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US construction spending up 1.8 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of construction showed gains in an encouraging sign that spending on building projects will help boost the economy in the second half of this year....
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US stock market edges higher in early trading

U.S. stocks are wavering in early trading as investors look ahead to major economic reports out this week. Central banks meet this week in Europe and Japan, and the jobs report for August comes out Friday....
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US home prices rose at slower pace in July

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home prices rose in July but at a slower rate compared with earlier this year. The moderating price increases could help support sales....
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Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to ease the antitrust concerns of its takeover target....
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Halliburton reaches $1.1B oil spill settlement

HOUSTON (AP) -- Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill....
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New York: Bank didn't lend to blacks in Buffalo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's attorney general is accusing a mortgage lender of refusing to offer financing to African-Americans living in Buffalo....
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Dominion, Duke propose $5B natural gas pipeline

NEW YORK (AP) -- Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners are proposing a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia....
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Survey: Foreign companies in China feel `targeted'

BEIJING (AP) -- Foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and might cut investment if conditions fail to improve, a U.S. business group said Tuesday....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think the United States should commit to airstrikes in Syria where they have captured a military base? <More Info>

Yes:
No:
Yes:
56%
No:
44%
Total Votes: 5,791

Yesterday's Poll

Does the United States spend too much on the military and national security, not enough, or about right?

Not Enough:
75%
About Right:
18%
Too Much:
7%
Total Votes: 25,211