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Beacon for Travelers: It's National Lighthouse Day

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:15pm
Initially built to keep travelers at a safe distance, America's lighthouses now attract millions who want to get as close as possible.






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'Bush Legs': Russian Sanctions Freeze U.S. Poultry

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:13am
In the tension-filled game of chicken between Russia and the West over Ukraine, U.S. poultry is one of the big losers.






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Stocks Rise on Earnings, Labor Market Numbers

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:21am
Stocks gained ground on corporate earnings and positive data on the labor market, but investors also kept a wary eye on the situation in Ukraine.






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Student Loan Debt Can Lead to Middle-Age Malaise

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:59am
People saddled with big college loans are more likely to suffer from poor health and have a less upbeat attitude to life in middle age, a poll shows.






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Friendliest U.S. City? Southern Hospitality Reigns

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:45am
Southern hospitality reigns supreme in a recent survey of America's friendliest cities. Meanwhile, two New Jersey cities were voted least amicable.
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Weekly Jobless Claims Tumble Unexpectedly

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:26am
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to a further strengthening of labor market conditions.






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Bank of America to Pay $16 Billion Settlement

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:12am







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Target Publicly OKs Same-Sex Marriage

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:58am
Retailer takes the stand four years after it came under criticism for supporting a strident opponent of same-sex unions.






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Where's the U.S. Beef (and Fruit)? Not in Russia

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 5:43am
Vladimir Putin ordered a ban or limit on food imports from countries that imposed sanctions on Moscow for its support of rebels in eastern Ukraine.






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How to Save Energy? Utilities Bank on Behavioral Science

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:55pm
The United States uses more air conditioning than the rest of the world combined. Dealing with the high energy peaks has lead utilities to try everything from new technology to "behavioral science."






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BofA Agrees to Pay $16B-$17B in Mortgage Probe

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:25pm
Bank of America tentatively agreed to pay $16 billion-$17 billion to settle an investigation into its sale of mortgage-backed securities.






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Putin Orders Import Ban on All U.S. Food Products

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:58pm
President Putin banned all imports of U.S. food products as well as fruit and vegetables from the European Union in retaliation for sanctions.






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Stocks Flat as Ukraine, Derailed Deals Weigh

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:52pm
Stocks meandered as investors sorted through developments in Ukraine and considered two derailed deals.






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Ha-Ha Ebola? Disease Swag Market Booms

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:12pm
Anyone can have Ebola adorning their walls, their necks or even their children's playrooms, for a price.






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Traffic Lights Turn 100, But How Much Longer?

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:01pm
The stoplight is 100 years old this week, but it will likely look like an ancient relic to the motorists of the future.
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Has California's Plastic Bag Ban Backfired?

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:45pm
The effort to go green by banning plastic bags is costing some stores quite a bit of green in the form of increased shoplifting.






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It's a Hit! Baseball Hall of Fame Will Come to You

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:05pm
The traveling exhibit will feature historical artifacts from the Cooperstown museum and state-of-the-art interactive digital media.






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Seeking Quality of Life? Move to Portland

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:16pm
Portland was the only U.S. city that scored a slot in a British quality of life survey
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Survey: In Portland, Quality of Life Is Great

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:16pm
Portland was the only U.S. city that scored a slot in a British quality of life survey.






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Beware the Robot in the Corner Office

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:00pm
Up until now, robots and other smart machines have been used to replace blue-collar workers.






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