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Applications for US unemployment aid plummet to 283,000
Issued: February 19, 2015
WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that a recent string of strong job gains may...
AP-GfK Poll: Most Americans favor a higher minimum wage
Issued: February 19, 2015
WASHINGTON — Most Americans support increasing the minimum wage, as well as requiring employers to provide paid sick leave and parental leave,...
White House: Higher wages needed to make up for stagnation
Issued: February 19, 2015
WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama's top economists say that even as the U.S. has managed to kick start a lasting and growing recovery,...
Donald Trump sues Miami suburb over noise ordinance
Issued: February 19, 2015
DORAL, Fla.— Just weeks after city officials in suburban Miami awarded Donald Trump the key to their city, he's accusing them of having an...
Fed officials in no hurry to raise rates
Issued: February 19, 2015
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials struggled last month to assess when economic data might prompt them to raise interest rates from record lows —...
US stock market ends mostly lower
Issued: February 18, 2015
The U.S. stock market is ending with small losses after minutes from a Federal Reserve meeting in January showed that policymakers were in no hurry to...
When employees offend on social media, an owner's best option may be to show them the door
Issued: February 18, 2015
When one of Ileaa Swift's employees posted homophobic comments on Facebook, the reaction was quick. ...
Biden heading to Latin America during Netanyahu address
Issued: February 18, 2015
WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Latin America the first week of March, putting him out of the country while Israel's prime...
Lawsuit: State lost millions in cigarette tax because of UPS
Issued: February 18, 2015
ALBANY, N.Y. — UPS deprived New York of millions of dollars in revenue by shipping nearly 700,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes from Indian...
Hilton Worldwide Expands Portfolio in San Francisco with Acquisition of Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco – Union Square
Issued: February 18, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO--Hilton Worldwide announced Wednesday the closing of the acquisition of Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco - Union Square. The property,...
Ferris wheel, zip line, inlet eateries eyed in Atlantic City to replace four casinos
Issued: February 18, 2015
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Making good on its vow to seek new, non-gambling attractions, Atlantic City has redevelopment plans that include a giant Ferris...
Obama picks Clancy as Secret Service director
Issued: February 18, 2015
WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama has chosen Secret Service Acting Director Joe Clancy to fill the position permanently. ...
Churches offer drive-by ashes on Ash Wednesday
Issued: February 18, 2015
UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio — Too busy to stop in for an Ash Wednesday service? Some churches plan to offer drive-by ashes. ...
Tail-wagging beagle wins best in show at Westminster
Issued: February 18, 2015
NEW YORK — A soft-spoken beagle really raised a ruckus. ...
California weighs new drought rules at restaurants, hotels
Issued: February 18, 2015
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Officials are considering new water restrictions as California's drought drags on, possibly forcing residents to ask for water...
US factory output rose a modest 0.2 percent in January
Issued: February 18, 2015
WASHINGTON — U.S. factory production edged up last month as manufacturers cranked out more computers, clothing, steel and other metals, offsetting...
US wholesale prices drop 0.8 percent in January
Issued: February 18, 2015
WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale prices fell by a record amount in January, led by the biggest drop in gasoline prices in six years. ...
Home construction slips in January
Issued: February 18, 2015
WASHINGTON — U.S. homebuilders slowed the pace of construction in January, breaking ground on fewer single-family houses ahead of the spring buying...
For many in US, cash saved at gas pump is staying in pockets
Issued: February 18, 2015
WASHINGTON — In recent months, the stage seemed set for American consumers to do what they've traditionally done best: Spend money — and drive the...
Did NSA plant spyware in computers around world?
Issued: February 18, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Did the National Security Agency plant spyware deep in the hard drives of thousands of computers used by foreign governments, banks...
Vegas tourism agency may buy Riviera for up to $191 million
Issued: February 17, 2015
LAS VEGAS  — The aging Riviera hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip won't be long for this world if a plan from the Las Vegas Convention...
'Fifty Shades' ties up a cool $93 million debut
Issued: February 17, 2015
LOS ANGELES — The heat on "Fifty Shades of Grey's" blockbuster debut cooled ever so slightly as the final four-day weekend numbers were...
Snow spreads from Nashville to Nantucket after latest storm
Issued: February 17, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. — A powerful...

US stocks edge higher, bringing market back to record
Issued: February 17, 2015
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks closed slightly higher Tuesday as investors continued to monitor talks between Greece and its creditors in hopes that a deal...
Mardi Gras in New Orleans: A day of parades, partying
Issued: February 17, 2015
NEW ORLEANS — Revelers bundled up in winter coats with the occasional glitzy costume filled the streets of New Orleans on Tuesday for the annual Mardi...


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