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Barclays Bank Confident It Can Weather Brexit Uncertainty

FINANCE | By Danica Kirka | Jul 30
British bank Barclays said Friday its second-quarter earnings rose 19 percent as it expressed confidence it could weather the uncertainty of the country's exit from the European Union.

Big Cats Returned to California Sanctuary Threatened by Fire

CORPORATE | By Delara Shakib | Jul 30
About a dozen lions, tigers, cougars and other big cats came home to a sanctuary north of Los Angeles days after they were evacuated in the teeth of an advancing wildfire.

UK Economy Grew Faster Than Expected in Run-Up to EU vote

FINANCE | Jul 29
Britain's economy grew faster than expected in the run-up to the vote to leave the European Union, official figures showed Wednesday - little consolation for a country that is already seeing business activity decline sharply.

Twitter Still Struggling to Grow As Rivals Race Ahead

CORPORATE | By Michael Liedtke | Jul 29
Twitter is in danger of becoming the next internet company forced into a desperation sale if it cannot find a way to start luring people and advertisers back to its sometimes-befuddling messaging service.

Feds Complete Purchase of Maine Blueberries

FINANCE | Jul 28
In the face of industry pressure, the federal government is spending up to $4.4 million to complete a plan to help Maine's blueberry industry by buying surplus crop.

Qualcomm to Pay $19.5M to Settle Gender Discrimination Suit

CORPORATE | By Julie Watson | Jul 28
Qualcomm agreed Tuesday to pay $19.5 million to settle a gender discrimination class-action lawsuit alleging women were denied equal pay and job opportunities to their male counterparts at the tech giant.

As iPhone Sale Sag, Apple Touts Apps and Services Instead

CORPORATE | By Brandon Bailey | Jul 28
You can expect to hear a lot more from Apple about the virtues of mobile apps and online services in coming months. And for good reason: They're just about the only part of Apple's business that's growing right now.

Officer Denied Service at Restaurant Outside DC

CORPORATE | Jul 27
A police department outside Washington says an officer was denied service at a local Noodles & Company restaurant.

Former Oregon Lumber Town Rides Digital Wave to A Comeback

CORPORATE | By Andrew Selsky | Jul 27
It was not long ago that Crook County had five major lumber mills. Timber was king, and the rural Oregon county was the nation's top producer of ponderosa lumber.

Pricey Drugs Overwhelm Medicare Safeguard

FINANCE | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 27
A safeguard for Medicare beneficiaries has become a way for drugmakers to get paid billions of dollars for pricey medications at taxpayer expense, government numbers show.

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