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  • NRC: Yucca closure plans meet safety objectives

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Permanent closure plans for a high-level nuclear waste facility at Yucca Mountain met all the necessary objectives based on safety evaluations completed before the Obama administration pulled the plug on the proposed Nevada dump, federal nuclear regulators said in a...

  • Judge mulls whether to block Arizona ID theft laws

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Advocates for immigrants urged a judge Thursday to shelve two Arizona ID theft laws that are the legal foundation for business raids by metro Phoenix's sheriff, arguing the Legislature's intent in passing the statutes wasn't to confront identity theft but rather to...

  • Google's 3Q earnings fall as expenses climb 30 pct

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's third-quarter earnings slipped as the Internet search leader hired nearly 3,000 more employees while pouring more money into its zest for innovation and quest for new markets. The results announced Thursday fell below analyst estimates, causing Google's...

  • Inquirer, Daily News sites merging with Philly.com

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News will shutter their individual websites and refocus attention on their joint Philly.com portal. Company officials say the fee-based newspaper sites will close in December, less than two years after they launched....

  • Airline notifying more passengers of Ebola

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — Frontier Airlines is expanding the circle of passengers being notified that they flew with a nurse who later tested positive for Ebola, or flew on a later flight using the same plane. The airline said that it would contact passengers on seven flights, not just the two...

  • Capital One shares fall as 3Q profit disappoints

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — A bigger buffer against loan losses weighed on Capital One Financial Corp.'s third-quarter earnings. The McLean, Virginia-based company said Thursday that it had profit of $1.08 billion, or $1.86 per share. But analysts expected $1.95 per share, according to...

  • Ex-analyst gets 5 years in prison in NYC case

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former investment analyst for a San Francisco hedge fund was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison after prosecutors labeled him one of the most prolific leakers of inside information they'd ever seen. Before hearing the sentence in federal court in Manhattan, a...

  • AMD cutting 7 percent of workforce

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    AMD says it will cut 7 percent of its global workforce in an effort to improve its profitability. The Sunnyvale, California-based chipmaker has been dealing with weaker revenue and profits for some time and posted third-quarter results Thursday that missed market expectations. The...

  • Nation's travel security chief Pistole to retire

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — John Pistole announced Thursday he is stepping down as chief of the Transportation Security Administration after 4 1/2 turbulent years in which the agency sought to balance passenger privacy against safety and stay a step ahead of terrorists looking for cunning new...

  • Apple shows off new gadgets, but Pay is bigger bet

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday. Sleek and stunning, yes, but not likely to spark the next iRevolution. The tech giant's bigger strategic bet is that mobile pay service Apple Pay, debuting Monday, will be...

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