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US home prices rose at steady pace in March from year ago

U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale. Read more »

Published May 26, 2015

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Consumer confidence rises slightly in May

The Conference Board says consumer confidence rebounded this month as the job market showed signs of improvement. Read more »

Published May 26, 2015

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Cable company Charter buying Time Warner Cable for $55.3B

Communications Inc. is said to be nearing a deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for $55 billion. It would be the latest in a series of deals that have reshaped the cable-TV industry. Read more »

Published May 26, 2015

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Media CEOs are the highest-paid American executives

They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league. Read more »

Published May 26, 2015

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Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted

Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find... Read more »

Published May 26, 2015

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US new-home sales jump in April

More Americans bought new homes in April — evidence that the stronger job market is powering the housing sector. Read more »

Published May 26, 2015

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'Such a stress reliever': In Rhode Island, residents already have paid family leave

As President Barack Obama pushes for a federal law to get paid leave to care for a new baby or an ailing relative, residents of one of the three states that already provide it sing its praises,... Read more »

Published May 25, 2015

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John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success

Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved,... Read more »

Published May 25, 2015

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Global stocks mostly higher Monday in quiet trading day

Global stocks mostly rose Monday on a quiet trading day with Wall Street, London and Hong Kong closed for holidays. Read more »

Published May 25, 2015

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Japan trade gap returns to deficit in April, more red ahead

Japan posted a trade deficit in April following a single-month's surplus in March, and economists said shortfalls were likely to persist given the weakness of the yen. Read more »

Published May 25, 2015

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Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue

A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. Read more »

Published May 23, 2015

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Artist captures Bakken's life, landscape in 25 paintings

an two dozen paintings that depict life and landscape during different seasons in the heart of North Dakota's oil boom, including workers operating machinery, a train loaded with shale crude and... Read more »

Published May 23, 2015

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Medical pot businesses to battle black market for customers

When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will face a distinct disadvantage in luring prospective patients across their thresholds: Marijuana will... Read more »

Published May 23, 2015

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Anger builds among unionized workforce at Bath Iron Works

The last time Bath Iron Works looked beyond Navy shipbuilding, workers agreed to a contract aimed at boosting efficiency by allowing shipbuilders to learn and perform multiple tasks. President... Read more »

Published May 23, 2015

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What will get Europe's economy rolling again?

What's behind Europe's sluggish recovery and high jobless rate? What can central banks and governments do to get things going? Read more »

Published May 23, 2015

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PM: Greece will not accept 'humiliating' bailout terms

Greece is ready to accept a "viable and long-lasting" deal with lenders but not on "humiliating terms," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told his ruling Syriza party on Saturday. Read more »

Published May 23, 2015

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B.B. King memorial to mourn blues legend in Las Vegas

B.B. King played tens of thousands of gigs around the world and often said he was blessed to play for presidents and the common folk. Read more »

Published May 23, 2015

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Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture closer to reality

The 100,000 or so artifacts earmarked for the would-be Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture have for several years been neatly tucked away in numerous boxes at the state's history center in Oklahoma... Read more »

Published May 23, 2015

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Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy

If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. Read more »

Published May 23, 2015

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Automakers to reveal models covered by wider air bag recall

Eleven automakers are expected next week to reveal which models are being added to a massive recall of air bags made by Takata Corp. Read more »

Published May 23, 2015

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Drenching rains green pastures, bode well for herd expansion

Drenching rains in recent weeks across the nation's major livestock-grazing regions are greening pastures just as ranchers move cattle out for summer. Read more »

Published May 23, 2015

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Should dogs be allowed at outdoor eateries? New York weighs its options

Never mind the doggie bag: Spot wants a seat at the outdoor table, or rather under it. Read more »

Published May 23, 2015

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Clinton: GOP threatening small-business jobs

Hillary Rodham Clinton says Republicans in Congress and GOP presidential hopefuls are threatening tens of thousands of small-business jobs by seeking to cut a little-known government agency that... Read more »

Published May 22, 2015

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US consumer prices up a slight 0.1 percent in April

U.S. consumer prices were up slightly in April, but overall gains were held back by another decline in energy costs that offset the biggest one-month jump in medical care in eight years. Read more »

Published May 22, 2015

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Paralyzed man uses his thoughts to control a robotic arm

A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported. Read more »

Published May 21, 2015

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