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    Toyota's next Prius is unlikely to boost sagging hybrid market

    The next Toyota Prius will arrive just as hybrids seem to be going out of fashion. Set to debut this fall, the 2016 version of the groundbreaking green car leads a segment beset by falling gas prices and rising efficiency of conventional gasoline cars. 
    A Silicon Valley economic research institute said Wednesday that income inequality in the Bay Area is now more severe than in the rest of the nation, according to a Silicon Valley economic research institute.  
     
    Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year of a solar-powered drone with the wingspan of a Boeing 737, the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet service to remote parts of the world.
     
     
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    The former hosts of the BBC's popular car show will debut on Amazon Prime in 2016.  
     
    The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that some doctors and pharmacies are getting confused by the similar names of an antidepressant and a blood-thinning medicine.
     
     
    Nokia enjoyed a solid 60 percent rise in net profit in the second quarter, with a good performance in its core networks division suggesting the Finnish company is succeeding in turning its business around since selling its handsets operation to Microsoft in 2013.
     
     
    Lynne Sladky
    The U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter after a harsh winter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade that bode well for the rest of the year.
     
     
    Shizuo Kambayashi
    The IBM Watson super-brainy computing technology, which has helped organize massive data as well as beaten champions on the Jeopardy TV show, is now learning Japanese.
     
     
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    The expansive, 19-foot-long vehicle was refreshed for its 80th year on the market, with more engine power, best-in-class fuel economy, more features, a surprisingly quiet interior and more comfortable -- and larger, of course-- seats. It was restyled, too, with a decidedly formal look.  
     
    Automakers say they are building the best cars ever, and there's proof on the road. The average age of vehicles in the U.S. has climbed to a record 11.5 years, according to research firm IHS Automotive.