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E. coli recall expands to more states, stores

A recall stemming from an E. coli scare now spans more than a dozen states and includes products sold at major grocery chains, including Walmart, Safeway and Albertsons.

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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan welcome new daughter

There's one more baby filling up news feeds on Facebook. Meet Maxima Chan Zuckerberg.

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1976 memo assures studio execs 'Star Wars' will be big

In less than three weeks, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will fly into theaters with the potential to break all types of box office records.

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NYT has front page story blanked out in Thailand

The printer that publishes the New York Times' international edition in Thailand refused to run a front-page article about the country's sagging economy, leaving a portion of the newspaper blank in that country.

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Cyber Monday hits $3 billion sales record

Cyber Monday was America's biggest e-commerce sales day ever.

Data collected by Adobe found U.S. online orders totaled $3.07 billion. The previous record was set last week on Black Friday, when $2.74 billion worth of merchandise was sold.

The sales tot...

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America's poor are still heavily in debt

It's that time of year when Americans are encouraged to spend big on others and on themselves.

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Single-family homes highest level since 2007

Single-family home construction reached its highest level since 2007.

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Ford to add 2,000 jobs to Kentucky plant

Ford is adding 2,000 new jobs to its truck plant in Louisville, Kentucky, with a $1.3 billion investment to build the next-generation Super Duty truck.

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Time Warner Cable suffers outage on Cyber Monday

Time Warner Cable customers in three states hoping to jump into Cyber Monday sales experienced problems getting online.

"[S]ome customers in Ohio, Wisconsin and Kentucky experienced intermittent Internet connection issues," said a company spokesperson...

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Bill Gates launches multi-billion dollar clean energy fund

Bill Gates has pulled together a multinational band of investors to put billions into clean energy.

The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist announced his latest endeavor, the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, at the climate change summit in Paris alo...

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