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Feds: Don't expect winter to be polar vortex redux

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here's some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal forecasters say.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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Chrysler recalling nearly 907,000 cars, SUVs

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars are being recalled for alternators that can fail and heated power mirror wiring that can short and cause minor fires.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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US stocks recover from an early loss

U.S. financial markets drifted higher in afternoon trading Thursday, recovering from a steep decline earlier in the day and putting indexes on track for their first broad gain in a week.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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Nepal blizzard, avalanche death toll rises to 27

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Search teams rescued dozens of stranded foreign trekkers and recovered 10 more bodies Thursday in the wake of a series of blizzards and avalanches that battered the Himalayas in central Nepal, leaving at least 27 people dead.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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Hong Kong leader offers talks as anger mounts

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader tried to soothe tensions with student-led democracy protesters Thursday by reviving an offer of talks, though public anger over a video of police kicking a handcuffed activist complicates efforts to end an increasingly bitter political standoff.

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US jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest signal that companies are cutting fewer workers and hiring could remain healthy.

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Report: Private student borrowers can't get help

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans still struggle with high-cost private student loans, with many tumbling into default because the companies servicing the loans aren't offering reasonable options for improved terms, a new report says.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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New Jersey will OK real-money skill gambling

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Sure you love matching little candy pieces with each other, or spelling out words with your pals. But New Jersey gambling regulators want to let you do it for real money.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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