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Economy

  • Target cuts annual profit outlook

    Target cuts annual profit outlook

    | 08/20/14 08:00 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Target has slashed its annual profit outlook as the retailer continues to reel from a massive data breach, a disappointing expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S. The...
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  • Global stocks drift ahead of Fed minutes

    | 08/20/14 07:53 AM

    TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks drifted lower on Wednesday as investors awaited the release of minutes to Federal Reserve's last policy meeting. Some Asian indexes closed higher on the back of positive...
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  • Asia stocks make slight gains, await Yellen speech

    Asia stocks make slight gains, await Yellen speech

    | 08/20/14 12:01 AM

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets got a slight boost Wednesday from positive U.S. economic figures that reinforced expectations of eventual Fed rate hikes and a stronger dollar. KEEPING SCORE:...
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Technology

  • Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

    Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

    | 08/20/14 08:57 AM

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a...
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  • La. job-matching site launches

    | 08/20/14 07:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State officials say more than 700 job seekers visited the Louisiana's new online service for matching employers' needs with workers' skills. On Monday,...
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  • Indiana updates job search app for iPhone

    | 08/20/14 03:56 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State technology officials are hoping that their updated smartphone app will make it easier for people seeking work with the state. The Indiana Office of Technology announced...
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Environment & Energy

Law

Entitlements

  • Medicaid insurers seek more from state

    | 08/20/14 06:28 AM

    BOSTON (AP) — Companies that insure Medicaid patients in Massachusetts are pressing for an increase in the payments they receive from the state for serving low-income residents. The health...
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  • Committee approves higher pension calculations

    | 08/19/14 03:59 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state pension fund committee on Tuesday approved retirement calculations for new government hires despite concerns about so-called "pension spiking" raised by Gov....
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  • New York gives tuition break to veterans

    | 08/19/14 09:27 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is encouraging veterans to go back to school and making it easier for the families of service members who relocate to the state. A new state law signed by Gov. Andrew...
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Labor

National Security