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Stocks open slightly higher; tech and energy companies edge up

Stocks are opening slightly higher as technology and energy companies inch upward. Seagate Technology rose 1.2% in early trading Monday, and Chevron rose 0.5%. General Electric fell 2% after the company named a new director to its board and announced the departure of its chief financial officer...
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Young Americans are waking up to their grim financial future
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:30:00 +0200
Lately I’ve been losing track of how old everyone is. Friends, co-workers and family members are resisting middle age with vigorous exercise, careful diets and regular doctor visits. Even when 50-year-olds look like they’re 50, they often dress or...
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Meet the top-ranked American fencer who's also a male model
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0200
Things could get ugly — shouting, maybe cursing — if Race Imboden shows up late for his workout. So he arrives well before 9 a.m. on a recent weekday morning, fiddling with switches on the wall as a few more banks of fluorescent lights sputter to...
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Fed up with violence and corruption, Mexicans embrace a seasoned leftist who wants to double the minimum wage
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0200
If the polls are right, leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is poised to win in a landslide in Mexico's July 1 vote. He represents radical change.
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High earners need to watch out for Medicare surcharge
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0200
Dear Liz: When I retired at age 70, I anticipated receiving the maximum available Social Security benefit payment because I had paid in the maximum tax for my entire career. I did not anticipate the heavy hit my spouse and I would take in monthly income-adjusted...
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She left toyland for candyland, finding a sweet spot with Sugarfina
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0200
Rosie O'Neill was a successful businesswoman at Mattel Inc. when she saw "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" on a 2010 third date with Josh Resnick. Two years later they had developed the core idea of Sugarfina, a business selling artisan candies from...
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Angels' Justin Anderson unable to close out Blue Jays
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 07:50:00 +0200
He had given up a potentially damaging leadoff single but now suddenly had two outs and the bases empty. Justin Anderson knew he had the game as squarely in his right hand as the baseball itself. “I’m like, ‘OK, two outs, let’s get out of this...
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Angels allow three runs in ninth inning in 4-1 loss to Blue Jays
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 07:20:00 +0200
Santa Claus threw out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday at Angel Stadium, although sources later confirmed that it was only someone dressed as him. As weird at that might sound —it was all part of the Angels’ “Christmas in June” promotion —...
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Laurent Ciman needs just four minutes to make impact in return to LAFC
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 07:10:00 +0200
Laurent Ciman hadn’t played for Los Angeles Football Club since May 26. That’s 360 minutes of game time without LAFC’s captain, absent because of his obligations to the Belgian national team. Ciman, the last player cut by Belgium before the World...
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MLB: Blue Jays put pitchers Aaron Sanchez and Jaime Garcia on DL
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 05:35:00 +0200
The Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday put pitchers Aaron Sanchez and Jaime Garcia on the 10-day disabled list. Sanchez suffered a right finger bruise before starting in an 8-5 loss to the Angels on Thursday, giving up two runs in one inning before leaving....
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Oregon State beats Mississippi State 5-2, plays Arkansas in College World Series finals
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 05:35:00 +0200
Kevin Abel and Jake Mulholland combined on a four-hitter, Tyler Malone hit his third home run of the College World Series, and Oregon State survived some ninth-inning drama to beat Mississippi State 5-2 on Saturday night to reach the best-of-three finals...
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In Mexico the joy continues as national team wins again in the World Cup
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 05:15:00 +0200
The streets of this capital were mostly deserted. The distant squawks of radio and TV broadcasters were punctuated by muted cheers and groans — a disembodied soundtrack to the becalmed metropolis. Small clusters of intense fans gathered at cafes and...
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Clayton Kershaw flashes talent and rust in return; Dodgers beat Mets 8-3
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 05:05:00 +0200
The parameters of the assignment precluded Clayton Kershaw from answering any significant questions about either his present or his future. The Dodgers did not expect Kershaw to pitch for long on Saturday night at Citi Field. He did not. For three innings...
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Contrasting views as Trump visits Nevada: 'Best president we've ever had' to fears that 'it could get worse'
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 04:15:00 +0200
Dan Martinez is tired of people — including his sister — constantly ripping President Trump for seemingly everything he says, does and tweets. The former military veteran and current Teamster saw the president speak at the Nevada Republican Party...
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Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons is an aberration in a league where strikeouts are soaring
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 03:50:00 +0200
He is striking out at a pace reminiscent of another era, comparable to the career marks of players with names like Klondike Douglass, Irish Meusel and Cupid Childs. Andrelton Simmons entered Saturday striking out once every 24.36 plate appearances, leading...
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People flock to social media to take sides after Sarah Huckabee Sanders is asked to leave restaurant
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 03:05:00 +0200
It didn’t take long before word got out that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant — or for people to hail her ejection as a brave move or denounce it as intolerance. “I just served Sarah Sanders...
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