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S&P: Wealth gap is slowing US economic growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists have long argued that a rising wealth gap has complicated the U.S. rebound from the Great Recession.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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'Gluten-free' labeling standards kick in

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting this week, "gluten-free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" had not been regulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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Poll: No agreement on how to pay for highways

WASHINGTON (AP) — Small wonder Congress has kept federal highway and transit programs teetering on the edge of insolvency for years, unable to find a politically acceptable long-term source of funds. The public can't make up its mind on how to pay for them either.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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Can Africa keep its economic winning streak alive?

WASHINGTON (AP) — They export BMWs and birdseed and plenty in between. Their middle class is growing fast enough to draw the likes of Marriott and Wal-Mart. China, Europe, Japan and the United States are vying to build roads and power plants there.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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Second American infected with Ebola en route to US

ATLANTA (AP) — The second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa is en route to Atlanta.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and undertook a personal crusade for gun control, died Monday. He was 73.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014

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Death toll from Ebola in W. Africa hits 887: WHO

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The doctor who treated a man who flew to Nigeria and died of Ebola now has contracted the disease, authorities said Monday, presenting a dire challenge to Africa's most populous nation as the regional toll for the outbreak grew to 887 dead.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014

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Israel resumes Gaza strikes after cease-fire lull

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A brief cease-fire declared by Israel and troop withdrawals slowed violence in the Gaza war Monday, but an attack an Israeli bus that killed one person in Jerusalem underscored the tensions still simmering in the region as Israeli airstrikes resumed late in the day.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014

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