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Some British Airways frequent flier accounts miles breached

Some British Airways frequent flier accounts have been hacked, but the airline says that most personal information is safe.

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Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure

When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places.

RadioShack bankruptcy hearing drags on, Salus plans new bid

A lender who failed to win an auction this week for RadioShack’s assets is planning to submit a new bid as a bankruptcy court hearing on the fate of the electronics retailer drags on.

Google, Johnson & Johnson team up to build robot surgeons

Google is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson to build robots that can help surgeons in the operating room.

Keurig coffee share grows — so does environmental controversy

One measure of how heated the environmental battle has become over coffee giant Keurig Green Mountain’s $5 billion-a-year, single-serve plastic pods is how often the company’s opponents resort to galactic comparisons.

Review: Galaxy S6 phones are Samsung’s best yet

A better design, a sharper camera and easier-to-use software make the new Galaxy S6 phones the best Samsung has yet to offer.

From new logos to New Coke: when corporations make mistakes

It was a tempest in a coffee cup.

Senate approves long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency

The Senate approved a long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency Friday that includes incentives to cut energy use in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants and homes.

Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate

A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that debated gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley.

Altera stock soars on report of sales talks with Intel

Altera's stock soared to its highest price in nearly four years Friday on a report the chipmaker is in talks to be sold to industry leader Intel.

Stocks close with slight gains, but still end the week lower

A tough week on the stock market ended quietly Friday.

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Obama praises payday lender rules, vows veto of limitations

Embracing proposed new rules aimed at payday lenders, President Barack Obama on Thursday said working families need protections from heavy debt burdens and warned Republicans that he would veto attempts to unravel regulations that govern the financial industry.

Diet sodas fall in US; Pepsi takes back No. 2 spot

Americans bought less soda for the tenth straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday.

Carl Vogel has 'good attitude' about cancer

Vogel, 60, is undergoing chemotherapy and has 'confidence' in his doctors

Facebook’s Messenger app adding more ways to connect

Facebook is trying to mold its Messenger app into a more versatile communications hub as smartphones create new ways for people to connect with friends and businesses beyond the walls of the company’s ubiquitous social network.

North Dakota oil rig count drops below 100

The number of drill rigs in western North Dakota’s oil patch has slipped below 100 for the first time in five years due to the sagging price of crude.

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HJ Heinz buys Kraft to build $28 billion food giant

Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft and create one of the world's largest food and beverage companies.

US stocks slump a 3rd day

Investors dumped high-flying technology and biotech companies and sent the stock market down for a third straight day Wednesday.

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

Here, in the Indonesian island village of Benjina and the surrounding waters, hundreds of trapped men represent one of the most desperate links criss-crossing between companies and countries in the seafood industry. This intricate web of connections separates the fish we eat from the men who catch it, and obscures a brutal truth: Your seafood may come from slaves.

Higher gas costs lift US consumer prices after 3 declines

A slight rise in gas costs and broad increases in other categories lifted consumer prices in February, a welcome sign after three straight months of declines that had pointed to excessively low inflation.