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Stocks edge higher after ADP employment survey

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher in midday trading Wednesday after a private survey showed that U.S. companies increased hiring at a rapid pace. The report is the latest sign that the economy is strengthening after an unusually harsh winter.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014

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Woman pays $200 bill with coins, town says no more

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania township is asking residents to keep the change.

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AP Interview: Yanukovych was 'wrong' on Crimea

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — In his first interview since fleeing to Russia, Ukraine's ousted president said Wednesday that he was "wrong" to have invited Russian troops into Crimea and vowed to try to persuade Russia to return the coveted Black Sea peninsula.

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$425 million Powerball winner wants privacy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The winner of one of the largest Powerball jackpots in history has finally come forward — but he still hasn't quite revealed his identity.

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High court voids overall contribution limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court further loosened the reins on political giving Wednesday, ruling that big campaign donors can dole out money to as many candidates and political committees as they want as long as they abide by limits on contributions to each individual campaign.

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Expert: Chile's M8.2 quake not 'the big one'

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Authorities lifted tsunami warnings for Chile's long coastline early Wednesday after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck the South American nation north. Six people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks, a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth's crust.

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Waters recede, helping search for mudslide victims

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — It is a grim step forward in the search for human remains at a mudslide that crushed a rural Washington community, but an important one: floodwaters at the site are receding, allowing crews to expand their search and yielding more human remains in areas that previously couldn't be reached. The views presented Tuesday on a media tour were chilling: shredded homes and twisted cars.

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New CEO Barra faces tough task in shedding old GM

WASHINGTON (AP) — "That is not how GM does business."

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