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Survey: Firms optimistic on hiring, wages in Q1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising sales helped boost hiring at U.S. businesses in the last three months of 2014, and companies are optimistic that cont…

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Blizzard expected for 250-mile stretch of Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) — A "potentially historic" storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to southern Maine starting Monday, crip…

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Asia stocks down as anti-austerity party wins Greek election

Asia stocks down as anti-austerity party wins Greek election

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks and the euro were weaker Monday after Greece's anti-austerity opposition party won a big victory in nat…

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Airlines prepare to shut down in Northeast for snowstorm

Airlines are preparing to shut down operations along the East Coast as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region.

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Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliament…

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New Fisher-Price photo studio seeks ad, packaging diversity

New Fisher-Price photo studio seeks ad, packaging diversity

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Fisher-Price has long eschewed "professional" models for its packaging, instead using the babies and toddlers parents tru…

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US gas prices fell 13 cents per gallon, but expected to rise

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a regular gallon of gas dropped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.07, but it could soon rise.

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Romanians protest Swiss franc loans repayments

Romanians protest Swiss franc loans repayments

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Hundreds of people have protested in Romania against high repayments for Swiss franc loans, blaming the banks for of…

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New Fisher-Price photo studio seeks ad, packaging diversity

New Fisher-Price photo studio seeks ad, packaging diversity

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Fisher-Price has long eschewed "professional" models for its packaging, instead using the babies and toddlers parents tru…

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Travelers like plan for rail link to NY's LaGuardia Airport

Travelers like plan for rail link to NY's LaGuardia Airport

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Fiore knows what it's like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing hours, over bridges or through a tunnel, to trave…

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Medical billing can vary widely in same market, study finds

Tucson prices don't vary much but Phoenix-Mesa's do for knee and hip replacements.

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Asia stocks down as anti-austerity party wins Greek election

Asia stocks down as anti-austerity party wins Greek election

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks and the euro were weaker Monday after Greece's anti-austerity opposition party won a big victory in nat…

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Airlines prepare to shut down in Northeast for snowstorm

Airlines are preparing to shut down operations along the East Coast as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region.

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Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliament…

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US gas prices fell 13 cents per gallon, but expected to rise

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a regular gallon of gas dropped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.07, but it could soon rise.

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Romanians protest Swiss franc loans repayments

Romanians protest Swiss franc loans repayments

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Hundreds of people have protested in Romania against high repayments for Swiss franc loans, blaming the banks for of…

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New Fisher-Price photo studio seeks ad, packaging diversity

New Fisher-Price photo studio seeks ad, packaging diversity

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Fisher-Price has long eschewed "professional" models for its packaging, instead using the babies and toddlers parents tru…

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Travelers like plan for rail link to NY's LaGuardia Airport

Travelers like plan for rail link to NY's LaGuardia Airport

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Fiore knows what it's like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing hours, over bridges or through a tunnel, to trave…

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5 ways unmanned drones could affect the American food supply

5 ways unmanned drones could affect the American food supply

WASHINGTON (AP) — Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides.

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Social Security and You: Reduced benefits explained

Social Security and You: Reduced benefits explained

Generally, you cannot file for reduced benefits on one record and later switch to full benefits on another.

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Cable TV prices to rise because of sports surcharges

Cable TV prices to rise because of sports surcharges

At what point will consumers cut the cord?

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Obama to cut short India trip to pay call on Saudi Arabia

Obama to cut short India trip to pay call on Saudi Arabia

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the …

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Company seeks rights to names of iconic Grand Canyon lodges

Company seeks rights to names of iconic Grand Canyon lodges

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — To those who know and love the Grand Canyon, the names of its historic lodges are synonymous with the national park itself.

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Added protections for consumer information on health website

Added protections for consumer information on health website

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health ins…

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Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices

Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The recent plunge in fuel prices has been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low g…

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US works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil

US works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil

MIAMI (AP) — A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be coming to an end for several Caribbean nations, with a nudge from t…

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British Airways parent makes 3rd takeover bid for Aer Lingus

British Airways parent makes 3rd takeover bid for Aer Lingus

DUBLIN (AP) — Officials say the parent company of British Airways has made a third, improved takeover approach to Irish airline Aer Lingus and…

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Thousands protest in Kosovo, demand Serb minister be fired

Thousands protest in Kosovo, demand Serb minister be fired

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Thousands of ethnic Albanians protested in Kosovo's capital Saturday against a minority Serb politician's denial of wa…

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Thirst for craft beer fuels large crop of hops

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A thirst for craft beer helped hop growers produce their largest crop of hops in five years.

