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Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5B

Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5B

NEW YORK | Microsoft will acquire the maker of the long-running hit game Minecraft for $2.5 billion as the company continues to invest in its Xbox gaming platform and looks to grab attention on mobile phones.

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Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5B

Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5B

Microsoft Corp. signage is shown outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft will acquire Stockholm-based game maker Mojang, the maker of the popular game Minecraft for $2.5 billion, the company announced Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo Ted S. Warren, File)

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Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks.

September 12, 2014 11:03 am
Apple reveals larger iPhones and smartwatch

Apple reveals larger iPhones and smartwatch

Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif. The iPhone 6 will have a screen measuring 4.7 inches, while the iPhone 6 Plus will be 5.5 inches. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

September 09, 2014 3:15 pm

Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot confirmed on Monday that its payment systems have been hacked in a data breach that could affect millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.

September 09, 2014 8:00 am
Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.

August 28, 2014 4:10 pm
Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.

August 28, 2014 4:10 pm Photos

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Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.

August 28, 2014 4:10 pm

5 challengers sign up for next America's Cup

Only five challengers have signed up for the chance to take on software billionaire Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA in the 2017 America's Cup.

August 21, 2014 1:33 pm

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Dysfunction surrounding Glenda Ritz, state board hurts Indiana's children

August 19, 2014 1:07 pm
NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power

NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power

NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks Thursday at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms that will give the nation's five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports.

August 07, 2014 5:41 pm
EPA: Petcoke piles violate Clean Air Act

EPA: Petcoke piles violate Clean Air Act

Petroleum coke, or petcoke, in late October is watered down where it is stored along the Calumet River on Chicago's Southeast Side. The EPA on Tuesday said the piles violate the Clean Air Act.

June 04, 2014 8:01 am
Risky IPO seeks new way to trade star athletes

Risky IPO seeks new way to trade star athletes

SAN FRANCISCO | Professional athletes frequently get traded to other teams, but San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is about to be the first ever to be traded like a stock.

March 25, 2014 6:00 pm
Risky IPO seeks new way to trade star athletes

Risky IPO seeks new way to trade star athletes

Fantex CEO Buck French works on a laptop during a promotional stop in San Francisco. The San Francisco company is trying to turn sports stars into commodities whose moneymaking potential can be bought and sold on an exchange run by Fantex.

March 25, 2014 2:40 pm
Pollution board to consider Quinn's petcoke regs

Pollution board to consider Quinn's petcoke regs

Petroleum coke, or petcoke, in late October is watered down where it is stored along the Calumet River on Chicago's Southeast Side. The byproduct of oil refining has been piling up along Midwest shipping channels and sparked waves of environmental concerns.

January 23, 2014 7:13 am
Deal requires removal of Chicago's 'petcoke' piles

Deal requires removal of Chicago's 'petcoke' piles

Petroleum coke, or petcoke, in late October is watered down where it is stored along the Calumet River on Chicago's Southeast Side. The byproduct of oil refining has been piling up along Midwest shipping channels and sparked waves of environmental concerns.

December 19, 2013 7:52 am
Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Petroleum coke, or petcoke, in late October is watered down where it is stored along the Calumet River on Chicago's Southeast Side. The byproduct of oil refining has been piling up along Midwest shipping channels and sparked waves of environmental concerns. The rapid increase in petcoke pile…

November 25, 2013 4:48 pm
Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

A large mound of petroleum coke, or petcoke, is seen in the background near a residential neighborhood on Chicago's Southeast Side. The volume and size of petcoke piles has grown sharply — especially in the Midwest and has sparked new waves of environmental concerns.

November 25, 2013 4:48 pm
Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Petroleum coke, or petcoke, is stored in late October on barges on the Calumet River near the Chicago Skyway Bridge in Chicago. The grainy black byproduct of oil refining has been piling up along Midwest shipping channels and sparking a new wave of environmental concerns. The volume and size…

November 25, 2013 4:48 pm
Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Susanna Gomez, 37, puts a sock on her 5-year-old daughter, Mariah Burgos, as she talks about living near the the Calumet River and industrial sites on Chicago's Southeast Side where petroleum coke, or petcoke, is stored. Listening to the interview is Gomez's 3-year-old grandson Aerien Pachec…

November 25, 2013 4:48 pm
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