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Poll: An appetite for labeling genetically modified foods

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A large majority of Americans support labeling of genetically modified foods, whether they care about eating them or not.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015

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House GOP majority aiming to soften financial overhaul law

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The newly bulked-up Republican majority in the House is aiming to soften the bite of legislation that grew out of the 2008 financial crisis and put banks and Wall Street under the most sweeping rules since the Great Depression.

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MetLife to challenge 'too-big-to-fail' tag

 

NEW YORK (AP) — MetLife is challenging its U.S. designation as a company that is "too big to fail," a tag given to corporations that the government believes could pose a risk to the economy in the event of a collapse.

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Oil dips below $45 as OPEC signals no cuts

 

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil has dipped below $45 a barrel following the latest sign from OPEC that the group doesn't plan to cut production.

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Jury selection underway in NYC 'Silk Road' trial

 

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening statements are about to begin in the New York trial of a San Francisco man accused of running an underground website where authorities say drugs were sold.

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Divers retrieve 2nd black box from AirAsia crash

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Divers retrieved the crashed AirAsia plane's second black box from the bottom of the Java Sea on Tuesday, giving experts essential tools to piece together what brought Flight 8501 down.

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Unions intensifying attacks on new emerging free-trade pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just over two decades after lobbying unsuccessfully against the North American Free Trade Agreement, U.S. labor unions are again voicing strong reservations to a proposed major trade-liberalization deal.

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Senate Democrats look to tweak bill on Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats plan to use Senate consideration of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to get Republicans on the record about climate change and to resurrect parts of a bipartisan energy efficiency bill doomed by pipeline politics last year.

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