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Android makers really want to make their phones eye-catching

Android makers really want to make their phones eye-catching

NEW YORK (AP) — It's getting rarer for phone launches to generate excitement these days — especially in the Android world, where all models use the same underlying Google software. Every year, phones get routine refreshes such as faster processors, better cameras and longer battery life.
But Android phone makers haven ... (full story)


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Dear Mr. Berko: I've been a member of an eight-person investment club for 11 years that meets once a month. We get into some spirited discussions and have a portfolio of 17 stocks worth almost $210,000 and our portfolio has a cost basis of $143,000. Our biggest gainer was 150 shares of CF Industries that you recommended in December ... (full story)


Tesla isn't alone with cars that can nearly drive themselves

Tesla isn't alone with cars that can nearly drive themselves

DETROIT (AP) — With all the attention paid to Tesla Motors' Autopilot system, you'd think the company was the only one making cars that can almost drive themselves. But many automakers have rolled out cars that do what Teslas do.
The difference: Tesla debuted Autopilot, a suite of semi-autonomous driving features, with a sw ... (full story)


More small businesses put focus on a mobile-first strategy

More small businesses put focus on a mobile-first strategy

NEW YORK (AP) — GreenPal CEO Bryan Clayton came to realize he had to scrap his company's $90,000 website.
The business aims to link homeowners with lawn care companies, but its software wasn't equipped to easily handle requests from mobile users, and 85 percent of visitors using those devices left without a transaction.
... (full story)


At Mexico's lone gun store, even the boss discourages sales

At Mexico's lone gun store, even the boss discourages sales

MEXICO CITY (AP) — There's just one place in all of Mexico where you can legally buy a gun. It's tucked away in an anonymous building on an army base in the capital, staffed by soldiers.
Those who enter must surrender any cellphones, tablets or cameras, remove caps and pass through a metal detector. Weapons are kept in lock ... (full story)