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Asian stock markets mixed as investors wait for Fed cue
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mixed Friday, with investors preferring to sit on the sidelines ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's speech for cues on the timing of the next policy rate hike. Trading volumes and momentum also faded in the backdrop of slumping commodities, weak demand and overcapacity in emerging economies....

Auto, technology industries clash over talking cars
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers and government officials say....

Bold moves, tepid gains: Have central banks met their limit?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The world's key central banks have worked themselves into contortions to try to rev up economic growth, raise inflation and coax consumers and businesses to borrow and spend more....

Investors to seek any hint of Yellen timetable on rate hikes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Janet Yellen steps to the microphone Friday morning at an annual central bank forum in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, investors will be listening for one thing above all: Any hint of the Federal Reserve chair's expected timetable for the next interest rate increase....

Mylan boosts EpiPen patient programs, doesn't budge on price
The maker of EpiPens offered patients more help to pay for its costly emergency allergy shots but didn't budge Thursday on the $608 price....

ANA cancels flights to fix Rolls-Royce engines on Boeing 787
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese airline All Nippon Airways has started grounding Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" flights after detecting problems with their Rolls-Royce engines....

LaGuardia travelers fear turbulence en route to new airport
NEW YORK (AP) -- There could be turbulence for travelers during the multibillion dollar renovation of New York's LaGuardia Airport....

WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads and Facebook friend suggestions on Facebook based on WhatsApp information - although not on the messaging service itself....

Jury: GM car's ignition switch not to blame in fatal crash
HOUSTON (AP) -- A Texas jury on Thursday found that a General Motors Co. ignition switch was not to blame for a 2011 accident that killed one driver and injured another, handing the carmaker its third courtroom win this year in a series of trials designed to help attorneys settle dozens of similar claims....

Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update
AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link....

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