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TJ Maxx, Marshalls to follow Wal-Mart in raising pay

NEW YORK (AP) - The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods stores said Wednesday that it will boost pay for its U.S. workers to at least $9 per hour.

February 25, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks drift in midday trading, holding near record highs

U.S. stocks are little changed in midday trading as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen continues her Congressional testimony.

February 25, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


DHS bill exposes holes in GOP's congressional coordination

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the heady days after winning control of both congressional chambers, Republican leaders vowed to keep the government funded and to block President Barack Obama from overhauling immigration policies on his own.

February 25, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Justices weigh case of Muslim denied job over headscarf

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is considering the employment discrimination claim of a Muslim woman who was turned down for a job by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch after she showed up at her job interview wearing a black headscarf that conflicted with the company's dress code.

February 25, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jury deliberations begin in 'American Sniper' killing trial

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors in the murder trial of an ex-Marine accused of killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man told jurors Tuesday before they began deliberations that they should disregard the insanity defense of the defendant's attorneys.

February 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks drift higher as Yellen testifies before Congress

U.S. stocks edged higher in late-afternoon trading Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index on track to close at record highs. Investors cheered new signals that the Federal Reserve is unlikely to begin rising interest rates before June and news that Greece's creditors approved another bailout of the cash-strapped country.

February 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


State-by-state breakdown of used cars with open recalls

Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports to dealers and car buyers, searched recalls and state registration databases and found that more than 46 million cars on U.S. roads have recalled parts that have yet to be repaired.

February 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama to veto Keystone XL oil pipeline bill on Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will veto a Republican-backed bill on Tuesday that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the White House said, putting a freeze on a top GOP priority - at least for now.

February 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Massachusetts man selling, shipping snow from his yard

MANCHESTER-by-the-SEA, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man has found a way to profit from the several feet of snow in his yard: He's shipping it to people in warmer climates for the bargain price of $89 for six pounds.

February 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks drift in early trading ahead of Yellen remarks

U.S. stock indexes are drifting between small gains and losses in early trading as investors continue to watch for news from Greece and the Federal Reserve.

February 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


McConnell: Strip immigration issue from Homeland budget bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate's top Republican is moving to disentangle contested immigration measures from stalled legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security.

February 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


States predict inmates' future crimes with secretive surveys

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - On a hot Friday last July, a parolee was mowing a lawn in a small cul-de-sac on the west side of the city when he stopped to ask for a glass of water.

February 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


FIFA recommends November-December for World Cup in Qatar

Long seen as inevitable, a 2022 World Cup in November and December is now practically a done deal.

February 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Nielsen: Oscars viewership down 16 percent

NEW YORK (AP) - Oscar viewership was down 16 percent from last year and reached its lowest point since 2009, with 36.6 million people watching the Neil Patrick Harris-hosted awards show on ABC Sunday night.

February 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks edge lower, pulling Dow back from a record high

U.S. stocks drifted slightly lower in late-afternoon trading Monday, with oil drilling companies and homebuilders notching broad declines. Investors were looking ahead to the start of a two-day round of Congressional testimony by Fed Chair Janet Yellen.

February 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Dow surges to record ... and keeps going

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow closed at an all-time high Tuesday, beating the previous record it set in October 2007, before the financial crisis and Great Recession.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Coalition will no longer publish attack figures

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S.-led military command in Afghanistan said Tuesday it will no longer publish figures on Taliban attacks, a week after acknowledging that its report of a 7 percent decline in attacks last year was actually no decline at all.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Researchers report sharp rise in 'patriot' groups

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - President Barack Obama's administration and the gun control debate after the Connecticut school shooting have led to surging numbers of anti-government "patriot" groups, according to a civil rights group that tracks extremist groups.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


KaBoom

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia state Senate has passed a resolution to let voters decide whether fireworks sales should be legal in the state.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Officials alarmed by increasing superbug reports

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say there's been an alarming increase in some dangerous superbugs at U.S. hospitals.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Crews remove yacht grounded by alleged thieves

PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) - Crews have removed an 82-foot yacht from a Northern California beach after authorities say three people stole it, stocked it with pizza and beer, then ran it aground.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Firefighter group banned from Savannah parade

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Organizers of Savannah's St. Patrick's Day Parade say they've banned a firefighters' group from participating.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP seeks to smooth roughest cuts, avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans controlling the House are moving to take the roughest edges off across-the-board spending cuts that are just starting to take effect.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Martha Stewart to testify in trial over her brand

NEW YORK (AP) - Eight years after Martha Stewart was released from prison for lying about a stock trade, the home diva is now facing another legal mess that may not be easy to clean up.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dow Jones industrial average trades at a new high

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow has never been higher.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


ATL school system considers ending cell phone ban

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta public schools officials are considering ending a cell phone ban for younger students so they would be able to contact their parents in case of an emergency.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Playboy magazine launches Hebrew language edition

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israelis can now read Playboy 'for the articles' as a Hebrew language edition came to the holy land Tuesday.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US home prices rose by most in nearly 7 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices jumped in January, a sign the housing market is gaining momentum as it nears the spring selling season.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ex-DEA heads: Feds should nullify state pot laws

CHICAGO (AP) - Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs say the federal government needs to act now or it might lose the chance to nullify Colorado and Washington's laws legalizing recreational marijuana use.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Financial aid process changing for Ga. students

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Students planning to attend college in Georgia and apply for state financial aid will soon have to fill out a federal application instead of a state form.

March 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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