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Best week in nearly 2 years for US stocks

Best week in nearly 2 years for US stocks

Strong earnings reports boost the market after string of losing sessions.

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It shouldn't be this painful to get a mortgage

Under normal circumstances, approving my mortgage application should be a no-brainer.

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US stock market has best week in nearly 2 years

US stock market has best week in nearly 2 years

This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks rose again Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, putting the market on track for the best week in almost two years. Amazon plunged after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but that wasn't enough t…

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Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

In this photo made in Oct. 22, 2014, Evelina Martirosyan stands above Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. Gazing across the Maidan square, Evelina Martirosyan recalls how euphoric she was as she joined protests that changed Ukraine's history. Since the revolution that toppled a despised pr…

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Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

In this photo taken Oct. 22, 2014, Evelina Martirosyan stands above the Independent Square in Kiev, Ukraine. Gazing across the Maidan square, Evelina Martirosyan recalls how euphoric she was as she joined protests that changed Ukraine's history. Since the revolution that toppled a despised p…

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Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

Street workers remove a pre-election poster in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, on the last official day of political campaigning, ahead of the parliamentary election on Sunday. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

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Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

Street workers remove a pre-election poster in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, on the last official day of political campaigning, ahead of the parliamentary election on Sunday. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

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Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

A woman sits as she distributes flyers of candidates for the parliamentary elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Ukraine's parliament is something halfway between a wrestling pit and a shady backroom for hatching deals. Optimists believe Sunday's elections will change all that…

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Ukraine's election being met with disillusionment

Ukraine's election being met with disillusionment

KIEV, Ukraine — Gazing across the Maidan square, Evelina Martirosyan recalls how euphoric she was as she joined protests that changed Ukraine’s history. Since the revolution this year that toppled a despised president, her dreams of a better future have been blunted by war and near economic …

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Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

Street workers remove a pre-election poster in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, on the last official day of political campaigning, ahead of the parliamentary election on Sunday. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

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Petty clampdown on McDonald's is bad for Russia

Petty clampdown on McDonald's is bad for Russia

Aggressive actions backed, but going after fast-food chain is dumb, petty ploy.

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Mortgage rates fall again; impact may be limited

Mortgage rates fall again; impact may be limited

Prior refinancings, tight credit may limit benefit of low rates.

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Scottsbluff airport board picks new carrier

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. — The Scottsbluff airport board has selected a new carrier it wants for subsidized flights to Denver International Airport, replacing the airline that's canceled several flights over the past year.

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Regulators feel pressure to ease mortgage-lending rules

Regulators feel pressure to ease mortgage-lending rules

WASHINGTON — Three years ago, in the dark days of the housing crisis, regulators pressed for a controversial rule that aimed to crack down on shoddy and dishonest lending practices. Now they’re rolling back their plans.

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Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

FILE -In this May 8, 2008 file photo, blank U.S. Treasury checks are seen on a roll at the Philadelphia Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies, in Philadelphia. Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their…

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Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

WASHINGTON — Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

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Report: Child poverty in US highest in 20 years

Child poverty in America is at its highest point in 20 years, putting millions of children at increased risk of injuries, infant mortality, and premature death, according to a policy analysis published this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

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No more deals with Cuba

No more deals with Cuba

Ending trade embargo should be exchanged for genuine liberty for its people.

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Can health-care stock funds stay on top?

Can health-care stock funds stay on top?

No guarantees, but health care stocks have held up better than others during downturns.

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US economy doesn't have to be mediocre

US economy doesn't have to be mediocre

Prolonged economic downtown is dangerous but fixable.

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