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US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August

US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August

In this Sept. 4, 2014 photo, Frances Gurley shops at a Family Dollar store in Wilmington, N.C. The Commerce Department releases its August report on consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of economic activity, on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Matt Born)

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Car sales help fuel bump in consumer spending

Car sales help fuel bump in consumer spending

Uptick offers welcome evidence that the economy is on solid footing.

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Airlines getting systems that detect turbulence

Airlines getting systems that detect turbulence

New weather radars help pilots avoid danger, bumpy flights.

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ATM fees keep climbing, survey says

ATM fees keep climbing, survey says

The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank rose 5 percent over the past year.

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Wal-Mart: Morgan wasn't wearing seatbelt in crash

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday.

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Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports

Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports

NEW YORK — Traffic at Chicago’s two busiest airports was slowly returning to more normal levels Monday, three days after a fire at a regional air traffic control center disrupted much of the nation’s air-travel system. The Federal Aviation Administration has temporarily assigned other contro…

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Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports

Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports

A woman and her children at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Monday. The FAA said traffic at O’Hare was 80 percent of what it was a week ago Monday. 

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VA settles complaints by 3 Phoenix whistleblowers

VA settles complaints by 3 Phoenix whistleblowers

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VA settles complaints by 3 Phoenix whistleblowers

VA settles complaints by 3 Phoenix whistleblowers

WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has settled complaints filed by three employees who faced retaliation after filing whistleblower complaints about the troubled Phoenix VA hospital.

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Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

The authors of a new study project that more than 150,000 twenty-somethings will forgo having children after living through the “Great Recession.” Even when tough times are over, many will be less likely to start a family.

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For many women, recession means a childless life

For many women, recession means a childless life

NEW YORK — When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?

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Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems

Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems

This Aug. 15, 2014 photo shows the Honeywell InturVue weather radar in the cockpit of a Convair 580 plane during a flight demo over Florida. Advances in radar are helping pilots avoid storms that can injure and upset passengers and even damage planes. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems

Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems

This Aug. 15, 2014 photo shows the Honeywell InturVue weather radar on the front of a Convair 580 plane at Miami International Airport, in Miami. Advances in radar are helping pilots avoid storms that can injure and upset passengers and even damage planes. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems

Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems

The Honeywell InturVue’s screen can be seen in the cockpit of a Convair 580. Honeywell and competitor Rockwell Collins are expected to vie for radar contracts on about 65,000 new planes over the next two decades.

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Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems

Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems

Capt. Randy Moore, left, and co-pilot Mark Johnson fly a Convair 580 test plane during a flight demo of the Honeywell InturVue weather radar over Florida in August. Advances in radar are helping pilots steer clear of storms that were once much harder to avoid. Southwest and American are usin…

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Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2010, file photo, director of Israel's Mossad spy agency Tamir Pardo stands outside his home in Nirit, Israel. The typically shadowy Mossad revamped its website last week to include a recruiting video and an online application option for those seeking employment. With…

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Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

This Screen grab from the Mossad, Israeli Secret Intelligence Service website taken Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, shows their home page with a quote by former Israeli President Shimon Peres and a ink to an job application. The typically hush-hush Mossad revamped its website last week to include a …

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Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

This Screen grab from the Mossad, Israeli Secret Intelligence Service website taken Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, shows their home page with a link to a job application and a line that reads, "Join us to see the invisible and do the impossible." The typically hush-hush Mossad revamped its website …

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Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world's most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript building in Tel Aviv to meet a shadowy recruiter. Now all it takes to …

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News Q&A: Quick primer on 'net neutrality'

News Q&A: Quick primer on 'net neutrality'

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether Internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster.

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