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The Miami Herald
yesterday, 23:20

China factory index falls to 3-month low in August

HONG KONG -- A survey says Chinese factory activity expanded in August at a slower rate, suggesting the recovery in the world No. 2 economy is losing momentum. The HSBC preliminary purchasing managers' index fell to a...

 
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Charlotte Observer
yesterday, 22:27

Dollar General CEO takes fight for Family Dollar to board with new letter

The CEO of Dollar General took his fight to buy Family Dollar to the Matthews-based company's board of directors Wednesday, with a letter in which he accused the company of unfairly favoring rival Dollar Tree in order...

 
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The Miami Herald
yesterday, 21:35

Phosphate Holdings Inc. names Russo as CEO

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Phosphate Holdings, Inc., and Mississippi Phosphates Corporation has a new chief executive officer. The company, in a news release, said Wednesday that Stephen S. Russo replaces interim CEO James...

 
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Dallas News
yesterday, 21:33

Yes, there is risk in high-yield municipal bond funds

What do you think about buying municipal bond funds rather than individual bonds? Do they make sense? I have money in a closed-end muni fund that’s paying over 7 percent. The interest income comes in at the end of the...

 
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Dallas News
yesterday, 21:33

How much of $17B settlement will Bank of America really pay?

How much will Bank of America’s expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? Probably not that much. In mega-settlements negotiated with the government, a dollar is rarely worth an actual dollar....

 
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Dallas News
yesterday, 21:33

How much of $17B settlement will Bank of America really pay?

How much will Bank of America’s expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? Probably not that much. In mega-settlements negotiated with the government, a dollar is rarely worth an actual dollar....

 
laughs in minnesota senate race not from franken
The Miami Herald
1 min. ago

Laughs in Minnesota Senate race not from Franken

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, the investment banker is cracking jokes on TV while the former comedian lectures about financial products. Republican Mike McFadden introduced himself to voters...

 
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The Miami Herald
yesterday, 21:11

Canvass confirms Grothman lead in 6th District

MADISON, Wis. -- Sheboygan County's results are finally in, and they give Glenn Grothman a 219-vote lead over Joe Liebham in the hotly contested GOP primary for Wisconsin's lone open congressional seat. Grothman...

 
nj gov. christie visits okc with gov. fallin
The Miami Herald
yesterday, 20:11

NJ Gov. Christie visits OKC with Gov. Fallin

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Republican Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Mary Fallin of Oklahoma toured the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum on Wednesday in a visit that Fallin's Democratic challenger in the...

 
rep. gowdy says he'll bring prosecutor's focus, fairness to benghazi probe
The Miami Herald
yesterday, 19:10

Rep. Gowdy says he'll bring prosecutor's focus, fairness to Benghazi probe

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Trey Gowdy's got a late-night habit. “He eats a ridiculously lot of pizza,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah. “Even if he goes out and has dinner,...

 
gop's senate candidate: alaska is my home, too
The Miami Herald
yesterday, 18:55

GOP's Senate candidate: Alaska is my home, too

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The winner of Alaska's Republican Senate primary, Dan Sullivan, successfully turned back tea party opposition during an at-times contentious 10-month race. Next up, Democratic Sen. Mark Begich,...

 
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The Miami Herald
yesterday, 18:47

Officials: US rescue mission in Syria failed

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama sent U.S. troops to Syria earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held by a violent extremist group, including slain journalist James Foley, but did not find the...

 
celebrity birthdays on aug 21
The Miami Herald
today, 00:18

Celebrity birthdays on Aug 21

Actor-director Melvin Van Peebles is 82. Singer Kenny Rogers is 76. Actor Clarence Williams III is 75. Actress Kim Cattrall is 58. Actress Carrie-Anne Moss is 44. Rock musician Liam Howlett (Prodigy) is 43. Actress...

 
prancercise is back
The Miami Herald
today, 00:18

Prancercise is back

She's back ... doing the happy dance. In late 2012, Joanna “Fitness is Passion” Rohrback became an Internet phenomenon when she released her original Prancercise workout demo on YouTube. The...

 
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Charlotte Observer
today, 00:07

New DVD releases

‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Spidey battles three foes while trying to work out his love life. Andrew Garfield stars. Overall, the film is an entertaining, high-flying action film that reflects the events...

 
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Charlotte Observer
today, 00:06

Review: Despite sameness, ‘Sin City' sequel a slice of nihilistic noir

C “Sin City” is back in all its lurid, gory glory, a vivid and visceral graphic novel come to life in the capable hands of Robert Rodriguez and co-director and comic book creator Frank Miller. If...

 
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Charlotte Observer
today, 00:06

Comedian Caroline Rhea to raise money for charity Tuesday

Before actress and comedian Caroline Rhea was born her parents called Charlotte home. Her father did his residency at one of the local hospitals and her mother was the librarian at Queens University during the '50s...

 
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Charlotte Observer
today, 00:06

SouthPark – Commerce booms where cattle once roamed.

Sometimes I wonder what Cameron Morrison, North Carolina's governor 1921-1925, might make of SouthPark, my stomping grounds since I moved to Charlotte in 2001. In 1926, SouthPark was where Morrison had more than 4,000...

 

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Dallas News
0 sec. ago

2014 College Football digital preview: Predictions, story lines, and more for area teams

College football is nearly upon us. The Dallas Morning News and Denton Record-Chronicle have teamed up to provide a digital-only college football primer, including all the highlights (and lowlights) of the offseason,...

 
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Dallas News
8 sec. ago

Fraley: Elvis Andrus won't be traded, Joey Gallo will start next season at Round Rock

Rangers beat writer Gerry Fraley answered questions in a chat Tuesday. Here are some highlights. Question: Early offseason free agent targets? Gerry Fraley: I'd put James Shields at the top of the list. Solid guy and...

 
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Dallas News
15 sec. ago

Fraley: Jurickson Profar 'has to rebuild his career,' Nelson Cruz should stay in Baltimore

Rangers beat writer Gerry Fraley answered questions in a chat Tuesday. Here are some highlights. Question: I'm guessing Neftali Feliz will find another MPH or two next year (slow healer?). But it seems like he has...

 
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Dallas News
22 sec. ago

Sherrington: Cowboys would rather have rusty Tony Romo than busted one

SportsDay columnist Kevin Sherrington hosted a chat Wednesday morning to talk everything sports. Here are some of the highlights: Question: Jerry says Tony Romo will probably play a couple more series in the...

 
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The Miami Herald
13 min. ago

Reports: Bell, Blount busted for marijuana possession

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount face charges of marijuana possession and Bell faces an additional charge of DUI, according to multiple media...

 
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Charlotte Observer
21 min. ago

Braves blast Knights

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. Former Charlotte pitcher Terry Doyle allowed one run over six innings and the Gwinnett Braves went on to a 16-2 win over the Charlotte Knights on Wednesday in the International League. The win was...

 
 

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