Construction crunch slows Japan tsunami rebuilding
TANOHATA, Japan (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people on Japan's northeastern coast who were left homeless in the March 2011 tsunami are shivering their way through yet another winter in cramped temporary housing, with perhaps several more to go....
Despite obstacles, the bull market turns 5
NEW YORK (AP) -- Happy 5th birthday, bull market....
Investigators chasing 'every angle' on missing jet
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Dozens of ships and aircraft have failed to find any piece of the missing Boeing 777 jet that vanished more than two days ago above waters south of Vietnam as investigators pursued "every angle" to explain its disappearance, including hijacking, Malaysia's civil aviation chief said Monday....
World stocks tumble on weak China, Japan data
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Asian stock markets sank Monday, battered by weak Chinese trade and a reduced estimate for Japan's economic growth. European markets were mostly higher....
Why Malaysia Airlines jet might have disappeared
NEW YORK (AP) -- The most dangerous parts of a flight are takeoff and landing. Rarely do incidents happen when a plane is cruising seven miles above the earth....
Survey: Uninsured rate drops; health law cited
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With just three weeks left to sign up under President Barack Obama health care law, a major survey tracking the rollout finds that the uninsured rate keeps going down....
US network to scan workers with secret clearances
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. intelligence officials are planning a sweeping system of electronic monitoring that would tap into government, financial and other databases to scan the behavior of many of the 5 million federal employees with secret clearances, current and former officials told The Associated Press....
Americans riding public transit in record numbers
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming....
The federal government is starting to join banks, utilities, and countless other industries in moving more information and operations online to save money. But a paper industry-backed group called Consumers for Paper Options recently launched a PR campaign to slow the federal government's dive into the digital age, arguing that the government is racing ahead of the public's ability to get online. They were able to place language in last month's budget deal that forces the government to resume paper delivery of annual Social Security earnings statements to 150 million Americans.
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