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Obama proclaims: 'We are not at war with Islam'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama, speaking at his summit on countering violent extremism Wednesday, sought to strike a balance between appealing for more acceptance of Muslim-Americans while emphasizing the need to remain vigilant against radicals who could turn violent.<p>"We are not at war …

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Best Secret Ski Towns of North America

Most people haven’t heard of these towns, which is just fine with the skiers and boarders that live and play there. These are the places without gloss, the unknown gems, where the locals are friendly and shops are locally owned. Some have terrain for everyone, while many are for experts with …

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Alaska Airlines spends $990 million on 10 Boeing jets

Ten new Boeing jets are heading to the Land of the Midnight Sun.<p>Alaska Airlines (ALK) is purchasing 10 Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ER planes. This …

Apple's sapphire supplier files for bankruptcy - update

It’s hasn’t even been a year since Gov. Jan Brewer was saying how thrilled she was to welcome Apple to Arizona, and Apple, in turn, how proud it was …

Facebook, Twitter and Google to attend EU anti-extremist meeting

<b>A "private" dinner between tech firms and government officials from across the EU is to take place on Wednesday.</b><p>The purpose of the meeting is to discuss ways to tackle online extremism, including better cooperation between the EU and key sites.<p>Twitter, Google, Microsoft and Facebook will all be …

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Johnny Rockets Goes Retail as 'Lifestyle Brand'

The California-based chain has announced a new Johnny Rockets At Home program that will extend its brand to retail freezers, housewares, music and more. Orlando-based The Blackwood Group will represent the brand for licensing. This comes shortly after Johnny Rockets announced four new Route 66 …

Car fuel efficiency hits historic high with Mazda, Nissan leading way

Automakers raised the fuel efficiency of their new models last year to record levels, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. But they …

Ads on Snapchat are coming

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>By Laura Entis, …

Toledo nervously awaiting fate of beloved Jeep

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The thought of losing the Jeep Wrangler — a direct descendant of the original olive-drab vehicle that rolled off the assembly …

Amazon 'to open first shop in time for Christmas'

Amazon plans to open its first physical store in New York, opposite the Empire State Building, according to reports<p>Amazon is to open its first physical shop in time for Christmas, according to reports.<p>The store, which will be located in Manhattan, New York, will be a revolutionary new step in the …

Data Freeze: Dairy Queen Becomes Latest Retailer to Be Hacked

Dairy Queen is the latest retailer to reveal a hack of its customer data. The ice cream and fast-food chain said Thursday that hackers may have gained access to customer names, credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates at 395 stores between August and October. The company said it has fixed …

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Walker probe goes back to state

A federal court ruled Wednesday that it was up to the state of Wisconsin to decide whether to continue the investigation into Gov. Scott Walker on alleged campaign finance violations.<p>The Wednesday ruling from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals orders the federal government to leave all future …

'WE HAVE TO VOTE' -- Dem Congressman Worried Obama Will 'Violate The Constitution' To Fight ISIS

"There's nothing so urgent that Congress can't take a day, or two, or three to debate it. ... It's not an obvious, imminent threat," Nadler said. "The degree or how much of a threat it is and how immediate a threat it is, that's for Congress to debate, decide what to do about it."<p>Nadler stressed he …

Panera Bread CEO: Don't Bring Your Guns Into Our Restaurants

Bakery-cafe chain Panera Bread has joined a growing list of retailers including Starbucks and Target by announcing that customers should leave their guns at home.<p>The 1,800-outlet, $4.2 billion (market cap) company issued a brief statement on Monday after CEO Ron Shaich spoke to CNBC about the …

Facebook Is Now Worth $200 Billion

Facebook’s valuation passed the $200 billion mark for the first time Monday. The company’s stock closed at $77.6, a new all-time high, giving it a …

Honda introduces self-driving car

DETROIT (AP) — Honda shared its vision of the hands-free highway commute Tuesday, a car that can safely drive itself on the freeway while the …

Ray Rice Fallout: Nike, Others Cut Ties With Ex-Baltimore Raven

Punishment has come swiftly for Ray Rice in the wake of the release Monday of an elevator surveillance video seemingly showing him violently knocking out his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City hotel. This week Rice has been dismissed by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended by the NFL, and …

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Early Apple Designer: Apple Is Now a Marketing-Driven Company

As expected, Apple’s upgraded iPhones – finally rounded again for nice touch – and the Apple Watch are meticulously designed and continue Apple’s …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Pledge $50 million To Fight Ebola In West Africa

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $50 million to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.<p>The foundation announced the pledge on Wednesday and said it would disburse the funds to United Nations agencies and other international organizations working on containing the virus in West …

McDonald's trademarks the term 'McBrunch'

McDonald's is trademarking the term "McBrunch."<p>It’s unclear what the company plans to do with the trademark. A McDonald's spokesperson confirmed the application but cautioned, "We routinely file intent to use trademark applications as a regular course of business. We can't share details at this …

With new CEO, Target ready to move forward

MINNEAPOLIS — It took a changing of the guard at Target for the company to openly and widely acknowledge for the first time that it has made mistakes in recent years. Now, with its first CEO in company history to be hired from outside at the helm, Target has taken a refreshingly candid position …

Here's How 'Destiny' First Day Sales Compare To 'Halo' And Other Huge Games

Publisher Activision said in a statement this morning the shooter game from developer Bungie the company "sold more than $500 million" of the game into retail stores worldwide. That doesn't equate with actual retail figures for day one, but it could lead to a healthy number for Activision, the …

'Generation Z' Is Poised To Drive A Surge In E-Commerce Growth

BI Intelligence finds that there are surprising and important differences in behavior depending on gender, age (especially for Generation Z), income, and education. Generation Z, those aged 18 to 24, spends almost one in ten of their dollars online.<p>And they are spending a much <i>higher proportion</i> of …

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