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Business: Sears' plan to sell brands no salve for financial woes

Source: Reuters

Sears' plan to avoid bankruptcy in part by selling off or licensing brands including Kenmore and DieHard may prove difficult because of changing...

Nation: U.S. workers face higher risk of being replaced by robots. Here's why

Source: CNN

Millions of workers around the world are at risk of losing their jobs to robots -- but Americans should be particularly worried.

World: Egypt's Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

Source: BBC News

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown.

Out of the ordinary: British brewery uses customers' DNA profiles to create custom brews

Source: UPI

March 23 (UPI) -- A British brewery is offering customers the chance to sample beers created specifically for them using genetic profile data from...

Business: As Sears falters, shadow darkens over malls

Source: USA Today

CALUMET CITY, Ill.—To say that that the River Oaks Center, a sprawling mall in this blue-collar suburb of Chicago, has seen better days is an...

Nation: Kochs pledge millions to GOPers in 2018 -- if they vote no on health care bill

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN) In a last-minute effort to sink the Republican health care bill, a powerful network of conservative donors said Wednesday it would...

World: British-born London attacker 'known to MI5'

Source: BBC News

The Westminster attacker was British-born and known to the police and intelligence services, the prime minister has revealed.

Out of the ordinary: Japanese town offering discount funerals for seniors who give up driving

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

March 22 (UPI) -- A Japanese town is offering elderly drivers discount funerals as an incentive to give up their licenses -- and hopefully delay...

Business: Pepsi pulls 12-packs, 2-liters from shelves over soda tax

Source: The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Pepsi is pulling 2-liter bottles and 12-packs of its products from Philadelphia grocery store shelves over the city's new tax on...

Nation: Airline electronics ban: What you need to know

Source: CNN

The Trump administration has ordered nine airlines to stop passengers from bringing most types of electronic devices -- except smartphones -- into...