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  • US new-home sales drop 14.5 percent in March; worst sales rate in 7 months

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US new-home sales drop 14.5 percent in March; worst sales rate in 7 months.

  • Google, SunPower team up on solar energy program

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google Inc. and SunPower Corp. are planning to invest up to $250 million to lease solar panels to homeowners, the companies said on Wednesday. Google is investing up to $100 million, while solar panel maker SunPower is committing the other $150 million....

  • Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps. The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesday as part of the "Street View" feature in Google's maps, a navigational tool that attracts more than 1 billion visitors each month....

  • Reynolds American 1Q profit falls more than 28 pct

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Reynolds American Inc.'s first-quarter profit fell more than 28 percent as the company sold fewer cigarettes and spent more on expanding its electronic cigarette brand and legal costs. The nation's second-biggest tobacco company on Wednesday reported earnings of...

  • Colorado Springs City Council gives green light to private marijuana club

    by monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    City Hall chambers erupted with cheers and about 30 supporters hugged and congratulated each other Tuesday when the Colorado Springs City Council allowed a private downtown club for marijuana smokers to remain open. The city administration had sought to close the club - Studio A64 at...

  • Finalists named in Bloomberg European city contest

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe. Schaerbeek, Belgium, envisions using geothermal mapping to give households personalized rundowns of steps to save energy. Gdansk, Poland, is proposing to...

  • FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire. The negligence suit that seeks $100 million in damages is the first...

  • Finalists in Bloomberg European city contest

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — These are the finalists in a 9 million euro city-innovation contest sponsored by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg: — Amsterdam — Athens, Greece — Barcelona, Spain — Bologna, Italy — Bristol, England — Brno, Czech Republic — Cardiff, Wales...

  • Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet's wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed to be a highly secure area of San Jose International Airport before the flight departed, according to an official briefed on the...

  • Court grills prosecutor over insider trading cases

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals judge put a prosecutor on the defensive over the government's approach to insider trading cases on Tuesday, questioning the message it sends Wall Street as it scores successes including 80 convictions over the last six years. Judge Barrington...

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