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Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable
Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations....

Latest in food-track tech: Swipe a code, meet your fisherman
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- After eyeing a piece of haddock on the supermarket counter, a customer scans a code and finds out the fish was caught in the waters of Georges Bank and learns the name of the fishing boat - and maybe even sees a picture of the smiling, rain-slickened fisherman who reeled it in. Welcome to the future of buying New England seafood....

Corporate maneuver at Samsung strengthens heir's influence
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Two key Samsung companies are merging in a step toward ensuring the son of the group's ailing chairman inherits control of the theme parks to smartphones conglomerate....

United Arab Emirates launches national space agency strategy
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates on Monday laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the Gulf federation's burgeoning space industry....

Adult dating site investigating breach of user data
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- The operator of a popular adult dating website said Friday it's investigating a data security breach following reports that hackers stole names, email addresses and information about the sexual orientation or habits of up to 4 million members....

After a decade online, YouTube is redefining celebrity
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's a meet-and-greet worthy of an A-list star....

YouTube's 1st decade shows sharing free content pays off
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- YouTube's legacy extends beyond its pioneering role in the Internet's video revolution. The 10-year-old site provided a stage for exhibitionists, narcissists and activists to broadcast their opinions, show off their talents, expose abuses or just pass along their favorite clips of movies, TV shows, music, cute kittens and other interests....

French court rejects Uber's challenge to legal restrictions
PARIS (AP) -- France's highest court has rejected ride-sharing company Uber's bid to have much of a recent law banning its services declared unconstitutional....

Aviation agency unveils messaging system to reduce delays
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will reduce delays during weather events and cut down on errors that occur during routine voice transmissions....

Hewlett-Packard sells stake in Chinese unit for $2.3B
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hewlett-Packard is selling a controlling stake in its China server and storage unit, a move that comes as the Chinese government, apparently worried about U.S. cyberspying, has encouraged the use of local companies....

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