Number of illegal immigrants in US now declining

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of illegal immigrants living in the U.S. has dropped for the first time in two decades — decreasing by 8 percent since 20..
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BP spent $93M on advertising after Gulf spill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oil giant BP says it has spent more than $5 million a week on advertising since the Gulf Coast oil spill — more than three times the..
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E-smokes gaining steam amid calls for a ban

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Galen Kipe hasn't smoked a cigarette in more than three months. He couldn't kick his habit of 17 years with nicotine patc..
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Banks to allow local groups to buy foreclosures

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - Major banks are agreeing to give local governments and nonprofit groups the ability to buy foreclosed homes before they are sold to private investors. The Obama a..
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Construction activity declines 1 percent in July

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - Construction spending tumbled in July to the lowest level in a decade, as the housing market struggles in the weak economy and without a popular home-buying tax c..
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GM reports 7 percent sales dip compared with July

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors Co.'s August sales dipped 7 percent compared with July as fears about the shaky economy discouraged customers from buying new cars and trucks. U.S. au..
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Lee County foreclosure filings up in August

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - New foreclosure numbers released Wednesday show the number of foreclosures filed by banks rising slightly in Lee County in August. The clerk of courts reports re..
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US manufacturing grows for 13th straight month

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. manufacturing expanded in August for the 13th straight month, lifting hopes that economic growth won't stall. The Institu..
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Manufacturing in US and aboard lifts economy

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manufacturing is growing in the United States and abroad, easing fears that the economy might be on the verge of a second recession. ..
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Botox-maker pays $600M to resolve investigation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Allergan says it will pay $600 million to settle a years-long federal investigation into how it marketed its top-selling drug Botox. ..
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Report: Burger King considers selling company

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Burger King Holdings Inc. climbed Wednesday morning after a published report said that the fast food chain was discussing a possibl..
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Buyout firm denies it's in talks over Burger King

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — A private equity firm denied it's in talks to acquire Burger King Holdings Inc., after a published report linked 3i Group PLC to the fast-foo..
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Reports: Burger King considers selling company

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Burger King Holdings Inc. soared 15 percent Wednesday after published reports said the fast food chain was in talks to be acquired ..
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Regulators defend actions on Lehman, Wachovia

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal bank regulators on Wednesday defended their actions leading up to the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the purchase of Wachovia at t..
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Ex-Lehman CEO says regulators refused to save firm

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former chief of Lehman Brothers told a panel investigating the financial crisis that the Wall Street firm could have been rescued, but ..
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Lehman, Wachovia CEOs coming before panel

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — An inquiry panel is hearing from former CEOs of two big banks that succumbed to the financial crisis, Lehman Brothers and Wachovia Corp., a..
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Federal agents descend on egg farms for 2nd time

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents have descended for a second time on Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms, the two Iowa farms at the center of a salmonella..
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Obama says reviving economy the most urgent task

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his central responsibility as president is to restore the nation's fragile economy and to help put the millions..
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Stocks end a brutal August with meager gains

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market ended its worst August since 2001 with meager gains Tuesday after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting showed off..
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Grains prices drop, livestock futures trade mixed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

CHICAGO (AP) — Grains futures dropped Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery fell 18.75 cents to $6.8575 a bushel;..
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