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Yellen sworn in as Fed chair in brief ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen was sworn in Monday to succeed Ben Bernanke, becoming the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve in its 100-year history.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014

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Feds want cars to be able to talk to each other

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising hopes of preventing many collisions, transportation officials say they'll propose requiring that automakers equip new cars and light trucks with technology that lets vehicles communicate with each other,

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014

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Funeral and casket outlets are heading to the mall

LOS ANGELES (AP) — We eat there, buy our clothes there and some people suspect teenagers may actually live there. So perhaps it was just a matter of time until funeral homes began moving into the local shopping mall.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014

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NYC, Calif. bills show fight to protect caregivers

NEW YORK (AP) — If you don't get a job because you're a woman, or you get fired because you're black, or you get transferred to the night shift because you're gay, there's a law for that. But if you're punished at work because you need time to take your child to the doctor or talk to your confused elderly mother, you might be out of luck.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014

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Officials: Convicted murderer escapes Mich. prison

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IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A convicted murderer serving life behind bars in Michigan for four 1993 slayings is at large after he escaped from prison and apparently abducted a woman who fled his grips when he stopped for gas in Indiana, authorities said Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014

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Nothing controversial in Super Bowl ads

NEW YORK (AP) — What Super Bowl ads will people discuss over the water cooler a day after the big game?

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014

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Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment

NEW YORK (AP) — He was only 46, busy as ever and secure in his standing as one of the world's greatest actors.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014

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Boston could prove sympathetic to bombing suspect

BOSTON (AP) — Given the powerful grief and anger over the Boston Marathon bombing, Boston would seem to be a particularly hostile place for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to stand trial. But it might just be his best hope of escaping a death sentence.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 February 2014

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