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Great airfare deals begin to pop up as airlines wage limited fare wars
ABOARD AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 1223 (AP) — Airline fare wars are making a comeback.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

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More than 20 Broadway shows offer half-off deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway shows will soon be much cheaper to see — at least for a few weeks next month.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Where is the worst travel congestion?
(AP) — Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. Their analysis is based on federal data on the number of cars on the road and on traffic speed data collected by INRIX on 1.3 million miles of urban streets and highways.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Solyndra misrepresented facts to get loan guarantee
WASHINGTON (AP) — A four-year investigation has concluded that officials of the solar company Solyndra misrepresented facts and omitted key information in their efforts to get a $535 million loan guarantee from the federal government.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Monsanto abandons takeover bid for Snygenta
WASHINGTON (AP) — Agricultural business giant Monsanto is abandoning its takeover bid for competitor Syngenta AG after the Swiss chemical producer rejected its latest offer of nearly $47 billion.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Colorado theater shooting: Holmes gets life
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The man who unleashed a murderous attack on a packed Colorado movie theater was ordered Wednesday to serve life in prison without parole plus 3,318 years — the maximum allowed by law — before the judge told deputies, “Get the defendant out of my courtroom, please.”
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Military may have exaggerated progress against ISIS
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said today.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Teacher who calmed teen with gun hailed a hero
PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — With 29 terrified students looking on, a West Virginia high school teacher managed to calm a 14-year-old student who pointed a gun at her in her classroom, giving a police chief time to arrive and convince the boy to free his peers and surrender, authorities said.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Reporter, camerman killed on air; suspect hospitalized
MONETA, Va. (AP) — A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death during a live television interview today by a gunman who recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media after fleeing the scene.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Burger King pitches idea to McDonald's: Let's make a McWhopper
NEW YORK (AP) — This probably isn’t what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald’s to join forces to create a “McWhopper.”
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WWII plane, Jewish tombstones found in Polish river
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As river levels in Poland fall to record lows amid a prolonged drought, Jewish tombstones and a Soviet fighter plane with the remains of its pilots have been found in the riverbank, evidence of Poland’s tortured 20th-century history.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Deforestation in Mexico butterfly reserve triples, endangering Monarch
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Illegal logging has almost tripled in the monarch butterfly’s wintering grounds In central Mexico, reversing several years of steady improvements, investigators announced today.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Experts advise calm in this crazy market
NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t do anything rash.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

US stocks surge after China cuts rates
(AP) — Stocks surged this  morning on Wall Street, erasing some of the heavy losses of a day earlier, after China cut interest rates to try to boost the world’s second-largest economy.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tardy tax filers risk loss of health care subsidies
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law doesn’t start for another couple of months, but the next few days are crucial for hundreds of thousands of customers who risk losing financial aid when they renew coverage for 2016.
Monday, August 24, 2015

1,000-point Dow plunge sends shiver of fear through investors and retirees
(AP) — U.S. investors got a serious jolt today when the Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 1,000 points minutes after the market opened in a wave of selling that circled the globe after a historic plunge in Chinese stocks.
Monday, August 24, 2015

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