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Snowy, frigid weather hampered oil and gas producers in North Dakota in December, leading to the state’s largest production decline in a single month:

Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:14 am

Snowy, frigid weather hampered oil and gas producers in North Dakota in December, leading to the state’s largest production decline in a single month:

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You’ll be able to a see a lot of penguins if you travel to Argentina.

Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:14 am

You’ll be able to a see a lot of penguins if you travel to Argentina.

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Small businesses are lagging behind larger companies in preparedness for attacks on their websites or computer systems.

Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 9:14 am

Small businesses are lagging behind larger companies in preparedness for attacks on their websites or computer systems.

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Southwest lawsuit claims union workers avoiding overtime

Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:39 am

Southwest Airlines has filed a federal complaint alleging union leaders told mechanics to decline to work overtime, a move the carrier says has harmed operations and driven up costs. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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Robot probes show Japan reactor cleanup worse than expected

Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 8:31 am

Robot probes sent to one of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactors have suggested worse-than-anticipated challenges for the plant’s ongoing cleanup. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Yahoo issues another warning in fallout from hacking attacks

Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 8:30 am

Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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US report: Trend of rising health care spending back to stay

Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 9:38 am

Government experts say the nation’s problem with rising health care spending is back and here to stay. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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Applications for unemployment benefits edge up 5,000

Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 9:37 am

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but still remained at a level indicating a healthy job market. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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US home building falls as developers start fewer apartments

Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 9:36 am

U.S. home building fell last month, led by a drop in apartment construction, while developers broke ground on more single family homes. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Insurer Anthem fires back at Cigna

Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 9:41 am

Anthem is countering Cigna, a day after its smaller rival sued to terminate a 48-billion dollar buyout agreement. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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US consumer prices post biggest rise in nearly 4 years

Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 9:39 am

U.S. consumer prices rose in January at the fastest pace in nearly four years, strengthening the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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US retail sales rise in January, led by gas and restaurants

Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 9:38 am

Americans increased their spending at gasoline stations and restaurants in January, pushing up overall retail sales even as auto buying fell. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Mazda Issues Recall Over Faulty Seat Adjusters

Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 10:42 am

Mazda is recalling about 174,000 small cars in the U.S. because the seats can change angles suddenly, making the vehicles hard to drive. Bob Agnew reports.

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US wholesale prices rose in January, led by gasoline

Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 9:24 am

Higher costs for gasoline costs helped fuel a rise in U.S. wholesale prices in January, but overall inflation appears to be in check. Correspondent Jeremy House has details.

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Aetna, Humana call off $34 billion deal

Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 9:23 am

Aetna and Humana are calling off a 34-billion dollar deal to combine the two major health insurers after a federal judge, citing antitrust concerns, shot down the deal. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Restoration Hardware recalls metal tables after lead reports

Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 9:22 am

More than 2,000 dining tables with metal tops are being recalled after reports of elevated blood lead levels in four children in Rhode Island and California. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Coast Guard Searches For Missing Vessel In Alaskan Waters

Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 12:14 pm

The U.S. Coast Guard in Alaska is searching for a fishing boat that’s been missing in the Bering Sea. Bob Agnew reports.

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Japan’s economy grew 1 percent in 2016, slowed in Oct-Dec

Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 8:36 am

Japan’s economy expanded at a slightly slower than expected 1.0 percent annual pace in 2016, helped by an uptick in exports. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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UK offers teens cybersecurity classes to fight attacks

Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 8:35 am

Britain plans to give afterschool cybersecurity training to thousands of teenagers in a bid to protect the country from online attacks. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Apple’s Tim Cook: Fake news is `killing people’s minds’

Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 8:35 am

Apple chief executive Tim Cook says fake news is “killing minds,” and governments and tech firms must act to stop it. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Some motorists can get pretty creative when it comes to finding ways to avoid paying tolls. And it’s costing agencies that run highways, tunnels and bridges millions of dollars annually:

Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 10:13 am

Some motorists can get pretty creative when it comes to finding ways to avoid paying tolls. And it’s costing agencies that
run highways, tunnels and bridges millions of dollars annually:

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Ford Motor Company is getting deeply into robotics.

Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 10:13 am

Ford Motor Company is getting deeply into robotics.

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New Jersey officials say television manufacturer Vizio and a subsidiary will pay $2.5 million to settle allegations that they surreptitiously tracked consumers’ viewing habits and sold the information to marketing companies and data brokers.

Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 10:12 am

New Jersey officials say television manufacturer Vizio and a subsidiary will pay $2.5 million to settle allegations that they surreptitiously tracked consumers’ viewing habits and sold the information to marketing companies and data brokers.

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The House has approved legislation updating privacy protections for emails

Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 6:01 pm

The House has approved legislation updating privacy protections for emails maintained by third-party service providers such as Google and Yahoo. Correspondent Jeremy House reports.

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