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Daimler earnings slip on one-time factors, sales edge higher

Daimler AG, maker of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars, saw its first-quarter net profit fall 11 percent from the same quarter a year ago, when the company had one-time gains from the sale of real estate and from financial factors. The Stuttgart-based...

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Use of DNA in serial killer probe sparks privacy concerns

Investigators who used a genealogical website to find the ex-policeman they believe is a shadowy serial killer and rapist who terrified California decades ago call the technique ground-breaking. But others say it raises troubling legal and...

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Iconic pen used by military, made by blind people turns 50

Clifford Alexander scoops a handful of black ballpoint pens, drops them into a small box and shakes it with a blackjack dealer's nonchalance. He slides in the next handful to make an exact dozen, and sends the box down the assembly line. ...

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Regulators weigh request to remove Wynn from casino license

Massachusetts gambling regulators are considering Wynn Resorts' request to remove Steve Wynn's name from its state casino license as the company founder faces numerous allegations of sexual misconduct. The state Gaming Commission is holding...

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EPA chief gets congressional scolding over ethical lapses

Lawmakers are harshly criticizing Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt for the ethics and spending scandals that have prompted bipartisan calls for his ouster. On the defensive, the EPA chief blamed "half truths" and "twisted" allegations...

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IT company Infosys plans adding 1,000 workers at Indiana hub

Information technology outsourcing company Infosys announced Thursday that it will build a campus in Indianapolis to continue an expansion in the United States that is expected to provide up to 3,000 jobs for the city in the coming years. ...

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Pizza Hut Museum opens on Wichita State University campus

The original Pizza Hut building has opened as a museum at Wichita State University. WSU Foundation CEO Elizabeth King told The Wichita Eagle that staff from the school came together "to collaborate and create this fabulous museum that will...

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Amazon raising price of annual Prime membership to $119

Amazon is raising the price of its annual Prime membership fee to $119 a year, up 20 percent from $99. New Prime members in the U.S. will be charged the higher price starting May 11. The increase will apply to renewals of existing memberships...

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Amazon raising price of annual Prime membership to $119

Amazon is raising the price of its annual Prime membership fee to $119 a year, up 20 percent from $99. New Prime members in the U.S. will be charged the higher price starting May 11. The increase will apply to renewals of existing memberships...

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On Texas Standard: what to do with old gadgets and a segment on Facebook’s facial-recognition controversy

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, our tech segment is about all the ways you can re-use, resell or recycle your old tech gear. Inspired by our recent story about Apple’s new Daisy iPhone-recycling machine, we talked about what to do with...

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