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Facebook wants to nudge you into 'meaningful' online groups
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Now that Facebook is larger than any country, CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks the social network is ready to shepherd people into online communities that become integral parts of their lives....

US stock indexes tick higher as oil's dismal week eases
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stock indexes ticked higher in morning trading Thursday after the price of oil stabilized, at least for now....

Foxconn founder: US expansion might top $10 billion
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- The chairman of Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn said Thursday it may spend more than $10 billion to set up manufacturing in the United States, and will announce investment plans by early August for at least three states....

Boeing beats Airbus in order race at Paris show
PARIS (AP) -- Boeing flew past Airbus in the race for plane orders at this year's Paris Air Show, thanks to a surge in interest in the newest version of the 737....

State-owned Qatar Airways seeks 10 pct stake in American
NEW YORK (AP) -- State-owned Qatar Airways is attempting to buy a 10 percent stake in American Airlines, triggering U.S. antitrust oversight of deals that size....

Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation
NEW YORK (AP) -- Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false and malicious broadcast" last Sunday evening. It's seeking financial damages and a court order barring rebroadcasts of the segment's "defamatory statements."...

Applications for US jobless aid tick up to still-low 241,000
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Slightly more people sought US unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applications remained at a historically low level that suggests the job market is healthy....

A new platform for Whole Foods? How deal could upend grocery
NEW YORK (AP) -- Seeing Whole Foods products first in Amazon searches? Breezing through the grocer's stores with an app that scans affordable fruits and seafood?...

Ryan says House wants to move on Iran, Russia sanctions bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan is expressing support for a popular bill to hit Iran and Russia with sanctions. He says work is underway to resolve a procedural snag....

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