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Electrolux to buy GE Appliances in $3.3B deal

(AP) — Sweden's Electrolux is buying the appliances business of General Electric for $3.3 billion, boosting its presence on the North American market, the companies said Monday.

Amazon slashes price of its Fire smartphone

(AP) — Amazon slashed the price of its Fire smartphone Monday, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone.

S&P 500 hits record on dividend stocks, Ukraine

(AP) — A surge in dividend-rich utility stocks helped push the Standard & Poor's 500 index close to a record Friday.

Plane with unresponsive pilot crashes off Jamaica 


(AP) — Trailed much of the way by two U.S. fighter jets, a small plane with an unresponsive pilot flew a ghostly 1,700-mile journey down the East Coast and through Cuban airspace on Friday before finally crashing off the coast of Jamaica. The fate of the pilot and anyone else aboard was not immediately known.

Jeans face an uncertain future amid yoga wear rage 


(AP) — Americans' obsession with jeans is beginning to wear thin.

NV lawmaker: Colleagues to scrutinize Tesla deal 


(AP) — Nevada Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick says it's too early to say whether a huge package of tax breaks and incentives needed to land Tesla Motors Inc.'s lithium battery factory will have smooth sailing at a special legislative session next week.

Obama lays out immigration goals, not timing 


(AP) — Leaving his timing uncertain, President Barack Obama laid out ambitious objectives Friday for immigration steps he intends to take on his own and said he had already received some recommendations from the Homeland Security and Justice departments for executive action he could implement without Congress.

Family Dollar bucks Dollar General bid again

(AP) — Family Dollar is rejecting Dollar General's latest acquisition offer, and Dollar Tree says it will now divest as many stores as needed to get antitrust clearance for its deal to buy Family Dollar.

Stocks flat as oil drop offsets ECB stimulus

(AP) — A slump in oil prices weighed on the stock market Thursday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its third straight loss.

The buzz on caffeine in coffee: A genetic quirk

(AP) — Scientists have woken up and smelled the coffee — and analyzed its DNA.