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Switzerland stuns markets by giving up on currency peg

LONDON (AP) — Rarely has one statement prompted such a dramatic move in currency markets.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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Obama renews push for paid leave for working parents

 

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday renewed his push for paid leave for parents and other workers, saying he's astonished that so many people don't get paid sick leave.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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Divers search AirAsia fuselage for bodies

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian navy divers were trying to find and retrieve bodies Thursday believed to be trapped inside a large chunk of the AirAsia jet's fuselage, an official said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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Despite low gas prices, gas tax hike appears unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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5 things to know about tax filing and Obama's health law

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS is cutting taxpayer services just as President Barack Obama's health law is making filing a tax return more complicated.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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Experts: If Holmes found insane, he's unlikely to be freed

DENVER (AP) — If James Holmes is found not guilty by reason of insanity in the Colorado theater massacre, he would be committed indefinitely to the state mental hospital and could — in theory, at least — be released someday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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Probe finds NYC jail guards hired despite arrests, gang ties

NEW YORK (AP) — One applicant to be a New York City correction officer had been fired from his last job as a security guard for stealing. Another admitted he had regularly socialized with gang members. Another had debts of more than $400,000.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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Houses passes bill easing rules regulating Wall Street

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bill Wednesday to ease the landmark law reining in banks and Wall Street, advancing a key Republican priority more than six years after a financial crisis brought on the Great Recession.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015

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