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Paul Allen

Ownership not all Super Bowl fun and games

There will be one happy billionaire on Sunday when either Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen or New England Patriots counterpart Robert Kraft hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy as the Super Bowl champion.

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U.S. President Barack Obama

U.S. government releases draft plan for electronic health data

The Obama administration on Friday proposed a plan to move most doctors, hospitals and their patients to national standards for handling electronic clinical data by the end of 2017.

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US Federal Reserve

Treasury official among those eyed for regional U.S. Fed openings

A U.S. Treasury official and a director at the New York Federal Reserve are among those who have been considered to replace two hawkish Fed policymakers, according to people familiar with the searches.

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Jeep Liberty Patriotic Edition

U.S. regulators recall 2.1 million vehicles in new air bag issue

The auto industry’s air bag troubles deepened on Saturday as U.S. federal safety regulators said three big automakers will recall about 2.1 million older vehicles to fix defects that could cause air bags to deploy when they are not supposed to.

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Chevron Corp.

Chevron's profit beats as chemical sales offset cheap oil

Chevron Corp (CVX.N), the second-largest U.S. oil producer, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday as sales of chemicals, lubricants and other refined products helped offset plunging crude prices CLc1.

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Richard Fisher

Fed's Fisher: stronger dollar good for U.S. jobs

Sharp gains in the U.S. dollar are good for the U.S. labor market, a top Federal Reserve official said on Friday, downplaying a crescendo of complaints from top executives over the dent to their profits.

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NYSE

U.S. economy cools in fourth quarter, but consumer spending shines

U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter as weak business spending and a wider trade deficit offset the fastest pace of consumer spending since 2006.

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Dish Network Corp.

AT&T top buyer at U.S. airwaves auction; Dish spends big

AT&T Inc (T.N) spent close to half the total in the record-setting U.S. sale of airwaves for mobile data, with Dish Network Corp (DISH.O) spending heavily to manage a surprise win at No.2 ahead of Verizon, results showed on Friday.

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Gas station

Oil surges 8 percent as U.S. rig count plunges, shorts scramble

Oil prices roared back from six-year lows on Friday, rocketing more than 8 percent as a record weekly decline in U.S. oil drilling fueled a frenzy of short-covering.

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One Hundred Dollar Notes

Dollar mixed on GDP data, January marks greenback record run

The dollar traded mixed on Friday after weaker-than-expected headline U.S. fourth-quarter gross domestic product data, which included the fastest pace of consumer spending since 2006 and left intact market expectations of long-term greenback gains.

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Uber

Uber will improve privacy, data security following report

Ride service Uber, which is trying to enhance its image after several controversies, on Friday released the findings of a report on its handling of passenger data and said it would act on all the report's recommendations for improvements.

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Shake Shack restaurant

Wall St. closes down for January, Shake Shack rallies in debut

U.S. stocks closed down on Friday after a volatile session as investors worried at the end of a rough month for the market about weak U.S. growth data and whether instability in Europe could hurt corporate earnings in the United States.

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Online transaction value on Alipay

Politics, mobile overshadow Alibaba's fairy-tale run

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's underwhelming holiday quarter performance and an escalating war of words with a powerful Chinese industry regulator highlight two major risks to its seemingly fairy-tale ascent: politics and the shift to mobile commerce.

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General Motors

GM to suspend production at its Russian plant for two months

General Motors Co (GM.N) will suspend production at its St. Petersburg auto assembly plant in Russia from mid-March to mid-May and is raising prices for its products because of the weak and volatile Russian rouble, a company spokesman said on Thursday.

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Amendments on the Keystone XL pipeline bill

Keystone XL bill passes in Senate, faces Obama veto

The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Thursday to approve the long-pending Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite the White House saying earlier in the day that President Barack Obama would veto the measure.

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