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Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones....

Government hackers try to crack
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability - but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features....

Businesses and investors pressing for green policy
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute....

Investors fret Yahoo's future, stock dips
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo may be losing some appeal on Wall Street now that U.S. investors can buy directly into Alibaba....

Philips to separate lighting arm into new company
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Royal Philips NV is to split off its lighting division to create two separate companies, the latest in a string of radical restructurings by one of Europe's best-known corporations....

Global stocks off but China rebounds
BEIJING (AP) -- Global stocks were mostly lower Tuesday following Wall Street's tumble but China rebounded after unexpectedly strong manufacturing eased fears of an economic slowdown....

US existing home sales fall in August
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce....

Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale....

Limits on overseas mergers prompt renewed debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration's decision to curb the ability of U.S. corporations to skirt taxes by merging with foreign companies kicked off an immediate election-season debate over when and how to tackle the nation's complex corporate tax code....

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Down a concrete path, between rail tracks that buzz with each approaching train and a river choked by plastic and raw sewage, Asih Binti Arif cradles her baby and reflects on dreams gone dark....

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