Google Seeks Partners for Self-Driving Car

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The head of Google’s autonomous-vehicle project said the company is looking for auto industry partners to bring its vision of a self-driving car to market within the next five years.

Staples: Data Breach Exposes Million Cards

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Staples said criminals stole personal information from as many as 1.16 million payment cards during the back-to-school shopping season from stores across the country.

Xiaomi Valued at More Than $45 Billion

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Xiaomi is raising more than $1 billion in its latest round of funding, valuing the fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker at more than $45 billion, a person familiar with the matter said

Dish Drops Two Fox Channels

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Dish Network Corp. is no longer carrying Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network after the parties couldn’t agree on terms of a new distribution pact.

Sony Hack Forces Firms to Rethink Email

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Devastating leaks from Sony’s computer systems have dramatized the risks of storing corporate email for extended periods. Some people in Silicon Valley wonder if it is time to rethink that practice.

Congress Extends Charity IRA Rule Through Dec. 31

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Provision is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2014.

Your Driving Deductions for 2015

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If you use your car for work, you may be eligible for a tax break that will be slightly more generous in the new year. You may also qualify for a deduction if you use your vehicle to help a charity, or for medical or moving purposes.

FDA Backs AbbVie's Hepatitis Treatment

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U.S. regulators on Friday approved AbbVie’s new multidrug regimen for hepatitis C, and the company priced it below rival treatments from Gilead Sciences.

Trump Taj Mahal Expected to Remain Open, for Now

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The endangered Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., is expected to remain open through the weekend while lawyers work to complete a $20 million lifeline from billionaire Carl Icahn.

Car Safety Gear Cuts Traffic Deaths

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Deaths in U.S. car crashes have fallen by about a quarter in the last decade, new federal data show, as safety features in newer models have powered a drop in fatalities even as auto-safety recalls have surged.

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