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Banking on change: Tech startups target financial services
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It may not be much longer before bank branches join video-rental stores and record shops as relics of a bygone era....

Rollback of truck safety rules may be just the beginning
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- The trucking industry scored a victory this week when Republican lawmakers effectively blocked Obama administration safety rules aimed at keeping tired truckers off the highway. But there's more coming down the road....

Pirates preying on Venezuelan fishermen as industry unravels
PUNTA DE ARAYA, Venezuela (AP) -- The pirates had killed Flaco Marval's brother and two cousins, and word was they were coming for the rest of the family....

Pebble discontinuing smartwatches after its sale to Fitbit
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Pioneering smartwatch maker Pebble is no longer manufacturing or selling any of its devices after the bulk of the company was bought by Fitbit....

US home price gains lift household wealth to $90.2 trillion
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A healthy increase in home values and higher stock prices drove up U.S. household wealth in the July-September quarter, though the gains are largely concentrated among wealthier Americans....

Trump expected to pick Puzder for Labor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump is expected to add another wealthy business person and elite donor to his Cabinet, with fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as labor secretary....

The Latest: House backs spending bill, Senate fate unclear
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the final days of the congressional session (all times EST):...

Coke targets "foodies" as more people move away from sodas
NEW YORK (AP) -- What beverage goes best with lobster rolls, a bagel sandwich stuffed with whitefish, or a bowl of ramen? Coke wants you to think of soda....

Claims for US unemployment aid slide again
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fewer Americans signed up for unemployment benefits last week, another sign the U.S. job market remains healthy....

Surgeon General sounding alarm on teens' use of e-cigarettes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth....

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