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The new Gmail sends self-destructing emails - and nudges you to reply to mom

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Gmail is getting major update starting Wednesday. A certain amount of hyperventilation is to be expected when a service used by 1.4 billion people changes anything. I’m here to report it’s going to be OK. Truth be told, when Google first showed me the redesign, I...


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Lockheed's Marine copter slipping behind schedule, Pentagon Says

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Lockheed Martin Corp.‘s new $31 billion helicopter for the Marine Corps may be falling behind schedule and could miss its target for initial combat capability by as much as eight months, Pentagon analysts say. Defense Department officials are tracking more than 1,000 current or...


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Asian stocks slip following sell-off on Wall Street

Financial Markets Wall Street

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares dipped Wednesday, mirroring a sell-off on Wall Street on worries over slowing growth and falling profits. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.3 percent to 22,206.51 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 0.8 percent to 30,378.89. The Shanghai Composite shed 0.3...


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Facebook finally explains why it bans some content, in 27 pages

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. SAN FRANCISCO - Among the most challenging issues for Facebook is its role as the policeman for the free expression of its 2 billion users. Now the social network is opening up about its decision-making over which posts it decides to take down - and why. On Tuesday...


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Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kids

E Cigarette Crackdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. The Food and Drug Administration issued warnings to 40 retail and online stores...


National

Inmate: Prison officers complicit in cellphone problem

Prison Riot

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina prison officials have for years blamed cellphones for contributing to inmate violence. After a bloody riot left seven inmates dead at a maximum-security prison last week, they again find themselves asking federal officials to grant waivers and change laws to let...


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Lawyers wrap up case blaming pork giant for ghastly smells

Hog Smells Lawsuits

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Industrial-scale hog producers knew for decades that noxious smells from open-air sewage pits tormented neighbors but didn’t change their livestock-raising methods to keep production costs low, the lawyer for farm neighbors told jurors in a federal lawsuit Tuesday. The first in...


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Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 24,579.94 Low: 23,828.73 Close: 24,024.13 Change: —424.56 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2634.56 —35.73 NYSE Index: 12,514.00 —96.78 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7007.35 —121.25 NYSE Amer Composite: 2559.81 —28.33 Russell 2000 Index: 1553.28 —8.84 Wilshire 5000...


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Trump to send Mnuchin, Lighthizer to China in bid to ease trade tensions

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump is dispatching several of his top economic advisers to China next week for high-level talks aimed at easing trade tensions, several weeks after the White House and Beijing threatened each other with hundreds of billions of dollars worth of...


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'High-water mark' comment from Caterpillar executive ripples through US stock market

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped more than 2 percent - 550 points - at its low in trading Tuesday as a key U.S. government bond yield hit 3 percent for the first time in more than four years and in reaction to a seemingly innocuous comment from a Caterpillar...


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