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U.S. consumer spending falls, inflation pressures muted

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending fell for a second straight month in January, likely as lower gasoline prices continued to weigh on receipts at service stations.

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HP to buy Wi-Fi gear maker Aruba Networks for $2.7 billion

- Hewlett-Packard Co said it would buy Wi-Fi network gear maker Aruba Networks Inc for about $2.7 billion, the biggest deal for the world's No. 2 PC maker since its botched acquisition of Britain's Autonomy Plc in 2011.

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Nemtsov's shaken girlfriend says she didn't see killer

MOSCOW - Boris Nemtsov's girlfriend has broken her public silence on the murder of the Russian opposition activist, saying she did not see the killer who gunned him down as they strolled across a bridge near the Kremlin.

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Buffett says 'no jockeying' between Jain, Abel for top post: CNBC

NEW YORK - Warren Buffett, the billionaire chief executive officer and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway , told CNBC on Monday that Berkshire executives Ajit Jain and Greg Abel were not angling for the top Berkshire job. | Video

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Iraq army and Shi'ite militias launch attacks north of Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Iraq's armed forces, backed by Shi'ite militia, attacked Islamic State strongholds north of Baghdad on Monday at the start of a campaign aimed at driving them out of the mainly Sunni Muslim province of Salahuddin. | Video

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North Korea, angered by drills, fires short-range missiles

SEOUL - North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its east coast on Monday, South Korean officials said, a defiant response to annual military exercises between South Korea and the United States but one which drew a swift protest from Japan. | Video

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Accused Boston Marathon bomber due in court as trial nears

BOSTON - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due in court on Monday for a hearing in which defense lawyers and federal prosecutors will tussle over a few remaining logistical matters before opening statements later this week.