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  • More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

    | 07/24/14 01:55 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday. Last year's rise follows a couple of...
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  • House, Senate chairs offer competing bill on VA

    | 07/24/14 01:54 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing new proposals Thursday to fix a veterans health...
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  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    | 07/24/14 01:39 PM

    MIAMI (AP) — Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan,...
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Economy

  • Starbucks profit rises on stronger sales

    | 07/24/14 04:26 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks reported a higher quarterly profit Thursday as new food and drinks helped boost sales in the U.S. The Seattle-based coffee chain raised its guidance for the year,...
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  • US stocks end little changed after mixed news

    | 07/24/14 04:26 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are ending little changed after a day of mixed signals on corporate earnings and the economy. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose less than one point, or 0.05...
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  • Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

    | 07/24/14 03:52 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Striking a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama is demanding "economic patriotism" from American corporations that seek overseas mergers to...
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