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Now Gawker has its own billionaire backer, sort of
NEW YORK (AP) -- The courtroom fight between former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and news-and-gossip site Gawker is becoming a battleground of sorts for Silicon Valley tycoons as well....

US economy showing signs of life after slow start to year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy is showing signs of more life after a less-than-stellar start to the year....

Janet Yellen says Fed could raise rates in coming months
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that an interest rate hike would be appropriate in the coming months if the economy keeps improving....

Chinese developer Wanda opens theme park to take on Disney
NANCHANG, China (AP) -- China's largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, opened an entertainment complex on Saturday that it's positioning as a distinctly homegrown rival to Disney and its $5.5 billion Shanghai theme park opening next month....

Michigan bills expand use of driverless cars beyond testing
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The U.S. auto industry's home state of Michigan is preparing for the advent of self-driving cars by pushing legislation to allow for public sales and operation - a significant expansion beyond an existing state law that sanctions such vehicles for testing only....

In business and politics, Trump stokes internal rivalries
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to attracting high-rolling gamblers....

Idea for Burt's Bees land to become park becoming partisan
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A congressional field hearing in the coming week on a proposal to create a national monument in northern Maine underscores how partisan lines have been drawn as Republican lawmakers try to rein in the expansion of public lands by Democratic President Barack Obama....

Fast money: Banks making it easier to split the tab
NEW YORK (AP) -- Splitting the bill for those pizzas you shared with your buddies or that utility bill that is suddenly due is going to get easier and faster even if you don't all use the same bank....

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