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Ocwen to pay $2.5 million to settle California dispute

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ocwen Financial Corp. is paying a $2.5 million penalty and submitting to a review by an independent auditor to avoid…

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Kia recalling nearly 87,000 Fortes because of fire risk

Kia Motors America is recalling nearly 87,000 of its 2014 Forte sedans because of faulty equipment that could cause the cars to catch fire.

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Poles with Swiss-franc mortgages demand govt help

Poles with Swiss-franc mortgages demand govt help

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles who have taken out mortgages in Swiss francs are protesting in a number of cities, demanding government help after…

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Global economy hopes raised after European stimulus

Global economy hopes raised after European stimulus

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The global economic outlook just got brighter after this week's big stimulus from the European Central Bank, leading…

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DAVOS WATCH: ECB stimulus in focus, WTO deal hopes raised

DAVOS WATCH: ECB stimulus in focus, WTO deal hopes raised

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The World Economic Forum held in the Swiss ski resort of Davos has the official goal of "improving the state of the …

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Fake schools draw scrutiny of federal investigators

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitim…

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Oregon focus of effort to expand background checks for guns

Oregon focus of effort to expand background checks for guns

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is hopin…

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Ukraine: cutting graft top priority to reach new bailout

Ukraine: cutting graft top priority to reach new bailout

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Ukraine will focus on fixing its huge problem of corruption as it tries to convince its international rescue credito…

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Views of the ECB stimulus from those who must make it work

Views of the ECB stimulus from those who must make it work

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The fate of the European Central Bank's aggressive plan to stimulate the economy out of stagnation lies with the 340 m…

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Goal: Google driverless cars on market within 5 years

Goal: Google driverless cars on market within 5 years

Prototypes for testing are being developed and assembled.

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TurboTax offers $25 rebate, says ‘We messed up’

TurboTax offers $25 rebate, says ‘We messed up’

Apologizes for unexpected need to buy an upgrade this year for some types of filings.

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McDonald's earnings fall; changes afoot to woo customers

McDonald's earnings fall; changes afoot to woo customers

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's isn't lovin' it, and it's going to do something about it.

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Viacom CEO's 2014 pay rises 19 percent to $44.3 million

NEW YORK (AP) — Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman's pay climbed 19 percent to $44.3 million last year while the TV-and-film company's stock slumped a…

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Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal…

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$300,000 in fine wine stolen from famed restaurant recovered

$300,000 in fine wine stolen from famed restaurant recovered

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than $300,000 in world-class wine stolen from a famed Napa Valley restaurant has been recovered from a private cella…

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Anheuser-Busch buying craft beer maker Elysian Brewing

Anheuser-Busch buying craft beer maker Elysian Brewing

Anheuser-Busch is buying Seattle's Elysian Brewing Co., further expanding its collection of craft brewers as it tries to offset sagging sales …

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Settlements reached in so-called 'hot fuel' litigation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Twenty-eight oil companies and retailers have agreed to settle litigation claiming customers were knowingly overcharge…

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Caesars bankruptcy venue decision near

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Delaware or Chicago: Troubled casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. should find out early next week where a subsidiary's C…

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Union: American Airlines pressuring mechanics on safety

DALLAS (AP) — A union is suing American Airlines, claiming supervisors are pressuring mechanics to release planes before they are safe to fly.

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Stocks fall, snapping 4-day winning streak; UPS slumps

Stocks fall, snapping 4-day winning streak; UPS slumps

NEW YORK (AP) — A batch of mixed earnings reports Friday helped push the stock market to its first day of losses this week.

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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market finished lower Friday, snapping a four-day winning streak, as U.S. companies reported mixed quarterly results.

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Moody's drops Atlantic City credit rating, fears default

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Wall Street is looking at Atlantic City's financial future and doesn't like what it sees.

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Online storage provider Box soars in Wall Street debut

Online storage provider Box soars in Wall Street debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Box's shares soared 66 percent in their stock market debut Friday despite the online storage provider's decade-long histo…

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UPS and Starbucks are big market movers

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:

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Garden gnome fans fret: SkyMall files for bankruptcy

Garden gnome fans fret: SkyMall files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) — Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has file…

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Stocks fall, snapping 4-day winning streak; UPS slumps

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is finishing lower, snapping a four-day winning streak, as U.S. companies report mixed quarterly results.

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Austerity-battered Greeks favor radical left before vote

Austerity-battered Greeks favor radical left before vote

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The winds of political change are coursing through austerity-weary Greece, but a financial whirlwind may lurk round the corner.

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Grain mixed, livestock lower

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

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Recalls this week: cleaners, fitness machines

Recalls this week: cleaners, fitness machines

Cleaning products that may contain ammonia are being recalled because they are mislabeled and may pose a chemical hazard. Other recalled produ…

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Obama heading to India, hoping to improve ties

Obama heading to India, hoping to improve ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama arrives in India this weekend anxious to take another step in moving the world's two largest democrac…

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