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AP Source: Trump picks former Ga. Gov. Perdue to lead USDA
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly before it is announced....

Netflix's shrinking DVD service faces uncertain future
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Originally cast in a starring role, Netflix's original DVD-by-mail service has been reduced to a bit player - one that may eventually get killed off as the company focuses on its booming video streaming service....

With job announcements, firms appear to seek Trump approval
WASHINGTON (AP) -- From Wal-Mart to General Motors to Amazon, a growing number of the world's largest companies appear to be trying to get in step with President-elect Donald Trump's demand that employers hire and keep jobs at home....

US stock indexes stay stuck; bond yields and dollar rise
NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market hasn't been this boring in years....

For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?
BOSTON (AP) -- Imagine you're behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you're confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller....

Court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto head
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A Seoul court on Thursday denied a request to arrest one of South Korea's most powerful men, the heir to the Samsung Electronics juggernaut in a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that toppled South Korea's president....

EU, UK take contrasting messages from May's Brexit speech
LONDON (AP) -- European Union leaders on Wednesday punctured U.K. optimism about a smooth and mutually beneficial divorce between Britain and the EU, declaring that, no matter what British Prime Theresa May thinks, Britain can't dictate the terms of the separation....

In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn't hoax
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements....

Exiting rail safety chief looks to technology to save lives
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sarah Feinberg was on the job as the nation's chief railroad regulator for just three weeks when a packed commuter train slammed into an SUV stopped on tracks north of New York City, killing six people....

Washington tries to fix paid leave law dormant since 2007
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A decade ago, Washington state created a paid family leave program that required many employers to offer five weeks of paid time off for new parents. But the law that once offered hope to working parents quickly turned into an empty promise because state lawmakers never came up with a way to pay for the benefit, resulting in an indefinite delay of its implementation....

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