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Smithsonian's new innovation wing to explore capitalism, democracy at American history museum

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 11:19am
A wide range of innovations from Eli Whitney's cotton gin to the early Google servers will help tell the story of American business history for the first time at the Smithsonian.
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Legislative session included numerous bills affecting everyday life of New Yorkers

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 10:36am
During their six-month session, state lawmakers have taken up several bills affecting the everyday lives of New Yorkers.
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Arrests, leadership changes, tough issues lead to hard session for New York lawmakers

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 9:53am
New York lawmakers have largely stayed true to Albany's reputation for procrastination and back-room dealing despite corruption scandals that highlighted its insider culture.
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New Jersey lawmakers debate 2016 state budget as lobbyists push other legislation

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 9:15am
New Jersey's 2016 budget is at the top of the Legislature's agenda as the June 30 deadline approaches.
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Study says repealing 'Obamacare' would add to deficit while number of uninsured would rise

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 3:19am
A nonpartisan government study says repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit and the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million.
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Cybertheft and island-building stoke US-China tensions ahead of high-level talks in Washington

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 3:14am
Tensions between the U.S. and China are growing over its island-building in the South China Sea and suspicions that Beijing was behind a massive hack that stole the personal information of millions of federal employees and contractors.
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Workers at 2 Connecticut hospitals vote against joining union; had cited pay, staffing issues

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 11:42pm
About 800 nursing assistants and other workers at two Connecticut hospitals voted Friday not to establish a union.
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Reports: Auto safety agency fails to hold carmakers accountable for lapses, safety problems

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:13pm
A government audit says the nation's auto safety regulator failed repeatedly over a decade to discover the General Motors ignition switch defect that's linked to more than 110 deaths.
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Obama calls Pelosi an 'extraordinary partner in Congress' despite their split on trade

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 9:38pm
President Barack Obama is calling House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi an "extraordinary partner in Congress," despite their split on trade.
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California irrigation districts challenge state orders to stop pumping river water in drought

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 7:43pm
Several California irrigation districts are suing the state, saying officials overstepped their authority by ordering farmers to stop pumping from some rivers during drought.
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Acclaimed author James Salter, known for 'A Sport and a Pastime,' 'Light Years,' dead at 90

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 6:57pm
An author acclaimed for his sophisticated prose and sobering insights in "Light Years," ''A Sport and a Pastime" and other fiction has died.
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Baxalta to replace QEP Resources Inc. in S&P 500 index, Priceline Group joins S&P 100

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 6:53pm
Baxalta Inc. will replace QEP Resources Inc. in the benchmark S&P 500 index, S&P Dow Jones Indices said.
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Medtronic approves buyback of 80M shares and raises dividend, buys 2 companies for about $200M

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 6:45pm
Medical device maker Medtronic said Friday it expanded its stock repurchase authorization, raised its quarterly dividend, and completed two acquisitions for about $200 million total.
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Governor to sign bill making Hawaii first state to raise legal smoking age to 21

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 6:32pm
Hawaii's governor plans to sign a bill that would make his state the first to raise the legal smoking age to 21.
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Uber Readies $2 Billion Credit Line

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 6:10pm
Uber Technologies Inc. is finalizing a $2 billion credit line, people familiar with the matter said, in a deal that underscores Wall Street's enthusiasm for the ride-sharing company's prospects.
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As number of farmers markets continues to increase in SD, SDSU creates manual for vendors

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 6:03pm
The agriculture outreach division of South Dakota State University has released a manual that aims at helping interested and existing farmers markets' vendors navigate regulations and become successful merchants as the number of markets in the state increases.
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Honda confirms that woman who died in L.A. crash is eighth victim of exploding Takata air bags

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 5:57pm
Honda is confirming that another person has been killed by an exploding Takata air bag.
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Tekmira stops adding new patients to study of drug targeting Ebola strain behind outbreak

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 5:44pm
Shares of drugmaker Tekmira slumped Friday after the company said it stopped enrolling new patients in a trial of a treatment for a strain of Ebola.
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U.S. Markets Struggle, Close in the Red

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 5:23pm
The markets struggled Friday after hitting records Thursday.
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How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Friday

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 5:22pm
U.S. stocks ended lower Friday, shedding some of the gains that pushed the Nasdaq composite index to a record level a day earlier.
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