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Obama's link to Kenya: A father he barely knew, whose influence still shapes presidency

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 1:47pm
Barack Obama's link to Kenya, where he began his first visit as U.S. president Friday, is a father he barely knew but whose influence can nonetheless be seen in his son's presidency.
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Health Care Costs by year

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 1:46pm
Anthem agreed to buy rival health insurer Cigna in the second proposed industry mega-merger in just three weeks.
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Glance: A snapshot of the new 'Big Three' of health insurance

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 1:33pm
Anthem Inc.'s $48 billion purchase of rival Cigna Corp. is set to create the nation's largest health insurance company.
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Brownback to outline cuts in Kansas spending next week; governor expands budget aide's duties

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 1:31pm
Gov. Sam Brownback expects to outline spending cuts next week to help prevent Kansas from having a deficit within the next year, his top spokeswoman said Friday, as his office announced expanded duties for his top budget adviser.
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Baker Hughes U.S. Oil-rig Count Up 21 In Latest Week

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 1:30pm
The total number of active U.S. rigs drilling for oil climbed as of Friday, according to the
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Jamaica to retire $3 billion in oil debt to Venezuela thanks to bond sales, negotiated deal

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 1:28pm
Jamaica says it has forged a deal to retire $3 billion in oil debts to Venezuela thanks to bond sales.
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FAA Forced to Break Silence on Hiring Scandal

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 1:05pm
As pressure mounts, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta makes his first public comments on the scandal engulfing his agency. 


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San Francisco's Chinatown struggles to maintain its roots, history amid technology jobs boom

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:58pm
For a century and a half, San Francisco's Chinatown, the nation's oldest, has sheltered waves of immigrants seeking a new life.
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United Tech says Justice Department probes Sikorsky on Navy contract overbilling accusation

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:39pm
United Technologies Corp. says the Justice Department has launched a criminal probe into allegations that subsidiary helicopter maker Sikorsky and two subsidiaries overbilled the Navy on a contract.
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Cook County judge rules that 2014 law overhauling Chicago pensions is unconstitutional

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:36pm
A Cook County judge has thrown out a 2014 law aimed at reducing multibillion-dollar shortfalls in two Chicago pension funds.
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Brazilian oil workers go on a 24-hour strike to protest plans to sell Petrobras assets

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:28pm
Tens of thousands of workers at Brazil's state-owned Petrobras went on a nationwide 24-hour strike on Friday to protest the oil company's plans to sell $15.1 billion worth of assets by the end of next year to help pay off a debt of about $120 billion.
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Amazon shares surge on 2Q profit bringing market value past world's largest retailer Wal-Mart

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:28pm
It's official: Amazon is bigger than Wal-Mart.
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Too much sugar? Food label sought by FDA would tell you how much added sugar to eat

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:20pm
Are you eating too much added sugar? The nutrition facts label may one day help figure that out.
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Housing Momentum Rising Ahead of Expected Rate Hike

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:54am
In the long-term, higher mortgage rates will likely hurt demand, despite an unexpectedly weak report on June new home sales.


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Vt natural gas provider, NY pipe contractor sue each other over natural gas pipeline

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:45am
A Vermont natural gas provider and a New York pipe contractor have filed lawsuits against each other claiming breach of contract involving a proposed 42-mile natural gas transmission pipeline.
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49 countries agree 'landmark' deal to slash trade tariffs on tech products

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:29am
Forty-nine countries have reached a deal to cut tariffs on around 200 technology products, a decision that could pave the way for lower prices for consumers.
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Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M cars and trucks for software fix after hackers take control of Jeep

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:23am
Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. after two hackers were able to take control of a Jeep over the Internet.
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Spokesman: Mitsubishi North America plans to stop production at Illinois plant, find buyer

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:22am
Mitsubishi Motors says it plans to stop U.S. production at its facility in central Illinois and sell the plant.
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Federal appeals court revives legal challenge to consumer financial protection office

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:20am
A federal appeals court has revived a constitutional challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal office created to protect consumers in financial dealings with banks, lenders and credit card companies.
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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4M Vehicles After Jeep Hack

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:06am
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalled about 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S. to perform a software upgrade that was developed to thwart hackers.
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