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Even viewers 55 and older abandoning TV in favor of phone, computer

Even viewers 55 and older abandoning TV in favor of phone, computer

December 3rd, 2014 1:53 pm by By Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

The shifts in TV viewing are part of an ongoing trend brought on by the proliferation of new streaming websites, apps and devices people now use to watch television programming.

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Slobbery sidekicks: Dogs ride in bikers' sidecars

Slobbery sidekicks: Dogs ride in bikers' sidecars

December 3rd, 2014 9:12 am by SUE MANNING, Associated Press

A documentary by filmmaking couple Eric and Geneva Ristau is the unique story of 15 dogs and 18 riders who spend all the time they can on three wheels.

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30 years later, disaster haunts Bhopal survivors

30 years later, disaster haunts Bhopal survivors

December 3rd, 2014 8:08 am by RISHI LEKHI, Associated Press

Hundreds of survivors of the gas leak that claimed thousands of lives took to the streets Wednesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the disaster.

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Promotions, gas prices boost US auto sales

Promotions, gas prices boost US auto sales

December 2nd, 2014 9:00 pm by DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writers

American shoppers passed on the malls and headed to the car dealerships over Thanksgiving weekend.

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Energy companies lead an advance in U.S. stocks

Energy companies lead an advance in U.S. stocks

December 2nd, 2014 6:14 pm by Associated Press

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 13.11 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,066.55. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 102.75 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,879.55, while the Nasdaq composite rose 28.46 points, or 0.6 percent, to 4,755.81.

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Twitter tries to make it easier to report abuse

Twitter tries to make it easier to report abuse

December 2nd, 2014 6:06 pm by Associated Press

The short messaging service said Tuesday that the new tools will roll out to users over the coming weeks. It's available now for a small group of Twitter's 284 million members.

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Update: $14-an-hour jobs expected at new Kingsport call center

Update: $14-an-hour jobs expected at new Kingsport call center

December 2nd, 2014 10:20 am by Hank Hayes

The Findlay, Ohio-based medical collections company said it will employ 100 people within a year and forecasts between 350 and 500 new jobs within four years of opening its Kingsport "Patient Contact Center."

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Markets solid despite global growth fears

Markets solid despite global growth fears

December 2nd, 2014 9:24 am by The Associated Press

A solid session in Asia helped shore up markets around the world Tuesday despite ongoing concerns over the state of the global economy and further market volatility in Russia.

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Cyber Monday shoppers give retailers sales bump

Cyber Monday shoppers give retailers sales bump

December 1st, 2014 8:41 pm by Associated Press

Retailers rolled out discounts and free shipping deals on Cyber Monday, with millions of Americans expected to log on and shop on their work computers, laptops and tablets after the busy holiday shopping weekend.

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Stocks slip after retail sales weaken, China slows

Stocks slip after retail sales weaken, China slows

December 1st, 2014 5:13 pm by Associated Press

Earlier sales, a shift to online shopping and stagnant wages meant fewer Americans showed up to stores over the Thanksgiving weekend, the National Retail Federation said Sunday.

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