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Friday, Dec 19, 2014

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Sales for holiday shopping season comes down to the wire

Sales for holiday shopping season comes down to the wire

Stores count on procrastinators as sales for holiday season show modest growth so far
Updated: 3 hours ago
EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

First federal standards on power plant coal ash treat it like garbage; avoid 'hazardous' label
Updated: 3 hours ago

California unemployment rate dips to 7.2 percent

California adds 90,100 payroll jobs in November as jobless rate dips slightly to 7.2 percent
Updated: 3 hours ago

Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach

PORTLAND, Ore. — Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.
Updated: 4 hours ago

State Dept. warns U.S. travelers to be extra careful

WASHINGTON — The State Department is warning Americans traveling abroad to be extra cautious over the holidays.
Updated: 4 hours ago
No word yet from Fidel amid historic U.S.-Cuba shift

No word yet from Fidel amid historic U.S.-Cuba shift

HAVANA – Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas

Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas

Pakistan executes 2 militants after reinstating death penalty in wake of school massacre
Updated: 4 hours ago
Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas

Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas

Pakistan executes 2 militants after reinstating death penalty in wake of school massacre
Updated: 4 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: In North Korea, the Kims are adored

AP PHOTOS: In North Korea, the Kims are adored

AP PHOTOS: North Korean revulsion with 'The Interview' a product of Kim cult of personality
Updated: 4 hours ago
Weird weather lingers in Alaska's largest city

Weird weather lingers in Alaska's largest city

Unseasonably warm weather lingers in Alaska's largest city with solstice, Christmas days away
Updated: 5 hours ago

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