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Nuclear crossroad: California reactors face uncertain future
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Six years ago, the company that owns California's last operating nuclear power plant announced it would seek an extended lifespan for its aging reactors. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. envisioned Diablo Canyon as a linchpin in the state's green energy future, with its low-carbon electricity illuminating homes to nearly midcentury....

Iran lures foreign investors with new oil contracts
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran unveiled a new model of oil contracts Saturday aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal reached earlier this year, and said U.S. companies would be welcome to participate....

Black Friday store sales fall as Americans buy more online
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online....

Don't get Grinched by cybercrime during the holiday season
NEW YORK (AP) -- Online fraud spikes during the holiday shopping season, as people searching for the perfect gifts take to cyberspace and head to traditional stores armed with their smartphones....

NYC-area ports stare down sizeable challenge of modernizing
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- From ultra-thin laptops to drones to smartphones, the shelves of big-box retailers overflow with gadgets to help us communicate and conduct business at greater and greater speeds....

Obama shops at Washington bookstore, popular frozen pop shop
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama kept up his holiday tradition of supporting small businesses....

Super Bowl of shopping is more like a scrimmage
NEW YORK (AP) -- The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over....

Putin orders sanctions against Turkey after downing of jet
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane....

Race to settle budget fight means resolving policy disputes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Farm-state lawmakers are trying to thwart new clean water rules....

What to know about 'BernieCare,' Sanders' health overhaul
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The most ambitious "repeal and replace" health care plan from a presidential candidate comes from Sen. Bernie Sanders, not from a Republican....

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