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Illinois sends promised program funding to schools on schedule for first time since 2007

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 5:00pm
Illinois schools have received promised grant payments from the state on time for the first time since 2007 — but in another sign of the state's precarious financial situation, a top education official has warned schools not to expect the pleasant surprise to become a permanent habit.
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Obama To Speak About Border Crisis

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:54pm
President Barack Obama will make a statement about "the urgent humanitarian situation at the Southwest border" at 6:45 p.m. Eastern, the White House said.
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Coal company Murray Energy sues Illinois rival, saying land purchases breached confidentiality

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:52pm
A leading U.S. coal company is suing a rival with which it shared confidential business plans during a deal that later fizzled, saying the competitor used the proprietary details to buy up land in southern Illinois to thwart the accuser's expansion plans.
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A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for June 30-July 6

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:39pm
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 30-July 6.
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Last year's hit summer sensation 'Under the Dome' off to slow start this season

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:38pm
A substantial number of the people who made CBS' "Under the Dome" the surprise hit of last summer appear to have lost interest in the fate of the fictional town of Chester's Mill, Maine.
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How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Wednesday

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:37pm
Corporate earnings season got off to a good start Wednesday, helping lift the stock market after two days of declines.
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Hagel says nuclear operations have drifted 'a little,' says investigations are wrapping up

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:37pm
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told naval submariners on Wednesday that the U.S. has let its focus on the military's nuclear responsibilities drift a bit, but two reviews are wrapping up and he will be looking at recommendations to strengthen the health of the force.
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Gold Up as Fed Minutes Keep to Expectations

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06pm
Gold rose on Wednesday, holding above $1,320 an ounce, after the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest meeting minutes did not suggest any hike in U.S. interest rates soon.
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Markets Jump on Dovish Fed Minutes

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:58pm
Minutes showing the dovish wing of the Federal Reserve remains firmly in control, helped push stocks into the green on Wednesday.
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In an Uber-Driven World, Is Surge Pricing Becoming the New Normal?

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:35pm
Uber may have just signed an agreement limiting its surge pricing in emergencies, but the concept of rapidly changing, flexible prices is spreading to other industries. 
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Top general "misspoke" when he cited his son's unit experience to defend army data system

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:29pm
Gen. John Campbell, the Army's vice chief of staff, cited his son's experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan to answer a senator's tough questions last year about a troubled intelligence technology system.
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Obama: U.S. Economic Recovery Among Fastest On Earth

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:17pm
President Barack Obama took credit on Wednesday for the U.S. economic rebound after the financial crisis of 2008.
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For second day, visitors wait 5 hours for Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:08pm
You might need a magic wand to get on the new Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando Resort.
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Harley-Davidson recalling 66,421 motorcycles for safety defect

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:05pm
Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning.
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A cookie with fiber, a cereal with more cinnamon; General Mills unveils plans to boost sales

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:55pm
General Mills hopes a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of fiber will be a recipe for stronger sales.
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Puerto Rico Power Authority Rating Cut 4 Rungs: S&P

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:54pm
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority had the rating on its $8.6 billion in debt cut four notches to B- by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Wednesday.
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Oil Futures Settle Under $103 a Barrel

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:43pm
Oil futures on Wednesday fell below $102 a barrel to mark their ninth straight session decline.
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Top Senate Dem blocking election-season votes on gun measures, sportsmen bill likely doomed

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:42pm
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked a parade of campaign-season votes on gun rights on Wednesday that could have been a political thorn for Democrats seeking to retain control of the chamber in this fall's elections.
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A summer without swagger for Hollywood at domestic box office

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:25pm
Hollywood's summer at the box office isn't just missing nearly 20 percent of last summer's revenue.
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Hollywood's summer swoon: What's up and what's down at the box office

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:19pm
Two months into its most lucrative season, Hollywood's summer is down nearly 20 percent from last year at North American theaters.
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