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  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 3:36 PM ET

    1. "Weird Al" Yankovic, "NOW That's What I Call Polka!" 2. "Weird Al" Yankovic, "Handy". 3. "Weird Al" Yankovic, "Word Crimes".

  • Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

  • Contrarian's case: Why US could dip into recession Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down. But sluggish growth in France, Italy, Russia, Brazil and China suggests that the old truism, "When the U.S. sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold," may need to be flipped.

  • Vine star Mendes finds breakthrough on pop charts Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:49 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Six seconds isn't a long time, but Vine superstar Shawn Mendes made the time count when posting cover songs on the social media platform. The teen singer says he would pick the hits he would cover— and the sections of the tracks— and post them on Vine to showcase his talents and grab positive attention.

  • Plans to rebuild Haiti capital displace families Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti— The broad avenues in the Haitian government's promotional material are clean and unbroken, dotted with palm trees, parks and manicured expanses of grass.

  • CARACAS, July 21- China will provide Venezuela with a new $4 billion credit line under an agreement signed on Monday, with the money to be repaid by oil shipments from OPEC member Venezuela. The deal was inked during a 24- hour visit to Venezuela by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is on a tour of Latin America.

  • *McDonald's warns may face China product shortfall. *Incident highlights broader China food supply chain issues. SHANGHAI, July 21- McDonald's Corp and Yum Brands Inc are facing a new food safety scare in China, denting the fast food giants' efforts to shore up reputations and businesses that were hurt by a 2012 safety scandal in one of their biggest markets.

  • RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    MIAMI— The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. executive J. Jeffery Raborn has called the damages awarded by a Pensacola jury "grossly excessive and impermissible under state and constitutional law."

  • Hours after the Malaysia Airlines jetliner was shot down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing 298 people, SIA's Facebook and Twitter updates said its own flights were not using Ukraine airspace. "You better come up with a more considerate, diplomatic and a more sensitive status before you lose customers," said a post by Edwin Lim on SIA's Facebook page.

  • Experts: Social media can feed Munchausen by proxy Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    Lacey Spears, of Scottsville, Kentucky, has pleaded not guilty to charges of depraved murder and manslaughter in the January death of her son, Garnett-Paul Spears, whose sodium levels rose to an extremely dangerous level with no medical explanation.

  • 2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.

  • US states with higher minimum wages gain more jobs Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    A Congressional Budget Office report earlier this year lent some support for that view. It found that a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, as President Obama supports, could cost 500,000 jobs nationwide.

  • Get long Twitter: Grasso     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 5:12 PM ET

    Twitter is acquiring payment startup CardSpring to boost in-app purchases. "Fast Money" trader Steve Grasso

  • LOS ANGELES, July 18- Twenty-First Century Fox cannot buy publisher Tribune Co or its Los Angeles Times newspaper, Fox Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch wrote on Twitter on Friday, citing U.S. laws on media ownership. "Sorry can't buy Trib group or LA Times- cross-ownership laws from another age still in place," said tweets attributed to Murdoch.

  • IRS says hard drive that lost emails destroyed Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The IRS said Friday that Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails. In court papers, the IRS said the hard drive was destroyed after two sets of trained technicians tried to retrieve the data. The IRS says Lerner's computer crashed in 2011, destroying an untold number of emails.

  • Murdoch says he cannot buy Tribune or LA Times Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, July 18- Twenty-First Century Fox cannot buy publisher Tribune Co or its Los Angeles Times newspaper, Fox Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch wrote on Twitter on Friday, citing U.S. laws on media ownership. "Sorry can't buy Trib group or LA Times- cross-ownership laws from another age still in place," said tweets attributed to Murdoch.

  • Your first trade for Monday Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.

  • Prosecutor to monitor for-profit college chain Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Former federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has agreed to serve as an independent monitor of a troubled for-profit education company serving 72,000 students that has agreed to sell or close its campuses, the Education Department said Friday.

  • July 18- Google Inc is the best placed of any company to benefit from the shift to mobile, increased local advertising and wearables, analysts said after the search giant posted its 18th straight quarter of 20 percent- plus revenue growth. Google shares were up 2 percent at $593.37 in early trading on the Nasdaq.

  • CBS in planning stages for new late-night era Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.— CBS is taking a wide-open approach to replacing Craig Ferguson in late-night, including the possibility of a host from politics, CBS Entertainment chief Nina Tassler said Thursday.