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Yellen: Persistent economic weakness could slow rate hikes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Wednesday that global weakness and falling financial markets could depress the U.S. economy's growth and slow the pace of Fed interest rate hikes....

Hong Kong, Seoul stocks sharply lower after holidays
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stocks shuddered again Thursday, led by sharp drops in Hong Kong and South Korea, which were catching up to global market turmoil after being shut for Lunar New Year holidays....

Mylan to buy Sweden's Meda AB for $7.2 billion
NEW YORK (AP) -- Drugmaker Mylan says it will buy Meda AB of Sweden for $7.2 billion in cash and stock, and says the move will help it enter new markets....

Disappearing act: Twitter reports flatlining user growth
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter set out to build a virtual town square bustling with billions of people. But it's starting to look more like a novelty stand as the masses flock to other services that strike a more personal chord....

Twitter tweaks its timeline in pursuit of more users
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users' timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service....

Surprise insurance fees often follow medical emergencies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Recovering from a medical procedure is always a challenge, but getting hit with unexpected insurance fees can add financial hardship to the process....

Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier 'Comic Con'
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to Silicon Valley....

Tesla's 4Q net loss doubles but shares up on outlook
DETROIT (AP) -- Tesla Motors posted its 11th straight quarterly loss Wednesday, and its results badly missed Wall Street's forecasts. But the electric car maker's shares soared anyway on news that its lower-priced Model 3 sedan is on schedule to be released next year....

S. Korea shuts down joint industrial park with N. Korea
PAJU, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean workers on Thursday began shutting down a jointly run industrial park in North Korea, a move that will end, at least temporarily, the Koreas' last major cooperation project as punishment over Pyongyang's recent rocket launch....

Hold the onions! Panera works to quell rage of wrong orders
NEW YORK (AP) -- Panera wants to eliminate one of the biggest scourges of eating out - bungled orders....

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