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Feds: Review of 4 decades of North Pacific seabird surveys indicates 2 percent loss every year

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 7:03am
The number of seabirds, including gulls, puffins and auklets, has dropped significantly in the Gulf of Alaska and northeast Bering Sea, a possible consequence of warmer waters, according to a preliminary federal analysis of nearly 40 years of surveys.
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Sydney cafe that was site of deadly siege reopens 3 months after hostage crisis

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 7:02am
A Sydney cafe that was the site of a deadly siege reopened on Friday, with a staffer who was held captive for 16 hours returning to work in a bid to heal.
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Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 7:02am
The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows worldwide.
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Stickers that say 'exclusively for white people' placed on Austin businesses; mayor angered

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 7:00am
Employees at several Austin businesses have found stickers saying "exclusively for white people" placed on their windows, sparking an investigation into their origin and condemnation from the mayor.
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Slot machine gambling down at Maine's 2 casinos, but they give out $1B in winnings combined

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 6:07am
Slot machine gambling was down $15 million at the Oxford Casino in 2014 while the Hollywood Casino in Bangor saw a $10 million drop, but the state's top gambling regulator says he's not surprised and both casinos are making money.
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Magazine publisher Meredith succeeds focusing on family, home, health information for women

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 3:01am
The nation's top publisher of magazines and websites for women has its origins in a journal sold door-to-door featuring tips to help farmers get ahead in the early 1900s.
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Federal officials offer to help some Californians leave public assistance through test program

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:01am
Federal officials say some Californians who rely on food stamps will receive help getting back on the job through a pilot program aimed at reducing the cost of public assistance.
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States to test new ways to send food stamp recipients to work as Congress eyes cuts

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:01am
Ten states will test new ways to get food stamp recipients back to work, using Agriculture Department grants aimed at helping some of the 46 million Americans who receive benefits move off the rolls.
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APNewsBreak: Illinois Governor orders agencies to divert 'fair share' fees away from unions

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:37pm
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, dogged in attempts to eliminate fees paid to unions by workers who choose not to join, has instructed state agencies to divert money from nonunion employee paychecks away from organized labor until a judge settles the matter.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:29pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) up 0.1% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) down 0.3% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) down 0.1% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) up 0.1% ; Seoul (Kospi ) down 0.3% ; Taipei (Taiex ) down 0.1% Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Hong Kong Stocks Follow U.S. Lower; China Mobile Down

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:28pm
Hong Kong stocks weakened Friday morning, following a negative lead from the U.S. overnight.
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Michigan official agrees to land swap deal for limestone mine in eastern Upper Peninsula

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 9:30pm
The director of Michigan's Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday night that he has agreed to a $4.5 million deal to sell land to a company that hopes to develop a limestone mining operation in the eastern Upper Peninsula.
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Rhode Island House approves bill for Twin River hotel as gaming industry's future unclear

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 8:47pm
The Rhode Island House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill Thursday that would allow Twin River Casino in Lincoln to build a hotel on its premises, a move that officials and lawmakers say is necessary as an impending "casino arms race" heats up in the Northeast.
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Japan Stocks Slip, With Nintendo Giving Back After Recent Rally

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 8:31pm
Japanese stocks started Friday flat but soon deflated mildly, with both the Nikkei Stock Average and Topix down 0.2% apiece.
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Australia Stocks Edge Down; APN Rallies After News Corp. Share-buy

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 7:35pm
Australia stocks started lower Friday, with the S&P/ASX 200 down 0.1%, inching back from a strong 1.9% gain the previous session.
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Judge rules companies can build shale gas pipeline across 7 holdout Pennsylvania properties

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 6:40pm
The companies backing a 124-mile pipeline designed to ferry cheap Marcellus Shale natural gas to New York and New England can build across seven northeastern Pennsylvania properties whose owners had not agreed to it, a judge ruled.
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Diageo, owner of Johnnie Walker and Guinness, starting nutrition and alcohol content labels

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 6:13pm
Want to know how many calories are in your shot of Johnnie Walker or your pint of Guinness? You're about to find out.
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EU leaders say they won't lift sanctions on Russia until the Ukraine peace deal is implemented

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 6:10pm
European Union leaders said Thursday that they won't lift economic sanctions against Russia until the peace agreement on eastern Ukraine is fully implemented.
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Claman on Call: Russell 2000 Closes at Record High

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 6:06pm
Welcome to Claman on Call. The markets might be closed but FOX Business is always on call.
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FAA awards Amazon certificate to experiment with 'unmanned aircraft'

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:57pm
The Federal Aviation Administration says it has issued online retailer Amazon a certificate to experiment with unmanned aircraft for research, development and crew training.
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