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Chiquita, Fyffes alter merger agreement

Changes to the proposed merger between Chiquita and the Irish fruit importer Fyffes will give Chiquita shareholders a larger stake in what would become the world’s largest banana supplier.

Pentagon wants tighter soldier loan protections

Aiming to restrict lenders who prey on members of the military, the Obama administration on Friday moved to close legal loopholes that have placed hundreds of thousands of service members at risk of excessive payday and other short-term loan fees.

Missouri couple pleads guilty to bank fraud

A northwest Missouri couple pleaded guilty to a $567,000 bank fraud scheme involving construction projects in a Lee's Summit subdivision.

'Bond King' Bill Gross leaves Pimco, joins Janus

The biggest star in the bond market shocked the financial world Friday by leaving the huge money management firm he has led for four decades and joining a much smaller rival.

Economy's Q2 rebound was even faster than thought

The U.S. economy's bounce-back last quarter from a dismal winter was even faster than previously thought, a sign that growth will likely remain solid for rest of the year.

USDA: Genetically modified wheat found in Montana

Unregulated genetically modified wheat has popped up in a second location in the United States, this time in Montana, the Agriculture Department said Friday.

SEC alleges $129M pyramid scheme in China, US

U.S. regulators have charged two companies and three individuals with operating a pyramid scheme that made some $129 million from preying on investors in China, Taiwan and the U.S.

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Fire at air-traffic center disrupts 1,800 flights

A contract employee suspected of setting a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center brought two of the nation's busiest airports to a halt Friday, sending delays and cancellations rippling through the air-travel network from coast to coast.

Chrysler recalls vehicles to fix ignition switches

Chrysler is recalling nearly 350,000 older cars and SUVs to fix defective ignition switches that can cause the vehicles to stall.

Ford to add 1,200 workers at Missouri plant

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that it’s adding 1,200 workers and another shift to a Missouri plant that makes its new Transit van.

Apple’s response to iPhone glitches is key

Apple’s response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself.

Wal-Mart launching mobile checking account

Wal-Mart is introducing a mobile checking account for its customers that will eliminate the overdraft and bounced-check fees traditionally charged by banks.

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Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones

Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones. His mission began more than two years ago as Ozzie noticed people were increasingly communicating through texts, emails and social media posts instead of calling each other.

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Samsung Alpha big on design, short on tech

Apple filled a gaping hole in its product lineup with new iPhones boasting larger screens like Samsung’s flagship Galaxy smartphones. Now, Samsung is coming out with a smaller phone that looks and feels more like an iPhone.

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Some banks reissuing cards over Home Depot breach

Some lenders are preparing to reissue credit or debit cards to customers to head off possible losses following the breach of customer data at Home Depot.

New iPhones run into software, bending complaints

Apple pulls software update for its phones

Apple's newest iPhones ran into some glitches Wednesday after users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending.

US stocks advance after 3 days of declines

U.S. stocks rebounded Wednesday and had their best performance in more than a month, led by gains in health care and consumer staples companies.

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A Closer Look: Ways to hide, secure data on phones

Apple got a lot of attention last week when it released a new privacy policy along with a declaration that police can’t get to your password-protected data.

Oil near its low for the year despite turmoil

The oil market has lost its jitters.

Europe, Syria drag on global stock markets

Grim economic news from Europe and airstrikes in Syria rattled global stocks Tuesday.