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Congress wants to know how thieves stole tax info from IRS
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is demanding answers about how identity thieves were able to steal the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website....

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....

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....

Review: Online stylists for the shopping-averse
NEW YORK (AP) -- Though my grandmother was a fashion designer, I hate buying clothes, and I still wear outfits from high school - in the last century....

Apple promotes tech guru Jonathan Ive as head of design
LONDON (AP) -- Apple innovator Jonathan Ive says he's been promoted to the company's chief design officer, making him one of the most powerful people in the world's most valuable company....

Oregon proposal would outlaw sneak photos up women's skirts
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal aimed at closing a loophole in state privacy laws that recently let a man go unpunished after he took photographs up a teenager's skirt....

French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use
PARIS (AP) -- France's lower house of parliament has approved a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures....

Tech blog spinoff Re/code is acquired by online media chain
Tech news blog Re/code said Tuesday it's been acquired by online publishing company Vox Media, just 18 months after spinning off from its former parent, The Wall Street Journal....

Latest in food-track tech: Swipe a code, meet your fisherman
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- After eyeing a piece of haddock on the supermarket counter, a customer scans a code and finds out the fish was caught in the waters of Georges Bank and learns the name of the fishing boat - and maybe even sees a picture of the smiling, rain-slickened fisherman who reeled it in. Welcome to the future of buying New England seafood....

Corporate maneuver at Samsung strengthens heir's influence
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Two key Samsung companies are merging in a step toward ensuring the son of the group's ailing chairman inherits control of the theme parks to smartphones conglomerate....

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Congress wants to know how thieves stole tax info from IRS

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Oregon proposal would outlaw sneak photos up women's skirts

Tech blog spinoff Re/code is acquired by online media chain

Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives

Amazon hires 6K full-time workers for distribution centers

What Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could mean for consumers

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