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Someone stole your identity. What do you do now? A look at ways to protect & fix your credit

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 10:46am
Criminals stole personal information from tens of millions of Americans in data breaches this past year.
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Victims of identity theft stuck fighting for months to fix credit report, recover stolen funds

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 10:46am
As soon as Mark Kim found out his personal information was compromised in a data breach at Target last year, the 36-year-old tech worker signed up for the retailer's free credit monitoring offer so he would be notified if someone used his identity to commit fraud.
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Maine's lobster catch likely declined in 2014 from 2 previous high years, raising prices

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 10:16am
The 2014 lobster fishing season appears to have resulted in a lower total catch than the previous two years — meaning slightly higher prices for consumers — but it remained a productive year, lobstermen say.
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Monday's deadline for obtaining coverage by Jan. 1 is big test for revamped HealthCare.gov

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 8:34am
President Barack Obama's health insurance program faces another big test Monday.
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Obama getting $1.1 trillion spending bill from Congress after late Senate vote

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 3:03am
Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama's signature after a day of Senate intrigue capped by a failed, largely symbolic Republican challenge to the administration's new immigration policy.
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Abe's ruling party favored to win Japan's parliamentary election

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 2:18am
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looked set to win a strong majority in a parliamentary election Sunday viewed as less of a verdict on his policies than an acquiescence to the ruling party's growing power.
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China shocked by fatal riot at Chinese-run sugar factory in Madagascar

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 2:09am
The Chinese Embassy in Madagascar has expressed shock at a deadly riot at a Chinese-run sugar plant and criticized the island nation's government for failing to protect Chinese interests.
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Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill, sends measure to Obama

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 11:12pm
A $1.1 trillion spending bill is on its way to President Barack Obama for his signature.
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Senate Dems, GOP reach agreement for spending bill vote

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 7:47pm
Senate Democrats and Republicans have reached agreement for a final vote on the $1.1 trillion spending bill Saturday.
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Safety agency announces recall of Sutphen firetrucks to fix faulty aerial ladder

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 6:03pm
U.S. safety regulators say firetruck-maker Sutphen has issued a recall to fix a problem with its aerial ladders.
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Senate Tries To Pass Budget Bill, Approve Nominees

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 4:36pm
The U.S. Senate was called into a rare Saturday session to try to push through a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill to keep the government open, but found itself enmeshed in another partisan dispute over confirmations of President Barack Obama's government appointments, the Huffington Post reported.
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50-mile rule uproots immigrant children living in seasonal farmworker housing in California

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 10:51am
This December, thousands of migrant farmworker children are making their annual trek to new schools in California.
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Far from oceans, some US farmers turn to indoor fish farming to sate growing global demand

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 10:33am
Global consumption of seafood is outpacing wild fish populations, so farmers are turning from roving the world's waters to aquaculture.
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Confusion on the menu as European allergen rule takes effect for restaurants, bakeries

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 10:03am
A European rule requiring restaurants, bakeries and cafes — or anyone mass-producing meals — to list any of 14 allergens that might appear on their menus is being met with confusion.
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Something for everyone to like or loathe in the $1.1T bill: school lunches, light bulbs, pot

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 3:19am
School kids, truckers, marijuana smokers and fans of old-fashioned light bulbs are among millions of Americans with something extra riding on passage of a giant spending bill needed to keep the government running.
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Senate turns to $1.1T catchall spending bill; vote slips to next week

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 3:19am
First, objections by House Democrats stood in the way of passage of a $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill.
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Lockheed Martin wins bid process for Alaska spaceport launch pad project

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:30pm
The state-owned space agency on Friday named Lockheed Martin the winner of a bidding process to reconfigure a launch pad to accommodate larger rockets than what the Kodiak Launch Complex can currently handle.
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Probe finds track defects caused NYC subway derailment; punishment urged for 4 workers

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:00pm
Transit officials say an investigation into a New York City subway derailment this year that injured 30 riders and two employees was caused by track defects.
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Financial Markets Glance

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:13pm
Dow Jones Industrials High: 17,590.05 Low: 17,280.83 Close: 17,280.83 Change: — 315.51 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2002.33 — 33.00 NYSE Index: 10,500.51 — 189.63 Nasdaq Composite Index: 4653.60 — 54.56 NYSE MKT Composite: 2371.20 — 45.14 Russell 2000 Index: 1152.45 — 14.51 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt: 21,009.83 — 329.06 Volume NYSE consolidated volume: 4,076,377,723 Total number of issues traded: 3,247 Issues higher in price: 656 Issues lower in price: 2,514 Issues unchanged: 77 (Retransmitting to omit 'APNewsNow' designation.
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Cigarette makers Reynolds American, Lorillard set January meetings to vote on $25B merger

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:12pm
Cigarette makers Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. have scheduled special shareholder meetings to vote on their planned $25 billion merger.
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