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To avoid dark Boardwalk eyesores, other uses are eyed for soon-to-close Atlantic City casinos

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 9:47am
With three more casinos shutting down by mid-September, Atlantic City officials are looking for a way to avoid having dark, empty shells on its signature Boardwalk.
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Top officer at oldest US sub base is retiring as his group is eliminated in Navy streamlining

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 9:21am
The top officer at the oldest U.S. submarine base, an admiral whose ties to Groton date back to his birth, may become the last flag officer to serve here as his submarine group is eliminated in a Navy streamlining.
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Facing aging prison facilities, Vermont lawmakers consider whether to build new or patch old

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 8:38am
With Vermont's prison facilities aging, lawmakers are beginning to grapple with whether to build new or patch up the old.
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Obama administration pressed to enforce anti-discrimination provisions of health care law

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 7:29am
Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.
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Coast Guard unable to fix engines after deadly fire strands vessel 700 miles off Oregon coast

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 6:01pm
U.S. Coast Guard experts have been unable to restart the engines of a chemical tanker after a deadly fire left it adrift 700 miles off the Oregon coast.
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Delays for SC nuclear plant further pressure industry; questions over potential delays in Ga.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 1:02pm
Expensive delays are piling up for the companies building new nuclear power plants, raising fresh questions about whether they can control the construction costs that crippled the industry years ago.
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New Jersey taxpayers on hook for $6.5 million to law firm hired by Christie in bridge scandal

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:23pm
New Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for more than $6.5 million to the law firm Gov. Chris Christie hired to represent his office in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.
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Voters to decide fate of Parnell's Alaska oil production tax that replaced Palin's plan

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:40am
Amid a fog of conflicting claims, Alaskans head to the polls Tuesday to decide if the state's old system for taxing oil companies, passed in 2007 after some lawmakers were suspected of bribery, is better than the new system, a tax cut passed last year to try to attract investment from petroleum companies.
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Homecoming for Hemp: Rebirth sprouting in Kentucky research plots

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:22am
Call it a homecoming for hemp: Marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin is undergoing a rebirth in a state at the forefront of efforts to reclaim it as a mainstream crop.
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Water bond won't solve California's drought; is seen as down payment on needed infrastructure

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:14am
Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers are expected to use the backdrop of California's most severe drought in nearly four decades to sell voters on the $7.5 billion water plan they put on the ballot this week.
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When talks turns to taxes, both gubernatorial candidates profess concern for the middle class

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:32am
Pennsylvania's middle class is getting lots of attention from the gubernatorial candidates, but the TV campaign messages are vague and sometimes wrong.
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Connecticut launches video to help Spanish-speaking taxpayers navigate state tax forms

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 9:52am
Connecticut has launched a video to help Spanish-speaking residents navigate state tax forms.
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$2.4B Revel casino announces it will close more than a week earlier than initially planned

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 8:05pm
The $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel that opened just over two years ago as a hoped-for savior for Atlantic City's flagging casino industry is closing a week earlier than originally planned and put about about 3,100 people out of work.
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Christie says he has no regrets about killing ARC tunnel project, despite Twitter exchanges

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 7:56pm
Gov. Chris Christie says he has no regrets about canceling a rail tunnel project that would have increased commuter capacity between New Jersey and Manhattan.
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Biogen receives approval of treatment for multiple sclerosis patients

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 7:27pm
Biogen Idec says that federal regulators have approved the specialty drugmaker's new treatment for people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.
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Conservationists say proposed habitat for cuckoo bird could affect mine near Tucson

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 7:22pm
Conservationists say a new proposal for protected habitat for the yellow-billed cuckoo in southern Arizona could impede plans for a mine in that area.
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Tesla Motors extends drive-unit warranty for Model S sedan to 8 years, unlimited miles

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 6:27pm
Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it has extended the drive-unit warranty for its Model S sedan to make it good for eight years and unlimited miles.
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Spurned investor group seeks Chiquita shareholder vote against proposed merger with Fyffes

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 6:25pm
An investor group representing rival bidders is asking shareholders of Chiquita Brands to vote against the banana company's proposed combination with Irish produce distributor Fyffes.
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Burger Chain Shake Shack Preparing for an IPO: Sources

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 6:21pm
Shake Shack, the fast-food restaurant chain famous for its hamburgers and milkshakes, is preparing to go public, seeking to tap stock market demand for popular casual dining companies, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Online Home-Furnishings Retailer Wayfair Files for $350M IPO

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 6:19pm
Online home-furnishings retailer Wayfair is seeking to raise $350 million in an initial public offering of its Class A common stock, according to Friday a regulatory filing.
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