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US stock market finishes week mostly higher
Stocks are mostly higher on Wall Street as upbeat earnings news from several big U.S. companies encouraged investors. The Dow fell 16 points, while the Nasdaq composite rose nine points by the end of trading Thursday.
Muscle cars out in force at New York auto show
Who says America has lost its muscle? Dodge unveiled the 2015 Challenger, with a 6.4-liter, 485-horsepower V8 -- and Ford kicked off the show by putting a bright yellow 2015 Mustang on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building.
Gov't says case against Blackwater guard in jeopardy
The government has said its criminal case against a former Blackwater security guard is in jeopardy, saying a court ruling this month has effectively terminated the manslaughter, attempted manslaughter and weapons charges against him.
Record labels sue Pandora over older songs
Major record labels -- including divisions of Sony, Warner and Universal -- are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement, for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying any license fees.
NC gov's proposal doesn't address Duke ash pits
While North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is touting a proposal to strengthen government oversight of the state's coal ash dumps, it doesn't address one key issue -- What will happen to Duke Energy's ash pits.
Michaels confirms breach of as many as 2.6M cards
Craft chain Michaels Stores said Thursday that more than 2 and-a-half million cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach -- but it has so far only received "limited" reports of fraud.
IRS audits less than one percent of big partnerships
The Government Accountability Office said the number of large businesses organized as partnerships has more than tripled since 2002, yet hardly any get close scrutiny by the IRS. 
87th Annual Academy Awards date set for Feb. 22
The 87th annual Academy Awards will air live beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 22, authorities announced on Thursday.
Horseless carriage goes on display in New York City
Here it is -- an electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City. The "Horseless eCarriage" prototype was unveiled Thursday at the New York International Auto Show.
San Francisco's BART rail line fined for worker deaths
Workplace safety officials have fined a San Francisco Bay Area commuter rail line more than $200,000, over the deaths of two of its workers who were killed on the tracks, officials said Thursday.
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