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Plant accident survivor: "I thought I was going to die in there"


By Joe Duggan

LINCOLN -- In moments of pain, darkness and fear following Monday's industrial building collapse in Omaha, Erik Ocampo focused on his wife and their baby daughter.

As he held onto those thoughts, he somehow made it out alive.

I thought I was going to die in there, he told his wife after surviving the ordeal at the International Nutrition plant.

Ocampo rested comfortably at the burn unit of a Lincoln hospital Tuesday as his mother and wife of two years counted their blessings.

FULL story at link.

PayPal testing easier checkout for online shoppers


Jan 13, 2:05 PM (ET)

NEW YORK (AP) - EBay's payments service PayPal has redesigned its online checkout process to let shoppers complete their payment on merchants' websites, rather than go to a separate PayPal site.

Simplifying the checkout process - and having shoppers stay on an e-commerce site rather than click over to a separate PayPal page - means they are more likely to complete the transaction. That could also mean more people will use PayPal.

PayPal said Monday that it is testing out the new checkout process with a few merchants and will make it available to large businesses in the first half of this year. Medium- and small-size businesses will also be able to use it down the line.

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