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  • US existing home sales fall in August

    US existing home sales fall in August

    | 09/22/14 10:53 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce. Sales of existing homes fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally...
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  • Higher supply, costs cut Ohio farmers' profits

    | 09/22/14 10:19 AM

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio corn farmers might be producing more crops, but the boom in supply and higher expenses are driving down profits this year. Most farmers are reporting they are producing...
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  • Top brass weighs on Pentagon

    Top brass weighs on Pentagon

    By Charles Hoskinson | 09/22/14 12:00 AM

    The U.S. military is more top-heavy than it ever has been, after decades of adding generals and admirals while the enlisted ranks shrank and budget cuts forced many lower-ranking officers out of...
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Health Care

  • Spain: Ebola test drug out of supply worldwide

    Spain: Ebola test drug out of supply worldwide

    | 09/22/14 07:56 AM

    MADRID (AP) — Doctors treating a Spanish priest who was repatriated from West Africa on Monday after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus said there were no samples of experimental drug ZMapp...
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  • America's other drug war

    America's other drug war

    By Philip Klein | 09/22/14 05:00 AM

    Winston Churchill famously described an appeaser as "one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." Today, in a very different context, his remark captures the plight of the American...
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  • Obama readies vetoes as Republicans eye the Senate

    Obama readies vetoes as Republicans eye the Senate

    By Brian Hughes | 09/22/14 05:00 AM

    The emboldened new Senate Republican majority will likely pass a flurry of bills aimed at dismantling Obama's signature healthcare law, environmental regulations aimed at climate change, and...
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Economy

  • US existing home sales fall in August

    US existing home sales fall in August

    | 09/22/14 10:53 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce. Sales of existing homes fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally...
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  • US stocks open lower on weakness in China

    US stocks open lower on weakness in China

    | 09/22/14 09:36 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening lower as investors worry about some soft economic data from China and a profit warning by the British retailer Tesco. The Dow Jones industrial average fell...
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  • New bank rule would be costly for cities, states

    New bank rule would be costly for cities, states

    By Joseph Lawler | 09/22/14 05:00 AM

    The liquidity coverage rule would require banks to hold enough safe, liquid assets that would be sellable even in a crisis to fund their operations for at least 30 days.
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