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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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Wyoming health insurance companies report large response ahead of Affordable Care Act deadline

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 7:48pm
Both companies offering health insurance coverage in Wyoming under the Affordable Care Act report business is brisk ahead of Monday's deadline to register for insurance coverage that will start by Jan. 1.
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Federal judge rejects bid to delay lawsuit brought by Tracy Morgan over fatal New Jersey crash

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 7:16pm
A federal judge has refused to delay a lawsuit brought by Tracy Morgan stemming from a fatal crash in New Jersey.
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