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US gives OK to Chinese takeover of Syngenta

Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 7:46 am

U.S. regulators have given tentative approval to a Chinese conglomerate’s proposed $43 billion acquisition of Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta on condition it sells some businesses to satisfy anti-monopoly objections. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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Richmond Fed head resigns, admits improper discussions

Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 7:45 am

Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, has announced he’s resigning effective immediately. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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Maryland governor signs fracking ban into law

Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 7:45 am

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed legislation banning the hydraulic fracturing drilling process known as fracking in the state. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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US trade deficit drops sharply to $43.6 billion in February

Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 8:43 am

The U.S. trade deficit declined sharply in February as imports from China fell by a record amount and American exports rose for a third straight month. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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Lockheed Martin in NY lands $1.6B Army mobile radar contract

Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 8:16 am

The Pentagon has awarded a $1.6 billion contract to Lockheed Martin for more mobile radar systems that will be assembled at one of the company’s New York plants. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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Verizon to take `Oath’ as new company to run Yahoo, AOL

Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 8:15 am

Verizon Communications will create a new company called Oath after it completes its $4.5 billion acquisition of Yahoo and melds the troubled internet company with its AOL operations. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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More States Require Students To Study Founding Documents

Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 11:28 am

A growing number of states say U.S. high school students ought to know at least as much about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Federalist papers as immigrants passing an American citizenship test. Bob Agnew reports.

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US construction spending rose to nearly 11-year high

Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 10:51 am

U.S. developers ramped up construction spending in February to the largest amount in nearly 11 years, led by more building of homes, highways and schools. Correspondent Jeremy House has details.

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US factories expand again in March but at slower pace

Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 10:50 am

American factories expanded for the seventh straight month in March but at a slightly slower pace than they did in February. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Ford recalling 53,000 trucks that can roll away while parked

Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 7:33 am

Ford is recalling 53,000 2017 F-250 trucks because they can roll away even when they are parked due to a manufacturing error. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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The man suspected of starting a raging fire that collapsed a portion of Interstate 85 a few miles north of downtown Atlanta is now charged with arson.

Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 9:14 am

The man suspected of starting a raging fire that collapsed a portion of Interstate 85 a few miles north of downtown Atlanta is now charged with arson.

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Venezuela’s normally loyalist Chief Prosecutor is criticizing a top court ruling that guts the powers of the Venezuelan congress.

Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 9:14 am

Venezuela’s normally loyalist Chief Prosecutor is criticizing a top court ruling that guts the powers of the Venezuelan congress.

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A group from New York is proving that having a disability is no obstacle to performing in a marching band.

Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 9:13 am

A group from New York is proving that having a disability is no obstacle to performing in a marching band. Bob Agnew reports.

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The world’s largest manufacturer of civilian drones is proposing that the craft continually transmit identification information.

Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 9:13 am

The world’s largest manufacturer of civilian drones is proposing that the craft continually transmit identification information to help government security agencies and law enforcement figure out which might belong to rogue operators. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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An American footwear company has sparked disapproval on social media over high heeled shoes for babies!

Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 9:12 am

An American footwear company has sparked disapproval on social media over high heeled shoes for babies!

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Crayola Announces Demise of Dandelion Color From 24 Pack

Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 11:16 am

Crayola has made some changes in it’s color selection. Bob Agnew reports.

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US consumer spending up tiny 0.1 percent in February

Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 8:52 am

U.S. consumers increased their spending at the weakest pace in six months, while the 12-month rise in consumer prices was the largest in nearly five years. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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Feds pull student aid tool after potential data breach

Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 8:29 am

Families applying for federal student aid are facing extra hurdles this year after a potential data breach led federal officials to remove an online tool that eased the process. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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US cities roll out the welcome mat for Chinese visitors

Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 8:28 am

Mid-size U.S. cities are stepping up efforts to make Chinese visitors feel more welcome. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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US economy grew at 2.1 percent rate in fourth quarter

Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 9:44 am

The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the fourth quarter than earlier estimates, as consumers powered economic momentum heading into 2017. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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Applications for US unemployment aid fell to 258,000 last week

Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 9:43 am

Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the U.S. job market remains healthy. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Trump administration drops human rights conditions for Bahrain F-16s

Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 9:42 am

The Trump administration has decided to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions placed on the sale by the Obama administration. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Census Bureau Rejects Demand For ‘LGBTQ’ Category On 2020 Census

Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 11:42 am

The U.S. Census Bureau has decided not to include a separate count of LGBTQ Americans in its proposal for the 2020 Census. Bob Agnew reports.

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Contracts to buy US homes hit highest level since April

Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 11:20 am

More Americans signed contracts to buy homes last month as warm weather and rising confidence appeared to encourage consumers to look for houses. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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