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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. president announces retirement
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The president of Pacific Gas & Electric Company is retiring at the end of the year....

Charter buying Time Warner Cable as TV viewers go online
NEW YORK (AP) -- As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion....

What Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could mean for consumers
NEW YORK (AP) -- As the Internet has upended their business, cable companies have been racing to reinvent themselves as dominant broadband providers and distributors of online video....

APNewsBreak: IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part of an elaborate scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said Tuesday....

Asia stocks ruffled by Greece crunch, Fed rate hike views
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets were ruffled Wednesday by Greece's impending cash crunch and expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year for the first time in almost a decade....

Media heads rule ranks of best-paid CEOs
NEW YORK (AP) -- They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league....

Top 10 highest-paid CEOs
NEW YORK (AP) -- Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2014, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay data firm:...

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted
NEW YORK (AP) -- Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing....

Consumer confidence edges up in May on improving job market
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer confidence rebounded slightly this month as the job market showed signs of improvement....

Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions before the crash....

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Time Warner Cable, McDermott are big market movers


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