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    US economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged....

    Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared -except the money those posts produce....

    IMF sees US growth at weakest since recession
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. economic growth this year will likely be at the weakest pace since the Great Recession ended, the International Monetary Fund said, mostly because of a sharp, weather-related contraction in the first quarter....

    Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach
    NEW YORK (AP) -- It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations....

    NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Some of the hottest tickets in town - to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game - were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts to make big money by fraudulently buying tickets and reselling them, prosecutors said Wednesday....

    Japan trade deficit widens to $8 billion in June
    TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's trade deficit more than tripled from the year before in June to a higher-than-expected 822.2 billion yen ($8.1 billion), as imports surged and exports edged lower....

    South Korea's growth slows on weak consumption
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's economic growth has hit its lowest level in three quarters....

    Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much the changes will cost and how they should be paid for....

    Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soar
    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often....

    Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley....

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