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US economy grows at surprising 2.8 pct. rate in Q3

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.8 percent annual rate from July through September, a surprising sign of strength ahead of the 16-day partial government shutdown. Much of the growth came from a surge in business restocking.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013

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US unemployment benefit applications fall to 336K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 336,000 last week, bringing applications to pre-recession levels.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013

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Senate nears historic vote on gay rights bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate pushed toward a historic vote on legislation outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, demonstrating the nation's quickly evolving attitude toward gay rights nearly two decades after Congress rejected same-sex marriage.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013

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FDA to ban artery-clogging trans fats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FDA is announcing Thursday that it will require the food industry to gradually phase out trans fats, saying they are a threat to people's health.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013

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Inspectors verify 22 of Syria's 23 chemical sites

BEIRUT (AP) — International experts have verified all but one of Syria's 23 declared chemical weapons sites after receiving video and photographic evidence that shows a facility near the contested northern city of Aleppo has been dismantled and abandoned, the inspectors said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013

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TWITTER IPO LIVE: Busy morning with Twitter debut

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been a busy morning on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange as Twitter prepares to start trading under the ticker symbol "TWTR." The NYSE has tested its systems, and the floor is busy with both traders and media. Twitter's trading debut is the most highly anticipated since Facebook's last year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013

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Motorcycle recovered in Calif 46 years after theft

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a Nebraska man is getting his motorcycle back — 46 years after it was stolen from his backyard.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013

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Possible evidence of Arafat poisoning is reported

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Swiss scientists have found evidence suggesting that Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned, adding new fuel to long-standing allegations about the Palestinian leader's death, a TV station reported Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013

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