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  • Venture investments highest since 2001

    By BARBARA ORTUTAY - Associated Press

    Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday. Published April 18, 2014

  • White House updating online privacy policy

    By MARTHA MENDOZA - Associated Press

    A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain. Published April 18, 2014

  • Abbott campaign accepting Bitcoin contributions

    By Associated Press

    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's campaign for governor says it will accept contributions made with the bitcoin virtual currency. Published April 17, 2014

  • Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

    By BREE FOWLER - Associated Press

    Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December. Published April 17, 2014

  • Ex-Google CEO to advise on NY school tech spending

    By Associated Press

    Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has been appointed to advise New York on how to spend a proposed $2 billion for technology upgrades in schools. Published April 17, 2014

  • Old timey car to replace NYC horse carriages shown

    By DEEPTI HAJELA - Associated Press

    An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea. Published April 17, 2014

  • Column: Fuel-careful F1 less of a guilty pleasure

    By JOHN LEICESTER - Associated Press

    As Earth's atmosphere warms alarmingly and fills with heat-trapping gases, and the writing on the wall - "People, we're in trouble!" - looms ever larger, Formula One has steadily become a guilty pleasure, the motorsport equivalent of blue whale burger or wearing panda fur. Published April 17, 2014

  • New Hampshire hospitals share innovations

    By Associated Press

    New Hampshire hospitals trying to both improve quality and lower costs are sharing their strategies at a luncheon in Manchester. Published April 17, 2014

  • Canadian teen arrested in Heartbleed hack attack

    By Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times

    A 19-year-old Canadian student at Western University has been charged with using the Heartbleed Internet bug to hack into the country's tax agency, forcing it to delay its tax-filing deadline. Published April 17, 2014

  • Senate approves hand-held cellphone ban in NH

    By NORMA LOVE - Associated Press

    Hand-held cellphone use would be banned while driving in New Hampshire in mid-2015 under a bill passed Thursday by the Senate. Published April 17, 2014

  • FDA warns of cancer risk with fibroid procedure

    By MATTHEW PERRONE - Associated Press

    The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a surgical procedure used to eliminate growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body. Published April 17, 2014

  • Rice students work to bring deft touch to amputees

    By BENJAMIN WERMUND - Associated Press

    People with prosthetic hands have to handle everything with care. Published April 17, 2014

  • 2 students to represent state in auto contest

    By Associated Press

    Two students from Winston County will represent Alabama in the national finals of a competition for aspiring auto technicians. Published April 17, 2014

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