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Moon surface

Backpack strap used by Apollo 14 moonwalker sells for nearly $42,000

In 1971, astronaut Edgar Mitchell spent nearly 9½ hours on the lunar surface, where he left the rest of his life support backpack before returning to Earth.

Ford recalls 390,000 cars to fix door latches

Ford is recalling about 390,000 cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion.

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Lower fuel costs add up to bigger profits for Southwest Airlines

Southwest's fuel bills dropped, thanks to the sharp slide in oil prices since last summer. The airline paid $2 per gallon, down from $3.08 a year ago, and the savings added up to $437 million.

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Congress takes up bill designed to thwart cyberattacks

Congress wants private companies to share with the government information about how cyber attackers get into computer systems.

Trek recalling 900,000 bicycles

Bicycle company Trek is recalling about 900,000 bicycles nationwide due to a crash hazard that can cause serious injuries. 

Missouri House endorses legalizing growth of industrial hemp

Missouri would regulate and license the growing of industrial hemp as a raw material for manufacturing under a measure supporters say is an economic development measure.

New York Subway

NYC subway ridership grows to highest point in 65 years

Latest figures show 5.6 million people ride New York's subway system every weekday, with more riders coming from neighborhoods with booming development.

Blue Bell recalls all of its ice cream products

Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries says two samplings of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis. 

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