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  • Charter buying Time Warner Cable in $55.33B deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Charter Communications will spend $55.33 billion to acquire Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal that would instantly create one of the largest pay-television and broadband operators in the U.S. As…

  • Apple promotes tech guru Jonathan Ive as head of design

    LONDON (AP) — Apple innovator Jonathan Ive says he’s been promoted to the company’s chief design officer, making him one of the most powerful people in the world’s most valuable company. Ive, who as a…

  • Self-parking Volvo plows into bystanders (Video)

    WASHINGTON — For those who find it difficult to park a car, the notion of a self-parking vehicle sounds great — but it’s clearly not fool-proof. A demonstration of a Volvo XC60 and its self-parking…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asia stocks gain as China announcements spur Shanghai TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly gained today after China promoted an array of infrastructure projects as open to private investment and said it was…

  • Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer’s is brewing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer’s are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. No one knows what…

  • Company hopes to remove ruptured oil pipeline by Tuesday

    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Officials from Plains All American Pipeline say they hope the broken section of a pipeline that spilled oil along the California Coast can be removed for investigation by Tuesday. The company…

  • Charter deal seeks to keep cable consolidation on track

    Charter Communications Inc. is said to be nearing a deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for $55 billion. It would be the latest in a series of deals that have reshaped the cable-TV industry.…

  • Corporate maneuver at Samsung strengthens heir’s influence

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two key Samsung companies are merging in a step toward ensuring the son of the group’s ailing chairman inherits control of the theme parks to smartphones conglomerate. Samsung said Tuesday…

  • Galapagos Island volcano erupts first time in 33 years

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A volcano atop one of the Galapagos Islands has erupted for the first time in 33 years, threatening a fragile ecosystem that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Ecuador’s Galapagos National…

  • California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

    SYDNEY (AP) — California has turned to the world’s driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record. Australia, the land poet Dorothea Mackellar dubbed “a sunburnt country,” suffered a torturous…

  • California looks Down Under for drought advice

    SYDNEY (AP) — California’s longest and sharpest drought on record has its increasingly desperate water stewards looking for solutions in Australia, the world’s driest inhabited continent. The struggle to survive with little water is a…

  • Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable

    Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because of the private nature…

  • Latest in food-track tech: Swipe a code, meet your fisherman

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — After eyeing a piece of haddock on the supermarket counter, a customer scans a code and finds out the fish was caught in the waters of Georges Bank and learns the…

  • Study: Europeans to suffer more ragweed with global warming

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says. Ragweed pollen levels are likely to quadruple for much of Europe because warmer temperatures will…

  • United Arab Emirates launches national space agency strategy

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Monday laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the Gulf federation’s burgeoning…