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Fed chair, unemployment on tap as Congress returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back to work on Monday, Congress faces a hefty list of unfinished business and a politically driven agenda in an election year that will determine control of the House and Senate.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014

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Futures higher in 2014's first full trading week

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are running higher in the first full week of trading this year, a week that will give markets a peek at the thinking of the Fed during its last policy meeting and also the final monthly jobs report of 2013.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014

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Growing number of seniors caring for other seniors

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EDITOR'S NOTE _ Aging America is a joint AP-APME project examining the aging of the baby boomers and the impact that this so-called silver tsunami has had on society

Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014

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Selling social media clicks becomes big business

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore "click farms," where workers tap, tap, tap the thumbs up button, view videos or retweet comments to inflate social media numbers.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014

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Historic freeze could break Midwest temp records

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — It has been decades since parts of the Midwest experienced a deep freeze like the one expected to arrive Sunday, with potential record-low temperatures heightening fears of frostbite and hypothermia even in a region where residents are accustomed to bundling up.

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 January 2014

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Push for sentencing reform underway in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unusual alliance of tea party enthusiasts and liberal leaders in Congress is pursuing major changes in the country's mandatory sentencing laws amid growing concerns about both the fairness of the sentences and the expense of running federal prisons.

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 January 2014

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Rescued Antarctic passengers resume journey home

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic resumed its journey home on Saturday, leaving behind another two icebreakers trapped in pack ice.

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 January 2014

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Move considered for girl declared brain dead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Legal counsel for a California hospital and the family of a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead after sleep apnea surgery began discussing the possibility of moving her to another facility, after a judge laid out the conditions for such a transfer.

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 January 2014

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