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Maine's gas prices continue sliding downward despite greater dip at national level

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:20pm
The average retail price of gas in Maine fell 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $2.84 per gallon.
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Poland rejects toxic waste shipped from El Salvador due to be destroyed in southern town

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:50am
Poland has decided to refuse a toxic waste shipment from El Salvador that was to be destroyed at an incineration plant in a southern town, environment officials said Monday, after the local community raised concerns.
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In Ebola outbreak, bad data complicates control efforts; UN concedes some numbers unreliable

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:50am
As health officials struggle to contain the world's biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, their efforts are being complicated by another problem: bad data.
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Iranian president criticizes country's growing corruption, in usually blunt terms

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:50am
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized growing corruption in the Islamic Republic in unusually blunt terms Monday, saying bribes once paid secretly are now being disbursed flagrantly in the open.
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Toll from GM ignition switches rises to 38 deaths, 51 injuries

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:49am
At least 38 people have died and 51 have been injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.
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US stocks edge mostly lower, led by the energy sector, as the price of oil falls again

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:48am
Energy stocks are leading a slight decline in U.S. market indexes in midday trading as the price of oil resumes its slide.
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EBay Gets a Lift After Stifel Raises Rating To Buy

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:38am
EBay Inc. shares rose Monday by 1.2% to $55.49 after Stifel Nicolaus analyst Scott Devitt raised his rating on the e-commerce company to buy from hold.
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Health Care Equipment companies shares mixed at 10 a.m.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:19am
Shares of some top health care equipment companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Becton, Dickinson & Co. rose $1.21 or .9 percent, to $139.76.
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Department Store Retail companies shares mixed at 10 a.m.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:19am
Shares of some top department store retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Kohl's Corp. rose $.21 or .4 percent, to $56.88.
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Railroad companies shares down at 10 a.m.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:19am
Shares of some top railroad companies are down at 10 a.m.: CSX fell $.59 or 1.6 percent, to $36.36.
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Internet companies shares mixed at 10 a.m.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:19am
Shares of some top internet companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Amazon rose $1.57 or .5 percent, to $314.20.
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Insurance companies shares up at 10 a.m.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:19am
Shares of some top insurance companies are up at 10 a.m.: ACE L rose $.93 or .8 percent, to $117.00.
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Gold companies shares down at 10 a.m.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:19am
Shares of some top gold companies are down at 10 a.m.: Barrick Gold Corp. fell $.16 or 1.3 percent, to $11.41.
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Food companies shares mixed at 10 a.m.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:19am
Shares of some top food companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $.08 or .2 percent, to $37.07.
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Silver companies shares down at 10 a.m.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:19am
Shares of some top silver companies are down at 10 a.m.: Hecla Mining Co. fell $.02 or .8 percent, to $2.49.
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Pharmaceuticals companies shares mixed at 10 a.m.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:19am
Shares of some top pharmaceuticals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Baxter International Inc. rose $.13 or .2 percent, to $74.35.
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Supermarkets companies shares mixed at 10 a.m.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:19am
Shares of some top supermarkets companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Kroger rose $.34 or .6 percent, to $61.32.
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Pulitzers expand eligibility in feature, investigative categories to online, print magazines

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:19am
The Pulitzer Prizes have expanded eligibility for two categories.
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Grain higher on the CBOT, cattle and pork mixed on the CME

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:01am
Grain futures were higher Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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Merck Snags Cubist, Fighter of Superbugs, for $9.5B

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:42am
Merck will buy Cubist Pharmaceuticals in a $9.5 billion deal, giving the major drugmaker an entry into the market for drugs that target so-called superbugs.
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