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White House updating online privacy policy 


(AP) — A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.

Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report 


(AP) — The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed to be a good indicator of national food poisoning trends. Highlights from Thursday's report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

US stock market mostly higher as earnings pour in 


(AP) — Stocks are mostly higher on Wall Street as upbeat earnings news from several big U.S. companies encouraged investors.

Michelle Obama: High school diploma is not enough

(AP) — First lady Michelle Obama says a high school education is not enough in today's global economy.

Chipotle hiking prices as it draws more customers

(AP) — Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos.

Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly

(AP) — Wal-Mart is offering another incentive to its customers to spend more time at its stores.

Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy 


(AP) — Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.

Target expands subscription service tenfold 


(AP) — Target is vastly expanding the goods available to order by subscription as it fends off its biggest non-traditional retail rival, Amazon.com.

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

(AP) — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.

Weibo shares jump in market debut 


(AP) — Weibo Corp.'s shares are rising in the Chinese social media company's debut in the U.S.