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China relief helps shore up markets
LONDON (AP) -- European stocks rebounded Tuesday after figures showed China's economic growth slowed less than feared. U.S. shares were poised to make further gains at the open too amid further signs that markets have found a surer footing....

Staples investigating possible data breach
NEW YORK (AP) -- Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue....

Turner pulls CNN from Dish as pact deadline passes
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Turner Networks has pulled channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN from Dish's programming lineup as a deadline passed for renewing their distribution agreement....

China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years
BEIJING (AP) -- China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown....

US urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets
TOKYO (AP) -- U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is urging Japan to be bolder in opening its markets to help reach a deal on a pan-Pacific trade agreement....

Total CEO dead in runway crash; plow driver drunk
MOSCOW (AP) -- Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday....

The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street....

Review: Apple Pay in action
NEW YORK (AP) -- If there ever comes a day I can ditch my wallet and use my phone to pay for everything, I'll look back to my first purchase through Apple Pay: a Big Mac and medium fries for $5.44. That wallet-free day won't be coming for a while, if ever, but Apple's new payments system brings us much closer....

A list of merchants taking Apple Pay
More than 200,000 payment locations in the U.S. are equipped to accept so-called contactless payments, including Apple Pay. Smaller merchants tend to be among the several millions that don't have the required equipment yet....

Samsung seeks boost from redesigned Note
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The latest version of Samsung's popular big-screen Galaxy Note has gone on sale at a crucial time for the South Korean company as it suffers a rapid decline in profit from its global smartphone business....

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