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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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E-Cigarette Makers Confound

E-Cigarette Makers Confound

Tobacco companies, long considered public health enemy No. 1, have suddenly cloaked themselves as champions of lung health in the digital age.

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AZ tax on online cigs a drag for 30,000

PHOENIX — Arizona smokers who thought they were getting a good deal by buying cigarettes online are now being served with tax bills by the state.

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GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

FILE - This March 2, 2014 file photo shows demonstrators lying on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington to protest against the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority on Nov. 4, joining the GOP-run Hou…

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GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

WASHINGTON — How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority on Nov. 4, joining the GOP-run House against a Democratic White House?

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GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

FILE - This June 23, 2014 file photo shows Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testifying under subpoena before the House Oversight Committee as lawmakers continue to probe whether tea party groups were targeted by the IRS on Capitol Hill in Washington. How much difference wi…

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Why rate hikes are good news for stocks

Why rate hikes are good news for stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — It's no surprise that the prospect of a Federal Reserve rate hike worries stock investors.

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Why rate hikes are good news for stocks

Why rate hikes are good news for stocks

FILE - In this Thursday, July 3, 2014, file photo, specialist Jay Woods is reflected in a screen at his post that shows five years of the Dow Jones industrial average, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. History shows higher interest rates don’t always upend stocks. The Fed is set t…

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The secret Goldman Sachs tapes and what they say

The secret Goldman Sachs tapes and what they say

Probably most people would agree that the people paid by the U.S. government to regulate Wall Street have had their difficulties. Most people would probably also agree on two reasons those difficulties seem only to be growing: an ever-more complex financial system that regulators must have e…

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Two ideas that could overcome gridlock

All we are saying is give bipartisanship a chance

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Dealerships are best deal for Tesla buyers

Dealerships are best deal for Tesla buyers

If automakers owned all their stores, beneficial retail competition would be eliminated.

September 21, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Keep money, momentum behind private space plan

Keep money, momentum behind private space plan

We shouldn't be dependent on Putin to get our astronauts in orbit.

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A plan to raise pay

The fight to increase Americans' stagnant incomes is growing more serious.

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'Boeing's Bank" is just corporate welfare

Follow the money to see who benefits from reauthorization.

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