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Stocks recover from early slump; oil spikes
NEW YORK — Stocks overcame an early stumble Tuesday and finished modestly higher as investors shook off concerns about heightened tensions in the Middle East and a drop in consumer confidence. The price of oil spiked after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane that Turkey said had violated it...
By Marley Jay The Associated Press FULL STORY
HP’s last earnings report shows decline
SAN FRANCISCO — Hewlett-Packard went out with a whimper Tuesday, as the venerable computer-maker issued its final quarterly earnings report as a unified tech conglomerate, showing another drop in sales for most of its business divisions. HP, which split into two companies at the start of this mon...
By Brandon Bailey The Associated Press FULL STORY
Emails reveal Coke’s role in anti-obesity group
NEW YORK — A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work. But emails obtained by The Associated Press show the world’s largest beverage maker was instrumental in shaping the Global Energy Balance Network, which is led by a profess...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Feds revising wary stance on self-driving cars
LOS ANGELE — Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology into the public’s hands. Just two years ago, the U.S. Department of Transportation struck a cautious tone. Its official policy statement, published...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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SAN FRANCISCO — A wintry storm drenched the San Francisco Bay Area and dropped up to a foot of sno..
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