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Drones, dogs deployed in battle to save guacamole

A deadly fungus spread by a beetle has the potential to decimate Florida's avocado crop.

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Love farm fresh eggs? Rent a chicken!

Entrepreneurs are hatching hen-rental idea for fans of fresh eggs in urban and suburban communities.

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Gas prices jump 13 cents; could climb further

The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has jumped in the past two weeks to $2.58.

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Register glitch forces thousands of Starbucks to close

Registers that once merely rang up tabs and stored cash have evolved into hubs that can collect enormous volumes of data and carry out many tasks.

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Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

The decision to swap sweeteners comes as Americans keep turning away from popular diet sodas.

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Colleges giving new meaning to ‘BYOB’

You can now study for a bachelor's in beer or perhaps a master's in malt.

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Some Apple Watches shipping sooner than expected

Many who ordered the new smartwatch were told that delivery could take a month or longer, but now Apple says some deliveries will start tomorrow.

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Home sales hit 18-month high

The fairly upbeat report from the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday implied the economy was regaining some momentum after hitting a speed bump at the start of the year.

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Google is dropping fat stacks of cash in Washington

Google's growing investment in lobbying highlights its expanding presence as it fights antitrust battles and grows its business into new areas such as broadband and self-driving cars.

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Kraft giving Mac & Cheese a makeover

Starting in January, Kraft says its mac and cheese will be colored with paprika, annatto and turmeric.

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You can smoke in Willie Nelson style

The music legend is preparing to release Willie Weed.

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300 strangers attend girl’s birthday party after classmates say no

Every kid in Mackenzie Moretter's class turned down an invite to her 10th birthday party. What happened next is truly amazing.

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Google goes more mobile

The company is tweaking its formula for helping people find things — based on how they search.

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Dog flu: Puppies sniffling across U.S.

Not all infected dogs show symptoms. Some get a cough, runny nose and fever. Severe cases can lead to pneumonia and death.

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‘Model G’ closing the gap in hospital gown fashion

A Detroit-based health system is rolling out a hospital gown that aims to offer more style and fix a lack of rear coverage by other gowns.

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The $70,000 minimum wage

A Seattle company is giving its employees a big raise.

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Eat more bugs!

They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you.

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Those shrinking airline seats might be bad for your health

More seats on a plane may make more money for the airline, but some are complaining about the cramped space.

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U.S. airlines aren’t making the grade

A new report suggests airlines are flying into a cloud bank when it comes to quality.

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Apple backlogged as shoppers get first look at watch

Customers preordering Apple's smartwatch will have to wait at least a month for delivery.

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Maine Native Americans Want Deal with State on Fishing

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Maine’s American Indian tribes want state officials to come to the table for a potentially wide-reaching…

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Mayors Seek Resolution of Energy Efficiency Funding Dilemma

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ A group of Maine mayors is urging lawmakers to fix an error in a 2013 law…

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Maine House Rejects Bill to Ban Plastic Shopping Bags

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ The Maine House has rejected a bill that would prohibit retailers from using disposable plastic bags.…

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Maine Says Pro-Marijuana Group can Collect Signatures

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Maine state officials say a pro-marijuana group can collect signatures to try to get a question about legalization of the drug on the ballot in November 2016.

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Democrats to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Budget in Scarborough

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Maine's House Speaker and Senate Democratic leader are preparing to visit Scarborough to discuss their tax overhaul plan with residents.

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