US retail sales rise a scant 0.1 percent in April

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. retail sales growth slowed in April, with consumers shopping less online and cutting back on purchases of furniture and electronics.    The Co..
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Fla. Gov. and Cabinet asked to OK nuclear plant

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the three members of the Cabinet are being asked to approve two nuclear reactors for South Florida.    Scott and..
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Details emerge about new Harry Potter ride

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The centerpiece of the new Harry Potter-themed area at Universal Orlando Resort will take visitors into Gringotts bank to help retrieve a magical object and re..
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Orlando to receive 'playful city' designation

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Orlando is being recognized as one of the most playful cities in the United States.    The nonprofit KaBOOM! is announcing its list of playful c..
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It's Your Money: Turning e-trash into cash

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

Got an old computer stashed in a storage room? Or an ancient cell phone junked in a kitchen drawer?  If your gadget is new enough, you can actually turn it in for cash or a g..
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Hiring process begins for Amazon's new Fla. hubs

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Internet giant Amazon.com has begun the process for hiring more than 1,000 people for its two new distribution centers in Florida.    One center i..
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Report: Apple on verge of buying Beats for $3.2B

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is orchestrating a $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by hip-hop star Dr. Dre and..
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Obama, at Wal-Mart, touts efficiency; angers labor

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama is showcasing Wal-Mart, often a target of labor groups and other Democratic constituencies, to promote advances in energy efficiency ..
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Defense contractor announces major Fla. expansion

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Defense contractor Northrop Grumman, spurred on by millions in cash incentives from the state of Florida, announced plans Thursday for a major expansion of i..
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Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 319K

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 26,000 last week to 319,000, the latest sign that the job market is slowly improving.    ..
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Amazon adds 15 cities to Sunday delivery service

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is expanding its Sunday package delivery service to 15 more cities across the country, including Philadelphia, New Orleans and Dallas.    Amaz..
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GM recalls challenge company, frustrate customers

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

DETROIT (AP) - Nine million parts.    That's what General Motors needs to repair millions of cars it has recalled since Feb. 7. With ignition switches, power steerin..
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Office Depot plans to close at least 400 US stores

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Office Depot is planning to close at least 400 U.S. stores, as its merger with OfficeMax resulted in an overlap of retail locations that can be consolidated..
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Coke to drop controversial ingredient entirely

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola says it will drop a controversial ingredient from a variety of its drinks, not just Powerade.    The Atlanta-based company says brominated ..
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Wynn wins $7.5M against 'Girls Gone Wild' founder

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld Steve Wynn's $7.5 million judgment in a civil defamation case against "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis.  ..
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SunRail commuter train service set to begin

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Commuter train traffic has arrived in Central Florida.    After years of debate and political squabbling, the region gets its first light-rail, ..
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Senate ready to sink effort to boost minimum wage

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hemmed in by solid Republican opposition, the Senate seems ready to hand a fresh defeat to President Barack Obama by blocking an election-year bill increasing the..
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Apple versus Samsung case goes to California jury

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - After listening to a month's worth of testimony from expert witnesses hired by Apple and Samsung as well as executives from each company, a Silicon Valley j..
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Google to shield students from digital ads

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google will no longer try to sell ads based on personal information collected about students using a suite of products tailored for schools.    ..
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Fla. House rejects plan to shift Citizens policies

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida House has rejected a proposal that could shift homeowners away from Citizens Property Insurance and into unregulated out-of-state insurers.&nbs..
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