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BEIJING (AP) — An explosion at an automotive parts factory in eastern China on Saturday morning killed between 40 and 65 people, state media reported.State broadcaster CCTV said in a brief report that the blast in Kunshan city in Jiangsu provinc ...more

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company on Friday reported a 41 percent jump in its second-quarter profit that was boosted by a paper gain from a stock-swap deal completed earlier this year.But even without the big investment gains, Berkshir ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft said Friday it is suing Samsung for threatening to stop paying Microsoft royalties for patents behind the Android operating system.The two companies came to a deal in September 2011 to cross-license each other's pate ...more

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gillnet fishing in the upper Sea of Cortez has pushed the vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, to the brink of extinction, according to an environmental report published Friday which states fewer than 100 of them are believ ...more

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___US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th monthWASHINGTON (AP) — A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion ...more

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Botox and eye-drug maker Allergan is suing a Canadian drugmaker and a hedge fund over their hostile takeover attempt, alleging insider trading and other fraud before their plan became public.Allergan Inc.'s lawsuit, filed Fr ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSEBally Technologies Inc., up $17.53 to $77.70The gambling equipment maker is being bought by riv ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The government has reached its annual goal of giving small businesses 23 percent of contracts for the first time in eight years.Small companies received 23.39 percent of federal contracts in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. T ...more

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon blamed Hamas on Friday for violating the cease-fire in Gaza and demanded the immediate and unconditional release of an Israeli soldier reportedly captured after it started.The U.N. chief u ...more

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A line of bicycles with a faulty front wheel and light fixture lenses that can shatter are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include aquarium heaters and welding torch handles.Here's a more detailed look:BICYCLES ...more