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Average US 30-year loan rate falls to 3.92 pct.

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Average U.S. mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects of a wave of consumers refinancing their loans. The 30-year mortgage fell further below 4 percent. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year loan declined to 3.92 percent from 3.97 percent last week. The average rate is […]

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Gauge of US economy posts solid 0.8 percent gain

Gauge of US economy posts solid 0.8 percent gain

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A gauge designed to predict the economy’s future health posted a solid increase in September after no gain in the previous month. The Conference Board says its index of leading indicators rose 0.8 percent last month following a flat reading in August which originally had been reported as a small 0.2 percent […]

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Senators ask gov’t for nationwide air bag recall

Senators ask gov’t for nationwide air bag recall

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – Two U.S. senators are calling on U.S. auto safety regulators to immediately issue a nationwide recall for cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp. Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts made the call in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who oversees the National Highway […]

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Secret Service dogs are OK after encounter with White House intruder

Secret Service dogs are OK after encounter with White House intruder

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Secret Service says two dogs that were kicked and punched by a White House intruder yesterday have been taken to a vet and treated for minor bruising. Both dogs were cleared to return to duty. Meanwhile, authorities are charging the suspect with felonies for allegedly assaulting the dogs and making threats. […]

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US: IS earns $1M per day in black market oil sales

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Treasury Department says Islamic State militants are earning about $1 million a day just from black market oil sales. The official who leads the department’s effort to undermine the group’s financial strength says IS also has taken in at least $20 million in ransom payments this year from kidnappings. David […]

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Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit

Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

DALLAS (AP) – The hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus says its revenue and patient roles have plummeted. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said in financial statements Wednesday that its revenue fell 25 percent in the first 20 days of October, shortly after Thomas Eric […]

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3-week monitoring

3-week monitoring

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA (AP) – Federal health officials say anyone coming to the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, will be monitored for three weeks. They say starting Monday, those travelers will have to report in with health officials each day, and take their temperature twice a day. The measure applies to anyone who has […]

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Boy killed in collision with LA ice cream truck

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Authorities say residents in a South Los Angeles neighborhood attacked the driver of an ice cream truck that struck and killed a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike. The boy was struck last night and died later at a hospital. Police say after the child was hit, a crowd attacked the […]

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Concussion study says NCAA needs improvement

Concussion study says NCAA needs improvement

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

BOSTON (AP) – A new survey says colleges are still inconsistent in the way they handle athletes’ concussions. The Harvard University study comes more than four years after the NCAA began requiring schools to educate their players about the risks of head trauma and develop plans to keep injured athletes off the field. Researchers looked […]

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HealthCare.gov’s EZ form not for legal immigrants

HealthCare.gov’s EZ form not for legal immigrants

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – HealthCare.gov’s new EZ application for coverage can’t be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens. That’s prompting concern that many Hispanics and Asians will go right back into long enrollment queues this year. The Obama administration wants more Latinos to sign up under the health care law for 2015. Hispanics are […]

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