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Recalls this week include yarn, creamer dispensers, residential elevators

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:55pm
A line of yarn is being recalled this week because it can unravel from finished knit or crochet items and pose a risk of entanglement to young children.
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Oil Futures Mark First Weekly Climb In Five

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:55pm
Oil futures rallied on Friday with the drop in the U.S. dollar fueling a gain for the week, the first in five weeks.
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Fed's Evans: Latest Fed Statement Fits With No Rate Action For Quite Some Time

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:35pm
The wording of the latest Federal Reserve policy statement fits neatly with a scenario where the U.S. central bank takes no action "for quite some time," said Charles Evans, the president of the Chicago Fed, on Friday.
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Herring rules could change as regulators consider future of critical fish species

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:25pm
The health of the Atlantic herring — a little forage fish that lives in massive schools that can number in the billions — is critical to the future of the New England fishing industry, and new steps need to be taken to ensure the strength of the fishery, regulators said.
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Popular weed killer deemed a "probable carcinogen" by UN cancer agency, major producer objects

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:25pm
One of the world's most popular weed-killers — and the most widely used kind in the U.S. — has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
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US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 56 to 1,069, Texas down 36, with oil price slump

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:21pm
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. tumbled by 56 this week to 1,069 amid slumping oil prices.
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Argentine president says Citibank must make bond payments despite US court ruling

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:17pm
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez says the country will oblige Citibank to pay bondholders despite a New York federal court ruling forbidding the bank to do so.
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CMS: 820,000 Erroneous Obamacare Forms Sent

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:13pm
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Friday that roughly 820,000 erroneous tax forms relating to reporting on individual health-care coverage were sent out to enrollees under the Affordable Care Act this year.
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Obama administration says 740k corrected tax forms have been mailed; another 80k to go

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:09pm
The Obama administration says it's making progress trying to correct a tax-form error that affected 820,000 customers of HealthCare.gov.
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Pennsylvania payrolls recover jobs lost in recession; unemployment rates rises slightly

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:02pm
Payrolls in Pennsylvania hit a record high in February, recovering all the jobs lost in the recession, according to figures released Friday by the state Department of Labor and Industry.
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Gold Futures Climb Nearly 3% For The Week

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:54pm
Gold futures rose Friday to score a nearly 3% gain for the week, buoyed by a sharp drop in the U.S. dollar.
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Pier 1 Imports' Stock Rallies After Analyst Upgrade

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:53pm
Shares of Pier 1 Imports surged 4.7% in afternoon trade, putting them on track to post a ninth gain in 10 sessions, after Oppenheimer upgraded the specialty home goods retailer, citing improving margins and the potential for a buyout.
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Olive Garden sales get a boost as diners start to add dessert or glass of wine

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:31pm
Olive Garden is weaning diners off two-for-$25 dinners and luring them to splurge a bit on extras like drinks and desserts.
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Vermont officials say health exchange on track but establish bail-out plan just in case

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:29pm
Gov. Peter Shumlin on Friday announced contingency plans for a federal government takeover of the state's troubled health insurance exchange and an alternative hybrid federal-state system.
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Gamblers in Atlantic City's unshuffled cards case ask judge to let them keep $1.5M in winnings

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:28pm
Gamblers who have been ordered to return $1.5 million they won at an Atlantic City casino that unknowingly used unshuffled cards are asking a judge to let them keep the money.
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Staffing companies shares mixed at 1 p.m.

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:25pm
Shares of some top staffing companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Kelly Services Inc. class A fell $.12 or .7 percent, to $17.58.
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Telecom companies shares up at 1 p.m.

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:25pm
Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 1 p.m.: AT&T Inc. rose $.33 or 1.0 percent, to $33.53.
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Too many passwords in your life? Yahoo, Microsoft offer log-ins via text, fingerprint and face

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:09pm
Tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts? Or worried about re-using the same password too many times? You're not alone.
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Prothena jumps on early clinical trial data for experimental Parkinson's disease drug PRX002

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:45pm
Shares of Irish drug developer Prothena surged Friday after the company reported promising results from an early-stage study of a drug designed to treat Parkinson's disease.
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Children of comedian killed in crash that injured Tracy Morgan win $10 million from Wal-Mart

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:30pm
Court papers show that the children of the comedian who was killed in the crash that injured Tracy Morgan won a $10 million settlement from Wal-Mart.
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