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New auto safety technologies leave some drivers bewildered
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many Americans buying new cars these days are baffled by a torrent of new safety technology....

Renewed AB InBev bid for SABMiller ups stake in beer battle
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Any talk of a union between Budweiser and Miller - in fact, any talk of the creation of beer behemoth reaching all parts of the globe for that matter - should be put off for now as the owners of two of the world's most famous beers continue to haggle over the terms of a merger....

Financial regulators move to restrict forced arbitration
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering rules that would severely curtail a contentious practice called forced arbitration, which consumer advocates have long argued does a disservice to people who have disputes with banks, credit card issuers and other financial service providers....

Monsanto posts 4Q loss, to eliminate 2,600 jobs to cut costs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will eliminate 2,600 jobs as part of a cost-saving plan designed to deal with falling sales of its biotech seeds and herbicides, which pushed its quarterly losses deeper into the red....

Vietnam seems big winner in US-anchored Pacific trade deal
HONG KONG (AP) -- An ambitious Pacific Rim trade deal anchored by the U.S. promises to boost the economies of its 12 participating countries by opening their markets to one another, but not all the gains will be spread evenly....

JetBlue plants a seed with farm-to-tray-table concept
NEW YORK (AP) -- JetBlue Airways is trying to bring a little bit of country to the city - opening its own "farm" at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport....

Pandora says it will buy Ticketfly for $450M
NEW YORK (AP) -- Streaming music company Pandora says it will buy Ticketfly for $450 million in a move that takes the company beyond music sharing and into ticket sales and marketing....

Freeport-McMoRan adds 2 board members from Carl Icahn's firm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of Freeport-McMoRan are rising sharply after the copper mining company agreed to add two new members to its board from activist investor Carl Icahn....

VW, with limited DC lobbying footprint, braces for Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the first time, Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO Michael Horn will appear before a congressional investigative committee this week. He, and the company, will bring little Washington political clout to the table....

Google is latest tech giant to claim space in news
NEW YORK (AP) -- Technology giants - Apple, Facebook, Snapchat and now Google - want to take charge of how we get and see news on our phones....

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