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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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Words, sanctions won't stop Putin’s aggression against Ukraine

Words, sanctions won't stop Putin’s aggression against Ukraine

Congress should follow Senate committee's approval of $350 million aid for Ukraine.

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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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Poll: Confused by issues of the day? Join the club

Poll: Confused by issues of the day? Join the club

House Speaker John Boehner poses with the 20,000 pages of regulations that make up the Affordable Care Act.

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Poll: Confused by issues of the day? Join the club

Poll: Confused by issues of the day? Join the club

Glynn McGehee, an aide to Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, holds a poster mocking the complexity of the health-care law.

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Poll: Confused by issues of the day? Join the club

Poll: Confused by issues of the day? Join the club

Most voters, perplexed, say the political issues are too complex to fathom.

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A partner for democracy against 'oppressive governments'

A partner for democracy against 'oppressive governments'

President Obama's words starting to sound something like beginning of a counterattack.

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'Boeing's Bank" is just corporate welfare

Follow the money to see who benefits from reauthorization.

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