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Eli Wallach, veteran character actor, dies at 98

  NEW YORK (AP) — Eli Wallach, the raspy-voiced character actor who starred in dozens of movies and Broadway plays over a remarkable and enduring career and earned film immortality as a conniving, quick-on-the-draw bandit in the classic Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” has died. He was 98. The actor’s son, Peter [...]

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US-Portugal match could generate big TV rating

  NEW YORK (AP) — With interest up in the World Cup, the United States match against Portugal on Sunday is poised to take a run at viewership records for men’s soccer in the United States.   The U.S. team is going for its second straight win and the early evening starting time on the [...]

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Katie Couric marries financier in Hamptons

  EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Katie Couric has married a New York financier in a small ceremony at her East Hampton home. People magazine reports the former “Today” host and John Molner took the vows on Saturday in front of 50 guests. The 51-year-old Molner is a partner at investment firm Brown Brothers Harriman [...]

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Bitcoin faces biggest threat yet: a miner takeover.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Bitcoin digital currency system is in danger of losing its credibility as an independent payment system because of the growing power of a group that runs some of the computers behind it.In recent weeks, a British-based “mining pool” called GHash has amassed nearly half of the Bitcoin computing power and [...]

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Toby Keith’s bar in Syracuse owes $250K in taxes

  SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York location of country music star Toby Keith’s chain of restaurants owes more than a quarter-million dollars in sales taxes to the state. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (http://bit.ly/1uAeH9r ) that a tax warrant filed by the state earlier this month seeks $107,000 owed by Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar [...]

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Brooklyn a hit as a baby name, except in NY state

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe it’s the ultimate sign that New York City’s up-and-coming borough has finally arrived. Brooklyn is now one of the nation’s most popular baby names. Over the past two decades, Brooklyn as a name for girls has surged from No. 912 to the top 30 in each of the last three [...]

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Brazil, other markets are no longer ‘Fragile Five’

  NEW YORK (AP) — Soccer fans will focus on Brazil and the start of the World Cup Thursday, June 12 but investors have been entranced by that nation’s stock market for months. Brazil has company. From Sao Paulo to Mumbai, investors are regaining their faith in emerging markets this year. It’s a big shift [...]

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