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Money 'Tampa Bay Times' buys, shuts down rival 'Tampa Tribune'

The Tampa Tribune, a newspaper that has been publishing daily in Florida since 1895, will cease publication Wednesday after being purchased by its rival, the Tampa Bay Times. Petersburg Times until it changed its name in 2012.Tribune subscribers will receive the Tampa Bay Times starting Wednesday. “There are very few cities that are able to sustain more than one daily newspaper, and the Tampa Bay region is not among them.”Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
USA Today
04/05
63 Points
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Money Delamaide: Banks, not Trump, worry Buffett

Berkshire also has a stake in Bank of America.Buffett’s opposition to derivatives is nothing new . Vanity Fair honored it with a headline, “Warren Buffett Is the Only One Not Freaking Out About a President Trump.”Presidents come and go, not to worry. Warren Buffett, the legendary investor who has made millionaires out of many of his shareholders, isn’t worried that Donald Trump may become president . synthetic securities based on underlying financial instruments .
USA Today
04/05
44 Points

Money The Republic of Tea recalls green tea over salmonella fears

The California-based company The Republic of Tea is recalling one of its green tea blends as a precaution over fears of possible salmonella contamination.The company said Monday that the voluntary recall of its Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea comes after a supplier said one lot of its organic ginger ingredient could be contaminated.Tests conducted by The Republic of Tea found no salmonella.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
38 Points
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Money U.S. auto sales back on track in April

new-vehicle sales rose 4% in April to 1.51 million units, compared with the same period a year earlier, according to Autodata. Discounts rose 13% in April, compared with a year earlier, to $3,021 per vehicle, according to TrueCar. That far outpaced the 1.9% increase in average transaction prices to $33,865, according to Kelley Blue Book.
USA Today
04/05
27 Points
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Tech Money Takata planning to recall 35 million airbags: report

The agency will take all appropriate actions to make sure air bags in Americans’ vehicles are safe.”A spokesman for Takata told the publication that the company is working with U.S. safety officials "to develop long-term, orderly solutions to these important safety issues," and urged consumers to visit NHTSA's site listing affected vehicles.Follow USA TODAY tech reporter Marco della Cava on Twitter:[email protected]
USA Today
04/05
28 Points
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Tech Money WhatsApp blackout in Brazil ends

The blackout was supposed to last 72 hours.Brazil's five wireless carriers were not permitted to transmit WhatsApp data during the blackout period or risk fines of 500,000 reals, or about $140,000.WhatsApp says it does not store the encrypted data the court seeks.
USA Today
04/05
21 Points

Money California April taxes about $1 billion short of projection

SACRAMENTO -- Preliminary numbers show California's personal income tax collections were about $1 billion short of Gov. The budget Brown signed into law relied on April income tax collections rising 4.6 percent compared with the same month last year. He says Californians have recently reduced withholdings from paychecks and bonuses. The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office says the numbers are not cause for alarm, though.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
20 Points
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Money Cartoonist says his art got him axed

(DE); Monsanto (MON); and DuPont Pioneer, a subsidiary of E.I. du Pont de Nemours (DD), made more money than 2,129 Iowa farmers last year.A large affiliated company "was insulted and canceled their advertisement with the paper, thus, resulting in the reprimand of my editor and cancellation of 'It's Friday' cartoons," wrote Friday, who worked 21 years for Farm News, publishing 1,090 cartoons. A Deere spokesman wasn't immediately available Monday to comment.Monsanto's Christi Dixon said the St.
USA Today
04/05
19 Points

Money Beyonce goes from 'Lemonade' to watermelon water

It said the beverage has no added sugar or artificial ingredients and consists of only watermelon and "a drop of organic lemon juice." . WTRMLN WTR, a startup beverage company that makes cold-pressed watermelon juice, announced Tuesday that Beyonce has joined as an investor. NEW YORK (AP) -- When life handed Beyonce lemons, she made ...
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
19 Points
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Money Conditions improve, but farmers not optimistic

Farmers and ranchers are enjoying better conditions these days, but many aren't optimistic the changes will significantly help them soon, according to a survey released Tuesday by Purdue University and futures market operator CME Group.The Ag Economy Barometer, a nationwide measure of the health of U.S. agriculture, rose 21 points in April to 106 as higher prices for corn, soybeans and wheat and good weather for crop plantings boosted producer sentiment.
USA Today
04/05
14 Points
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Money CBS' Q1 income rise 20% on higher ad sales, retrans fees

$394 million a year ago. Per-share earnings, after adjusting for some items, were $1.02, beating the estimate of 94 cents from analysts who were polled by S&P Global Market Intelligence.Revenue increased 10% to $3.85 billion.“CBS delivered a spectacular quarter as we continue to execute on our strategy of creating and distributing the content that audiences have to have,” said Leslie Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corp. Pay-TV providers pay broadcasters retrans fees to carry their stations.
USA Today
04/05
15 Points
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Money In rare move, Southwest cuts airfares, Delta boosts them

what their peers may charge.While industrywide price hikes tend to falter if Southwest fails to match, it was the low-cost carrier’s price cut last week that stood out. Most airlines matched Southwest’s fare reduction on routes where they competed with the carrier. But Baker applauded Delta moving some of its prices in the opposite direction."We have long criticized the industry for not being more creative with its pricing efforts," Baker’s note read.
USA Today
04/05
14 Points

Money France threatens 'no' to US-EU trade zone, amid new tensions

Still, EU negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero said Monday that major disagreements remain between the two sides following the 13th round of talks last week. The EU chief negotiator said several Greenpeace conclusions were "false" while Kincaid said the interpretations were misleading and sometimes wrong. European officials appear to be toughening their rhetoric after Greenpeace leaked large amounts of confidential negotiating documents that suggest the EU is coming under U.S.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
12 Points
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