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  • irs fbi investigation
  • The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday.
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  • Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
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  • Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama "House of Cards."
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business
  • mazda recall
  • Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.
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  • Airbnb has been subpoenaed by the New York Attorney General Office.
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  • General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.
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general motors, business
  • michaels data breach
  • Michaels Stores Inc. says Thursday that about 2.6 million cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud.
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  • It used to be only expensive vehicles offered advanced safety features, but now they're becoming more common across the board.
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business, tim fleischer
  • General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.
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general motors, business
  • A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.
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cell phone, business
  • beef prices
  • The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners - and relief isn't likely anytime soon.
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business
  • Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.
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microsoft, business
  • With the deadline to file your taxes fast approaching - there are several places you can turn to for help and most are free.
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  • Volkswagen
  • The order covers about 25,000 Jetta, Passat, Beetle and Beetle convertible models equipped with 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engines and automatic transmissions.
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  • Bank of America Corp. is paying $772 million in fines and refunds to settle regulators' accusations that it misled customers who bought extra credit-card products and illegally charged others for credit monitoring and reporting services they didn't receive.
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bank of america, business
  • A recent shortage and spike in price has caused some airlines - for now - to stop offering the fruit in their beverage service.
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air travel, business
  • suv crash tests
  • The Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, both made by General Motors, received the highest "good" rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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business
  • brookstone
  • Brookstone, a staple in malls and airports nationwide, is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of its $147 million sale to Spencer Spirit Holdings.
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  • U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and February than previously thought. Friday's government report sent a reassuring signal that the economy withstood a harsh winter that had slowed growth.
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job, jobless claim, unemployment, economy, business
  • Yahoo has added more layers of security in its effort to shield people's online lives from government spying and other snooping.
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yahoo, business
  • BlackBerry is ending its U.S. licensing deal with T-Mobile, saying the two companies no longer have complementary strategies.
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blackberry, business
  • lufthansa
  • Lufthansa canceled almost 900 domestic and intercontinental flights Wednesday after the pilots' union started a three-day strike in a wage dispute with Germany's largest airline.
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air travel, strike, business
  • tesla
  • Electric-car company Tesla Motors has filed notice it intends to go to court to appeal New Jersey's ruling that would stop it from selling its vehicles in the state within two weeks.
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  • The Seattle-based coffee company says it will start bringing back its cake slices in response to customer feedback.
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  • Automakers said Tuesday that new car and truck sales picked up speed halfway through the month, culminating in a strong final weekend. Toyota dealers had their two best sales weekends of the year at the end of the month, the company said.
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  • facebook
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reaped a $3.3 billion gain last year by exercising stock options in the social networking company that he founded in a Harvard University dorm room.
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facebook, business
  • soda bad for arteries in kids
  • Americans cut back on soda at an accelerated pace last year, extending a slow retreat from the category that began nearly a decade ago.
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  • mcdonalds free coffee
  • McDonald's is offering free coffee to its customers for a limited time as competition for the breakfast crowd intensifies.
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  • The Federal Reserve on Wednesday barred Citigroup from raising its dividend or boosting its stock buybacks, saying it's too hard to predict how some parts of the bank's global operation would fare in a sharp economic downturn.
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  • candy crush saga king entertainment
  • Wall Street is giving King Digital, the company behind the popular mobile game "Candy Crush Saga," the cold shoulder in its public trading debut.
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  • Bank of America will spend $9.33 billion to resolve a dispute over mortgage securities with the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the regulator that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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  • New York is among 20 states that have reached agreement with the makers of the fruit flavored malt beverages Four Loko meant to ensure marketing through social media isn't aimed at underage drinkers.
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business
  • amazon e-book settlement
  • Buyers of electronic books will get account credits this week from five publishers who reached settlements after states alleged they colluded to raise prices, New York's attorney general said Tuesday.
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  • facebook
  • Facebook is buying virtual reality company Oculus, betting $2 billion that its technology will become a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained.
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facebook, business
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Disney said Monday that it is buying YouTube channel operator Maker Studios for $500 million as the family entertainment giant seeks to stay in front of younger viewers who are increasingly watching short videos online.
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business
  • Starbucks plans to turn more of its cafes into a destination for beer and wine in the evenings.
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starbucks, alcohol, business
  • The government announced a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday and filed a criminal charge alleging the company defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles.
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business
  • cvs weigh in policy
  • Attorneys general from 28 states and U.S. territories have written to the chief executives of major U.S. pharmacy chains urging them to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products.
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smoking, business
  • The average bonus paid to securities industry employees in New York City grew 15 percent last year to more than $164,000, the largest average Wall Street bonus since the 2008 financial crisis and the third highest on record, New York's state comptroller reported Wednesday.
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wall street, business
  • General Motors faced more pressure over its handling of a deadly defect in certain compact cars Tuesday as word leaked of a criminal investigation and two congressional committees opened probes into the matter.
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  • chiquita fyffes merger
  • Fruit supply companies Chiquita of the United States and Fyffes of Ireland said Monday they had agreed to merge to create the world's biggest banana supplier.
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  • Boeing's design and manufacture of its cutting-edge 787 jetliner is safe despite the many problems encountered since the plane's rollout, including a fire that forced a redesign of the its batteries, according to a report issued jointly Wednesday by the Federal Aviation Administration and the aircraft maker.
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air travel, business
  • newsweek bitcoin founder
  • Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said Thursday that he is not the creator of bitcoin, adding further mystery to the story of how the world's most popular digital currency came to be.
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business
  • U.S. employers stepped up hiring in February despite a blast of harsh winter weather, renewing hopes that the economy could accelerate this year.
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job, jobless claim, unemployment, economy, business
  • Barbie finds herself in controversy over a business partnership between Mattel and the Girl Scouts.
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business
  • Target
  • Target Corp.'s executive ranks have suffered their first casualty since hackers stole credit card numbers and other personal data of millions of the retailer's shoppers last year.
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credit card, id theft, identity theft, target, business
  • Target
  • Looks like Target Corp. will be feeling the financial pain for a while from the theft of credit card numbers and other information from millions of its customers.
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credit card, id theft, identity theft, target, business