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Stocks slip after weaker growth
February proved to be a strong month for U.S. stocks, even though it ended in downbeat fashion. Major stock indexes closed lower on Friday, capping a week of subdued trading that still delivered a couple of new highs for the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index. It also br...
By Alex Veiga The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Five reasons U.S. economy is stronger than Q4 GDP suggests
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a modest annual rate of 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, less than half the third quarter’s torrid 5 percent rate and weaker than the government first reported. While the sharp slowdown seems troubling on the surface, economists say it’s actually nothin...
By Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press FULL STORY
Signed contracts to buy U.S. homes rise to 18-month high
WASHINGTON — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose at a healthy pace in January, a sign that home sales are poised to accelerate after a slow start to the year. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index increased 1...
By Christopher S. Rugaber The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises
HUNTINGTON BEACH — At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists “The 1%er” made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull and instead of buzzers, customers are given license plates so servers can identify them when bringing out order...
By Candice Choi The Associated Press FULL STORY
Google’s Blogger drops plan to block nude pics amid uproar
NEW YORK — Actually, it is OK to post nudes on Google’s Blogger service. Google is backing off a Tuesday announcement to ban sexually explicit material on public Blogger sites. The company said Friday that there was an outcry from people incensed about the censorship of their nude photos. Moun...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Uber says database containing driver info was breached
NEW YORK — Uber says a database containing the names and drivers’ license numbers of 50,000 of its drivers was breached in May. The ride-sharing service says it has notified the drivers and hasn’t received any reports of the information being misused. Uber says it will offer a one-year member...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
What do you think of the new net neutrality rules imposed by the FCC on broadband providers?

Agree, Internet access should be governed like a utility
Don't agree, it will limit the free market
Worry about taxes
Worry it will prevent further access
It's too complicated

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
  
 
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