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Job Worries Linger, But The Economy Is Looking Good

Wed, 2014-07-30 13:54

Both the Commerce Department and the Federal Reserve gave the economy good marks after years of slack performance. The Fed still frets about jobs but generally is upbeat, predicting "moderate" growth.

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Amid Confusion, 17 Killed By Shelling At Market In Gaza

Wed, 2014-07-30 13:50

Israel's army declared a humanitarian cease-fire on Wednesday but said it did not apply to all areas. A market that Palestinians had thought was safe was hit, killing 17 and wounding dozens more.

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Moldova's Winemakers Seize Upon Region's Geopolitical Moment

Wed, 2014-07-30 13:44

The tiny European country of Moldova isn't known for much of anything, and especially not its wine. But its winemakers are trying to find new export markets and overcome their post-Soviet reputation.

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Gaza's Network Of Tunnels Is A Major Hole In Israel's Defenses

Wed, 2014-07-30 13:14

Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.

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Grocery Chain Workers Want Their CEO Back

Wed, 2014-07-30 13:04

Arthur T. Demoulas, chief executive of the New England grocery chain Market Basket, was pushed out by his cousin in a boardroom struggle. Protesting employees have brought business to a standstill.

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Judge Orders Bank Of America To Pay $1.3 Billion Fine

Wed, 2014-07-30 12:27

A jury had found the bank liable for fraud related to mortgages sold by its Countrywide Financial unit last October. Bank of America may appeal.

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Violence On The Ground Hobbles MH17 Investigations

Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

Nearly two weeks since a Malaysia Airlines flight was downed over eastern Ukraine, fighting in the region continues to delay the start of an investigation. For more, Audie Cornish speaks with Paul Sonne, the Moscow correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.

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For 2 Senators, Campus Sexual Assault Solution Starts In Washington

Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

To learn more about the new legislation aimed at sexual assault on campuses, Audie Cornish speaks with two of the bill's co-sponsors, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

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Senators Roll Out A Bill To Curb Sexual Assault On Campus

Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced new legislation aimed at combating sexual assault on American college campuses. If passed, the bill would force colleges to handle accusations more aggressively and provide advocates for victims.

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As Wildfires Burns Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay

Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

Wildfires are ravaging thousands of square miles on the West Coast, though officials say that this wildfire season has been tamer than average. Still, responding to these fires has proven costly, and the Obama administration is reevaluating how it pays for fighting them.

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A Market And A School Come Under Fire During A Violent Day In Gaza

Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

An explosion rocked a crowded Gaza market during what was expected to be a lull in the fighting. Earlier in the day a United Nations school was hit by what U.N. officials say was Israeli artillery fire, killing at least 15 people. Meanwhile, rocket fire from Gaza continues to be fired into Israel.

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Senate Bill Would Fine Colleges For Mismanaging Campus Rape Cases

Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

A group of senators has introduced legislation aimed at combating sexual assault on college campuses. It would force schools to handle accusations more aggressively and provide advocates for victims.

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Senate Bill Would Fine Colleges For Mismanaging Campus Rape Cases

Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

A group of senators has introduced legislation aimed at combating sexual assault on college campuses. It would force schools to handle accusations more aggressively and provide advocates for victims.

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Lawsuit Opens A Long Round Of Political Pingpong

Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

Republicans in the House voted to allow Speaker John Boehner to sue President Obama. They believe the president has overstepped his constitutional authority.

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Lawsuit Opens A Long Round Of Political Pingpong

Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

Republicans in the House are holding a floor vote to allow Speaker Boehner to sue President Obama. They believe he's overstepped his constitutional authority; specifically, the resolution would authorize a federal lawsuit for Obama's handling of the Affordable Care Act.

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Late Rally From Argentina Fails To Delay Default

Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

Earlier in the day it looked like a resolution was possible, but ultimately talks between the country and a group of creditors broke down in New York. The first time the country defaulted was in 2002.

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Fast Growth Does Little To Budge Fed's Caution — For Now

Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

Federal Reserve policymakers are announcing that the Fed plans to leave short-term interest rates at a level near zero. This, despite an economy that grew at a surprisingly strong 4 percent annual rate in the most recent quarter.

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Fed Continues To Scale Back Economic Stimulus

Wed, 2014-07-30 10:38

The Fed announced modest cuts in its bond-buying program and noted that inflation is becoming an issue. But with room to grow in the labor market, the bank is not ready to raise interest rates.

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Women Defy Turkey's Deputy PM, Who Said Women Shouldn't Laugh In Public

Wed, 2014-07-30 09:57

Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç was expounding on what an ideal chaste woman should be. Women around the world reacted by taking pictures of themselves laughing.

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Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later

Wed, 2014-07-30 09:54

One study suggests middle-aged adults with a history of problem drinking may be twice as likely to develop serious memory issues as the years wear on.

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