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    Can Chase Headley help Yankees in a weak AL East?

    The American League East is so woeful these days that, yes, even Chase Headley could make a difference. The New York Yankees (50-48) may only be two games above .500, but with the rest of the AL East playing just as mediocre, they showed Tuesday they plan to do everything humanely possible to stay in the race, acquiring Headley from the San Diego P...

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Red Cross Urges New Yorkers to Give Blood After Donations Dip 8 Percent

The organization says donations are down about 8 percent over the past 11 weeks, resulting in 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The Red Cross says the shortfall could lead to an emergency situation in the coming weeks. All eligible donors are being urged to roll up their sleeves, but O negative, B negative, and A negative blood donations are es...

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Stocks close with gains on strong earnings reports

A Wall Street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan on July 15, 2013. (Credit: AP / Mark Lennihan) At the close on Wall Street, the Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 9.9 points, about 0.5 percent, to 1,983.5. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 61.8 points, or nearly 0.4 percent, to 17,113.5. The Nasdaq composite was up 31.3 po...

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Apple profit soars on booming iPhone and Mac sales -- but wow, did iPads slump

Apple sales and profit soared last quarter despite a steep decline in demand for the iPad. The iPhone, Apple's flagship product, continued to gain significant traction. Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones in the past three months, up 13% compared to the same period last year. Meanwhile, Mac desktop computers led the product line in terms of growth, up ...

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Chrysler recalls 792,000 older Jeeps

Chrysler recalled about 792,000 older SUVs Tuesday for ignition switch problems. The flaw affects Jeep Commanders from model years 2006-2007 and Jeep Grand Cherokees from 2005-2007. The issue is linked to one accident, but the company is unaware of any related injuries. The problem can cause the ignition key to move out of the "on" position while t...

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Suffolk Bancorp sees 36.2% increase in net income

Suffolk Bancorp is the Riverhead-based parent of the Suffolk County National Bank. (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan, 2011) Suffolk Bancorp said a larger loan portfolio, higher net interest margin and stronger noninterest income drove net income up 36.2 percent in the second quarter over a year earlier. The Riverhead-based parent of the 26-branch Suffolk...

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Brooklyn Bridge White Flag Mystery Deepens: Cops Don't Know Who Did It

The mystery surrounding two white flags that appeared on top of the Brooklyn Bridge today deepened as the New York City Police Department admitted they don't know who committed the security breach or how they accomplished it. White flags, which are symbols of surrender, flew from poles on the stone supports atop the famed bridge that connects Brook...

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Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit bankruptcy deal

DETROIT — Two major bond insurers that could lose billions in Detroit's bankruptcy blasted the city's plan to pay its retirees more than financial creditors. After pensioners voted by a wide margin to accept benefit cuts, bond insurers Syncora and Financial Guaranty Insurance Co. (FGIC) pledged to continue their vigorous legal fight against the cit...

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LinkedIn buys B2B marketing startup Bizo for $175M

Pro social network LinkedIn has purchased marketing platform startup Bizo in a deal worth $175 million, the company announced today. Bizo produces B2B marketing products that let businesses measure display and social advertising campaigns for specific audiences. Recently the company launched a marketing automation product called Multi-Channel Nurtu...

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A Nicer Way of Saying No | Sam Greenfield

Tony Dungy was a successful NFL head coach who many people think was passed over for some jobs because of his race. Now Michael Sam, the first openly gay person to be drafted by an NFL team, is hearing Dungy say he wouldn't draft Sam because there would be problems. Yeah. For years Black athletes couldn't gain access to the major sports because the...

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How Bill Ackman Misfired With His Herbalife Lecture

Did Bill Ackman just deal a death blow to Herbalife or pay $50 million to prove that a sucker is born every minute? In a presentation on Tuesday that he dubbed “the most important of his career,” the hedge-fund manager lobbed a fresh round of missiles at the company he has bet $1 billion against. His main target: the shake-maker’s lucrative “Club 1...