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Prices moderate as gasoline tumbles

Gas prices fell 2.1 percent last month, after rising in June. Food prices increased 0.4 percent in July.

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Ford recalls 83,250 cars and SUVs

Ford is recalling several models - including the Taurus and Edge - to fix a power problem.

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FDA warns of fraudulent Ebola drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about products being sold online that claim to prevent Ebola.

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The other border deployment: docs, dentists part of Guard response

Operation Lone Star treats thousands in a region that hugs the Mexican border, including some who come because no ID is required.

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Iraqi’s Maliki steps aside, paving way for new government

Nuri al-Maliki finally bowed to pressure and stepped down as prime minister.

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Veteran prosecutor to weigh fate of cop who shot black teen

The shooting of the unarmed black teen has sparked days of rioting and protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Study: 2 in 5 adults at risk for diabetes

Two out of five U.S. adults born on or after the year 2000 are expected to develop type 2 diabetes.

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U.S. sets new ground beef procedures to avoid E. coli

The USDA announced new ways to detect and remove unsafe meat from grocery stores and suppliers in an effort to prevent illnesses.

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Daughter of American tourist killed in Bali detained

Police ran psychiatric tests on the teenage daughter of an American woman found dead inside a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.

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U.S.: Rescue mission for Iraq’s Yazidis unlikely

A mission to evacuate Iraqi civilians trapped on a mountain by Sunni militant fighters is far less likely, the Pentagon said.

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Violence erupts again after killing of black teen in Missouri

The police shooting death of an unarmed black teen continues to spark violent protests, looting, and arrests in a St. Louis suburb.

retail

Weak retail sales point to slowdown in consumer spending

Retail sales unexpectedly stalled in July, pointing to a loss of momentum in the economy.

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Maliki says Abadi’s appointment as Iraqi PM ‘has no value’

Nuri al-Maliki says the appointment of Haider al-Abadi to replace him as prime minister violated the constitution.

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Budget deficit falls to $95B

The U.S. budget deficit was $95 billion at the end of July, down 3 percent from the same period last year.

jobs

Fresh data shows U.S. job market tightening

New figures released on Tuesday gave an upbeat assessment of the job market.

missouri

Missouri protesters gather again after 2 nights of riots

Rock-throwing rioters took to the streets late on Monday in a second night of violence over the death of a man shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri.

migrant

Why child migration to U.S. is slowing down

The White House said last week the number of Central Americans crossing the border has fallen sharply, but the big unanswered question remains why.

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U.S. Postal Service loses $2B in second quarter

The USPS continues to bleed money, despite an emergency price hike that took effect in January.

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Obama applauds nomination of new Iraqi PM as ‘step forward’

President Barack Obama is vowing to step up support for a new Iraqi government.

jobs

Report: More U.S. jobs, less pay

Jobs growth since the 2008 recession has been undermined by lower wages, with workers earning an average 23 percent less.

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