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Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans available through President Barack Obama’s health care law. But experts say it’s going to take time for families to find the best deal for their finances – even as a larger political battle still […]

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US consumer confidence slips in November after October surge

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A fresh survey finds U.S. consumer confidence down in November following a big gain in the previous month. The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index fell to 88.7 in November, down from a seven-year high of 94.5 in October. Conference Board economist Lynn Franco says that the decline primarily reflects reduced […]

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Ferguson police Officer Wilson thanks supporters

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson has thanked those who have supported him since he shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown during a confrontation in August. Wilson’s lawyers issued a statement Tuesday in which they say the 28-year-old officer and his family greatly appreciate the continued support of those who have stood […]

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Schumer to Dems: Make government help workers

Schumer to Dems: Make government help workers

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is urging fellow Democrats to embrace an active federal government that can help middle class workers facing a daunting global economy. Schumer says Tuesday that Democrats performed poorly in this month’s midterm elections in part because they let Republicans portray government as a drag on society […]

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At least 14 injured in Ferguson-related protests

At least 14 injured in Ferguson-related protests

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Hospitals report having treated at least 14 people who were injured during the unrest that followed the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown. Several Ferguson businesses were damaged or destroyed by fires and others were looted during the […]

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Additional guardsmen dispatched to Ferguson

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered additional members of the National Guard to Ferguson, where violent protests broke out following the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. Nixon’s office announced early Tuesday that the additional guardsmen will provide security at the Ferguson Police Department, which was at the […]

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Home Depot faces dozens of breach-related lawsuits

Home Depot faces dozens of breach-related lawsuits

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA (AP) – Home Depot says it faces at least 44 lawsuits in the United States and Canada over a data breach earlier this year that affected 56 million debit and credit cards. The nation’s biggest home improvement retailer said Tuesday in a regulatory filing that several state and federal agencies also are looking into […]

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Mazda recalls cars to fix tire pressure monitors

Mazda recalls cars to fix tire pressure monitors

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – Mazda is recalling nearly 100,000 midsize cars in the U.S. to fix a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system. The recall affects certain Mazda6 cars from the 2014 and 2015 model years. The company says in documents posted Tuesday by U.S. safety regulators that if the air pressure drops on all […]

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Frozen tops Barbie as top girls’ holiday pick

Frozen tops Barbie as top girls’ holiday pick

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Move over Barbie. Elsa, Anna and the rest of the “Frozen” characters are the top toy for girls this holiday season. The results marked the first time in 11 years that Barbie hasn’t held the No. 1 spot in an annual survey from the National Retail Federation . The NRF’s Holiday […]

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US home price gains slow for 10th straight month

US home price gains slow for 10th straight month

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices rose in September at the slowest pace in more than two years, reflecting modest sales gains and a rising number of available homes. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 4.9 percent in September from 12 months earlier. But that’s down from 5.6 percent in August and […]

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