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Canadian drugmaker Valeant agrees to buy US rival Salix for about $10 billion in cash

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 6:45pm
Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. has agreed to buy Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for about $10 billion in cash.
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Except for Oakland, West Coast seaports operating fully after tentative contract deal struck

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 5:45pm
West Coast seaports were back at full operation Sunday, except in Oakland, California, which has seen another work disruption.
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Survey shows US gas prices jump 13 cents a gallon, 26 cents in the last month

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 4:01pm
The average price of a regular gallon of gas jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.33, repeating the hike seen two weeks prior for a total 26 cents rise in the last month.
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FairPoint workers ratify agreement to end 4-month strike in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 2:49pm
Striking FairPoint workers have ratified a tentative agreement that ends a four-month strike by more than 1,700 telecommunications workers in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
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Commonwealth Edison customers unknowingly gave millions to company's charities of choice

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 1:34pm
Commonwealth Edison's customers have been unknowingly contributing millions of dollars to the utility's charities, including politically influential groups and projects that have close ties to company executives.
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'Fifty Shades of Grey,' 'Kingsman' and 'SpongeBob' stay on top of weekend box office

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 12:23pm
"Fifty Shades of Grey" didn't relinquish control of the box office.
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Company plans to resume work at Arizona uranium mine amid lawsuit by environmentalists

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 12:04pm
When Arizona's only active uranium mine shuts down this spring, the company running it plans to restart another mine south of Grand Canyon National Park.
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Second fight over union rights comes to Wisconsin as right-to-work debate looms

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 11:30am
The fight over union rights returns to Wisconsin this week.
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AP EXCLUSIVE: Fed predicts up to 10 derailments a year of trains hauling crude oil or ethanol

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 10:45am
The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades.
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AP-GfK Poll: Most Americans say their own taxes too high, while the wealthy pay too little

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 8:01am
The rich aren't taxed enough and the middle class is taxed too much.
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Some Republican Governors back budget showdown, despite security concerns

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 5:45pm
Several Republican governors are urging GOP congressional leaders to stand firm against legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security if the bill doesn't also overturn President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.
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Jaguar Land Rover recalls nearly 62,000 vehicles over passenger side air bag flaw

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 5:00pm
Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling 61,793 vehicles because the front, passenger-side air bag may be disabled if a lightweight adult sits in the seat.
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Mercedes recalls more than 147,000 vehicles to fix engine compartment seal that may spark fire

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 4:04pm
Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 147,000 sedans and station wagons made over the past few years to fix a problem with an engine compartment seal that could spark a fire.
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Suburban Chicago police department paid $500 ransom to hacker who encrypted its computer files

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 3:46pm
A suburban Chicago police department paid a hacker a $500 ransom to restore access to data on a police computer that the hacker had disabled through the use of an increasingly popular type of virus.
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Judge: College student's Twitter parody of Mount Pleasant lawyer is protected speech

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 3:46pm
A Twitter feed created by a college student was intended to poke fun at a mid-Michigan lawyer and is protected by the First Amendment, a judge said in dismissing a lawsuit.
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New England farm cash receipts up 4 percent in 2013; Vermont, Maine lead

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 3:07pm
New England farm cash receipts for 2013 were up 4 percent over the previous year, led by top producers in Vermont and Maine, according to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture report.
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Controversial software on Lenovo laptops uses cutting-edge visual search technology

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 2:46pm
A little-known Silicon Valley startup was caught in a firestorm of criticism this week for making software that exposed Lenovo laptop users to hackers bent on stealing personal information.
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Billionaire Warren Buffett's 2006 Cadillac worth about $12,000 fetches $122,500 at auction

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 1:31pm
Talk about value investing.
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Refinery workers strike spreads to biggest US location, sites in Louisiana

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 1:16pm
The first nationwide, oil refinery strike in more than 30 years is growing to encompass four new plants, including the largest U.S. refinery in Port Arthur, Texas.
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Goat farmers, dairy producers grapple with increased demand for milk, other goods across US

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 10:46am
Demand for goat milk and other dairy products has steadily increased in the U.S. in recent years largely because of growing interest in artisan cheeses and populations accustomed to goat products.
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