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Ex-Patriots cornerback headed to prison for Ponzi scheme

Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 9:07 am

Former New England Patriots cornerback Will Allen and his business partner have been sentenced to prison for running a Ponzi scheme that took in more than 35-million dollars. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Yahoo punishes CEO in latest fallout from security breakdown

Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 9:06 am

Yahoo is punishing CEO Marissa Mayer (MAY uhr) and jettisoning its top lawyer for the mishandling of two security breaches that exposed the personal information of more than 1 billion users and already have cost the company $350 million. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Fed survey finds economy growing at moderate pace

Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm

The Federal Reserve says the U.S. economy has been growing at a moderate pace, helped by sustained gains in consumer spending. Correspondent Jeremy House has the details

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Twitter adds more safety tools, will curb abusive accounts

Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 4:12 pm

Twitter is adding more tools to curb abuse on its service as part of its ongoing effort to protect users from hate and harassment. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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US construction spending drops 1 percent in January

Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 4:10 pm

Builders cut back on construction spending in January by the largest amount in nine months, with weakness stemming from the biggest reduction in government activity in nearly 15 years. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Consumer Spending Sees Sluggish Growth In January

Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 10:41 am

U.S. consumer spending rose at a sluggish pace in January, despite signs of growing optimism about the economy. Bob Agnew reports.

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New help for that bane of middle-age: blurry close-up vision

Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 4:52 pm

An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest surgical repair for the blurry close-up vision that is a bane of middle age. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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US approves 3 types of genetically engineered potatoes

Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 4:51 pm

U.S. officials say three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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It keeps getting cheaper to invest.

Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 4:50 pm

It keeps getting cheaper to invest. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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GDP Growth Anemic In Final Quarter Of 2016

Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 11:39 am

The U.S. economy grew at an anemic rate in the fourth quarter, unchanged from an initial estimate, although consumers performed better than first thought. Bob Agnew reports.

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Poll Shows Teens More Optimistic Than Parents About U.S. Future

Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 11:49 am

A survey of children ages 13 to 17 finds that America’s teens are more optimistic about the country’s future than their parents. Bob Agnew reports.

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New Home Sales See Year-Over-Year Rise In January

Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 11:42 am

Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is healthy despite higher mortgage rates. Bob Agnew reports.

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Postal Worker Admits To Hoarding Mail For More Than Ten Years

Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 12:02 pm

A former North Carolina postal worker has admitted hoarding thousands of pieces of mail at his home for a decade. Bob Agnew reports.

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Claims for US jobless benefits tick up, level still healthy

Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 8:49 am

More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but claims remained at a low level consistent with a healthy job market. Correspondent Jeremy House has details.

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T.J. Maxx parent steps up expansion, plans new home chain

Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 8:39 am

The parent company of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls plans to expand even faster and test a new home store that’s different from its highly successful HomeGoods chain. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Rusty reptiles: Orange turtles pop up in Carolinas

Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 8:37 am

More rusty reptiles are popping up in the Carolinas. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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High Court Orders New Hearing For Inmate Who Claims Racial Bias

Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:56 am

The Supreme Court has ordered a new court hearing for a black Texas prison inmate who claims improper testimony about his race tainted his death sentence. Bob Agnew reports.

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Americans buy existing homes at fastest pace in a decade

Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 10:23 am

Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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UPS tests drones for regular deliveries in rural areas

Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 7:45 am

UPS says its latest flying test shows the potential for using drones to make deliveries in rural areas. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Wells Fargo fires 4 senior managers in sales scandal inquiry

Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 7:44 am

Wells Fargo’s board of directors fired four senior managers as part of its investigation into the bank’s sales practices scandal. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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An eagle egg has landed at the National Arboretum.

Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 11:51 am

An eagle egg has landed at the National Arboretum. Bob Agnew reports.

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EU tries to keep multinationals from using tax loopholes

Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 8:45 am

European Union finance ministers have agreed to new rules aimed at preventing multinational companies from exploiting differences in tax rates between countries in the EU and those outside the bloc. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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Eurozone growth seen running at near 6-year high

Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 8:44 am

A closely watched survey is showing that the economic recovery in the 19-country eurozone has accelerated in February and that growth is running at a near six-year high. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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Money-losing Toshiba selling medical leasing unit to Canon

Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 8:44 am

Embattled Japanese electronics maker Toshiba is selling its stake in a medical equipment leasing company to Canon for 27.7-million dollars. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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