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Digging starts on 120-foot pit to rescue stalled Seattle tunnel machine; help's coming, Bertha

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:32pm
Contractors building a new highway tunnel under downtown Seattle have started digging a 120-foot pit to rescue a stalled boring machine named Bertha.
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Deal reached for cleanup of Coos Bay landslide

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:13pm
A legal path has been cleared for hundreds of tons of landslide debris to be removed from a waterway near Coos Bay that is home to federally protected coho salmon and green sturgeon.
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Legal petition seeks NY ban on outdated rail tankers carrying volatile North Dakota crude oil

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:12pm
A coalition of environmental groups and city residents has filed a legal petition seeking a ban on older model rail tanker cars carrying volatile crude oil from North Dakota to the Port of Albany.
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White House Has Not Contemplated a Republican Senate

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:49pm
The Obama administration has not contemplated the possibility that Republicans could take control of the Senate in next month's midterm elections, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday.
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Jury says Texas maker of highway guardrails should pay $175 million in damages over design

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:46pm
Jurors have decided that a Texas company should pay $175 million in damages for changing the design of highway guardrails without telling government transportation officials.
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The Covered Call: The Baseball Will Certainly Find You

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:45pm
Options investors can be certain that volatility will inevitably strike when they are not ready, over extended, or not thinking clearly in terms of risk and objectives.
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Big-box Retail companies shares up at 1 p.m.

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:43pm
Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.: Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $1.85 or 1.4 percent, to $130.27.
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Autos companies shares mixed at 1 p.m.

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:43pm
Shares of some top autos companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Ford Motor Co. fell $.07 or .5 percent, to $14.11.
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Aerospace companies shares mixed at 1 p.m.

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:43pm
Shares of some top aerospace companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Boeing rose $2.67 or 2.1 percent, to $126.98.
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Casino firms, including Wynn, spend heavily in fighting repeal of Massachusetts' gambling law

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:32pm
Casino companies that have been awarded licenses in Massachusetts donated $4.5 million this month to a group fighting repeal of the state's casino gambling law, according to campaign finance records.
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Harley-Davidson net income drops nearly 8 percent, but company beats expectations

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:32pm
Harley-Davidson's third-quarter profit fell nearly 8 percent on a planned reduction of motorcycle shipments for the quarter.
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Reasons to Lift the Oil Export Ban

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:20pm
The boom in U.S. oil production has to change the mindset about our energy policy to better reflect the realities of today instead of the fears of the past. 
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Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:12pm
The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 13 to Sunday, Oct. 19 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
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Fighters suing boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. over cable TV bout depicted on Showtime 'All Access'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:04pm
Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house" fight that was supposed to last until someone quit.
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Homeland Security: Arriving passengers from Ebola countries must enter at 1 of 5 airports

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:03pm
Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday.
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New York warns that Ocwen may have misled "hundreds of thousands" of subprime borrowers

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:01pm
The nation's largest servicer of subprime mortgages has engaged in abuses that could potentially harm "hundreds of thousands of borrowers," according to the New York Superintendent of Financial Services.
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This week's top 10 paid and free apps for iPhone and iPad on the App Store

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:51pm
App Store Official Charts for the week ending October 20, 2014: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1.
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The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:51pm
iBook charts for week ending October 20, 2014: Top Paid Books 1.Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - 9780307588388 - (Crown Publishing Group) 2.Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult - 9780345544933 - (Random House Publishing Group) 3.The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks - 9781455502547 - (Grand Central Publishing) 4.Burn by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge - 9780316211024 - (Little, Brown and Company) 5.Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham - 9780812995008 - (Random House Publishing Group) 6.All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - 9781476746609 - (Scribner) 7.Deadline by John Sandford - 9781101597767 - (Penguin Group US) 8.Killing Patton by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard - 9780805096699 - (Henry Holt and Co.) 9.The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan - 9781423155140 - (Disney Publishing Worldwide) 10.Dark Places by Gillian Flynn - 9780307459923 - (Crown Publishing Group) ___ (copyright) 2014 Apple Inc.
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Finish Line names Samuel Sato president and adds him to board

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:49pm
The Finish Line Inc. said Tuesday that it has named executive Samuel Sato as president of the company and elected him to its board.
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Ebola vaccine trials in West Africa expected to start in January for 'tens of thousands'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:48pm
Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday.
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