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Slide in stocks erases much of the previous day’s gain
The stock market closed out the first three months of the year Tuesday on a down note, erasing much of the gains from the prior day’s big rally. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 200 points, knocking the blue chip index slightly lower for the year. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index ended t...
By Alex Veiga The Associated Press FULL STORY
Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs and tablets
SAN FRANCISCO — Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft’s Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms. Various PC manufacturers have been working with Google to design lightweight laptops running on t...
By Michael Liedtke and Anick Jesdanun The Associated Press FULL STORY
New 3-D print technology provides ’robohand’ to 7-year-old girl
LOS ALAMITOS — Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been. Not until the little girl learned she could design her own, strap it on easily and then jump on her bike and pedal away at speeds previously only imagined. W...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
U.S. Treasury Secretary ‘encouraged’ by talks in Beijing
SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is in San Francisco after a trip to China and says he’s encouraged to hear Chinese leaders express a commitment to existing international institutions and high standards as they embark on their own international investment bank. But Lew said Tu...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Buffett says he expects to buy more car dealerships
NEW YORK — Fresh off buying the nation’s fourth-largest chain of car dealers, billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he expects to buy more dealerships even as a robust auto market makes showrooms more expensive. Sitting on a panel at the NADA/J.D. Power Automotive Forum Tuesday, Buffett sai...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Google Maps turns into Pac-Man’s chomping grounds
SAN FRANCISCO — The virtual streets of Google Maps are being transformed into Pac Man’s chomping grounds in celebration of April Fools’ Day. Google added the option to convert its popular navigation service into the Pac Man video game on Tuesday morning, around the same day the calendar turne...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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