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  • Midday Glance: Railroad companies

    Shares of some top railroad companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: CSX rose $.13 or .4 percent, to $30.97. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $.04 or .1 percent, to $65.50. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose $1.01 ...

  • New York police see risks with drones' popularity
    New York police see risks with drones' popularity

    NEW YORK (AP) — One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week. Most recently, authorities say, another had a close brush with a police helicopter near the George Washington Bridge.

  • Ohio company wins rights to shipwreck's gold
    Ohio company wins rights to shipwreck's gold

    A fugitive treasure hunter's company has lost its bid to stop deep-sea explorers from bringing up gold and other artifacts from a ship that sank off the South Carolina coast in 1857 and has been the subject of legal fights for nearly 30 years.

  • iPhone 6 is already causing problems for Apple’s rivals – and it doesn’t even exist yet
    iPhone 6 is already causing problems for Apple’s rivals – and it doesn’t even exist yet

    We’ve read a number of analyses that paint a troubling picture for Apple’s rivals following the launch of its next-generation iPhone 6 smartphone and “iPhone Air” phablet. In a nutshell, industry watchers see a rocky road ahead for Android phone vendors as pent-up demand for larger iPhone models sends millions upon millions of smartphone buyers headed in Apple’s direction. According to a new report, however, the iPhone 6 is already causing some serious headaches for rival smartphone makers despite the fact that it won’t even exist for another couple of months. FROM EARLIER: Absolutely gorgeous images show the iPhone 6 like you’ve never seen it before According to unnamed supply chain sources speaking with Digitimes, Apple’s rivals are running into problems

  • Consumer IPOs crush investors who 'buy what they know'
    Consumer IPOs crush investors who 'buy what they know'

    A spate of retail and restaurant IPOs has arrived since last summer with plenty of fanfare, but later fizzled. Overheated first-day demand left the shares of untested companies at lofty, vulnerable valuations, pointing up the danger of investing in familiar consumer brand concepts.

  • 'Sonic Boom' Earthquake Shatters Expectations
    'Sonic Boom' Earthquake Shatters Expectations

    One of the world's deepest earthquakes was also a rare supersonic quake, upending ideas about where these unusual earthquakes strike. Only six supersonic (or supershear) earthquakes have ever been identified, all in the last 15 years. "This was very surprising," said Zhongwen Zhan, lead author of the study, published today (July 10) in the journal Science. "It's not only deep, it's supershear, and it's also quite small."

  • Baby thought cleared of HIV has virus again
    Baby thought cleared of HIV has virus again

    A girl who was born HIV-positive but was treated early and showed no signs of the disease for years has seen her infection return, US doctors said Thursday. The girl's story had raised hopes that doctors may have found a way to cure young children who are born HIV-positive, simply by giving them strong anti-retroviral drugs shortly after birth. "Certainly, this is a disappointing turn of events for this young child, the medical staff involved in the child's care and the HIV/AIDS research community," said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Known widely as the "Mississippi baby," she was born to an HIV-positive mother in 2010 and was given a potent dose of anti-retroviral medication 30 hours after birth.

  • Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways
    Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.

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