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Stocks slip from record highs as energy companies fall

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks are mostly lower Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. Energy and industrial companies are slipping while basic materials makers are rising. Technology stocks, which have risen every day in February, are wobbling between small losses and gains....
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Fed officials discussed possible rate hike 'fairly soon'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve officials earlier this month discussed the need to raise a key interest rate again "fairly soon," especially if the economy remains strong....
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Americans buy existing homes at fastest pace in a decade

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. That has set off bidding wars that have pushed up prices as the supply of available homes has dwindled to record lows....
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End of the euro? French candidate plots return of the franc

PARIS (AP) -- If Marine Le Pen has her way, the French will soon pay for their baguettes with francs, not euros....
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Emails: EPA's Pruitt cozy with fossil fuel industry

WASHINGTON (AP) -- While serving as Oklahoma's attorney general, new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt was in frequent contact with fossil fuel companies and special interest groups working to undermine federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions....
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Wal-Mart keeps working to make inroads against Amazon

NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation's largest retailer keeps working to make headway against the largest online seller....
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Swiss firm says South Korean exec made off with millions

GENEVA (AP) -- Swiss engineering company ABB says that an executive at its South Korean unit is suspected of leading a "sophisticated criminal scheme" to steal millions of dollars from the company. The scandal could cost it as much as $100 million....
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Health care's future: Turning patients into savers, shoppers

The U.S. government may soon lean on someone new to help lower health care costs: you....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/TribLIVE.COM Listener Poll
Do you agree with State Senator Eichelberger comments about students who graduate from urban public school systems? <More Info>

Yes
No
Yes
99%
No
1%
Total Votes: 13,600

Yesterday's Poll

Do you agree with Sen. McCain that President Trump's attacks on the media is to suppress a free press or is the accusation levied a political vendetta?

Political Vendetta
80%
Supress Free Press
20%
Total Votes: 12,812