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Healthful diet report: Sugary drinks out; coffee, eggs in

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less sugary soda. And, as always, don't forget your vegetables.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2015

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Applications for US unemployment aid plummet to 283,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that a recent string of strong job gains may continue.

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2 dead, over 170 potentially exposed in 'superbug' outbreak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Contaminated medical instruments are suspected in a "superbug" outbreak at a Los Angeles hospital that has infected at least seven patients, two of whom died. More than 170 others may have been exposed to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart's US workers to get pay raises

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Hoping to shed its reputation for offering little more than dead-end jobs, Wal-Mart, the nation's biggest private employer, is giving raises to nearly a half-million workers and offering what it says are more opportunities for advancement.

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Cuba sees Obama terror promise as healing of historic wound

HAVANA (AP) — A year after he took office, President Ronald Reagan placed Cuba on a list of state sponsors of terror for backing leftist guerrilla groups in Central and South America.

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Ka-ching: Euro exit would cost Greece dear, shake eurozone

So what would it cost if Greece left the euro?

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White House: Higher wages needed to make up for stagnation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's top economists say that even as the U.S. has managed to kick start a lasting and growing recovery, modest wage gains are far from making up for decades of paycheck stagnation for middle-class workers.

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To fight extremism, Obama calls on US to embrace its Muslims

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama has argued the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims.

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