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NEW YORK— Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with several tech blogs speculating that the device could be due out this year. Amazon hasn't confirmed that it has plans for a smartphone, and it isn't clear what such a device might offer in the way of distinctive features.
The drama, debuting at 10 p.m. EDT Sunday, features Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel and Ashley Madekwe in its cast. It will be followed in July by " Manhattan," a drama about the scientists behind the New Mexico- based Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb.
Comcast and Time Warner Cable have entered negotiations to sell cable assets worth up $20 billion to Charter Communications in a deal aimed to allay Washington's concerns about their proposed merger.
INDIANAPOLIS— The nation's largest solar farm built atop a federal Superfund site is now generating power on a tract of land in Indianapolis tainted by a long-shuttered plant's wood-treating operations.
WASHINGTON— More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/ 2- year recovery.
NEW YORK— The brash animated series "The Boondocks" returns Monday to Adult Swim for its fourth and final season without Aaron McGruder, the man who spawned it, but with its brashness intact. Martin Luther King Jr. awakening from a decades-long "coma" into a modern world that both disturbed and disappointed him for its lack of social progress.
"The bus hit a FedEx truck," the student replied. " The FedEx truck came into us. " The California Highway Patrol released the recordings Thursday as investigators returned to the scene about 100 miles north of Sacramento to reconstruct aspects of the crash.
"Information you choose to share with the White House may be treated as public information," the new policy says. But it cannot make the same assurances for users who go to third-party White House sites on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus.
BEVERLY HILLS, California— Maroon 5 frontman-turned designer Adam Levine says his lack of fashion training is not a problem. So I don't really give a about formal training or going to school, "said Levine in an interview Thursday at an event for his latest Kmart collection. Levine's menswear line for Kmart launched last fall.
Startup investments totaled $9.47 billion in the first three months of the year, up from $6.01 billion in the first quarter of 2013. It was the highest since the second quarter of 2001, when investments reached $11.5 billion. Since March, shares of companies such as Netflix, Twitter and Facebook have sagged.
SAN DIEGO— U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that it has reached agreement with an investor group to clear the way for construction of the nation's first cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico.
SAN DIEGO— A fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore- based defense contractor accused of providing cash, vacations, electronics and prostitutes in exchange for classified information.
Several behemoths, including Apple, the largest U.S. company by market value, as well as Microsoft, McDonald's and AT&T, are due to report earnings.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 17- A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected a request by patent consortium Rockstar to transfer patent litigation from Google Inc's home turf in California to Texas, according to a court ruling.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 17- A federal judge in California on Thursday rejected a request by patent consortium Rockstar to transfer patent litigation against Google Inc to Texas, according to a court ruling.
NEW YORK, April 17- Steve Farris runs a $33 billion Texas oil and gas company and turns, for advice, to a bearded Vermont environmentalist. These draw representatives from mainstream investment firms like T. Rowe Price, Gabelli& Co and Morgan Stanley& Co..
AMD said it lost $20 million, or 3 cents per share, after it took a loss of $146 million, or 19 cents per share, in 2013. The company said it earned 2 cents per share if one-time items are excluded. Revenue grew 28 percent, to $1.4 billion from $1.09 billion.
April 17- Plaintiffs' lawyers are seeking to draw Continental Automotive Systems US, the maker of airbag systems in recalled General Motors Co vehicles, into litigation over an ignition-switch defect that has been linked to 13 deaths.
LOS ANGELES— An Airbus A380 superjumbo jet hit two light poles while taxiing to its gate at Los Angeles International Airport with hundreds of passengers aboard.
The labels, including divisions of Sony, Warner and Universal, argue that songs such as Aretha Franklin's "Respect" and the Beatles' "Hey Jude" are not covered by federal copyright law, but they have been protected in common law by states including New York.