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Without missing a beat, blustery conservative commentator Bill O’Reilly returned to the microphone Monday night — just as his former shop, Fox News Channel, was introducing its O’Reilly-free schedule. O’Reilly’s first appearance since being fired last week by Fox News’ parent company was not on...

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    Bebe plans to close its last stores by the end of May

    Women’s apparel retailer Bebe Stores Inc. said it’s closing its remaining 168 stores, the latest in a string of retailers shutting physical outlets. Bebe said it expects “to close all of the stores by the end of May,” according to a filing the Brisbane, Calif., firm made this week with the Securities...

  • Volkswagen to pay $2.8-billion criminal fine in U.S. diesel emissions scandal

    Volkswagen to pay $2.8-billion criminal fine in U.S. diesel emissions scandal

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    Indian Chieftain Limited motorcycle is a bad urban bagger

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    Condo values catching up to single-family homes

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    Zero DS: A plug-in electric commuter bike that is a rarity in the two-wheeled world

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    Venture capitalists look beyond tech to the dietary supplements market. Scientists express worry.

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    Mattel shares drop after toy maker posts bigger loss and disappointing sales

    Mattel shares dropped Thursday after the nation’s largest toy maker reported a wider loss and a 15% drop in sales for the first quarter as it dealt with holiday hangover of too many items unsold. The latest quarterly performance underscores the challenges facing Chief Executive Margo Georgiadis,...

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    Baby orca arrives: Last killer whale is born at SeaWorld

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    Stocks rally, lifted by company earnings

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  • Tesla recalls some Model S and Model X cars for parking brake problem

    Tesla recalls some Model S and Model X cars for parking brake problem

    Because of a parking brake that might stick and render a car immobile, Tesla Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for certain Model S and Model X luxury electric cars. In an email to owners Thursday, first revealed by TechCrunch, Tesla said that no injuries related to the defect have been reported,...

  • Bill O'Reilly's departure from Fox News draws divergent reactions from conservative media

    Bill O'Reilly's departure from Fox News draws divergent reactions from conservative media

    It was a smear campaign orchestrated by liberal activists bent on censorship. It was a predictable reckoning for an arrogant man. It’s the latest sign that the old-guard conservative media need fresh blood to take on the left-wing establishment. Following the firing of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly...

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    A flying car will be available for preorder for more than $1 million

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  • GM halts operations in Venezuela after factory is seized

    GM halts operations in Venezuela after factory is seized

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    Bill O'Reilly's future at Fox News looks doubtful

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