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Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months.

November 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes hold at record levels

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks edged higher again Tuesday as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy. The government raised its estimate for economic growth in the third quarter, giving the U.S. its strongest six months of growth in a decade, but a separate report showed that consumer confidence fell in November.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ferguson mayor: National Guard deployment delayed

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Ferguson's mayor is criticizing what he says was delayed National Guard deployment as violent protests broke out following the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

WASHINGTON (AP) - Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift

NEW YORK (AP) - It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fires burn in Ferguson, gunshots heard in streets

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Flames engulfed at least a dozen businesses in Ferguson early Tuesday and gunfire kept firefighters at bay after protests over the decision not to indict a police officer in Michael Brown's death turned violent, despite pleas for peace from Brown's family and others.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

NEW YORK (AP) - Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ferguson police officer not indicted

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - A grand jury declined Monday to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white officer sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between many African-Americans and police.

November 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks inch further into record territory

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market held at record levels in early afternoon trading Monday. Renewed confidence that stimulus measures from global central banks will help spur economic growth is supporting demand for stocks.

November 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP wisdom shifts on immigration

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.

November 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wish granted: Same day delivery for the holidays

NEW YORK (AP) - A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day.

November 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hagel resigning as Defense secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team.

November 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Church members each get $500 to do good for world

CHICAGO (AP) - On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.

November 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

WASHINGTON (AP) - A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.

November 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

Stocks are pushing further into record territory as investors welcome a move by China to stimulate its economy by lowering interest rates.

November 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Dow ends above 14,000 for 1st time since Oct. 2007

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow closed above 14,000 on Friday for the first time in more than five years.

February 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dow hits 14,000 for 1st time since October 2007

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow stock market index flirted with the 14,000 line Friday, dashing above it several times throughout the morning and bringing reminders of the last time it hit that mark - almost a different era, before the financial crisis rocked the world economy.

February 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Rules would make school snacks healthier

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus.

February 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. House adopts Medicaid financing fix

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House of Representatives has passed a proposal that would allow the state to avoid losing more than $450 million in federal money for Medicaid has cleared another legislative hurdle.

February 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Report: Army cutbacks could be painful for Ga.

HINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - An Army report says three Georgia bases could face deep cuts in soldier and civilian jobs as the Pentagon seeks to shrink the Army's ranks by 72,000 active-duty troops by 2020.

February 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. tornado 900 yards wide, 160 mph at its peak

ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities believe a tornado swelled to 900 yards wide -- more than four times the width of the Georgia Dome -- as it tore across northwest Georgia for nearly 22 miles.

February 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man says home invader set his house on fire

LOGANVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police in Atlanta's eastern suburbs were searching for a suspect after a man said a home invader set his house on fire.

February 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US gains 157K jobs; jobless rate rises to 7.9 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 157,000 jobs in January, and hiring was stronger over the past two years than previously thought, providing reassurance that the job market held steady even as economic growth sputtered.

February 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Update on school shooting

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's police chief says an armed officer working at a city middle school where a teen was shot was able to disarm the suspect moments after the shooting.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dow logs best January in nearly 2 decades

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow logged its best start to the year in almost two decades.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Congress sends bill to Obama averting govt default

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress sent President Barack Obama drama-free legislation on Thursday raising the debt ceiling, averting a government default and putting off the next tax-and-spending clash between the White House and Republicans until later in the year.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Authorities: Teen wounded at Ga. middle school

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a shooting at an Atlanta middle school that left one teen wounded was not random and the boy's injury does not appear to be life-threatening.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Teen wounded in Ga. school shooting

ATLANTA (AP) - A 14-year-old student was wounded in a shooting at a middle school Thursday, and a suspect was taken into custody, authorities said. No other students were hurt.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Congress passes bill to extend borrowing authority

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has approved must-do legislation to permit the government to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars more to meet its obligations, averting a first-ever government default that had loomed as early as mid-February.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate to clear debt limit increase for Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Thursday took up must-do legislation to permit the government to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars more to meet its obligations, putting off one Washington showdown even as others loom in coming weeks.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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