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  • Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO

    Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:05:48 GMT
    Amazon is teaming up with HBO, the first streaming arrangement agreed to by the cable network, in a deal that will make available to Amazon prime members some classic TV like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire."
    Fans of classic HBO shows like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network.
  • A stock rally falters as US earnings disappoint

    A stock rally falters as US earnings disappoint

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:05:02 GMT
    The stock market is slightly lower after a six-day advance as several U.S. companies report disappointing earnings.
    The stock market is slightly lower after a six-day advance as several U.S. companies report disappointing earnings.
  • Labor Dept. cuts levels of allowable coal dust

    Labor Dept. cuts levels of allowable coal dust

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:54:38 GMT
    The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease.
    The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease.
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