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Business Death toll from GM ignition switches rises to at least 50
With only five days left before the deadline to seek payments, compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg has decided that 50 death cases are eligible for money due to crashes caused by faulty General Motors ignition switches.

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Local & Regional Lyft cars doing away with pink furry mustache (New) Lyft cars doing away with pink furry mustache
Lyft, a company that allows customers to use a smartphone app to book and pay for rides in a private car, is pulling the pink furry mustache that drivers display on the front of their cars and rolling out the new "glowstache" for the cars.

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National & World 'Potentially historic' storm headed for Northeast 'Potentially historic' storm headed for Northeast
A "potentially historic" storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Connecticut starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter, the National Weather Service said.
National & World Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation
An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three months in prison in the country's first case that came to trial over the widespread practice.

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Sports NBA D-League All-Star events set for Feb. 15 in Brooklyn
Bakersfield Jam coach Nate Bjorkgren and his staff will lead the Prospects team, while Scott Morrison and his Maine Red Claws assistants will guide the Futures squad. Their teams own the best records in the Western and Eastern conferences, respectively.

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Home Lost class ring returned 25 years later Lost class ring returned 25 years later (Video)
A Missouri woman's treasure was missing for decades. She thought it was gone forever, but a student from Lewis Palmer high school took up the mission to find it. As Emily Allen reports, it's now mission accomplished.

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Business Survey: Firms optimistic on hiring, wages in 1st quarter Survey: Firms optimistic on hiring, wages in 1st quarter
Rising sales helped boost hiring at U.S. businesses in the last three months of 2014, and companies are optimistic that continued improvement in business conditions will bring increased employment and wages in the current quarter, a new survey shows.
Business Mattel CEO resigns, toy maker results miss expectations Mattel CEO resigns, toy maker results miss expectations
Mattel Chairman and CEO Bryan Stockton has resigned after the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars reported fourth-quarter results that fell far short of analyst expectations.
Technology IBM disputes report that big layoffs coming IBM disputes report that big layoffs coming
IBM is pooh-poohing a published report that the giant technology company is planning a big reorganization and massive job cuts affecting more than 100,000 people.

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Technology Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV
Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either.

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Entertainment 'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office
The military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle topped the box office for a second weekend in a row with $64.4 million in first place, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Business California unemployment falls to 7 percent; few new jobs
Job gains in areas such as trade and transportation, financial activities, educational and health services, hospitality and government were offset by major losses in construction, information, and professional, business and other services, the California Employment Development Department reported Friday.

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Health Fewer parents skip vaccinations for kids
Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the adoption of a law that makes it harder to go without the shots, state figures show.
Health Woman with cancer supports right-to-die legislation (Video)
State Senators Bill Monning and Lois Wolk have proposed the End of Life Option Act, which would give people who are terminally ill the option of legally ending their lives with a doctor-prescribed lethal dose of drugs.