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Google's Calico to scour Ancestry.com data for longevity genes

SAN FRANCISCO — Google’s Calico, a biotechnology firm created by the search-engine giant to study aging and related diseases, will delve into the...


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FCC expected to approve AT&T bid for DirecTV

WASHINGTON — Regulators are preparing to approve AT&T’s $49 billion bid to buy DirecTV, a mega-deal that would join the country’s largest...


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Boomers compete with millennials for urban rental housing

WASHINGTON — Mike Abelson calls it his “man cave.” After his wife died, the 65-year-old sold his house and rented a 1,400-square foot apartment...


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After 2 deaths, Ikea and government warn about dressers

NEW YORK — After Ikea chests tipped over and fatally injured two boys, safety regulators say consumers should stop using Ikea’s dressers and chests for...


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FTC: LifeLock still doesn't match claims of ID protection

WASHINGTON — LifeLock, which aggressively advertises its identify-theft protection service, came under fire from the federal government Tuesday for failing to...




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Toshiba chief quits over $1.2 billion accounting scandal

TOKYO — Toshiba President Hisao Tanaka and his two predecessors quit after investigators found that the Japanese conglomerate inflated earnings by at least $1....


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$153K snake bite: Everything that's wrong with US health care

Earlier this month a guy named Todd Fassler was bitten by a rattlesnake in San Diego, KGTV San Diego reports. In itself this isn’t terribly unusual —...


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Why Citibank may owe you money

WASHINGTON — Citibank will pay more than $700 million in penalties for deceiving consumers when it came to debt protection and credit monitoring services they...


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Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

NEW YORK — The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are...


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F-35 maker Lockheed acquires Sikorsky helicopters

NEW YORK — Lockheed Martin is the latest industrial giant to grow and shrink in one shot. The $65 billion defense contractor on Monday announced it was...


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Giant leap for Smithsonian fundraising

WASHINGTON — Smithsonian officials are over the moon that they needed only five days to complete their first Kickstarter fundraising campaign — to...


Understanding gambling winnings and losses

You just won a jackpot on a slot machine! But before getting too excited let’s take a look at the tax consequences. Until Congress approves the changes...