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Venezuela’s troubles put US heating oil charity in limbo

Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 8:33 am

Venezuela’s economic turmoil has placed in limbo that country’s participation in a free heating oil program run by a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that has helped hundreds of thousands of people. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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Cubans still trying to reach US by sea despite rule change

Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 8:32 am

Cubans are still making risky sea journeys to the U.S. despite the end of a policy that allowed them to stay if they made it to American soil. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Group appeals to China for access to farm goods market

Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 8:31 am

A foreign business group is appealing to China to ease import restrictions on animal feed additives and other agricultural goods, highlighting complaints Beijing blocks market access despite its vocal support for free trade. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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China’s trading partners alarmed by food import controls

Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 9:45 am

China’s trading partners are bringing the top U.N. food standards official to Beijing in a last-ditch attempt to persuade regulators to scale back plans to require intensive inspections of food imports that Washington and Europe say could disrupt billions of dollars in commerce. Correspondent Jeremy House has details.

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Lobster-crazy China sets record for US crustacean imports

Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 9:44 am

The expanding market for lobsters in China is continuing to grow, with the country setting a new record for the value of its imports of the crustaceans from the United States. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Minimum-wage hikes could deepen shortage of health aides

Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 9:44 am

Advocates for the disabled, elderly and chronically ill in New York are concerned the state’s move to a $15 minimum wage could deepen a shortage of home health aides. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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A new analysis of government data by the Consumer Federation of America found that the number of Americans in default on their student loans jumped by nearly 17 percent last year.

Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 11:17 am

A new analysis of government data by the Consumer Federation of America found that the number of Americans in default on their student loans jumped by nearly 17 percent last year.

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A group of U.S. Army soldiers recently spent some time in Hawaii. But it was hardly a vacation in paradise:

Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 11:16 am

A group of U.S. Army soldiers recently spent some time in Hawaii. But it was hardly a vacation in paradise:

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North Korea is again drawing attention to itself with a new rocket-related test:

Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 11:15 am

North Korea is again drawing attention to itself with a new rocket-related test:

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is trying to strike a cordial tone on his visit to China.

Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 11:15 am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is trying to strike a cordial tone on his visit to China.

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President Trump has chosen the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to head the civil division of the Justice Department.

Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 11:14 am

President Trump has chosen the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to head the civil division of the Justice Department.

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Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks, spurs new debate on cost

Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 1:12 pm

A major study shows that a long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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Monopoly Includes New Tokens in Latest Version

Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 11:28 am

It’s ‘out with the old and in with the new’ when it comes to tokens in the latest version of Monopoly. Bob Agnew reports.

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US factory production rose for 6th straight time in February

Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 11:21 am

U.S. factories produced more autos, steel and computers in February, the sixth straight monthly increase in manufacturing output. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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Trump would end subsidies for rural airline service

Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 11:20 am

President Trump is calling for eliminating subsidized air service to rural communities. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Israeli tech firms revving up engines for self-driving cars

Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 11:19 am

As the world moves toward an era of self-driving cars, Israel is positioning itself to be the Detroit of the future. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Mortgage Rates See Another Weekly Rise

Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 11:52 am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up this week for a second straight week, posting new highs for the year. Bob Agnew reports.

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US housing starts rose in Feb., led by single-family homes

Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 11:32 am

U.S. builders broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in February, a sign that developers expect solid sales growth this year despite higher mortgage rates.
Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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US claims for unemployment benefits dip by 2,000

Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 9:28 am

Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a further indication of the health of the labor market. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Toyota to invest in UK plant despite Brexit uncertainty

Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 9:27 am

Toyota says it will invest 294-million dollars in the U.K. despite the economic uncertainty surrounding the country’s departure from the European Union. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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US homebuilder sentiment surges to 12-year high in March

Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 10:50 am

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their sales prospects than they have been since the high-flying days of the housing boom. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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Americans spent slightly more at retail stores last month

Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 9:12 am

Americans spent only slightly more last month at retail stores compared with January. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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US consumer prices rose at a tempered pace in February

Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 8:53 am

U.S. consumer prices rose at a slower pace in February. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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VW Looks To Expand Role In U.S., Despite Emissions Woes

Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 11:26 am

Volkswagen remains bullish about it’s prospects in the United States. Bob Agnew reports.

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