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Civics test, rules for e-cigarette sales among more than 50 new Utah laws

More than 50 new laws took effect Wednesday in Utah, including measures requiring high school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test, restrictions on electronic-cigarette sellers and expanded... Read more »

Published 3 hours ago

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US probing possible airline collusion to keep fares high

The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. Read more »

Published 8 hours ago

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Why the government let many trade schools become diploma mills

How did trade schools go from being mom-and-pop shops that trained mechanics and hair stylists to making billions on Wall Street? And if the industry is as predatory as the Education Department and... Read more »

Published 10 hours ago

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Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid

Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from... Read more »

Published 10 hours ago

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US manufacturing growth improves in June; hiring jumps

U.S. manufacturing growth improved in June, helped by a jump in employment. Read more »

Published 13 hours ago

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US construction spending rises 0.8 percent in May

U.S. construction spending posted a solid gain in May, pushing total activity to the highest point since the fall of 2008, with the strength led by a big jump in non-residential projects. Read more »

Published 13 hours ago

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Survey: US businesses step up hiring in June to 237,000

U.S. businesses added jobs at a robust pace in June, a private survey found, evidence that rising consumer spending and a healthy housing market are supporting more hiring. Read more »

Published 13 hours ago

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European markets surge on Greek deal hopes

Hopes that a deal between Greece and its creditors could be cobbled together in time to avoid a messy Greek exit from the euro sent stock markets across Europe sharply higher on Wednesday. Read more »

Published 14 hours ago

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United Airlines investing $30 million in biofuels producer

Airlines says it is investing $30 million in a biofuels company to reduce its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions from planes. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Glen Campbell movie sets standard for CNN film

CNN's airing of a documentary on singer Glen Campbell's fight with Alzheimer's Disease shattered previous viewership records for a movie on the news network. Read more »

Published yesterday

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USDA: Record soybean crop planted, progress slowed by rain

A record 85.1 million acres of soybeans are in the ground, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday, but it's not clear whether they'll all sprout because persistent rain in some Midwestern... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Chick-fil-A, Chipotle top customer satisfaction ranking

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A Inc. led the fast-food category in the 2015 American Customer Satisfaction Index restaurant report released Tuesday. Read more »

Published yesterday

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First lady: Career, technical studies offer students options

Michelle Obama is telling students a high school diploma is not enough to compete in the global economy, but a college degree is not the only option. Read more »

Published yesterday

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US court agrees Apple violated antitrust law in e-book entry

Apple says a federal appeals court's conclusion that it violated antitrust law when it entered the electronic books market does nothing to change the fact it did nothing wrong. Read more »

Published yesterday

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US home prices climbing steadily

U.S. home prices increased at a solid clip in April, led by double-digit jumps in Denver and San Francisco. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Consumer confidence index climbs to 101.4 in June

Consumer confidence showed a solid gain in June following a modest increase in May, supporting the view that strong job gains are giving a boost to the overall economy. Read more »

Published yesterday

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More overtime on the way? Obama calls for broader coverage

They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they... Read more »

Published yesterday

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After resisting for years, JetBlue adds checked bag fee

The era of free checked suitcases on JetBlue has come to an end. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Coal industry scores a win but fate of plants still in air

Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Tourists on holiday coping with Greece's financial crisis

Tourists on holiday in Greece offered advice to others Monday: Bring extra euros. Read more »

Published June 29, 2015

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The next act: what happens now in Greece's drama

Greece has entered the twilight zone. Read more »

Published June 29, 2015

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Looking for love on a dating app? You may find music instead

In your quest to find a date, a spouse or a hook-up, you might discover something else when using dating apps: new music. Read more »

Published June 29, 2015

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US pending home sales climb to 9-year high

More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in May, as pending sales climbed to their highest level in more than nine years. Read more »

Published June 29, 2015

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5 ways airlines are actually making flying better

Amid the unpleasantness, there are a few bright spots where airlines inject a bit of humanity back into our journey. Read more »

Published June 29, 2015

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Swedish woman's Wall Street dream led to $850M lawsuit

She was a young woman from a tiny Swedish town who aspired to work on Wall Street. He was a married man from China who owned a Manhattan investment consulting firm. The intersection of their lives... Read more »

Published June 28, 2015

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