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Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court 


(AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.

Got Battery? Lots of low battery hacks but no quick fix

(AP) — At a cozy watering hole in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, bartender Kathy Conway counted four different phone chargers behind the bar. Call it the scourge of the red zone, call it battery anxiety. Smartphone users are tired of begging to charge devices behind bars or hunting for hidden electrical outlets in airports and train stations. Where, oh where, is a better battery?

Cadillac wants small dealers to upgrade to 'boutique' stores

(AP) — Cadillac wants about 700 smaller dealers in the U.S. to create "boutique" stores that focus on the luxury brand.

No-tip restaurant offers food for thought on pay, benefits

 (AP) — Customers to Girard Brasserie and Bruncherie might be in for a surprise when they read the note attached to their bills: "Tipping is not necessary."

US stocks end bumpy day with gains

(AP) — Another choppy day on Wall Street is ending with stocks higher on hopes for new stimulus for Europe's economy and on a sharp rise in oil.

Microsoft shows off Windows 10 and 'HoloLens'

 (AP) — Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new version of Windows — and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLens.

Supreme Court sharply divided over housing bias cases 


(AP) — The Supreme Court appeared sharply divided Wednesday in a debate over a decades-old strategy for fighting discrimination in housing.

S&P settles with SEC, 2 states over misconduct charges 


(AP) — Standard & Poor's agreed on Wednesday to pay the U.S. government and two states more than $77 million to settle charges tied to its ratings of mortgage-backed securities.

4chan founder to retire from site he started at age 15

(AP) — The founder of online message board 4chan says he is retiring as the site's administrator.

Strawberry's deferred compensation auctioned for $1.3M

(AP) — The deferred compensation agreement included in Darryl Strawberry's 1985-90 contract with the New York Mets has been auctioned for $1.3 million by the Internal Revenue Service.