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  • NEW YORK, July 14- A federal appeals court on Thursday said the U.S. government cannot force Microsoft Corp and other companies to turn over customer emails stored on servers outside the United States. The 3-0 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan is a defeat for the U.S. Department of Justice and a victory for privacy advocates and for...

  • LOS ANGELES— As throngs of "Pokemon Go" players traipse around to real-world landmarks in pursuit of digital monsters, some ticked-off property owners are asking to have their locations in the fictional Poke-verse removed. For Valerie Janovic, a 19- year-old psychology major at Brandeis University, the game went too far when the image of a poison-gas-emitting...

  • SEATTLE _ Washington Federal Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $43 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 43 cents per share. Washington Federal shares have increased 4.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, July 14- A federal appeals court on Thursday said the U.S. government cannot force Microsoft Corp and other companies to turn over customer emails stored on servers outside the United States. The 3-0 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan is a defeat for the U.S. Department of Justice, and a victory for privacy advocates and for...

  • Nintendo is leaping into the nostalgia market by bringing back the classic Nintendo Entertainment System. Nintendo says it's bringing back the wildly popular system that launched in the 1980 s so those who grew up with it can pass gaming memories onto the next generation. Redmond, Washington- based Nintendo of America says it will retail for $59.99.

  • NEW YORK, July 14- A federal appeals court on Thursday said Microsoft Corp and other companies cannot be forced to turn over customer emails stored on servers outside the United States. The 3-0 decision by a panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York was a victory for privacy advocates, as well as for technology companies hoping to offer cloud...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 13- Starbucks Corp on Wednesday announced a financial investment and global licensing deal with Princi, an artisanal bakery based in Milan, Italy. As part of its investment, Starbucks and Milan- based Angel Lab and Pekepan Investments, will open standalone Princi cafes around the world. Starbucks in February said Italian businessman Antonio...

  • WASHINGTON— Railroads hauling crude oil would be required to develop comprehensive plans for dealing with a significant oil spill, including providing detailed information to state and tribal authorities, under a rule proposed Wednesday by the Department of Transportation. Last month, a Union Pacific Railroad oil train derailed in the scenic Columbia...

  • *S&P 500 sets intraday record high before edging lower. *Dow sets intraday record peak before trading unchanged. NEW YORK, July 13- Major U.S. stock indexes gave back gains on Wednesday after hitting record intraday highs and European shares slipped after a plunge in oil prices pushed energy stocks lower on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • NEW YORK— Juno Therapeutics and its CEO, Hans E. Bishop, are being named in a lawsuit over whether the biotechnology company misled investors about the death of a patient in a key study involving its drug intended to treat leukemia. The suit was filed this week in United States District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle. The lawsuit arrives...

  • DALLAS— Airlines used to give discounts to passengers who were traveling to a relative's funeral, but those days are just about gone. Among the largest U.S. airlines, only Delta Air Lines and Alaska Airlines still offer so-called bereavement fares. A spokesman said Virgin America offers 40 percent off, but the policy is not listed on the website of the smaller...

  • NEW YORK— Amazon's big sales day is here to stay. "After yesterday's results, we'll definitely be doing this again," Greg Greeley, Amazon Prime vice president, said on Wednesday. The e-commerce powerhouse launched the event last July to promote its $99 annual Prime loyalty program, which offers free two-day shipping and other perks.

  • Britain's vote to leave the European Union is already taking a toll on some small U.S. businesses, with canceled tour bookings in New York and U.K. retailers cutting back their orders from American suppliers. The plunge in the pound against the U.S. dollar after the vote three weeks ago makes goods and services more expensive for those in the U.K., and means British...

  • *S&P 500, Dow set intraday record highs before turning flat. NEW YORK, July 13- Major U.S. stock indexes eased back from record intraday highs on Wednesday and European shares gave back some gains to trade little changed as investors took a breather from recent rallies. Reduced political uncertainty as Theresa May was set to take over as Britain's prime minister...

  • Bonds had weakened earlier this week as risk appetite surged on expectations of new stimulus from Japan, helping to send U.S. shares to record highs and reducing demand for safe haven bonds. The notes hit record low yields of 1.321 percent last Wednesday on concerns about slowing global growth, which were accelerated by Britain's vote to leave the European...

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren and Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton

    There has been a sign that Senator Elizabeth Warren will not be named Hillary Clinton's running mate, the NYT reports.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Federal biologist Jay Orr never knows what's going to come up in nets lowered to the ocean floor off Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands, which separate the Bering Sea from the rest of the Pacific Ocean. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration biologist is part of a group that uses trawl nets to survey commercially important fish...

  • U.S. supporters celebrate after their loss to Germany after watching the match at FIFA Fan Fest on June 26, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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