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- Obama: Inequality a challenge WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama turned his focus Wednesday to the pocketbook issues that Americans consistently rank as a top concern, arguing that the dream of upward economic mobility is breaking down and the growing income gap is a "defi
- NYC train derailment airs queries about technology YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) -- The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling around a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit is fueling questions about whether automated crash-avoidance technology could have prevented
- Obama tries to move past website woes WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seeking to move past its website woes, the Obama administration is launching a two-pronged health care strategy this month aimed at avoiding enrollment snafus come January while also trying to refocus the public's attention on broa
- Home prices rise just 0.2 percent in October WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of U.S. home prices rose only modestly in October, adding to signs that prices have stabilized after experiencing big gains earlier this year Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that prices increased 0.2 perc
Record crowds over weekend, but spending declined
Retailers got Americans into stores during the start to the holiday shopping season. Now, they'll need to figure out how to get them to actually shop.
Gov't diagnosis: HealthCare.gov on the mend
Computer crashes should be giving way to insurance coverage — if the government's diagnosis of its health care website is correct.
- U.S. kicks off holiday shopping The holiday shopping season started as a marathon, not a sprint. More than a dozen major retailers from Target to Toys R Us opened for 24 hours or more on Thanksgiving Day through Black Friday, the traditional start to the holiday shopping period. As
- Latinos want U.S. to sue over LA supervisors' board The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is aggressively pursuing lawsuits over minority voting rights in Texas and North Carolina, but the Justice Department has not moved on evidence that the latest round of redistricting in Los
- Park Service withdraws comments on fracking rule
Why holiday sales could ride on lower gas prices
No one begs Santa Claus for cheaper gasoline. Yet falling gas prices are shaping up as an unexpected gift for drivers — and for people on their holiday shopping lists.
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