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No more 'roar' as famed trading pits come to an end
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling, `Buy! Buy! Buy!'" and decided no more classroom for him....

Farmers eager for drones, but most can't legally fly them
CORDOVA, Md. (AP) -- Mike Geske wants a drone....

Dartmouth contests showcase computer-generated creativity
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out....

On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way
VIENNA (AP) -- Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war....

Draft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuke talks in hand
VIENNA (AP) -- World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious issues at their negotiations, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday....

Company town? In Seattle, some fret over Amazon's growth
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again....

Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure
PARIS (AP) -- Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers....

Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city's Office of Legal and Legislative Studies said Friday....

Russian parliament votes to adopt controversial privacy law
MOSCOW (AP) -- Lawmakers in the Russian parliament on Friday voted for a bill forcing online search engines to remove search results about a specific person at that person's request....

Rainbow Facebook photos: Armchair activism or shifting tide?
NEW YORK (AP) -- You may have noticed your Facebook friends getting considerably more colorful....

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No more 'roar' as famed trading pits come to an end

On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way

Dartmouth contests showcase computer-generated creativity

Farmers eager for drones, but most can't legally fly them

Draft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuke talks in hand

Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber

Russian parliament votes to adopt controversial privacy law

Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure

Company town? In Seattle, some fret over Amazon's growth

Intel President Renee James to leave chipmaker

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