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Obama's record budget: Tax the rich, help middle class

WASHINGTON (AP) — Promising to help America's middle class, President Barack Obama on Monday sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget that would hammer corporate profits overseas and raise taxes on the wealthy while boosting tax credits for families and the working poor.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015

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S&P paying $1.38B to settle charges over crisis-era ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — Standard & Poor's is paying about $1.38 billion to settle government allegations that it knowingly inflated its ratings of risky mortgage investments that helped trigger the financial crisis.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015

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UK to decide if it's OK to make babies from DNA of 3 people

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers will vote Tuesday on whether to let scientists use controversial techniques to create babies from the DNA of three people — a move that could prevent children from inheriting potentially fatal diseases yet would make Britain the first country in the world to allow embryos to be genetically modified.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015

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Montana to Maine dealing with sub-zero wind chill

BOSTON (AP) — Frigid temperatures descended on the northern tier of the country, and while it's not the coldest weather of the season, the biting chill followed a powerful snowstorm from the Midwest into the Northeast.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015

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UN Court: Serbia and Croatia didn't commit genocide in 1990s

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' top court ruled Tuesday that Serbia and Croatia did not commit genocide against each other's people during the bloody 1990s wars sparked by the breakup of Yugoslavia.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015

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Global stocks surge on Greek debt hopes, Australia rate cut

LONDON (AP) — New proposals from the Greek government over the country's debts and a surprise interest rate cut in Australia have been warmly welcomed in global stock markets Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015

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What slowing economy? US consumers are in a mood to spend

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, steadiness.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015

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Load of frozen chicken barbecued by fiery big-rig crash

INDIO, Calif. (AP) — The only thing missing was the barbecue sauce when a big-rig hauling frozen chicken collided in Southern California with a truck carrying bees and ignited a fireball that quickly cooked the chicken.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015

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