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Navy tests out new way of making clothes: welding

In this Wednesday, July 30, 2014 photo a swatch of fabric with a welded seam, top, is displayed resting on a piece of U.S. Navy camouflage fabric, below, that utilizes a traditional seam sewn using thread, at Propel LLC, a textile technology research company, in Pawtucket, R.I....

Court to hear dispute over pay for security checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some warehouse workers who fill orders for Amazon.com customers say they spend up to 25 minutes after every shift waiting to pass through security checks to make sure they aren’t stealing from the online retailer. But they don’t get paid for...
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Economic growth worries weigh on markets

An American flag flies in front of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 in New York. Stocks are moving between gains and losses in early trading as traders digest the latest corporate earnings news. Later Wednesday the Federal Reserve releases minutes from its...

Global economic growth worries send stocks lower

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks sagged Wednesday as pessimism about global growth spread following a decline on Wall Street overnight and a strengthening yen, which dampened prospects for export-oriented Japan. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX edged down 0.4 percent to...

Company wins new contracts despite federal probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has awarded $80 million in helicopter contracts to Wall Street executive Lynn Tilton even as the Justice Department is investigating whether she played by the rules to win earlier military work. Tilton is the founder of the private equity firm...
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Here’s the status of gay marriage in all 50 states

FILE – In this Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, file photo, plaintiffs, Moudi Sbeity, left, and his partner Derek Kitchen kiss during a gay marriage rally, in Salt Lake City. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to take an appeal of Utah’s gay marriage case means that a...
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High school cancels football season over bullying

In this Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 photograph, audience members react as members of the Sayreville Board of Education hold a press conference at the Selover School in South Amboy, N.J., to address a hazing incident that “went too far” and is at the center of the...
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Mexico federal police take over city after attacks

A clandestine grave is seen in Iguala, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. State officials worked Monday to determine whether 28 bodies found in the clandestine graves are of the students who were attacked by local police in Iguala. President Enrique Pena Nieto called the deaths...
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US stocks sink as investors fear a global slowdown

This Oct. 2, 2014 photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stock indexes are following other global markets lower in early trading Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) This Oct. 2, 2014 photo shows the facade of the New York Stock...

Holiday sales seen rising 4.1 percent

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during what’s traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, according to the nation’s largest retail industry trade group. But the spending trends that have become...