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Supreme Court Rejects Arch Coal Challenge To EPA Powers

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:10
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a setback to Arch Coal, refusing to consider whether the EPA exceeded its powers when it retroactively withdrew parts of a permit the company had secured for a large mountaintop coal mine in West Virginia.
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Worries Over Fines Aid Insurance Sign-Ups

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 10:32
The Obama administration has emphasized the appeal of inexpensive insurance policies and financial subsidies. But what seems to be motivating many as the deadline looms is more the fear of financial penalties.
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Inside Fed Statement Lurks Hint on Rates

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 10:17
The Fed has struggled to explain its plan to keep short-term rates below what it sees as appropriate for a normal economy even after the unemployment rate and inflation revert to typical levels.
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House GOP Sees Budget as Best Play

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:39
House Republicans plan to release a budget blueprint in coming weeks, making an election-year calculation that the benefits of focusing on the deficit outweigh the risks.
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Cities Move to Rein In Horse Carriages

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:17
Efforts to ban horse-drawn carriages from city streets on animal-cruelty grounds are spreading at a fast clip in the U.S., imperiling a popular way for tourists to take in the urban sights.
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Drug Firms Focus on Advanced Melanoma

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 06:50
Bristol-Myers, Roche and Merck are each working on a potential blockbuster "immunotherapy" drug that would use the body's immune system to fight advanced melanoma. Astra has an earlier-stage candidate.
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Hedge Fund Bets Iran Will Pay for Terror Attack

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 06:39
U.S. hedge fund RD Legal Capital plans to bet as much as $100 million that it can collect on a court judgment against Iran for a deadly terror attack in Beirut three decades ago.
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U.S. Boosts Hunt for Warlord

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 05:35
The U.S. is ramping up efforts to track down African warlord Joseph Kony, doubling the number of American military forces in Uganda and dispatching advanced aircraft to the region, officials said Sunday.
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Washington Mudslide: At Least 4 Dead

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 02:11
About 18 people are still unaccounted for after a mudslide in rural northwest Washington state killed at least four people and forced evacuations because of fears of flooding.
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Calif. DMV Probes Potential Data Breach

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 22:34
The California Department of Motor Vehicles is investigating a potential breach of its credit card processing systems, in what may be the latest in a string of attacks that have highlighted vulnerabilities in how payment data is handled.
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Turkey Shoots Down Syrian Warplane

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 21:50
Turkey downed a Syrian warplane on Sunday for breaching its airspace, escalating tensions along the border as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged to take a tougher stance a week before Turkish elections.
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Mortgage Tax Breaks Shown to Trickle Up

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 21:24
Federal tax benefits for homeowners primarily help wealthier people borrow more money to buy larger houses rather than boost homeownership, according to a new study.
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Central Park Case Settlement Could Cost City Millions

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 21:22
Mayor Bill de Blasio's pledge to settle the wrongful conviction lawsuit brought by five men known as the "Central Park Five" against the city could cost tens of millions of dollars.
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TB Afflicts Children More Than Thought

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 20:24
About one million children world-wide under 15 years old contract tuberculosis every year, twice as many as previously thought.
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Same-Sex Marriages On Hold in Michigan

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 20:07
An appellate court halted gay marriages Saturday until at least Wednesday while it considered a challenge to a federal judge's ruling that found Michigan's decadelong ban on same-sex marriage violated the U.S. Constitution.
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Treasury Secretary Lew to Have Prostate-Related Surgery

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 19:25
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will have surgery in New York on Tuesday "to treat a benign enlarged prostate," his department said.
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Obama's Europe Trip Takes On New Security Focus

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 17:24
The Ukraine crisis has reshaped the message President Barack Obama planned to bring to Europe this coming week.
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Dayton, UConn in Sweet 16

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 14:06
No. 1 seed Florida and defending champ Louisville are among the teams advancing to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament. In upsets, UConn defeated Villanova and Dayton beat Syracuse.
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