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US orders for durable goods up 0.4 percent

US orders for durable goods up 0.4 percent

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business investment plans declined sharply for a second straight month. The Commerce Department says orders for durable goods increased 0.4 percent last month following a 0.9 percent drop in September and an even bigger 18.3 […]

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White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class. The unusual veto threat came before the […]

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EPA to propose stricter smog standard

EPA to propose stricter smog standard

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose tightening the amount of a smog-forming pollutant in the air. People familiar with the proposal tell the Associated Press that the EPA will recommend lowering the limit for ground-level ozone to 65 to 70 parts per billion, down from a […]

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Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow

Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) – People traveling the Washington-to-Boston corridor ahead of Thanksgiving could face some challenges thanks to a nor’easter packing rain and snow. The National Weather Service says major Northeast cities are likely to see moderate to heavy rain most of the day Wednesday. But New York and other places are gearing up for […]

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Ferguson officer: ‘I know I did my job right’

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – The Ferguson, Missouri police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown is speaking publicly for the first time. Wilson tells ABC News, “I know I did my job right,” and he says his conscience is clear. Twenty-eight-year-old Darren Wilson says had Brown been white, the encounter with him Aug. 9 would have […]

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Quieter night in Ferguson

Quieter night in Ferguson

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Police say 44 people were arrested in a second night of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after it was announced that a city police officer would not be indicted in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Monday night brought looting and fires to vehicles and commercial buildings. But there were three […]

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Lawmakers target Golden Gate Bridge sidewalk fee

Lawmakers target Golden Gate Bridge sidewalk fee

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Two California lawmakers plan to introduce legislation to block a possible sidewalk toll on the Golden Gate Bridge. Assemblymen Phil Ting and Marc Levine said at a news conference Tuesday that a sidewalk toll would be the wrong message to send when officials are trying to cut greenhouse gas pollution and […]

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Missouri governor: More National Guard in Ferguson

Missouri governor: More National Guard in Ferguson

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says more than 2,200 National Guardsmen will be in place in the region near Ferguson on Tuesday night in the event of more violence. He said Tuesday that hundreds more will be deployed to Ferguson, where fires and looting erupted Monday night after word that a grand […]

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US closes Impala brake probe with no recall

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – A U.S. safety agency has ended an investigation into Chevrolet Impala electronic braking systems without seeking a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began looking into potential problems with nearly 106,000 2014 Impalas in April after getting two reports of unwanted braking. Investigators analyzed crash data and witness statements to determine […]

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Brown’s attorneys criticize grand jury, prosecutor

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Attorneys for Michael Brown’s family say the process that led to a white officer not being indicted in the fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old was unfair and broken. Attorney Benjamin Crump said at a news conference Tuesday they objected to St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s decision to call […]

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