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  • Jawbone files lawsuit against rival Fitbit

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a clash of rival makers of fitness trackers, Jawbone is suing Fitbit and a group of employees who quit Jawbone to work for Fitbit, saying they stole trade secrets, business…

  • Greece says deal close, Schaeuble quashes optimism

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s cash-strapped government insisted Wednesday it was “very close” to reaching a vital deal with bailout lenders, but the optimism in Athens was swiftly shot down by German Finance Minister Wolfgang…

  • Insurer to pay $300,000 in Michigan scared-to-death dispute

    DETROIT (AP) — An insurance company has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a lawsuit over the death of an 85-year-old man, ending an unusual dispute over whether the driver may have been literally scared…

  • Beyond craft brews: Just like foodies, beer geeks go local

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In a nondescript industrial park, beer geeks line up several times a week outside Bissell Brothers to get the latest batch of fresh beer — much like foodies seeking the freshest…

  • Florida coasts have grown, but hurricane damage risk hasn’t

    MIAMI (AP) — Since eight hurricanes whipped through Florida during back-to-back seasons a decade ago, causing $33 billion in insurance claims, the state’s coastal communities have added an additional 1.5 million people and almost a…

  • 12 schemes outlined by prosecutors in soccer indictment

    The indictment of soccer officials and marketing and TV executives Wednesday alleges 12 schemes: SCHEME A — 1993, 1995 AND 1997 COPA AMERICAS Traffic Brazil purchased rights for the three tournaments in a deal worth…

  • How FIFA works: from the congress to executive committee

    ZURICH (AP) — From its sleek headquarters in Zurich, FIFA has become a financial giant under Sepp Blatter. During his 17-year presidency, FIFA has generated more than $13 billion in revenue, according to an Associated…

  • SkyWest flight suffers damage after diversion to Boise

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A SkyWest Airlines flight from Eugene, Oregon, to Denver has suffered damage after it diverted to Boise, Idaho, because of a medical issue and made a hard landing. Boise Airport spokesman…

  • Sanders wants Clinton to take stand on trade deal

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is questioning why Democratic presidential rival Hillary Rodman Clinton won’t take a stand on the emerging trade deal with Pacific nations, which he calls “enormously important issue” she’s…

  • APNewsBreak: Feds probing powerful union for NY jail guards

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into the financial records and other documents of the powerful union representing the city’s 9,000 jail guards, the union’s president and its law firm confirmed Wednesday to…

  • FBI: Surveillance tools in jeopardy amid Patriot Act debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress wrestles over renewing the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records, federal law enforcement officials are warning that legal authority is also at risk for lesser-known surveillance tools that are even…

  • FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating — and the government is taking note. The head of the Federal…

  • Slow start, gradual improvement for US Internet gambling

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gambling industry participants and analysts agree that Internet betting is off to a slow start in the U.S. But despite challenges including hesitation by banks to approve credit card payments…

  • US high court: California county drug disposal law stands

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is letting a Northern California county’s drug disposal law stand, paving the way for similar ordinances elsewhere. The court refused to hear the pharmaceutical industry’s challenge to…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Love not war wins for small businesses and large companies NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine a world where David and Goliath are best buds. Well it’s becoming reality more frequently in the business world.…