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Amazon courts food shoppers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon wants you to order your turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce online this Thanksgiving - its latest effort to make its Prime subscription service a central part of food shopping, much the way it's done for other consumer goods....

Patagonia joins companies giving staff day off for election
NEW YORK (AP) -- Patagonia is joining other companies that are giving workers a day off on Election Day, saying it wants to encourage its employees to have the time to elect candidates up and down the ballot who will protect the environment....

Jury awards more than $70M to woman in baby powder lawsuit
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded a California woman more than $70 million in her lawsuit alleging that years of using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused her cancer, the latest case raising concerns about the health ramifications of extended talcum powder use....

Rising star: YouTube playing key role in Google's success
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- YouTube has emerged as a break-out star in Google's cast of services as the online video site upstages cable television for a younger generation of viewers looking for amusement, news and music on their smartphones....

Twitter cuts staff, kills off Vine app amid pressure to grow
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter, seemingly unable to find a buyer and losing money, is cutting about 9 percent of its employees worldwide....

More changes await Twitter users as service tries to grow
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter users are bound to see changes as the beleaguered service favored by journalists, celebrities, politicians and cranks tries to broaden its appeal and attract advertisers....

Ford's 3Q profit falls on recall, truck launch
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Troubles in Ford Motor Co.'s home market - including slowing U.S. sales, a massive recall and the difficult launch of new heavy-duty pickups - are hurting the company's bottom line....

Health law consumers face least choice in program's history
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans in the health insurance markets created by President Barack Obama's law will have less choice next year than any time since the program started, a new county-level analysis for The Associated Press has found....

Online privacy may be boosted by new FCC data rules
NEW YORK (AP) -- New privacy rules may make it easier to escape at least some online tracking....

A year on, Brazil valley waits for recovery from mine flood
BENTO RODRIGUES, Brazil (AP) -- Spreading below lush mountains, this valley is rich in mineral wealth, including veins of gold and one of the largest iron ore deposits in the planet, discoveries that turned the area into Brazil's mining country and the birthplace of one of the world's top producers of minerals....

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