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Moran touts value of drones to Kansas economy during visit by top US transportation official

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 7:21pm
The nation's top transportation official said Wednesday that while the U.S. government is "on a good path" when it comes to commercial use of drones, concerns remain about their private use.
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Antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' discovered in patients at Southern California hospital

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 7:03pm
A Pasadena hospital says some patients have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" that's been linked to a widely used medical scope.
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NetApp rises aftermarket as 1st-quarter results and outlook surpass Wall Street estimates

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 6:54pm
Shares of NetApp climbed in aftermarket trading Wednesday after the data storage company reported solid fiscal first-quarter results and gave an upbeat outlook for its current quarter.
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Regal Entertainment Group starts checking bags after spate of theater shootings.

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 6:44pm
Movie theater chain Regal Entertainment Group has begun to check bags in the wake of numerous shootings at theaters around the country, a procedure it acknowledged on its website was "not without flaws" and would inconvenience guests but provide better security.
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Lawmakers OK startup funds for Education Savings Accounts, raise concerns about IT contractor

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 6:12pm
Nevada lawmakers voted along party lines Wednesday to approve $116,000 in startup funds for the state's Education Savings Account program, but they said they were concerned that the contractor likely to build the online system had a revoked state business license.
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Wall Street Journal denies Iranian media accusations that reporter colluded with US government

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 6:11pm
The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday denied Iranian state media accusations that one of the newspaper's senior reporters of conspiring against Iran's government.
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Oversight board for California's green jobs measure schedules first meeting for September

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 5:59pm
The board tasked with overseeing projects funded by a California ballot measure to generate clean-energy jobs says it will hold its first meeting in early September.
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L Brands Raises Outlook

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 5:55pm
L Brands Inc. again raised its per-share earnings guidance for the year as the company reported earnings rose 7.5% on continued sales growth and stronger margins in the latest quarter.
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Figures on government spending and debt

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 5:23pm
Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated).
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Shannen Doherty's lawsuit against former managers reveals actress' breast cancer diagnosis

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 5:11pm
Shannen Doherty is battling breast cancer that worsened during a lapse in her health insurance caused by her former business managers, the actress claimed in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
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Maui solar telescope protesters ready for another attempt to block convoy after recent arrests

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 4:48pm
Protesters are mobilizing to again attempt to block a convoy delivering materials to the construction site for a Maui solar telescope.
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How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Wednesday

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 4:47pm
U.S. stocks closed lower on Wednesday as investors got mixed signals from the Federal Reserve over the possibility of an interest rate hike in September.
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Washington unemployment steady at 5.3 percent last month; state gained 5,900 jobs

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 4:40pm
Washington state's unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in July, holding even with the national jobless rate, state officials said Wednesday.
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Wall Street Can't Sustain Rebound, Closes Lower After Dovish Fed Minutes

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 4:00pm
U.S. equity markets closed lower after Fed meeting minutes showed the central bank needs more evidence of economic improvement before hiking rates.
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Wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle seeks divorce as he faces child sex charges

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 3:46pm
The wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle said Wednesday that she's seeking a divorce as her husband faces charges alleging that he engaged in sex acts with underage girls and traded in child pornography.
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Only 5 bidders, 33 bids, $22.7M in oil lease sale off Texas; low oil prices a big reason

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 3:42pm
The smallest oil lease sale ever in the western Gulf of Mexico and one of the smallest in the entire Gulf brought only five bidders Wednesday, with low oil prices limiting interest in the prospects.
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Wheat and corn higher, oats and soybeans lower on the CBOT; beef and pork lower on the CME.

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 3:41pm
Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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Years of planning to build $4.5B joint South Carolina-Georgia shipping port nears milestone

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 3:25pm
Years of planning to build a joint $4.5 billion Georgia-South Carolina container ship terminal on the Savannah River are nearing a milestone.
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Explosion tears off section of Washington state motel moments after manager evacuated guests

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 3:14pm
A powerful explosion tore through a Washington motel, critically injuring a gas company worker and knocking back firefighters just minutes after the manager evacuated the building because she could smell and hear a gas leak.
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