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Entertainment 'Avengers' + 'Star Wars' = big year for Disney 'Avengers' + 'Star Wars' = big year for Disney
Who would win if Captain America fought Luke Skywalker? Why Disney, of course, which stands to bring in astronomical amounts of money this year from two big installments of two of the most popular film franchises ever.

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National & World Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba (New) Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba
The Obama administration approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States and Cuba on Tuesday, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of millions of dollars in goods that travel between Florida and Havana each year.
National & World Huckabee launches second presidential bid
Declaring Tuesday that he can bring "the kind of change that truly can get America from hope to higher ground," former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced his Republican candidacy in the hometown he shares with former President Bill Clinton.

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Technology Googling on mobile devices surpasses PCs in U.S. for 1st time Googling on mobile devices surpasses PCs in U.S. for 1st time
Google's influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology's shift to smartphones. More search requests are now being made on mobile devices than on personal computers in the U.S. and many other parts of the world.
Technology High-tech sensors help kids keep eye on aging parents High-tech sensors help kids keep eye on aging parents
Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home make notes on a digital logbook.
Business Growth in U.S. service economy picked up speed last month Growth in U.S. service economy picked up speed last month
U.S. service firms' growth accelerated in April, fueled by more orders, rising sales and an uptick in hiring. The figures provide solid evidence that the economy is recovering from its first-quarter stumble.
Business U.S. trade deficit jumps to 6-year high of $51.4 billion U.S. trade deficit jumps to 6-year high of $51.4 billion
The U.S. trade deficit in March swelled to the highest level in more than six years, propelled by a flood of imports that may have sapped the U.S. economy of any growth in the first quarter.

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Technology Comcast now has more Internet than cable customers
Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators' fears about a giant cable company's control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers.

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Entertainment Singer Chris Brown accused of battery in Las Vegas
Singer Chris Brown faces another battery accusation just days after he performed at an after-party to the weekend's much hyped boxing match, which was also billed as the kickoff to his residency at the Drai's nightclub.

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Business Europe raises economic forecast despite bleak Greek outlook
The European Union has nudged up its forecast for economic growth across the 19-country eurozone despite a much gloomier outlook for Greece, which is struggling to get its hands on vital bailout cash it needs to pay off debts.
Business McDonald's to simplify structure, focus on customers
McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook says he's stripping away layers of bureaucracy and increasing accountability so the company can move more nimbly to keep up with changing tastes.

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Health Nurses at 6 hospitals across California strike over staffing
Registered nurses at six California hospitals went on strike Thursday over staffing levels and other issues during contract negotiations, a move the medical centers called "inappropriate" but said would not interrupt services.
Health California touts aggressive plan to reduce greenhouse gases (Video)
California would aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 under a plan announced Wednesday that steps up the state's previously established target, which has cut emissions partly by forcing companies to pay for their carbon pollution.