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Walgreens, Rite Aid to sell 865 stores to Fred's

In a bid to bolster its chances to buy Rite Aid, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and Rite Aid (RAD) said Tuesday that they plan to sell hundreds of Rite Aid locations to Fred's Inc. (FRED) for $950 million.<p>If the sale of the 865 stores gets the green light from regulators, Fred's would instantly …

House easily passes Iran review bill

The House overwhelmingly passed legislation on Thursday that would allow Congress to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran.<p>The measure now heads to President Barack Obama’s desk for his signature. Just 19 Republicans voted against the bill, despite opposition from some House …

Mosquito magnet? Blame your DNA, study says

Are you a mosquito magnet? If so, your genes may be to blame.<p>New research shows that if mosquitoes are attracted to the scent of a particular person, they are likely to be attracted to her twin's scent as well. On the flip side, if they are repelled by someone's odor, they're likely to find her …

President Obama on Loretta Lynch Delay: 'This is Embarrassing'

President Obama got impatient as he expressed his disappointment with Senate Republicans’ delay of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch’s …

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Snapchat cuts off third-party apps, releases its first transparency report

Snapchat has been one of the biggest messaging success stories over the last few years, adding a host of new features to the core "vanishing messages" concept that brought the app so much notoriety when it launched. But the company is growing up now, with advertisers and media partners as well as …

How Tesla Is Helping to Remake the Iconic U.S. Road Trip

Some travelers pick hotels with a five-star chef. Vincent Argiro looks for a Tesla charging station.<p>A road-trip warrior who lives on Salt Spring …

Uber Signs Deal With City Of Boston To Share Ride Data

Uber has signed a deal with the city of Boston to share ride data, which it says will provide planners with new information on growth, traffic congestion, public transport provision and greenhouse gas emissions. It’s likely to be the first in a series of collaborations with municipal …

Help wanted: US job openings at 14-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rapid hiring that made 2014 a stellar year for job gains is showing no sign of slowing down.<p>U.S. employers advertised the most …