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U.S. stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

U.S. stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

NEW YORK | For investors, there were few havens on Thursday.

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US stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

US stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

A Wall Street sign is shown in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks slumped Thursday as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings reports and assessed the implications of the approaching end to economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

57 minutes ago
US jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

US jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels.

8 hours ago
US jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

US jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

FILE - This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y. The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week on Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP P…

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Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

WASHINGTON | The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists, congressional investigators say.

22 hours ago
A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

In this July 29, 2014 photo, jeweler Murray Cadenhead works on repairing a piece of jewelry at Perry's Fine Jewelers on Independence Boulevard in Wilmington, N.C. The government issues its first of three estimates of how fast the U.S. economy grew in the April-June quarter on Wednesday, July…

July 30, 2014 1:46 pm
A more vigorous U.S. economy appears to be emerging

A more vigorous U.S. economy appears to be emerging

WASHINGTON | The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year.

July 30, 2014 1:46 pm Photos

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Federal report: Chicago may be vulnerable to chemical attack

Federal report: Chicago may be vulnerable to chemical attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists, congressional investigators say.

July 30, 2014 7:11 am
Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

This April 18, 2013 file photo shows an aerial view of the remains of a fertilizer plant and an apartment complex to the left, destroyed by an explosion in West, Texas. The government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at high risk for a te…

July 30, 2014 2:11 am

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Proposal could be key to I-69 bridges

July 26, 2014 12:00 am
Audit: More than 57,000 await first VA appointment

Audit: More than 57,000 await first VA appointment

In this undated photo, the VA Medical Center Building 1 is pictured in St. Cloud, Minn. New audit data show waiting times at the two Veterans Affairs medical centers in Minnesota are considerably lower than the worst trouble spots in the VA system. The average wait time for a patient seeking…

June 10, 2014 2:34 am
Risky IPO seeks new way to trade star athletes

Risky IPO seeks new way to trade star athletes

SAN FRANCISCO | Professional athletes frequently get traded to other teams, but San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is about to be the first ever to be traded like a stock.

March 25, 2014 6:00 pm
Risky IPO seeks new way to trade star athletes

Risky IPO seeks new way to trade star athletes

Fantex CEO Buck French works on a laptop during a promotional stop in San Francisco. The San Francisco company is trying to turn sports stars into commodities whose moneymaking potential can be bought and sold on an exchange run by Fantex.

March 25, 2014 2:40 pm
Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

WASHINGTON | The Federal Reserve's super-low interest-rate policies have inflated a slew of dangerous asset bubbles. Or so critics say.

December 21, 2013 12:30 pm

Health care signups pick up but may not close gap

WASHINGTON | With time running short, the nation's health care rolls still aren't filling up fast enough.

December 11, 2013 3:31 pm Related

Feds: More than 7K Illinoisans select health plans

CHICAGO | More than 7,000 Illinois residents signed up for private insurance coverage in the first two months of the troubled HealthCare.gov website, less than 30 percent of the federal government's projection for the state's enrollment at this point of the rollout.

December 11, 2013 11:15 am
Congress governs self under Obamacare

Congress governs self under Obamacare

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2013, file screenshot, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. Members of Congress are governing themselves under President Barack Obama’s signature law, which means they have great leeway in how to apply it to their…

November 01, 2013 2:19 am

Builders of Obama's health website saw red flags

WASHINGTON | Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand. Others rewrote computer code over and over to meet wha…

October 22, 2013 10:39 am

Obama: 'No excuse' for health care signup problems

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama on Monday offered "no excuses" — and little explanation — for the computer bugs still frustrating Americans who are trying to enroll online for insurance plans at the center of his health care law. But software developers tasked with building the site said…

October 21, 2013 3:58 pm Related

Poll: Health exchange rollout gets poor reviews

The debut of the government's health insurance marketplaces drew a huge audience - and underwhelming reviews.

October 10, 2013 3:11 pm Related
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