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Dollar Drag: surging buck hits US corporate earnings

NEW YORK (AP) — The biggest obstacle for Coca-Cola and Pepsi these days isn't tied to taste tests, the declining popularity of sugary drinks or even their century-long rivalry. It's the surging U.S. dollar.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015

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Ukraine: Rebels still attacking despite alleged cease-fire

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist rebels fired on Ukrainian positions nearly 50 times in the past 24 hours and Russia is sending more tanks into Ukraine despite a cease-fire that was supposed to take effect five days ago, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015

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Wal-Mart raises will still leave many unable to pay expenses

WASHINGTON (AP) — For roughly 500,000 Wal-Mart workers set to receive pay raises, something is better than nothing.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015

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Healthful diet report: Sugary drinks out; coffee, eggs in

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less sugary soda. And, as always, don't forget your vegetables.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2015

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Applications for US unemployment aid plummet to 283,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that a recent string of strong job gains may continue.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2015

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2 dead, over 170 potentially exposed in 'superbug' outbreak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Contaminated medical instruments are suspected in a "superbug" outbreak at a Los Angeles hospital that has infected at least seven patients, two of whom died. More than 170 others may have been exposed to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2015

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Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart's US workers to get pay raises

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Hoping to shed its reputation for offering little more than dead-end jobs, Wal-Mart, the nation's biggest private employer, is giving raises to nearly a half-million workers and offering what it says are more opportunities for advancement.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2015

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Cuba sees Obama terror promise as healing of historic wound

HAVANA (AP) — A year after he took office, President Ronald Reagan placed Cuba on a list of state sponsors of terror for backing leftist guerrilla groups in Central and South America.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2015

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