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Become a rock star at Ogden's Imagine Music

Imagine Music, Rock Band Lessons-1

Following the “teach what you know” mantra, musician David Owen started offering guitar...

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VW to lower U.S. prices in uphill battle to lift plunging sales

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Volkswagen is promising U.S. dealers a wider model range and lower pricing as the automaker tries to broaden its appeal and push the reset button in the world’s second-biggest car market in the wake of record fines and plunging sales. “We are getting the product we’ve been...


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Apple said to plan iPhone for Japan with tap-to-pay for subways

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Apple is planning a new iPhone feature for Japan that will enable users to pay for mass-transit rides with their smartphones instead of physical payment cards. A future iPhone will include technology called FeliCa, a mobile tap-to-pay standard in Japan developed by Sony Corp.,...


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AB InBev said to plan 5,500 job cuts after SABMiller deal

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Anheuser-Busch InBev expects to cut about 3 percent of its enlarged workforce in the three years after its takeover of SABMiller as it seeks to maximize savings from the combination of the world’s largest brewers. The reductions will be implemented gradually and in phases, the...


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Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singapore

Singapore Southeast Asia Haze

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Six Indonesian provinces have declared states of emergency as forest fires blanketed a swath of Southeast Asia in a smoky haze. Singapore’s air quality deteriorated to unhealthy levels on Friday as winds blew smoke from fires on Sumatra, where millions of people are...


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Tribe trucks totem pole 4,800 miles in fossil fuels protest

Totem Pole Journey

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Pacific Northwest tribe is traveling nearly 5,000 miles across Canada and the United States with a 22-foot-tall totem pole on a flatbed truck in a symbolic journey meant to galvanize opposition to fossil fuel infrastructure projects they believe will imperil native lands....


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Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update

iPhone Spyware

AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor’s iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates’ prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link. Mansoor, a human rights activist, didn’t take the bait. Instead, he...


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Asian stock markets mixed as investors wait for Fed cue

Financial Markets Wall Street-1

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Friday, with investors preferring to sit on the sidelines ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s speech for cues on the timing of the next policy rate hike. Trading volumes and momentum also faded in the backdrop of slumping...


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World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

Singapore Autonomous Taxis-7

SINGAPORE (AP) — The world’s first self-driving taxis began picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Select members of the public can hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup. While multiple companies, including...


World

Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update

iPhone Spyware-4

AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor’s iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates’ prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link. Mansoor, a human rights activist, didn’t take the bait. Instead, he...


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Ryan Lochte nabs new sponsor after Speedo, others dump him

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Lochte has a new sponsor — Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops — that says people should give the swimmer “a second chance” after he fell from corporate grace following a drunken incident during the Rio Olympics he tried to pass off as a robbery. Four major sponsors, including...


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