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Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq tops 5,000, approaching record high
NEW YORK (AP) -- The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet connection was probably still dial-up and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist....

Asia stocks limp as focus shifts back to China economy
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets were lackluster Tuesday despite a record day on Wall Street after Australia left interest rates unchanged and investors looked ahead to the release of China's growth target....

WIRELESS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: New phones, new ways to connect
NEW YORK (AP) -- High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo and others too. Meanwhile, Google and Facebook are working on giving people more ways to use those devices....

Google, Facebook update contrasting plans to connect world
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads. And they are finding new ways to make it happen - from selling smartphone data plans, to using solar-powered drone aircraft as floating cell towers to partnering with telecom providers in the developing world to get people hooked on apps....

United Airlines won't accept rechargeable battery shipments
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Citing safety concerns, United Airlines on Monday became the second major U.S. airline to announce it will no longer accept bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries of the kind that power everything from smartphones to laptops to power tools....

Tourism thrives in Malaysia despite association with tragedy
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn't hurt the country's tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor numbers had their strongest growth in years....

HP's big deal: Tech giant buys Aruba Networks for $2.7B
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, in what amounts to HP's first major acquisition since its disastrous purchase of a British software company in 2011....

What to expect from Costco's new deal with Visa and Citi
NEW YORK (AP) -- If you're shopping at Costco, you'll need a new credit card to pay for those family-sized packs of chicken breasts or toilet paper....

Costco strikes credit card deal with Citi, Visa
NEW YORK (AP) -- Costco says it struck a deal for Citi to be the exclusive issuer of its co-branded credit cards, with Visa replacing American Express as the card network....

New FDA official inherits raft of projects, challenges
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of the nation's leading medical researchers joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency's No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices and tobacco products....

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