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Bold moves, tepid gains: Have central banks met their limit?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The world's key central banks have worked themselves into contortions to try to rev up economic growth, raise inflation and coax consumers and businesses to borrow and spend more....

Yellen, in speech Friday, could send signal about next hike
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The job market is humming, and so are the U.S. financial markets, with major stock indexes near record highs....

Mylan boosts EpiPen patient programs, doesn't budge on price
Mylan is bulking up programs that help patients pay for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment after weathering heated criticism about an average cost that has soared over the past decade....

WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads and Facebook friend suggestions on Facebook based on WhatsApp information - although not on the messaging service itself....

Apple boosts iPhone security after Mideast spyware discovery
PARIS (AP) -- A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple's mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday....

World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore
SINGAPORE (AP) -- The world's first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore....

Duke University files $9.9 million claim on McClendon estate
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Duke University has filed a $9.9 million claim against the estate of former Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon for pledges the Duke alumnus made that the university says were unpaid at the time of his death in a fiery highway crash....

Yosemite, and President Obama, head into virtual reality
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality - in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park....

Volkswagen, dealers reach tentative deal in cheating scandal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Volkswagen has reached a tentative deal with its U.S. dealers to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company's emissions cheating scandal, attorneys for the carmaker and dealers told a federal judge Thursday....

Russian man convicted of hacking into US businesses
SEATTLE (AP) -- A jury convicted a Russian man Thursday of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that made him millions of dollars....

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