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Miners switch from coal to coding

posted: 02/08/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Jim Ratliff worked for 14 years in the mines of eastern Kentucky, drilling holes and blasting dynamite to expose the coal that has powered Appalachian life for more than a century.

Robo-advisers for investors distress banks

posted: 02/08/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Banks are watching wealthy clients flirt with robo-advisers, and that's one reason the lenders are racing to release their own versions of the automated investing technology this year, according to a consultant.

Health simulators blink, breathe, get closer to real

posted: 02/08/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Look at Victoria long enough and she'll blink. Nearby, her buddy HAL, who lost his legs due to some unspecified accident, takes a deep breath.

Ikea loses its trademark in Indonesia

posted: 02/08/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

There is Samsung of South Korea, Sony of Japan, BMW of Germany and there now is Ikea of Indonesia.

TECH SPOTLIGHT: Effects Studio transforms smartphone photos

posted: 02/08/2016 2 a.m. Discuss

Photography is evolving.

On Computers: Give up Windows? Not even for a sleek MacBook

posted: 02/08/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Several years ago, one of our friends announced he'd had it with Windows. He went out and bought two MacBooks, one for himself, one for his wife. We're slow, but we're starting to see his point. Feeling the same exasperation, we recently turned to a MacBook Air we'd had in the closet since 2012. The relief was instant. Websites loaded immediately. Joy didn't have to do four yoga poses before pictures downloaded .

China set to cut coal-output capacity

posted: 02/08/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

China plans to chop as much as 17 percent of its coal-production capacity as part of efforts by President Xi Jinping's government to cut industrial overcapacity and use cleaner energy sources amid sliding demand for the fuel.

Cosmopolitan doubles down on gambling

posted: 02/08/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Bill McBeath knew exactly what was missing at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas: gamblers.

Price of India's airwaves ladens carriers with debt

posted: 02/08/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

The proposed prices for India's auction of mobile-phone airwaves this year are so high the government could collect a sum worth more than the entire Sri Lankan economy.

YouTube Red to roll out original shows

posted: 02/08/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Google's YouTube will release the first batch of shows from a new original programming drive on Wednesday, offering three movies and an adventure series designed to lure customers to its $9.99-a-month subscription service.

Business news in brief

posted: 02/08/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Apple takes trashed iPhones as trades NEW YORK -- Apple for the first time is accepting banged-up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade.

Bankruptcy watch

posted: 02/08/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

ALEXANDER Corey Moore, 13512 Dynasty Drive, Feb. 1, 2016, Chapter 13.

Herbicide OK labeled vital for state

posted: 02/07/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas farmers are hoping for quick approval to use certain herbicides, as weeds resistant to approved methods pose a risk to two of the state's core crops -- soybeans and cotton.

After glum year, Super Bowl ads serious about getting laughs

posted: 02/07/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Millions of Americans who tuned in for the glitz and grandeur of last year's Super Bowl ads were instead force-fed a sad smorgasbord: Abused wives and lost dogs, cyber-bullying and overeating, even an insurance commercial where a dead boy dreamed of all the things he'd never do.

As U.S. tourism in Cuba surges, Californians bet on wine trade

posted: 02/07/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

The 3.5 million tourists who flooded Cuba last year downed oceans of mojitos, lakes of daiquiris and rivers of thin, sour beer. Only an odd few accompanied their ropa vieja and croquetas with wine -- mostly overpriced, low- to mid-grade vintages from Chile, Argentina and Spain.

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