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New Jersey officials pleading for Mercedes to stay

German luxury automobile maker Mercedes-Benz hasn't even publicly said it's considering moving its U.S. headquarters out of New Jersey, but some state officials are so concerned about the... Read more »

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Food hubs link consumers with locally farmed food

Move over farmers' markets. More than 300 food hubs around the country are also providing small farms another outlet to sell locally raised food to consumers. Read more »

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N. Korea compares Obama to monkey in hacking row

North Korea has compared President Barack Obama to a monkey and blamed the U.S. for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the movie "The Interview." Read more »

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N. Korea compares Obama to monkey in hacking row

North Korea on Saturday blamed the U.S. for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the movie "The Interview" and compared President Barack Obama to a monkey. Read more »

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Bad Santa? 5 tips to tackle your holiday gift returns

As anyone who's received a drugstore cologne gift set well knows, even Santa Claus gets it wrong sometimes. Read more »

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Russia's ruble ends 5-day rally, drops 4 percent

The Russian currency on Friday ended its five-day rally and declined 4 percent as the markets remain jittery over the outlook of the Russian economy. Read more »

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Guaranteeing results: College sees small, big benefits with loan promise

When it came time to pick a college, Abby Slusher leaned toward a private school near her southeastern Michigan home for the small campus and class sizes. Her mother pushed Adrian College for... Read more »

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Michigan's population creeping up as autos recover

After years of declining population, industrial Michigan finally seems to be on track toward growth again, the state's demographer says. Read more »

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Sony broadly releases 'The Interview' in reversal of plans

Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released "The Interview" online Wednesday — an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled... Read more »

Published Dec. 24, 2014

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Russia's central bank to help companies meet debts

With inflation showing clear signs of picking up, Russia's central bank on Wednesday launched another initiative to shore up the ruble, offering hard currency loans to help companies and banks... Read more »

Published Dec. 24, 2014

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Average US 30-year mortgage edges up slightly

Average U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but the benchmark 30-year low remained very close to the 19-month low hit last week. Read more »

Published Dec. 24, 2014

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Applications for US jobless aid fall to 7-week low

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level in seven weeks, a sign that the U.S. economy and job market are steadily improving. Read more »

Published Dec. 24, 2014

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Unions make push to recruit protected immigrants

Unions across the U.S. are reaching out to immigrants affected by President Barack Obama's recent executive action, hoping to expand their dwindling ranks by recruiting millions of workers who... Read more »

Published Dec. 24, 2014

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More 'Help Wanted' signs up at small businesses

If you're looking for signs that the U.S. economy is growing and that the job market is improving, just talk to small business owners. Read more »

Published Dec. 24, 2014

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Who hacked Sony becomes Internet's new mystery

Everyone has a theory about who really hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Read more »

Published Dec. 24, 2014

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Auto industry acts globally — except on recalls

When it comes to making and selling cars, the auto industry thinks and acts globally: There is near-seamless coordination between parts suppliers, factories and dealerships. Read more »

Published Dec. 24, 2014

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Wal-Mart tests gift card exchange

Starting Christmas Day, Wal-Mart is letting customers exchange gift cards from more than 200 retailers, airlines and restaurants for a Wal-Mart card. The cards don't expire and can be used in... Read more »

Published Dec. 24, 2014

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Applications for US jobless aid fall to 7-week low

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level in seven weeks, a sign that the U.S. economy and job market are steadily improving. Read more »

Published Dec. 24, 2014

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Sony announces limited release for 'The Interview'

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Tuesday a limited theatrical release of "The Interview" beginning Thursday, putting back into the theaters the comedy that prompted an international incident... Read more »

Published Dec. 23, 2014

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Keurig recalls 7 million coffee makers due to burn risk

Keurig is recalling more than 7 million of its single-serve coffee brewing machines after reports that a number of them had spewed hot liquids and injured dozens of users. Read more »

Published Dec. 23, 2014

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Drones become popular holiday gifts

Santa's sleigh isn't the only thing flying this holiday season. Read more »

Published Dec. 23, 2014

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Natural gas down 30 pct in a month

Natural gas, the nation's most prevalent heating fuel, is getting cheaper just as winter is arriving because of mild temperatures and plentiful supplies. Read more »

Published Dec. 23, 2014

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US consumer spending up solid 0.6 pct. in November

U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in November, while income posted the best gain in five months — both encouraging signs for economic growth. Read more »

Published Dec. 23, 2014

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Walgreen fiscal 1Q profit jumps 16 percent, tops forecasts

Stronger sales from established stores helped Walgreen trump analyst expectations for its fiscal first quarter, and the nation's largest drugstore chain said its acquisition of European health and... Read more »

Published Dec. 23, 2014

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Much work still needed on health care sign-ups

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell says health care sign-ups are off to an encouraging start, but a lot of work is still needed to make the second open enrollment season for the... Read more »

Published Dec. 23, 2014

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