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Solar energy users claim victory as 'sun tax' rejected

Rocky Mountain Power wanted to charge residential rooftop solar customers a $4.65 monthly fee to cover its...

US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed. Read more »

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13 ways Disney could use drones at its parks

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Disney filed for patents that include drones. Mostly, the drones would be used for special effects and its shows. But what else could Disney do with the air devices? Read more »

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Americans are changing their tune on foreign policy

As instability continues to grow in Iraq and Ukraine, Americans are once again becoming comfortable with foreign intervention. Read more »

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US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water

A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and over-allocated... Read more »

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Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic... Read more »

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Washington city fights to keep legal marijuana out

A lawyer for a man who wants to open a marijuana shop in the small Washington city of Fife asked a judge Friday to strike down its ban on marijuana businesses, in a case that has big implications... Read more »

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As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

Is it time to cash out of stocks? Read more »

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Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to... Read more »

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Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

President Barack Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to... Read more »

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10 things to know about corporate inversions

Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the... Read more »

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Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict. Read more »

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10 jobs you can get right now

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America's middle class is suffering. It might be because many are unemployed. Here are 10 jobs with a bunch of openings. And it won't take a lot of effort to get them. Read more »

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Hundreds mourn famed Egyptian rights advocate

Hundreds of activists, lawyers and other admirers gathered on Thursday to pay a final farewell to one of Egypt's leading civil rights advocates, a lawyer who defended Islamists, atheists and... Read more »

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Couples in Utah same-sex marriage case ask Supreme Court to hear state's appeal

The three couples challenging Utah's ban on same-sex marriage asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to accept the state's request to hear the case. Read more »

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Gov.: Elected officials need to serve on UTA board to boost accountability

Gov. Gary Herbert called Thursday for elected officials to be appointed to the Utah Transit Authority board even though he said it appears the concerns raised in a new legislative audit have... Read more »

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UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria

An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said. Read more »

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Heads up as FAA looks at the future of drones

Drones have become a frequent spectator for many events, flying above buildings, landscapes and even through fireworks. But not everyone is as enthusiastic about the humming, flying objects. Read more »

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Islamic State group kills captured Syrian soldiers

The Islamic State group killed more than 150 troops captured in recent fighting for a string of military bases in northeastern Syria, shooting some and slashing others with knives in the past 24... Read more »

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Egypt's Morsi accused of leaking secrets to Qatar

Egypt's ousted and jailed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi refused to answer a prosecutor's questions about allegations that he leaked classified documents — some related to the army's... Read more »

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Ukraine: 2 tank columns from Russia enter Ukraine

Two columns of Russian tanks and military vehicles fired Grad missiles at a border post in southeastern Ukraine, then rolled into the country Thursday as Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a... Read more »

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2,000 in shelters as Kashmir border troops spar

Thousands of Kashmiris stayed in shelters near the disputed region's de facto border on Thursday after Indian and Pakistani border troops traded gunfire and shelling overnight despite an attempt by... Read more »

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Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap

Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

JERUSALEM — An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Running again? Mitt Romney tells Hugh Hewitt that 'circumstances can change,' but no

During an appearance on Hugh Hewitt's nationally syndicated radio program Tuesday, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that "circumstances can change," but that he's not... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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