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Utility linemen brave cold, ice to restore power

DETROIT (AP) — When an ice storm glazed over Michigan last weekend, Tony Carone feared he wouldn't be spending Christmas at home with his family.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 December 2013

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Average US 30-year mortgage rises to 4.48 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages crept higher this week but remained low by historical standards.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 December 2013

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Cards, gifts sent to Newtown after rampage saved

 

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of cards, letters, stuffed animals and children's artwork from around the world flooded into Newtown in the days and weeks after the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013

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Weekly US jobless claims drop 42K to 338K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped by 42,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 338,000, the biggest drop since November 2012. But economists say the figures from late November and December are warped by seasonal volatility around the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's holidays.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013

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Hand, face transplants regulated like other organs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sure, your liver or kidney could save someone's life. But would you donate your hands, or your face? Signing up to become an organ donor may get more complicated than checking a box on your driver's license.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013

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American abducted in Pakistan calls for US help

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A 72-year-old American development worker who was kidnapped in Pakistan by al-Qaida more than two years ago appealed to President Obama in a video released Thursday to negotiate his release, saying he feels "totally abandoned and forgotten."

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013

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Poll: Americans hopeful for a better year in 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ready to ring in the new year, Americans look ahead with optimism, according to a new AP-Times Square New Year's Eve poll. Their ratings of the year gone by? Less than glowing.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013

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US stock futures edge higher on jobs data

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were poised to open higher Thursday, as Wall Street returns from the Christmas holiday, helped by a report that showed less Americans were filing for unemployment benefits.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013

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