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Utah sees top job growth in June as unemployment rate rises

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Utah is creating jobs at a higher rate than any state in the U.S., causing more people to re-enter...

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Today in Pokemon Go: Shootout in Vegas, security risk in Israel, finding Yuri

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. - A man tries to rob a Pokemon Go player and gets more than he bargained for A group of six people were in Gary Reese Freedom Park, a Las Vegas park about 4 a.m. Monday, on the perpetual quest to catch ‘em all. The park is considered a hotspot for Magikarp. While they...


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AT&T is leading a crackdown on obnoxious robocalls

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. AT&T said this week it’s forming a “strike force” to beat back robocalls that interrupt your dinner and trick you into talking to prerecorded messages, in response to mounting complaints by consumers and public officials. These robocalls are illegal under federal law...


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Open Text scours bargain bin for deals and world-beating returns

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Shares of Open Text Corp. are trouncing global peers as the Canadian maker of business software pursues a bargain-basement shopping spree. Open Text has spent almost $750 million on acquisitions in the past four months according to data compiled by Bloomberg, including legacy...


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British economy's last hurrah awaited before Brexit growth shock

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. The British economy appears to have had a last hurrah before Brexit. Growth accelerated to 0.5 percent in the second quarter, according to a Bloomberg survey, a pickup that’s likely to be reversed after the country voted to quit the European Union last month. Economists see the...


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Mexican supplier to Ford, BMW looks to Europe as upgrade beckons

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Nemak, Mexico’s largest publicly traded auto-parts maker, has been supplying U.S. automakers for years. Now it’s looking for more growth in Europe. The company’s aluminum engine components are gaining business on the continent as automakers increase their reliance on the...


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A new way to fight back when hackers take your data hostage

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Imagine having all the files on your computer -- your documents, your photos, your videos -- locked and held hostage by hackers who demand a payout just because you opened the wrong email attachment or clicked the wrong link. That’s the nightmare scenario facing...


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Fiat Chrysler invests $1.5 billion to make pickups at car plant

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will invest $1.48 billion to retool a Michigan assembly plant to make the Ram 1500 full-size pickup as truck models continue to gain favor in the U.S. market. Production of the Chrysler 200 sedan at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant will end in...


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BlackBerry unveils new $299 Android phone in push for profit

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. BlackBerry unveiled its latest smartphone, a touch-screen Android device aimed at mid-market users who value the Canadian company’s reputation for enhanced security. The DTEK50 will cost $299 and is available for preorder in the U.S., Canada, and Western Europe, BlackBerry said...


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Stocks turn lower as investors monitor company earnings

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved slightly lower in midday trading Tuesday, putting the market on track for its second loss in a row, as investors monitor corporate earnings from a range of companies including Gilead, McDonald’s and Texas Instruments. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average...


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Golden years redefined as older Americans buck trend and work

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Ron Levitt could have retired 16 years ago when he sold his bustling optometry practice in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Instead, he kept his white coat on, found two part-time gigs seeing patients and continued working. Today Levitt, 74, spends all of the money he earns on...


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