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  • Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I'm old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, even...

  • Asia stocks gain on US rally, Europe stimulus talk

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Hopes for fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and China's steady growth bolstered Asian stock markets Wednesday after the S&P 500 had its best day of the year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 jumped 1.7 percent to 15,057.47 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.7 percent to...

  • Rural areas seek piece of subprime-loan settlement

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Long seen as having devastated Sun Belt cities, the subprime mortgage crisis unleashed turmoil on Ohio and other rural areas. Now federal officials are pledging regulatory attention and financial help. Subprime loans were distributed in the rural U.S. at even higher rates on average...

  • 5 problems McDonald's is facing in the US

    Updated: 21 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Times are getting leaner for McDonald's. McDonald's said Tuesday a key sales figure declined 3.3 percent in the U.S., marking the fourth straight quarter of declines for the world's biggest hamburger chain. By contrast, Chipotle reported a 19.8 percent increase in...

  • Bradlee recalled as a genius, great journalist

    Updated: 52 min ago

    Ben Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor who died Tuesday, was remembered as one of the nation's great journalists and a courageous and charismatic friend and colleague: ___ "For Benjamin Bradlee, journalism was more than a profession — it was a public good vital to our...

  • Obama calls late Ben Bradlee a 'true newspaperman'

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is remembering the late editor Ben Bradlee as a "true newspaperman" who transformed The Washington Post into one of the country's finest papers. Bradlee died Tuesday at his home in Washington at the age of 93. In a statement issued Tuesday...

  • Target offers free shipping on all holiday items

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. is offering for the first time free holiday shipping on all items, including even $6 lipsticks, as the discounter throws itself in the ring to compete better with the likes of Amazon. The Minneapolis-based chain said its free shipping offer starts...

  • A newsman's life: Pentagon Papers to Watergate

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor who died Tuesday at age 93, took a sleepy hometown newspaper and transformed it into a great one. Five things to know about the raspy-voiced Bradlee and how he did it: HE HAD SOME LUCKY BREAKS. Bradlee ended up getting...

  • Suspect plans to plead guilty in oil patch killing

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) — A Colorado man is set to plead guilty to killing a small-town Montana high school teacher in a slaying that shone a harsh light on the darker side of the Northern Plains' oil boom. A plea agreement with prosecutors filed Tuesday calls for a 100-year sentence for...

  • Oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt dies at 88

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who tried to corner the silver market with one of his brothers only to see the move end in financial disaster, has died. His brother, W. Herbert Hunt, said he died Tuesday at a Dallas assisted-living center after a long battle with...

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