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Season’s new phones are all about selfie image

Chris Weber, CVP, Mobile Devices Sales of Microsoft, presents the new Lumia Selfie App for their smart phones during his keynote speech during a Microsoft Nokia presentation event at the consumer electronic fair IFA in Berlin, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)...
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Toyota: Cars will be safer, but still need drivers

FILE – This Feb. 14, 2013 file photo shows the Toyota logo on the trunk of a Toyota automobile at the 2013 Pittsburgh Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Toyota executives on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 promised by 2017 to have collision-prevention technology installed across its U.S....
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Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies

A McDonald’s worker is detained by police during a protest to push fast-food chains to pay their employees at least $15 an hour, outside a McDonald’s restaurant Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Philadelphia. The protest movement, which is backed financially by the Service...
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Employee error blamed in Reno museum flash fire

Firefighters confer out side the Nevada Disvory Museum in Reno, Nev., Wednesday Sept. 3, 2014. A minor explosion during a science experiment at the museum burned several children and forced the evacuation of the museum.. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner). Firefighters confer out side the...

Court rules for Yelp in suit over online ratings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Online review site Yelp can lower or raise the rating of a business depending on whether it advertises with the company, a federal appeals court ruled in a lawsuit filed by small businesses claiming Yelp used the tactic to try to extort ads from them....

Fed: Median incomes drop for all but wealthiest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The richest 10 percent of Americans were the only group whose median incomes rose in the past three years, the Federal Reserve said Thursday in a report on consumer finances. The Fed said that incomes declined for every other group from 2010 to 2013,...
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Ruling against BP could mean $18 billion in fines

FILE – In this Wednesday, April 21, 2010 file photo, oil can be seen in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana’s tip, as a large plume of smoke rises from fires on BP’s Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. An April 20, 2010...
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Ukraine’s leader: Careful optimism on peace talks

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks during a media conference during a NATO summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. In a two-day summit leaders will discuss, among other issues, the situation in Ukraine and Afghanistan. (AP...
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More violence at troubled Nashville juvenile jail

Teenagers spray a fire extinguisher at the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in Nashville, Tenn., early Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. More than two dozen teens created a large disturbance Wednesday night in the yard of a detention center with a long history of violence, escape...
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Stocks flat as oil drop offsets ECB stimulus

FILE – This Aug. 9, 2011 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks rose Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, after the European Central Bank surprised traders by trimming its main interest rate to a record low, and announcing...