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Consumers buying more organic products, despite high prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The higher price of organic foods and other products doesn't seem to be deterring consumers: Sales jumped 11 percent last year, an industry report says.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015

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Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fight for $15 campaign that began with fast-food workers expanded in size and scope Wednesday to include a range of workers who say their meager pay is a form of economic injustice.

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Police: College shooting suspect hitchhiked to Florida

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The man accused of killing a community college worker said the motorcycle he used to get away broke down along Interstate 95 and he walked 30 miles before a woman headed to Florida gave him a ride, according to a police report released Wednesday.

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Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn; pilot in custody

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police arrested a man who steered his tiny, one-person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, astonishing spring tourists and prompting a temporary lockdown of the Capitol Visitor Center.

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Subdued remembrance will mark 2 years since marathon bombing

BOSTON (AP) — Boston will mark the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings Wednesday with a subdued remembrance that includes a moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call for kindness.

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Bank of America posts 1Q profit of $2.98 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America returned to profitability in the first quarter as the bank was able to move forward from its legal troubles last year. However, the results came in short of some analysts' estimates.

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EU raises stakes in Google battle with antitrust charges

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union charged Google on Wednesday with abusing its overwhelming dominance in Internet searches and opened a probe into its Android mobile system, massively raising the stakes in the five-year antitrust battle.

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Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it shortchanged health programs for children and women.

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