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Penny cheapest in 7 years as zinc benefits U.S. taxpayers

A penny just got a little cheaper. Making it, that is. While the billions of new U. Full Story
Companies lose billions buying back own stock
NEW YORK -- If you think your stocks are doing poorly, check out the performance of some of the most sophisticated investors, the ones with more knowledge about what's going on inside businesses than anyone else: Companies that buy their own shares. Full Story

TV goes with flow of revenue stream-ing
The Golden Age of Online Television may be in peril. Streaming TV has gotten popular as several online services such as Netflix make past seasons of TV shows available for binge-watching, while Hulu offers episodes from the current season. Full Story

Feds find Fiat Chrysler gear shifters confuse drivers
DETROIT (AP) -- Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and some serious injuries, U. Full Story

Don't be so quick with accepting that refund
A few local people have reported receiving a strange phone call where the caller is promising a refund for a computer service. Full Story

Offbeat humor and upbeat messages dominate Super Bowl 50 ads

NEW YORK (AP) - From a strange creature called "Puppymonkeybaby" to a tear-inducing Audi ad, Super Bowl ads ran the gamut this year from offbeat humor to heartfelt messages. Full Story

MCC offers avenue for advancement for LifeLinks staff members
LOWELL -- Jayne Rachier may have won a lottery, but she still needed a way to get ahead. A Kenyan immigrant who came to America with her husband and two children in 2003 after winning a diversity visa -- also referred to as the green-card lottery Full Story