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Could Snapchat really be worth $10 billion?

"Dumb move." "Zero sense." "Remarkably stupid."

That's just a sample of the reaction last year to news that disappearing-message app Snapchat had turned down a whopping $3 billion buyout offer from Facebook. But with news from Bloomberg this week tha...

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Small stocks sink -- bad sign for economy?

Bigger is better in the stock market this year.

The Russell 2000, an index of smaller stocks, is down 4% this year and is trailing the other major market indexes.

It's a surprising turnaround, considering that the Russell 2000 was one the best perform...

Reputable Brands - Procter and Gamble

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Procter & Gamble dumping 90 brands

Procter & Gamble is cleaning house.

The nation's largest consumer product company, will be dumping about 90 of its smaller, less popular brands. The move, announced Friday as executives discussed earnings with investors, will still leave the company w...

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Budgeting app adds up Millennials' bad habits

It's not all kale and Pilates. Millennials are spending big money on guilty pleasures they are probably not telling their personal trainers about, according to new data from budgeting app Level Money.

First up: alcohol. Average annual spending by Mill...

Flash drives

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USB Flash drives have a fatal, universal flaw

It's time to start thinking of smartphones and USB Flash drives like toothbrushes or razors -- for personal use only.

German security researchers have discovered that USB-connected devices have a fatal flaw. Anything that connects via USB can be repro...

Warren Buffett

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Buffett sees $2 billion increase in profits

Warren Buffett's billions keep billowing.

His company, Berkshire Hathaway, said Friday that its profit grew by nearly $2 billion in the second quarter.

The company, a broad-based investment conglomerate that includes diverse names like Geico Auto Insu...

Israeli airstrikes, Rafah, Gaza Strip

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Fate of Israeli soldier remains unknown

The latest attempt at a cease-fire in Gaza disintegrated Friday before it ever really took hold amid accusations that Palestinian militants killed two Israeli soldiers and captured one.

Blaming Hamas and its militant allies for the attack on the sold...

Capitol

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Congress OKs money for Israel's Iron Dome

Divided on other issues, U.S. lawmakers united in support of Israel on Friday with the Senate approving another $225 million for the Iron Dome missile defense system.

The House followed Friday night by voting 395-8 in favor of the measure.

Senate appro...

House Speaker Boehner immigration vote

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House approves $694 million border security measure

The Republican-led House of Representatives voted 223-189 Friday night for legislation authorizing $694 million to deal with the influx of unaccompanied Central American children crossing into the United States.

Hitchhiking robot

From Ryerson University

Hitchhiking robot is halfway across Canada

As far as hitchhikers go, this one looks harmless enough. He or she -- it's hard to tell -- is short and friendly, if a little fashion-challenged.

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Top 10 consumer complaints

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The Consumer Federation of America recently released its annual chronicle of the top 10 consumer complaints. Check out which complaints topped the list.

Inside Gaza's secret tunnels

Hamas tunnels

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel says the country's deadly ground offensive won't end until its soldiers destroy a vast network of Hamas tunnels the militants use to try to attack Jewish communities outside the Gaza Strip. Take a look inside the vast tunnel system that has become a…

15 best U.S. spots for kids

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August is National Family Fun Month. Spend some time with yours at these 15 best U.S. spots for kids.

Jesus, Mary sighted ... everywhere

Angel in hot chocolate mug

Ginger Murray

From a T-shirt to a cheese doodle -- some people say they've seen the likeness of Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary and other religious figures in a whole host of places.

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