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U.S. stock market soars to finish tough month U.S. stock market soars to finish tough month
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NEW YORK — Stocks soared on the last trading day of January, with Microsoft, Visa and other tech stocks making the biggest gains in a broad market rally. [Read More]

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Shuster introduces bill to privatize air control Shuster introduces bill to privatize air control
22 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Responsibility for the nation’s air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation under legislation introduced Wednesday as part of an overhaul of how Washington oversees the aviation system. [Read More]
Economy grows by 151,000 jobs in January Economy grows by 151,000 jobs in January
22 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 151,000 jobs in January, a deceleration from recent months as companies shed education, transportation and temporary workers but hired others in manufacturing, retail and food services. [Read More]
Obama seeks $10-per-barrel oil tax to fund clean transportation Obama seeks $10-per-barrel oil tax to fund clean transportation
22 hours ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants oil companies to pay a $10 fee for every barrel of oil to help fund investments in clean transportation that fight climate change. [Read More]
Senate OKs $30 million for Flint Senate OKs $30 million for Flint
22 hours ago -
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan lawmakers moved quickly Thursday to start approving $30 million to help pay the water bills of Flint residents facing a lead-contaminated water supply. [Read More]
Ex-drug exec takes the Fifth during Capitol Hill hearing Ex-drug exec takes the Fifth during Capitol Hill hearing
22 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Infuriating members of Congress, a smirking Martin Shkreli took the Fifth at a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday when asked about his jacking up of drug prices, then promptly went on Twitter and insulted his questioners as “imbeciles.” [Read More]
Details scarce in police academy probe Details scarce in police academy probe
22 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — An investigation into possible cheating at the Pennsylvania State Police academy has involved dozens of interviews and an extensive collection of evidence since it began in December, the force’s commander said Thursday. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Sestak reports $2.6 million for primary
22 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Democrat Joe Sestak is heading into the final months of his U.S. Senate primary campaign with $2.6 million in the bank after raising $374,000 in the last three months of 2015. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Presidential debate between Clinton, Sanders turns heated CAMPAIGN 2016: Presidential debate between Clinton, Sanders turns heated
22 hours ago -
DURHAM, N.H. — Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders Thursday night of subjecting her to an “artful smear” while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive of America’s political establishment. [Read More]
Zika not deterring Brazil's Carnival fans Zika not deterring Brazil's Carnival fans
22 hours ago -
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito’s dream — five days of nonstop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare ankles, uncovered legs and denuded torsos. [Read More]
World pledges $10 billion for Syrians, but peace prospects bleak World pledges $10 billion for Syrians, but peace prospects bleak
22 hours ago -
LONDON — World leaders pledged more than $10 billion Thursday to help fund schools, shelter and jobs for refugees from Syria’s civil war, money that British Prime Minister David Cameron said “will save lives, will give hope, will give people the chance of a future.” [Read More]
Official: Zika spread through transfusion
22 hours ago -
RIO DE JANEIRO — Two people in southeastern Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, a municipal health official said Thursday, presenting a fresh challenge to efforts to contain the virus on top of the disclosure of a case of sexual transmission in the United States. [Read More]
Netflix drama to film in Pittsburgh Netflix drama to film in Pittsburgh
22 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh is playing home to a new Netflix drama that will receive $18.7 million in film tax credits from the state. [Read More]
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