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    Facebook moves to block offensive terms from targeted advertising campaigns

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    Power-assist electric bicycles coming from Yamaha

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    Banks lead stocks modestly higher; oil prices slide

    Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher Monday, nudging the stock market to another record high. The Standard & Poor's 500 index and Dow Jones industrial average closed at new highs as the market extended its gains from last week. Investors continued to bid up bank shares...

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  • Video streaming pioneer Roku aims to raise up to $252 million with IPO

    Video streaming pioneer Roku aims to raise up to $252 million with IPO

    Roku Inc., the leading maker of devices for streaming Internet video on televisions, hopes to raise up to $252 million with an initial public stock offering. The Los Gatos, Calif., company’s IPO registration filing Monday came the day after the growing popularity of streaming video platforms such...

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    The CBS telecast of the 69th Emmy Awards was watched by about 11.4 million viewers on Sunday, roughly equaling last year’s audience level. The good news for CBS is the number did not decline from 2016, when the broadcast aired on ABC and hit an all-time low. Ratings for the Emmys have been on a...

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