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  • Sanders offers lower-cost bill to reform VA

    | 07/24/14 11:18 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman has offered to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for...
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  • US announces Va. refunds under Affordable Care Act

    | 07/24/14 06:21 AM

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly $9 million in refunds from insurance companies are headed to 104,000 consumers in Virginia. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the...
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  • DC activists to seek local aid from congressman

    | 07/24/14 03:16 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia activists plan to ask a congressman who wants to block the city from liberalizing its marijuana laws to handle a host of other local concerns. Republican...
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Economy

  • Union Pacific 2Q profit chugs ahead 17 percent

    | 07/24/14 11:51 AM

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. said Thursday that its quarterly profit climbed 17 percent as the railroad hauled 8 percent more freight and raised shipping rates. The Omaha,...
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  • US new-home sales plummet in June

    | 07/24/14 11:35 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes plunged in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy. New home sales fell 8.1 percent last month to a seasonally...
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  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.13 pct.

    | 07/24/14 11:32 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly higher this week, remaining near their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the...
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