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US retail sales rise as consumers shrug off stock price drop

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 February 2016

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US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights

HAVANA (AP) — U.S. officials say the United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to restart commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades.

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Documents show Volkswagen resisted Takata air bag recall

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags — telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary.

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Coast Guard to decide if storm-damaged cruise ship can sail

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard on Friday inspected a cruise ship that was battered and damaged by an intense winter storm to determine if it will be able to set sail as scheduled on a weekend voyage.

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Flint crisis may help governor ease GOP doubt on Detroit aid

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Rick Snyder's standing as one of the GOP's most accomplished governors has taken a beating in the crisis over lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan. Democrats, especially those running for president, have pointed to his administration's mishandling of the city's switch to a cheaper water supply as an example of Republican cost-cutting run amok.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 February 2016

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What a recession does to your money

NEW YORK (AP) — If we are indeed in the midst of a recession — and we won't know we're in one until well after it's begun — stocks likely still have a long way to go down.

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Those Valentine's Day flowers might just be from Kenya

NYAHURURU, Kenya (AP) — This Valentine's Day, there's a good chance your flowers came from Kenya.

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Urbanization leads to change in type of bacteria in the home

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it's a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window.

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