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US offer for global climate treaty: 28 percent emissions cut

In a highly anticipated announcement, the United States will offer a roughly 28 percent emissions cut as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation,... Read more »

Published 4 hours ago

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US consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February

U.S. consumers spent slightly more in February following two straight monthly declines and their income rose by a healthy amount, a development that economists hope will keep boosting spending in... Read more »

Published 5 hours ago

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NBC, Cirque du Soleil bringing 'The Wiz' to TV, Broadway

"The Wiz" is coming to TV and back to Broadway with productions from NBC and Cirque du Soleil. Read more »

Published 5 hours ago

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Michigan entrepreneur claiming idea for Heinz Dip & Squeeze

A Michigan food entrepreneur claims the "Little Dipper" condiment package he patented in 1997 led H.J. Heinz Co. to develop its Dip & Squeeze ketchup packets, which it rolled out in February... Read more »

Published 6 hours ago

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UnitedHealth bulks up for prescription drug cost battle

ion's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, will muscle up for its fight against rising prescription drug costs by spending more than $12 billion to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. Read more »

Published 7 hours ago

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Animal Planet lives wild with its new programming slate

In a deft brand-freshening a few years ago, the channel broadened its focus from such critters as lions and tigers and bears to also embrace the human animal. It has since given new attention to... Read more »

Published 7 hours ago

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Small investors blame bad advice from brokers for big losses

The Obama administration thinks too many brokers aren't looking out for their clients, and instead pushing risky and costly investments in a rush for big commissions. The White House is backing a... Read more »

Published 7 hours ago

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Feds receive thousands of comments on Atlantic drilling

Thousands of opinions poured in Monday as the deadline approached for commenting on the contentious issue of drilling for oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean. Read more »

Published 7 hours ago

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Saudi Arabia seeks to attract non-oil capital

Saudi Arabia has undertaken several initiatives to attract foreign capital outside of its oil and gas sector, the deputy governor of the kingdom's investment authority said Monday. Read more »

Published 8 hours ago

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Late audits halt trading in Morgan Stanley-backed stocks

Two major companies in a prominent $1.4 billion Asia investment fund managed by New York banking giant Morgan Stanley unexpectedly told securities regulators they will not file their financial... Read more »

Published 8 hours ago

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Century-old NYC matzo factory faces a high-tech future

The last Passover matzos have rolled out of a century-old bakery on Manhattan's Lower East Side — a neighborhood that's been dubbed the "Jewish Plymouth Rock." Read more »

Published 8 hours ago

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Business forecasters boost 2-year outlook for US economy

ess economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth. Read more »

Published 8 hours ago

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Review: New HTC One phone is strong contender

HTC's flagship One phone has a lot going for it — except for strong sales. Read more »

Published 11 hours ago

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Signed contracts to buy US homes climb to 20-month high

More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in February, evidence that the spring buying season could open strong after sluggish sales for much of the winter. Read more »

Published 13 hours ago

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Mining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia

Mines built this company town. Jack and Sandra Looney hope vines — the wine grapes growing on a former strip mine in the hills above — will help to draw visitors here. Read more »

Published 13 hours ago

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US stocks open higher, led by gains in energy companies

U.S. stocks moved sharply higher in early trading Monday, as investors welcomed encouraging economic data on consumer spending in the U.S. Read more »

Published 13 hours ago

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Lincoln Continental, the car of presidents, is returning

Elvis Presley had one; so did Clark Gable. It was even the sedan of presidents. Then the name vanished amid an invasion of newer luxury cars from Europe and Asia. Read more »

Published 13 hours ago

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Iran nuclear talks at crunch time

Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement. Read more »

Published 14 hours ago

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Greece and its creditors still struggle with reform list

With its next financial deadline looming, Greece is struggling to convince its creditors it has a viable economic reform plan to unlock emergency funds and prevent the country from going bankrupt. Read more »

Published 15 hours ago

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Obama calls for payday loan regulations in Birmingham visit

President Barack Obama traveled Thursday to Birmingham to build support for policies that he said would protect working families, including new proposed regulations for payday lenders. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Under Armour looks to branded stores to propel growth

The store Under Armour opened this month on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is the brand’s newest, largest and flashiest, showcasing not only its core training apparel, but also fishing and hunting gear, innovations in running... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission

Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year away from Earth for two of them. Read more »

Published March 27, 2015

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US economic growth may be mild, but it's also really durable

The U.S. economy's tepid performance last quarter — a 2.2 percent annual growth rate, the government said Friday — was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009. Read more »

Published March 27, 2015

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Colorado drilling plan has safeguards for Dinosaur Monument

A federal government plan for drilling in energy-rich northwestern Colorado released Friday includes stepped-up protections for public land near Dinosaur National Monument. Read more »

Published March 27, 2015

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Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure

When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed... Read more »

Published March 27, 2015

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