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IN THE NEWS: HOUSE PASSES CYBERATTACKS BILL

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House passed a bill that gives the Feds a little more leeway to fight cyberattacks. The measure will encourage -- though not require -- private companies to share information about cyberattacks with federal authorities. The measure also says companies that do such sharing and follow certain guidelines will be protected from liability for security breaches. The bill is seen as a step toward trying to foster cooperation between the federal government and private companies in an age where cyber security breaches can wreak havoc on companies -- and the people who do business with them.

IN THE NEWS: DRIVERS WANT COLLISION-PREVENTION TECHNOLOGY, BUT ...

DETROIT (AP) -- It's a sign of the times we live in: people would love to have the latest technology -- but don't want to spend the big bucks to get it. In this case, the high-tech systems are those that prevent automobile wrecks. Devices that can provide sight to blind spots, improve vision at night -- or apply the brakes if a driver fails to do so in time -- are all things drivers say they'd want on their new cars. A new J.D. Power survey says drivers who want such technology would pay at the most, about $4,000 for those features. But devices like that usually end up on more expensive trim levels of cars and are often bundled as part of add-on packages. That likely means people won't spend the extra money for them.

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon's profitable cloud-computing services business is growing by leaps and bounds.

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RESTAURANT MANAGER FIRED-ROBBERY

CHANNELVIEW, Texas (AP) -- A Popeyes manager in Texas is being offered her job back -- after she was fired following a robbery.

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