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  • Airline world's tiny secret: infatuation with model planes

    NEW YORK – In America, businessmen shake hands. In Japan, they bow. But all over the world airline executives engage in a greeting that is all their o ...
    March 20, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • In battle for coffee pod market, it's Keurig vs. recyclables

    LINCOLN, Calif. – One measure of how heated the environmental battle has become over coffee giant Keurig Green Mountain's $5 billion-a-year plastic po ...
    March 20, 2015 - 6:23 pm
  • 80 years later, how would Atlantic City-based Monopoly look?

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Monopoly is celebrating 80 years of capitalist cunning and dinner-table deals.
    March 20, 2015 - 6:22 pm
  • Don't want NSA to spy on your email? 5 things you can do

    SAN FRANCISCO – More than half of Americans are worried about the U.S. government's digital spies prying into their emails, texts, search requests and ...
    March 20, 2015 - 5:27 pm
  • Why Fed won't have a big impact on your loans anytime soon

    NEW YORK – Nobody knows when exactly, but the day will eventually come when the Federal Reserve nudges its benchmark lending rate from next to zero to ...
    March 20, 2015 - 5:26 pm
  • U.S. Justice Department opens criminal inquiry of resigning Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock

    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department is investigating the congressional expenses and business deals of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, and FBI agents have ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Thousands wait for relief in Vanuatu as death toll inches up

    TANNA ISLAND, Vanuatu – Thousands of people left homeless by a fierce cyclone remained stuck in shelters across Vanuatu on Friday, waiting for relief ...
    March 20, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • House, Senate panels adopt balanced-budget plans

    WASHINGTON – Republicans in Congress advanced balanced-budget plans bristling with cuts in Medicaid and other benefit programs Thursday, determined to ...
    March 19, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Poll: Many unaware some health subsidies could be ruled out

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a decision due by summer in a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law, a new poll finds ...
    March 19, 2015 - 7:15 am
  • 10 Things to Know for March 19; No link to terror group found in Tunisia shooting

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    March 19, 2015 - 7:05 am
  • Administration sets record for withholding files

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Fr ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Netanyahu win dashes prospect for a thaw with Obama

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration signaled on Wednesday it could take a tougher stance toward Benjamin Netanyahu following his decisive Israeli el ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Suspect arrested in Phoenix-area shooting that killed 1

    MESA, Ariz. – A gunman killed one person and wounded five others Wednesday in a rampage that included a motel shooting, a carjacking and a home invasi ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Even with hiring up, Fed want further gains before rate hike

    WASHINGTON – After holding interest rates at record lows for more than six years, the Federal Reserve still isn't ready to start raising them.
    March 18, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Museum attack in Tunisian capital kills 19; 2 gunmen slain

    TUNIS, Tunisia – Foreign tourists scrambled in panic Wednesday after militants stormed a museum in Tunisia's capital and killed 19 people, "shooting a ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:57 pm
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