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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce.At least two services are trying to change that. Bubblews, a social network t ...more

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Thursday raised its benchmark interest rate to 3.5 percent but signaled it was pausing its program of rate hikes.The announcement prompted a sharp drop in the New Zealand dollar, which was trading do ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T Inc. on Wednesday posted lower net income for the latest quarter due to cheaper cellphone plans it introduced as a response to aggressive pricing from smaller competitor T-Mobile US.AT&T said half of its wireless sub ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say.The Government Accountability Office issued a report Wednesday saying NASA's Space Laun ...more

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Soybean futures rose Wednesday as forecasts for dry weather pulled prices up from their lows for the year.Soybeans rose 19 cents to settle at $10.77 a bushel. Other crop futures also rose. Wheat rose 6 cents to $5.31 a bushel and corn added 3 ce ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.That conclusion, one held by a growing number of economists, might surprise many people. After all, in t ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Roasting Co. has a booming business based on helping people thousands of miles away.Ninety percent of the coffee the New York-based company sells is Fair Trade — certified as produced by people who are treated and paid w ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near ready ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Potentially tens of thousands of students awarded a Pell Grant or other need-based federal aid for the coming school year could find it taken away because of a mistake in filling out the form.The mistake primarily stems from an ...more

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General Motors announced six more recalls Wednesday, bringing its total so far this year to 60, affecting nearly 30 million vehicles.Wednesday's recalls total nearly 823,000 cars, trucks and SUVs in North America, plus a small number of exports. ...more