling your money: The ‘rule of 72′

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How long does it take to double your money? You likely can have twice as much wealth in 10 years, if you invest it in stocks, or 72 years if it goes into a savings account. It pays to understand the math. Everyone says you should invest because you’ll grow your money, but let’s back up a second and look ...

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U.S. doesn’t own American Dream anymore

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Can you name America’s biggest export? While many things probably spring to mind, the answer is something a bit more intangible — culture. Through movies, television shows, music, and all manner of products and services, the American way of life is packed up and shipped across the globe, helping align what we value most with what others around the world ...

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Dan Fredinburg, Google Executive, Killed On Mount Everest After Nepal Earthquake

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Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive, was killed on Mount Everest in an avalanchetriggered by the massive, 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal on Saturday. At least 10 guides and climbers died on the mountain, with the toll expected to rise. Fredinburg’s sister confirmed his death in an Instagram post: Jagged Globe, the company Fredinburg was hiking with, posted a statement ...

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Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Unclassified Emails, Officials Say

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WASHINGTON — Some of President Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system that was far more intrusive and worrisome than has been publicly acknowledged, according to senior American officials briefed on the investigation. The hackers, who also got deeply into the State Department’s unclassified system, do ...

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Big money! 11 big stocks pay you twice

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Some investors load up on hot stocks. Others love big dividends. Why not get both? There are 11 companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500, including toy maker Hasbro (HAS), restaurant chain Darden (DRI) and retailer Kohl’s (KSS) that aren’t just smoking hot stocks – but they’re pay market-beating dividends, too, according to a USA TODAY analysis of data from ...

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Diet Pepsi to ditch the aspartame

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Diet Pepsi is finally giving aspartame the heave-ho. Spurred by falling sales and consumer safety concerns, PepsiCo North America Beverages announced on Friday that an aspartame-free Diet Pepsi — sweetened with sucralose and ace-K — will hit shelves some time in August. Pepsi executives say the new Diet Pepsi sweetener formulation tastes the same as the old one. Large lettering ...

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Nasdaq 5000: How to avoid the next meltdown

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5,522 days! That’s how long it took for tech-stock crazed investors in 2000 just to get their money back. You didn’t have to suffer this way. The Nasdaq is flying again. The tech-heavy index is up roughly 40 points to break into record high ground. It’s an incredible comeback from what was one of the biggest wealth destruction periods in ...

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Video contradicts police claims about black man who died in jail cell after arrest for sagging pants

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Recent video footage obtained of the last moments of Ervin Leon Edwards’ life seems to contradict police reports about what happened. Edwards died on November 26, 2013 lying facedown in a West Baton Rouge Parish Jail cell after officers used force, including a taser, to restrain him, reportsThe Advocate. In the video, Edwards, 38, seems at times to be struggling with ...

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Reports: Comcast plans to walk away from Time Warner Cable deal

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Comcast Corp. is preparing to announce that the company will abandon its attempt to buy Time Warner Cable, according to several reports. Citing unnamed sources, Bloomberg News saidThursday Comcast could make the announcement as soon as Friday in the face of serious concerns by federal regulators about its proposal to pay $45 billion to buy Time Warner Cable and consolidate ...

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