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L.A. County Fourth of July parades to feature diverse themes

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Parades marking the Fourth of July are planned throughout Los Angeles County Thursday, with themes including environmentalism, “Waves of Freedom” and “Who’s your hero?” Westchester’s 14th annual Fourth of July Parade […]

07/03/2013

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Hermosa Beach cracks down on rowdy July 4 revelers

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Hermosa Beach is putting out the unwelcome mat for Fourth of July revelers who in recent years have made the city an annual destination for celebrating independence with drunkenness and […]

07/03/2013

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Holiday enforcement

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Law enforcement officers will be out in force over the Fourth of July weekend, on the lookout for motorists driving while impaired or otherwise violating traffic laws, beginning tonight. The California […]

07/03/2013

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Fireworks safety urged with Fourth of July holiday ahead

   LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Public safety officials today urged Southlanders to be careful when using fireworks as the Fourth of July approaches.    All fireworks — even sparklers — are illegal in the city […]

06/21/2013

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Report: Nation’s cattle herd smallest since 1952

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A much anticipated government count shows the nation’s cattle herd has shrunk to its smallest size in more than six decades amid a widespread drought that has forced ranchers to sell off their animals.

02/01/2013

GM 3Q profit falls 12 percent

DETROIT (AP) – General Motors says its third-quarter profit fell 12 percent as losses grew in Europe and North American warranty costs cut into earnings. The company says it earned $1.5 billion from July through […]

10/31/2012

US builders trimmed work for second month

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. builders trimmed their activity for a second straight month in August as a solid gain in home construction failed to offset declines in nonresidential activity and government projects. The Commerce Department […]

10/01/2012

Home prices up in July in 20 major US cities

WASHINGTON (AP) – Home prices kept rising in July across the United States, buoyed by greater sales and fewer foreclosures. The Standard & Poor’s/Case Shiller index reports that national home prices increased 1.2 percent in […]

09/25/2012

Unemployment rates rise in half of US states

WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states last month, the latest evidence that hiring remains tepid across the country. The Labor Department says rates increased in 26 states. They […]

09/21/2012

US service firms grew at faster pace in August

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. service companies grew at a faster pace in August than July, further evidence that the economy may be improving. The Institute for Supply Management says that its index of non-manufacturing activity […]

09/06/2012

U.S. home prices rise in July by most in 6 years

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices jumped 3.8 percent in the 12 months ending in July, according to a private real estate data provider. The year-over-year increase was the biggest in six years, further evidence […]

09/04/2012

U.S. car makers reporting August sales gains

DETROIT (AP) – The big U.S. car companies are all reporting sales gains for August. Ford says its sales rose 13 percent on strong demand for pickups and new SUVs. Sales of the F-Series pickup […]

09/04/2012

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