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FAA Says Fliers Can Safely Use Most Electronics

The decision means that soon fliers won't have to turn off their e-books, tablets and other devices during some parts of their flights. Still not OK: using cellphones to make calls.
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Jobless Claims Dip For Third Straight Week

Though claims dropped by 10,000, they're still running at a pace that signals a sluggish labor market.
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Nintendo Reports More Losses

Nintendo, the world's largest video game company, reported its third quarterly net loss in a row — the latest was just over $81 million. The Wii U gaming console's disappointing sales are the main culprit. It has sold just 5 percent of what Nintendo had projected a year ago.
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Providence Kindles Love Of Horror Writer H.P. Lovecraft

The science-fiction writer is attracting new attention. Hordes of visitors and tentacle-bedecked merchandise descended on Rhode Island for a literary festival this year that would have made Cthulhu and Yog-Sothoth proud. A bronze bust of Lovecraft even appeared in a local museum.
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Add Security To The List Of HealthCare.gov Tech Issues

To the long list of problems plaguing HealthCare.gov, add data security. The enrollment site for the new health insurance exchanges had a security flaw that didn't get patched up when the exchange marketplace went live.
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What Happens When The Pace Of Startups Slows Down

New businesses normally create many of the new jobs in the American economy. But since the financial crisis, the pace of business formation has slowed sharply. Some economists worry that with fewer companies forming for 5 years now, that's going to stunt job growth for years more to come.
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Prosecutors Press Case In 'News Of The World' Phone-Tapping Trial

At the Old Bailey Courthouse in London Wednesday, the prosecution laid out the case against former journalists of the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World.
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Here's What You Need To Know About Obamacare And Your Health Plan

The latest complaints about the health law center around the question of whether you can keep your current health plan if you like it. There actually are rules associated with the law that try to protect that right. Here's a primer on those rules.
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Fed, Citing A Still-Struggling Economy, Will Keep Buying Bonds

Federal Reserve policymakers wrapped up their two-day October meeting Wednesday by announcing that they will maintain the Fed's $85 billion per month bond purchase program. The central bank's statement said that conditions in the labor market have "improved" and inflation is modest. But, in explaining the decision to maintain the stimulus, the statement pointed to a slowing housing market and said that fiscal policy is "restraining economic growth."
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Business Leader Sees Uncertainty, Increased Costs In Health Law

Against the backdrop of big uncertainties business are facing — everything from the future of fed policy and leadership and gridlock in Washington to the effects of Obamacare, inflation and unemployment — Robert Siegel talks with Pat Meyer, president and CEO of windows and doors maker Pella Corporation for an on-the-ground sense of how businesses see these uncertain economic times.

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