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Apple's big event
Apple is hosting a mystery spring press event on March 25, where it's expected to debut a video-streaming product. This is Apple's Hollywood moment.

Pinterest files to go public. Its not-so-secret weapon: Moms
Pinterest, a service that lets users bookmark or "pin" images ranging from recipes to home design, filed paperwork to go public.

LAPD audit reveals dangers of high-tech policing
An audit of the Los Angeles police department is raising questions about new technologies law enforcement is using nationwide with little oversight.

Why space is becoming a dangerous place to do business
Internet startup OneWeb has plans to deploy hundreds of new satellites into Earth's orbit, and founder and chairman Greg Wyler wants to make sure it's done safely.

CNN's Oliver Darcy looks at how Twitter's algorithm is now amplifying extreme political rhetoric and conspiracy theories.

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Portugal, Ireland woes dominate EU summit
BRUSSELS -- Just on the day EU leaders were hoping to present the final version of their plan to solve the region's debt crisis, their summit in Brussels was overwhelmed Thursday by debate over Portugal's political crisis and Ireland's banking woes.

Moody's downgrades ratings of Spanish banks
MADRID -- Moody's downgraded the debt of 30 Spanish banks Thursday but left untouched the ratings of the country's three largest banks, highlighting the weaknesses in Spain's financial system a day after the government in neighboring Portugal fell.

Markets brush off Portuguese bailout concerns
LONDON -- Markets on Thursday brushed aside mounting speculation that Portugal would soon be tapping a European bailout fund amid hopes that the continent's debt crisis may be about to claim its final scalp - for now.

Japan disaster reminds businesses about insurance
NEW YORK -- It might be inconceivable to small business owners that a disaster hundreds or thousands of miles away could shut them down. But the earthquake and tsunami in Japan have interrupted shipments of parts and finished goods to companies in the U.S., and sent many of them to call their...

Irish economy shrinks for 3rd straight year
DUBLIN -- Ireland's economy shrank in 2010 for the third straight year and the yields on Irish bonds rose to euro-era highs Thursday amid fears that the cost of rescuing the country's failed banks will overwhelm its finances even with the international bailout.

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Stocks rise on better outlook for jobs, Europe
U.S. stocks rose last week, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to its biggest two-week gain since June, as concern about Europe's sovereign debt crisis eased and U.S. jobs data came in better than forecast.

Rising U.S. stocks spark economic optimism
U.S. stocks rose last week, snapping three weeks of declines, as better-than-estimated growth in private employment and manufacturing raised optimism that the economy will avoid a recession.

Stocks still mired in a losing streak
U.S. stocks fell for a third straight week, sending the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to its longest losing weekly streak since February, as a record decline in home sales raised concerns that the economy may fall back into recession.

Stocks finish down again on weak data
U.S. stocks fell for a second straight week as a jump in jobless claims and an unexpected slump in manufacturing in the Philadelphia area suggested that a rebound in corporate profit growth won't be sustained.

U.S. stocks post biggest weekly loss in five weeks as economic uncertainty rises
U.S. stocks slid last week on concerns that the Federal Reserve's stimulus plan and a surge in jobless claims mean the economic recovery is in jeopardy, sending the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to its biggest loss in five weeks.

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Researchers try to understand naked mole rats' resistance to cancer
With their pinkish, translucent and wrinkly skin, double-saber buck teeth and black-bead eyes, naked mole rats look like characters in a nightmare from hell. In fact, they do live underground in pitch-dark burrows where their air, from a human point of view, can contain chokingly little oxygen, t...

Doctors try new models to push health insurers aside
Just about everyone agrees that the way we pay for primary care needs fixing. Under the current insurance model, doctors get paid for procedures and tests rather than for time spent with patients, which displeases doctors and patients alike and increases costs. Now some medical practices are side...

Medigap supplemental coverage can be too pricey for younger Medicare beneficiaries
One night three years ago, Joe Hobson finished reading a book, went to sleep and woke up blind. The problem, caused by a rare hereditary disease, forced him to give up his 20-year communications job, along with its generous health insurance. Now 63, the Arlington man is covered by Medicare, the f...

Breathless, but not from asthma

Fish and seafood recipe recommendations
Jennifer LaRue Huget offers some suggestions

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The Beat Generation is alive in San Francisco
It began with a poem.

Buy your own Italian paradise island for just over $1 million
Ever dreamed of owning your own Italian private island? An aristocratic family is selling one in Sicily for a lot less than the price of a Tuscan villa or a Manhattan loft apartment.

British Airways announces its shortest flight yet -- just 54 miles
British Airways is launching its shortest flight to date: a 54-mile, 50-minute flight from Bahrain International Airport to Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The return flight will be even quicker, with only 40 minutes spent in the air.

Iceland beauty spot closing to tourists
The canyon of Fjaðrárgljúfur in Iceland, which made an appearance in a Justin Bieber music video, is closing to tourists following environmental concerns about the number of visitors it is attracting.

Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis' former yacht is available for rent
Jackie and Aristotle Onassis helped set the tone for glamor in the late '60s, and their yacht was a big part of the image. Now you can rent their former yacht from a charter company in Greece -- if you have the money.