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Health Care

  • 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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  • Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

    | 07/23/14 07:13 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans,...
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Economy

  • US stock futures rise as investors weigh earnings

    | 07/24/14 09:25 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures rose ahead of the opening bell on Thursday as several big companies across industries reported second-quarter earnings. KEEPING SCORE: Dow Jones industrial...
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  • Union Pacific 2Q profit chugs ahead 17 percent

    | 07/24/14 09:21 AM

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. says its quarterly profit climbed 17 percent as the railroad hauled 8 percent more freight and raised shipping rates. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company...
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  • Oil drifts down despite China manufacturing bounce

    | 07/24/14 08:56 AM

    The price of oil fell below $103 a barrel Thursday, giving back part of its gains from the day before, despite improvements in Chinese manufacturing. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S....
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