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  • Business

    Starbucks: Computer outage fixed; stores to reopen Saturday

    SEATTLE (AP) A computer outage hit thousands of Starbucks stores Friday, and some gave away free drinks before many closed early to the dismay of caffeine-craving patrons.The company said the outage was resolved Friday night after several...

    By Chris Grygiel, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Starbucks: Computer outage resolved and the thousands of affected stores to reopen Saturday

    SEATTLE (AP) Starbucks: Computer outage resolved and the thousands of affected stores to reopen Saturday .

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  • Business

    Truckers could stay off job at nation's busiest port complex

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Southern California could stay off the job next week as part of a long-running labor dispute, union officials said Friday.It won't be clear until next week...

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  • Business

    Dollar Tree to pay $2.7M for environmental violations

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Dollar Tree Inc. has been ordered to pay $2.72 million to settle a civil prosecution lawsuit over illegal hazardous waste disposal.Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley announced Friday the Virginia-based...

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  • Business

    Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

    HONOLULU (AP) A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor.The bill would prevent adolescents from smoking, buying or possessing both...

    By Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press|

  • Entertainment

    FBI: Korean firm scammed out of $375K for fake Pharrell show

    PITTSBURGH (AP) A man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by claiming he worked with a Japanese talent agency that could help the company book a concert by musician Pharrell Williams, FBI agents in Pennsylvania said.Sigismond...

    By Joe Mandak, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Winners and losers of the demise of the big Comcast deal

    NEW YORK (AP) In the aftermath of Comcast's decision to walk away from buying Time Warner Cable, some winners and losers are emerging.The combined company would have created an Internet and TV behemoth with unprecedented power over what...

    By Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer|

  • Business

    Wynn Resorts shareholders: Elaine Wynn won't return to board

    LAS VEGAS (AP) Elaine Wynn failed Friday to win re-election to the board of Wynn Resort Ltd. the casino-hotel company she co-founded with ex-husband Steve Wynn a development that ended a feud over the issue.Shareholders who had to decide...

    By Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Washington gov. signs overhaul of medical marijuana market

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) Nearly two decades after voters passed a medical marijuana law that often left police, prosecutors and even patients confused about what was allowed, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Friday attempting to clean up that largely...

    By Rachel La Corte And Gene Johnson, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Biggest US players in the cable game

    The Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal is off, but that doesn't mean that there aren't collisions ahead in the cable universe. Here are the biggest players in the field who are seeking to offset rising costs for the shows and sports that they pipe to...

    By The Associated Press|

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