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Uproar over Ohio governor's past efforts to restrict unions falls silent in re-election bid

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 1:16pm
The anger unions aimed toward Republican Gov. John Kasich just three years ago during his attempt to restrict collective bargaining has been largely absent from the campaign trail as he seeks another term in Tuesday's election.
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FairPoint halts health coverage for striking phone workers in northern New England

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 1:16pm
A FairPoint Communications spokeswoman is confirming that the company has stopped providing health coverage for its striking workers.
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Boko Haram Leader Denies Nigeria's Truce

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:38pm
Boko Haram's leader Abubakar Shekau denied reports of a truce with the Nigerian government, and said the roughly 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in April had been long "married off," according to reports that cited a video handed to Nigerian media on Friday.
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Fiery failures raise questions about whether rocket science routine enough for private firms

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:01pm
Fiery failures are no stranger to the space game.
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New Jersey racetrack going all-in on sports gambling legalization effort

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:01pm
One New Jersey racetrack is poised to reap millions from sports betting — if it becomes legal.
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Slave quarters to be rebuilt, mansion rooms refurnished with $10M gift to James Madison's home

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 11:16am
Homes of slaves who served President James Madison at his Montpelier estate in Virginia will be rebuilt for the first time over the next five years, along with other refurbishments to the home of one of the nation's Founding Fathers, thanks to a $10 million gift announced Saturday.
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It's not just about the governor: Maine voters to also weigh $50 million in bonds Tuesday

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 9:44am
A quick flip through a newspaper or TV channels and Maine voters may think that the only thing on the ballot next week is the combative three-way race for governor.
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Once-famous duck farming fading on New York's Long Island; just 1 farm will be left in 2015

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 9:01am
Duck farms were once as synonymous with Long Island as Gatsby mansions.
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Alaska mine project fought by wealthy conservative pits major industries against each other

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 4:16am
Alaskans are set to vote for the third time on a mining project that pits two major industries — extractive mining and salmon fishing — against each other.
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Federal investigators, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson going to spacecraft crash site

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 3:16am
Federal accident investigators are headed to a desert crash site where a winged spaceship designed to give wealthy tourists a high-altitude view of Earth broke up during a test flight, killing one pilot and badly injuring another.
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Dow and S&P 500 are back at record highs as US stock market ends a wild October with a surge

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:06am
For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October.
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State judge: Bill aimed at killing lawsuit against oil industry is unconstitutional

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:23pm
The Louisiana Legislature's attempt to retroactively kill a flood board's lawsuit against the oil industry over damage to the state's coast is unconstitutional, a state judge ruled late Friday.
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Kansas tax collections $23M short for October as governor's tight re-election races nears end

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 8:16pm
Kansas reported Friday that its October tax collections fell short of expectations, potentially complicating conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's efforts to win a tough a re-election race after successfully pushing for large personal income tax cuts.
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Herbalife agrees to settle federal class-action lawsuit filed by ex-salesman

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 8:01pm
Herbalife says it has agreed to settle a lawsuit that claimed the company's business structure and marketing practices violated federal and state laws.
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Space tourism: Virgin Galactic has big backers, ambitious dreams, celebrity passengers

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 7:46pm
The explosion of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship during a test flight over California has almost certainly dashed founder Richard Branson's goal of starting passenger flights next spring.
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New York Mets say former team executive was fired justly; she said it was discrimination

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 6:33pm
The New York Mets say a former top team executive was fired for legitimate business reasons despite her allegations she lost her job because she had a child without being married.
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Space tourism rocket explosion stirs mixed emotions of sadness, acknowledgement of dangers

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 6:30pm
The explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert on Friday.
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