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Horrifying fireball at ruptured Mexico oil pipeline kills 21

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up spilling fuel from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 21 people and badly burned 71 others in what was a chronicle of a tragedy foretold. It came just three weeks after new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an offensive […]

Trump administration finalizes business tax-break rules

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Officials said the rules would allow millions of businesses to file their 2018 taxes with certainty over whether they qualify for the break. A companion regulation issued Friday would affect owners of rental properties and some people who rent out rooms.

Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth

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TOKYO (AP) — Trade ministers of a Pacific Rim trade bloc are meeting in Tokyo, gearing up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative. The Pacific Rim free trade agreement, rejected by President Donald Trump after he took office in 2017, took effect at the end of last year after Australia became the sixth […]

After Paul Allen’s death, Stratolaunch cuts sharply back – but giant plane will still fly

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Three months after the death of Paul Allen, Stratolaunch, the space plane company he founded, announced Friday that it will sharply cut back its ambitions, ending the development of a planned family of launch vehicles and a rocket engine and laying off most of its workforce.

Neo-Nazi publisher ordered to turn over personal information

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ordered the publisher of a neo-Nazi website to reveal his net worth and identify any phone numbers, email addresses, social media accounts and technology he used when he called for his readers to unleash a “troll storm” on a Montana woman. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch on Friday […]

Report: Snap fires 2 execs after alleged sexual misconduct

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Snap recently fired two executives after one allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a contract worker. The newspaper says an outside investigation found that Snap’s head of global security, Francis Racioppi, fired the contractor after their relationship ended. The Journal attributed the news to unnamed people familiar with […]

Arizona is only state where tribes avoid Medicaid work rules

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has become the only state in the country where members of federally recognized tribes are exempt from work or volunteer requirements for Medicaid benefits, while 120,000 state residents risk losing health coverage if they don’t comply. The announcement came Friday from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which said […]

Seattle software firm Zipwhip raises $51.5 million

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The company, with more than 260 employees, plans to use the new financing for product development and expansion.

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is mulling an independent run for president in 2020

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Howard Schultz, who has a net worth of about $3.3 billion and describes himself as a "lifelong Democrat," has not said publicly whether he will mount a presidential campaign and has kept open the option of running as a Democrat.

Stocks are having their best January in years

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The Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 index are both up about 13 percent since hitting recent lows on Dec. 24.

Premera Blue Cross to outsource some call center work to Virginia

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The outsourcing comes at a difficult time for the state's individual health care market, as insurers drop out of some counties and premiums increase.

Products made of threatened African wildlife sold at US expo

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Photos and video taken by animal welfare activists at a recent trophy hunting convention show an array of products crafted from the body parts of threatened big-game animals, including boots, chaps, belts and furniture labeled as elephant leather. Vendors at the Safari Club International event held last week in Reno, Nevada, also […]

The easy (and free) way to make a budget spreadsheet

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With a little time, typing and easy-to-use software, you can quickly see your financial picture much more thoroughly and better plan for the future.

Speaking of Business: A big push on affordable housing, but ‘nowhere close to what’s needed’

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This week’s best quotes in business deal with Microsoft’s big move on affordable housing, the passing of low-cost mutual fund pioneer John Bogle, the latest Macy’s closures and the federal government shutdown.

Dems’ green agenda in Legislature includes attempts to ban single-use plastic bags, straws

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With hefty majorities in both chambers of the state Legislature, Democrats say the time is ripe for a shift away from the material that has polluted waters and clogged recycling centers. Opponents question how much good the measures would do.
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