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Mudslides Take Heavy Toll on Immigrants Serving Posh Town

Mudslides Take Heavy Toll on Immigrants Serving Posh Town

By Julie Watson | Jan 22
Nearly a third of those killed in the Jan. 9 mudslides were from immigrant families working in service jobs in the largely white and retired Pacific coast town of 9,000.

American Express Posts $1.2 Billion Loss Due to New Tax Law

American Express Posts $1.2 Billion Loss Due to New Tax Law

By Ken Sweet | Jan 22
Credit card company American Express posted a $1.2 billion loss in its latest quarter after booking large one-time charges related to the new tax law.

U.S. Oil Output is Booming and Seen Outpacing Saudis, Russia

U.S. Oil Output is Booming and Seen Outpacing Saudis, Russia

Jan 21
U.S. oil production is booming and is forecast to top that of heavyweight Saudi Arabia and rival Russia this year, a global energy agency said Friday.

Hospital Groups Creating Company to Make Cheap Generic Drugs

Hospital Groups Creating Company to Make Cheap Generic Drugs

By Linda A. Johnson | Jan 21
Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high prices: Creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs.

Apple Banks on Tax Break to Build 2nd Campus, Hire 20,000

Apple Banks on Tax Break to Build 2nd Campus, Hire 20,000

By Michael Liedtke | Jan 20
Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated $245 billion back to its home country.

Amazon Raises Monthly Prime Membership Fees by 20 Percent

Amazon Raises Monthly Prime Membership Fees by 20 Percent

By Joseph Pisani | Jan 20
Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership monthly plan by nearly 20 percent. The fee of $99 for an annual membership will not change, the company said Friday.

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Jan 20
media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts.

Coke Aims to Recycle A Bottle for Each It Sells by 2030

Coke Aims to Recycle A Bottle for Each It Sells by 2030

By Joseph Pisani | Jan 20
Coca-Cola announced long-term recycling goals Friday, including attempting to recycle a bottle or can for every beverage it sells by 2030.

Conflict Among World Powers A Growing Concern, Experts Say

Conflict Among World Powers A Growing Concern, Experts Say

By Jamey Keaten | Jan 19
A survey by the World Economic Forum finds that more than nine in 10 experts are worried about worsening economic or political confrontation between world powers, amid a trend toward "charismatic strongman politics."

Southern States Join to Promote Civil Rights Tourism

Southern States Join to Promote Civil Rights Tourism

By Jay Reeves | Jan 16
Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died.

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