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VA scrambles to create private care alternative for veterans

FOX News: Politics - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:16am

The bipartisan overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs approved last week by Congress has touched off a race against the clock, as the agency now is tasked with setting up a private health care alternative for veterans within 90 days.

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Government paralegals ‘paid to do nothing’ rewarded with bonuses

FOX News: Politics - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:15am

Paralegals hired to work in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office were “paid to do nothing,” passing their time watching television, doing laundry, and shopping online, according to the Commerce Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).

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Target Cuts Outlook On Charges From Data Breach, Debt

FOX News: Business - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:15am
Target Corp. shares fell more than 3% in premarket trade Tuesday, after the company lowered its second-quarter earnings outlook because of charges stemming from last year's data breach and the retirement of debt.
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Hepatitis C could be 'rare disease' in 20 years, study says

FOX News: Health - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:09am

Hepatitis C may become a “rare” disease in the U.S. in about 20 years, according to a new computer model

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Target Slices 2Q View, Warns of Challenges in U.S., Canada

FOX News: Business - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:07am
Target shares dropped 4% early Tuesday after the discount retailer cut its second-quarter profit view and warned of weakness in the U.S. and Canada. 
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6-year-old girl bitten by copperhead snake at Alabama park

FOX News: SciTech - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:05am
Authorities say a 6-year-old girl was taken to a hospital after she was bitten by a venomous copperhead snake at a park in Hoover.
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IRS copycat? Milwaukee lawmaker requests audit for ‘political retribution’

FOX News: Politics - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:04am

A liberal Milwaukee County board member with ties to Big Labor is taking a page out of the Internal Revenue Service playbook.

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US home prices post smallest year-to-year gain in 20 months amid modest sales and more supply

FOX News: Business - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:01am
U.S. home prices rose in June by the smallest year-over-year amount in 20 months, slowed by modest sales and more properties coming on the market.
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Eurozone Private Sector Revs Up

FOX News: Business - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:01am
Euro zone business expanded at the second-fastest pace in three years in July but robust growth could not mask the deflationary pressures weighing on the region just two days ahead of a European Central Bank monetary policy meeting.
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Statin guidelines change, but your doctor may not go along

FOX News: Health - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:00am

New guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association would change the way doctors prescribe cholesterol-lowing statin drugs, but not every doctor agrees with the new strategy

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Vermont fires creator of its ‘unacceptable,’ glitchy ObamaCare site

FOX News: Politics - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:58am

The state of Vermont has fired CGI, the technology firm responsible for creating the Vermont Health Connect website.

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EPA asks federal judge to toss Pebble lawsuit

FOX News: Politics - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:58am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking a federal judge to dismiss as premature a lawsuit by the group behind the proposed Pebble Mine.

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Motorola Solutions Sales Dip 7%

FOX News: Business - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:56am
Motorola Solutions Inc, which makes walkie-talkies, rugged mobile computers and tablets, reported a 7 percent drop in quarterly revenue partly due to lower sales in North America.
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Colorado Democrats avoid fracking fight

FOX News: Politics - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:53am

Colorado Democrats avoided a politically costly fight over oil and gas drilling after a quid pro quo deal pitched by the state's fracking-friendly governor prompted groups to drop their dueling ballot proposals.

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Ebola therapy hopes shift to small California biotech company

FOX News: Health - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:51am

Hopes of finding a treatment for the deadly Ebola virus shifted on Monday to a small California-based biotech company whose experimental drug has been used to treat two American missionary workers

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Federal agents at airports told to look out for passengers with Ebola's flulike symptoms

FOX News: Business - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:49am
Federal agents at U.S. airports are watching travelers from Africa for flu-like symptoms that could be tied to the recent Ebola outbreak, as delegations from some 50 countries arrive in the nation's capital for a leadership summit this week.
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Colorado regulators say Denver gay bar discriminated against man in drag by denying him entry

FOX News: Business - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:46am
A popular Denver gay bar discriminated against a man when a bouncer denied him entry last year because he was dressed in drag, Colorado regulators said in a decision that could become more common as anti-discrimination laws increasingly include gender identity.
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Orlando drops lawsuit against church, adjusts site for new MLS stadium

FOX News: Business - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:46am
The City of Orlando is dropping eminent domain proceedings against a church that had been holding up construction of a new downtown Major League Soccer stadium, and is opting instead to adjust its planned location.
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If the shoes fits: Actress, singer, TV host Keke Palmer to be Broadway's 1st black Cinderella

FOX News: Business - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:45am
Like many girls, actress and singer Keke Palmer grew up dreaming of meeting a prince who would whisk her away to a life of love and happiness.
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