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Amazon is debuting the Kindle Fire HD Kids’ Edition, a lower-cost Fire tablet that comes with a two-year, no-questions-asked warranty if it’s broken.Associated Press

Amazon expands gadget lineup, offers Fire tablet for kids

NEW YORK — The newest version of Amazon's Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers, which launch next month, will come with the requisite incremental innovations that make the coming generation of the devices lighter and faster. But perhaps the biggest change consumers will see as advance orders begin is the price. Amazon …

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    Working Life

    Q: The woman who shares my office apparently feels we should be friends. Although I try to listen politely when "Natalie" describes her health issues and family problems, I would much rather be working. Natalie also tries to connect with me by offering compliments or relating a piece of gossip. If I'm talking …

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    Working Life

    Technology killed the switchboard operator, the lamp lighter and the ice cutter.

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    Working Life

    When I first heard about a website that lets people send anonymous emails to friends, bosses or co-workers, I thought: Well, there's an idea that's not going to end well.

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    Working Life

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    Retail

    TAMPA - WestShore Plaza, Tampa Bay's oldest mall, is getting a new owner.

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    Personal Finance

    Florida's unemployment rate ticked up to 6.3 percent in August from 6.2 percent a month earlier, despite a boost in jobs, according to state figures released early Friday.

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    Retail

    NEW YORK — The newest version of Amazon's Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers, which launch next month, will come with the requisite incremental innovations that make the coming generation of the devices lighter and faster.

    Amazon is debuting the Kindle Fire HD Kids’ Edition, a lower-cost Fire tablet that comes with a two-year, no-questions-asked warranty if it’s broken.
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    Personal Finance

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    Business

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    Banking

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