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Waldo suspends 2 police chiefs after quota claims

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

WALDO, Fla. (AP) – The tiny Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap. The AAA auto club named the tiny town between Jacksonville and Gainesville one of only two “traffic traps” nationwide. The other town is nearby Lawtey. AAA has placed billboards outside the limits of both towns to […]

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School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards

School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (AP) – More guards will be watching Chicago students to keep them safe on the first day of school. Thanks to $1 million from the city, another 100 “Safe Passage” workers will be on routes that children walk through crime-ridden neighborhoods when classes resume Tuesday. There is far less publicity than a year ago, […]

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Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B

Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Dollar General is boosting its bid for rival Family Dollar to approximately $9.1 billion and says it’s now willing to more than double the number of stores it would shed to avoid trouble with regulators. The newest bid from Dollar General is worth $80 per share, up from $78.50. Dollar General’s […]

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Detroit’s historic bankruptcy trial to begin

Detroit’s historic bankruptcy trial to begin

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DETROIT (AP) – Lawyers for Detroit will try to convince a judge with the start of the city’s bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved. The trial begins Tuesday in federal court and comes just over 13 months after Detroit became the largest U.S. city to […]

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$2.4B Revel casino to shut down this morning

$2.4B Revel casino to shut down this morning

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Atlantic City, New Jersey’s Revel casino closes its doors in just a couple of hours. The hotel portion closed yesterday. Revel had been open for just over two years, and it was hoped that it would help turn around Atlanta City’s struggling casino market. But by the middle of this […]

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Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A jury is about to consider the fates of four former Blackwater security guards who face charges stemming from the shooting of 30 Iraqis on a Baghdad street in 2007. The 12-member jury in Washington is to get the case today. One of the guards is on trial for first-degree murder. The […]

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‘Guardians’ tops Labor Day, summer box office

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The intergalactic misfits of “Guardians of the Galaxy” are the summer’s box-office superheroes. According to studio estimates Monday, the Marvel space adventure topped the Labor Day box office with a three-day take of $22 million – its third time in first place since its release five weeks ago. With North American […]

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NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid

NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million for the world’s largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb but still lost out to a Texas offer half that size. Texas and local officials in the Dallas suburb of Plano offered Toyota […]

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Obama, Biden push for higher minimum wage

Obama, Biden push for higher minimum wage

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden today are using Labor Day appearances to press the case for a federal increase in the minimum wage — a top issue for Democrats. In Detroit, Biden told hundreds of union members that they deserve a “fair share” of any improvement in corporate profits. […]

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Muscular dystrophy fundraiser raises $52 million

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (AP) – The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s nationally broadcast annual telethon has raised about $52.3 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend. The two-hour “MDA Show of Strength” aired Sunday on ABC, and the organization says it will continue accepting donations through Monday. A final tally’s expected Tuesday. MDA President and CEO Steven M. […]

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