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  • Obama: US ending 'outdated approach' to Cuba, beginning to normalize relations

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama: US ending 'outdated approach' to Cuba, beginning to normalize relations.

  • After 19 years, Alfa Romeo is back in US

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    After a 19-year absence, Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo is back in the United States and wowing Alfa enthusiasts with the sexy, fun-to-drive 2015 4C two seater. Even young Americans who don't remember Alfas or realize that actor Dustin Hoffman drove one in the movie "The Graduate" can be...

  • Fact sheet: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    2015 Alfa Romeo 4C BASE PRICE: $53,900. PRICE AS TESTED: $64,045. TYPE: Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-passenger, sport coupe. ENGINE: 1.7-liter, dual overhead cam, direct injection, turbocharged and intercooled four cylinder with VVT. MILEAGE: 24 mpg (city), 34 mpg (highway)....

  • Tips for getting 'Staff Pick' on Kickstarter

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Entrepreneurs and other users of crowdfunding site Kickstarter have been seeking the secret to becoming a "Staff Pick" for some time without much luck. Not even people who have been selected know why it happened. There's good reason for wanting to be a Staff Pick: It...

  • Fed pondering change in rate hike signals

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is finally doing better, and the Federal Reserve may be ready to acknowledge that fact. In a statement it will issue Wednesday after two days of discussion, the Fed may no longer say it plans to keep a key interest rate near zero for a "considerable...

  • US official: Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro spoke Tuesday about normalizing relations

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — US official: Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro spoke Tuesday about normalizing relations.

  • Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — These clothing designers have to think about pattern, fabric and fit — as well as where to put the poo bags. Creating on-trend outfits is a whole different animal for pet fashion designers, whose work is becoming mainstream as animal lovers look to further pamper...

  • US stocks open higher; Traders watch Fed meeting

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is opening modestly higher ahead of a key policy announcement from the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 70 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,140 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained...

  • US consumer prices fell 0.3 percent in November

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Plunging gasoline costs pulled U.S. consumer prices lower in November, muting inflation across the entire economy. The Labor Department said Wednesday the inflation reading fell a seasonally-adjusted 0.3 percent last month, after prices were flat in October. Gas...

  • Pharmacy officials charged with racketeering, causing deaths in meningitis outbreak

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Pharmacy officials charged with racketeering, causing deaths in meningitis outbreak .

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