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Board approves Calif high-speed rail construction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s High-Speed Rail Authority board has approved a nearly $1 billion contract to start construction on the first leg of the bullet train in the Central Valley. The board approved a […]

06/06/2013

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US CEOs optimistic about economy, wary of hiring

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief executives at the largest U.S. companies are much more optimistic about their sales prospects than they were three months ago, though many remain cautious about hiring.

03/13/2013

Business CEOs call for raising retirement age

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential group of business executives is pushing a plan to increase the full retirement age to 70 for both Social Security and Medicare and to partially privatize the health insurance program for older Americans.

01/16/2013

soldiers-wed

NY soldiers wed at airport before catching flights

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — A military couple has enlisted the help of a New York airport’s staff to get married while awaiting flights to their respective military assignments. WATCH THE COUPLE’S INTERVIEW HERE.

01/04/2013

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Starbucks cups with a political message

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is using its coffee cups to jump into the political fray in Washington. Employees are writing “Come Together” on cups for drink orders to send a message to lawmakers about the “fiscal cliff.”

12/26/2012

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CEOs step up pressure on Obama, Congress for deal

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation’s top corporate executives are stepping up pressure on Congress and on President Barack Obama to negotiate a deal to avoid a fiscal cliff, warning that failure will result in “significant […]

12/11/2012

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