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Netflix loves to pick hits for each subscriber — but how?

BY FRAZIER MOORE NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix wants subscribers to know it's looking out for them. For instance, the average Netflix subscriber might never guess...

Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

BY MICHAEL BALSAMO LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to...

Ford to offer incentives to scrap older cars

LONDON (AP) — Ford is offering car buyers in Britain a 2,000-pound ($2,570) incentive to trade in older vehicles for newer, less polluting models. The...

Trump rebuffs coal industry; CEO claims promise broken

BY JEFF HORWITZ, MICHAEL BIESECKER and MATTHEW DALY WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used...

US stock indexes inch higher after back-to-back down weeks

BY STAN CHOE NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks inched higher Monday, as the Standard & Poor's 500 index steadied following back-to-back losses the last...

Gas prices down locally; mixed bag nationwide

Gas prices are fluctuating around the country, but trending downward locally and in Florida. The average fill-up in Florida fell three cents last week to...

Herbalife held unsuccessful sale talks

NEW YORK (AP) — Herbalife says that it was in talks to be acquired and taken private, but that those negotiations ended last week. The...

China’s Great Wall considers bid for Fiat Chrysler Jeep unit

BY JOE McDONALD BEIJING (AP) — Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors is considering making a bid to buy Fiat Chrysler's Jeep unit, spokespeople for...

Sempra Energy bids $9.45B for Oncor, topping Buffett offer

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sempra Energy is buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett's Berkshire...

Korea tensions keep a lid on global markets

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in narrow ranges Monday as investors awaited a key meeting of central bankers later this week and...

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Weekly Chat: Jerry Lewis, a National Icon

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on Jan. 11. Jerry Lewis passed away Sunday at the age of 91. Americana (noun): items or...

Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animals

BY FRANK JORDANS VICTORIA STRAIT, Nunavut (AP) — The email arrived in mid-June, seeking to explode any notion that global warming might turn our Arctic...

Defiant Trump renews criticism of ‘both sides’ in protest

BY JONATHAN LEMIRE and JULIE PACE NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump defiantly blamed "both sides" for the weekend violence between white supremacists and...

SWFL can expect 77 percent coverage during eclipse, NASA scientist says

Americans across the country are preparing for the first cross-continental total solar eclipse in almost a century, and Southwest Florida residents are looking for...