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California Gov. Jerry Brown signs budget featuring new initiatives to fight poverty

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 3:25pm
Gov. Jerry Brown has approved a spending plan that uses California's growing surplus to fund new anti-poverty initiatives.
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Tribal panel aims to regulate oil on part of North Dakota reservation; jurisdiction questioned

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 3:21pm
Tribal leaders from an oil-prolific portion of North Dakota's Fort Berthold Reservation say they can't count on federal or state regulators — or their own tribal government — to monitor the boom, so they are moving to do it themselves.
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5 things to know about American public opinion on the Supreme Court's health care case

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 3:17pm
Most Americans want the Supreme Court to side with the government when it decides whether the feds can continue subsidizing insurance premiums in all 50 states under President Barack Obama's health care law, according to polls in recent months.
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Boeing Will Reduce Output of 747s

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 2:38pm
Boeing Co. said Wednesday it will reduce output of its iconic 747-8 jetliner to one a month beginning in 2016, though it expects a recovery in the air cargo market to drive future sales.
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NYC department offers tips for supermarket shoppers worried about being overcharged

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 2:32pm
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs accused Whole Foods of routinely overcharging customers by overstating the weight of prepackaged meat, dairy and baked goods.
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Boston Marathon Bomber Tsarnaev Speaks Before Being Formally Sentenced To Death

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 2:23pm
Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev surprised many observers by accepting the opportunity to make a statement during a sentencing hearing Wednesday in Boston.
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Transportation coalition slams Democratic leaders over NJ Transit fare-hike proposal

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 2:22pm
More than a dozen transportation and progressive advocacy groups sharply criticized the Democrat-led Legislature on Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to allocate more funding to NJ Transit so it can evade an expected fare increase.
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Orthopedic device makers Zimmer and Biomet say they completed $13.35B cash and stock deal

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 2:04pm
Orthopedic device makers Zimmer Holdings and Biomet say they've completed their $13.35 billion cash-and-stock combination.
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Wall Street Falls as Greek Debt Talks Stall

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 2:00pm
Global equity markets and the dollar slipped on Wednesday as skittish investors sought the safety of less risky assets as the possibility of a Greek debt default loomed a little bit larger.
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Agency: Whole Foods markets routinely overcharge by overstating weight on packaged foods

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:49pm
New York City's consumer agency says Whole Foods supermarkets have been routinely overcharging customers by overstating the weight of prepackaged items.
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Report: Developing Nations Hurt by Offshore Tax Zones

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:42pm
Developing countries are losing around $100 billion a year in revenues because foreign investors are channeling profits through offshore zones to avoid tax, a study by U.N. think-tank UNCTAD said on Wednesday.
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Calendar of major business events scheduled for Thursday

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:42pm
Major business and economic events scheduled for Thursday: All times are Eastern.
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Alfa Romeo unveils new flagship sedan, the long-awaited Giulia, to boost US entry

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:05pm
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has unveiled the long-awaited Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan meant to power the premium sports car brand's return to the United States and his ambitions to make Italy a hub for luxury car-making.
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Obama Says U.S. Won't Prosecute Ransom Payers

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:52pm
President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a new hostage policy designed in large measure to ensure that families of captives are treated as partners.
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Louisiana Gov. Jindal Says He's Running For President

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:46pm
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said
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Vaccine panel gives weak endorsement to new meningitis shots; enough for insurance coverage

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:44pm
A federal panel has given a weak endorsement to two expensive new meningitis shots, declining to recommend the vaccines for all teens and leaving the decision to parents and doctors.
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Bill to permit smaller Atlantic City casinos in refurbished buildings advances

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:25pm
New Jersey is moving forward with its plan to allow smaller casinos in Atlantic City.
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Federal railroad regulator vows to enforce Dec. 31 deadline for safety technology

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:21pm
The nation's top railroad regulator says she will enforce a Dec. 31 deadline for commuter and freight railroads to install safety technology that experts say could have prevented a deadly Amtrak derailment last month.
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After killings, police change recruitment tactics, including courting hearts and minds

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 11:48am
Police chiefs are using flashy videos and broader outreach to entice recruits after officer-involved deaths in Missouri and Baltimore made policing a tough sell.
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DuPont's Stock Leads Dow Losers After Analyst Gives Downbeat Assessment Of Chemours Spinoff

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 11:42am
DuPont Co.'s stock dropped 2% in midday trade Wednesday, enough to make it the biggest percentage loser among Dow Jones Industrial Average components, after J.P. Morgan provided a downbeat assessment of Chemours Co., which DuPont is spinning off.
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