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US consumer borrowing accelerated in December

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:11

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers in December increased their borrowing at the fastest pace in three months. The result suggests that consumer spending should remain strong in the coming months. Borrowing expanded $21.3 billion in December, the strongest showing since an increase of $28.6 billion in September, the Federal Reserve reported Friday. That pushed total […]
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US consumer borrowing accelerated in December

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:11

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers in December increased their borrowing at the fastest pace in three months. The result suggests that consumer spending should remain strong in the coming months. Borrowing expanded $21.3 billion in December, the strongest showing since an increase of $28.6 billion in September, the Federal Reserve reported Friday. That pushed total […]
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New Hampshire GOP bristles at Fiorina’s debate exclusion

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:09

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A top New Hampshire member of the Republican National Committee and the state’s GOP U.S. senator are blasting ABC News’s decision not to include Carly Fiorina in Saturday’s debate in the first primary state, where the former technology executive has campaigned vigorously. “The stage has plenty of room,” Steve Duprey, chairman […]
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New Hampshire GOP bristles at Fiorina’s debate exclusion

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:09

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A top New Hampshire member of the Republican National Committee and the state’s GOP U.S. senator are blasting ABC News’s decision not to include Carly Fiorina in Saturday’s debate in the first primary state, where the former technology executive has campaigned vigorously. “The stage has plenty of room,” Steve Duprey, chairman […]
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Soil heaves while Bertha sits; experts check building foundations

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:05

The soil around tunnel-boring machine Bertha pushed upward after groundwater flows were restored, but the project remains stalled. Structural experts found no major damage to buildings, said an official with the Highway 99 tunnel project.
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Soil heaves while Bertha sits; experts check building foundations

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:05

The soil around tunnel-boring machine Bertha pushed upward after groundwater flows were restored, but the project remains stalled. Structural experts found no major damage to buildings, said an official with the Highway 99 tunnel project.
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Lawmakers, magistrate want to defend gay marriage exemption

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:05

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators and a magistrate who won’t issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples are asking a federal court to let them defend a religious exemption law challenged as discriminatory. State Senate leader Phil Berger, House Speaker Tim Moore and Alexander County Magistrate Brenda Bumgarner filed motions this week to intervene […]
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Lawmakers, magistrate want to defend gay marriage exemption

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:05

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators and a magistrate who won’t issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples are asking a federal court to let them defend a religious exemption law challenged as discriminatory. State Senate leader Phil Berger, House Speaker Tim Moore and Alexander County Magistrate Brenda Bumgarner filed motions this week to intervene […]
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Snyder defends office’s handling of Legionnaires’

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:04

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is defending how his office responded to an email flagging a potential link between a surge in Legionnaires’ disease and Flint’s water. The Republican governor told The Associated Press Friday that an aide, Harvey Hollins, asked the Department of Environmental Quality to look into a local official’s […]
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Snyder defends office’s handling of Legionnaires’

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:04

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is defending how his office responded to an email flagging a potential link between a surge in Legionnaires’ disease and Flint’s water. The Republican governor told The Associated Press Friday that an aide, Harvey Hollins, asked the Department of Environmental Quality to look into a local official’s […]
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Plaintiffs in NHL concussion case now count 105 ex-players

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:56

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Long after the end of his NHL career, Steve Payne is living an empty-nest life with his wife and three dogs in western Wisconsin. There is one problem: His brain has aged about a decade ahead of his body. “I’ve been examined by several experts, and they’ve come to the […]
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Plaintiffs in NHL concussion case now count 105 ex-players

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:56

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Long after the end of his NHL career, Steve Payne is living an empty-nest life with his wife and three dogs in western Wisconsin. There is one problem: His brain has aged about a decade ahead of his body. “I’ve been examined by several experts, and they’ve come to the […]
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Up next for UW men’s basketball: No. 23 Arizona

WA Huskies - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:52

Wildcats dominated the Huskies 99-67 in their first meeting and are looking to sweep the regular-season series, which would give them six straight wins against UW.
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Samantha Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’ on TBS ready to cause a buzz

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:28

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a day of dutifully answering reporters’ questions about her new TBS show, “Full Frontal,” Samantha Bee confesses to an urgent desire. “I want a ponytail so badly. I want my hair out of my face. I want my jeans on and flat shoes,” says Bee, glammed up at the moment […]
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Samantha Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’ on TBS ready to cause a buzz

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:28

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a day of dutifully answering reporters’ questions about her new TBS show, “Full Frontal,” Samantha Bee confesses to an urgent desire. “I want a ponytail so badly. I want my hair out of my face. I want my jeans on and flat shoes,” says Bee, glammed up at the moment […]
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Joe Cool tops list of best Super Bowl passing performances

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:26

The face of most successful NFL teams nowadays is the quarterback, so it should come as no surprise that seven of the past eight league MVPs played that position. Most people figure Carolina’s Cam Newton will make that eight of the past nine on Sunday. Similarly, seven of the past nine Super Bowl MVPs — […]
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Joe Cool tops list of best Super Bowl passing performances

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:26

The face of most successful NFL teams nowadays is the quarterback, so it should come as no surprise that seven of the past eight league MVPs played that position. Most people figure Carolina’s Cam Newton will make that eight of the past nine on Sunday. Similarly, seven of the past nine Super Bowl MVPs — […]
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Congress unites in scorn for Shkreli, but gridlock remains

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:25

WASHINGTON (AP) — A smirking Martin Shkreli briefly united Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill this week, as lawmakers took turns blasting the price-hiking former CEO who has become the new poster child for corporate greed. But the gridlocked state of Congress virtually assures federal efforts to lower drug prices will remain in limbo for […]
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Congress unites in scorn for Shkreli, but gridlock remains

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:25

WASHINGTON (AP) — A smirking Martin Shkreli briefly united Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill this week, as lawmakers took turns blasting the price-hiking former CEO who has become the new poster child for corporate greed. But the gridlocked state of Congress virtually assures federal efforts to lower drug prices will remain in limbo for […]
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State asking appeals court to compel testimony in Gray case

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:21

BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors in Baltimore are asking an appeals court to compel one city police officer to testify against another in the Freddie Gray case, after a judge refused to do so. In a filing made public Friday, the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office says it’s appealing Circuit Judge Barry Williams’ Jan. 20 decision blocking […]
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