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Report: Sandy's fallout affecting small business
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says a third of small businesses in tri-state Superstorm Sandy disaster areas reported financial losses a year later....
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USDA establishes rural business investment program
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday a new $150 million program designed to provide investment capital to help small agriculture-related business in rural areas with cash needed to expand....
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UAW withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The United Auto Workers announced Monday it is withdrawing its appeal of the outcome of a union vote at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee....
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Facing eviction, 89-year-old smoker plans to move
MILFORD, Ohio (AP) -- An 89-year-old southwest Ohio woman is preparing to move out of her home of the last 10 years because it has gone smoke-free....
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Crews fill in sinkhole in central Florida
THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) -- Repair crews filled in a sinkhole that opened between two houses in a sprawling Florida retirement community....
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Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet
HONOLULU (AP) -- Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen....
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She sold Belgian waffles at the 1964 World's Fair
NEW YORK (AP) -- The notion of introducing a new food to the American public is almost inconceivable in an era of TV chefs, global cuisine and foodie websites....
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Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado
DENVER (AP) -- Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana....
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Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews, Fort Myers police said....
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Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in Virginia, according to figures provided by the Navy....
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10 Things to Know for Monday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:...
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Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese....
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Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) -- Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home....
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Sheriff: Log rolls over, kills boy in Washington
LILLIWAUP, Wash. (AP) -- A 12-year-old Washington state boy on a Boy Scout trip has died after a log that he and his friends were pushing down a hill caught his jacket and rolled over him....
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On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security
BOSTON (AP) -- In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston....
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