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Consumer prices rose 0.4 percent last month

Updated: 03/08/2011 - A big jump in food and gas costs pushed consumer prices up in January, but outside those volatile categories inflation was relatively tame.

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Unemployment benefits jump to 410,000

Posted: 02/17/2011 - More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, one week after claims had fallen to the lowest level in nearly three years.

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Thousands of police confront protesters in Yemen

Posted: 02/16/2011 - Authorities have flooded the streets of Yemen's capital with 2,000 police to try to put down days of Egypt-style demonstrations against the longtime president.

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Obama to meet with Senate leaders

Posted: 02/16/2011 - President Barack Obama is warning Congress not to send him a spending bill with drastic cuts for the current fiscal year.

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Mullen asks Congress not to cut defense too deeply

Posted: 02/16/2011 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is imploring Congress not to cut too deeply into military spending even while calling the nation's debt the greatest threat to national security.

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Obama official says new budget won't be pain-free

Updated: 02/14/2011 - The Obama administration's budget director says the $3.73 trillion budget being offered to Congress is a balanced package of spending cuts and "shared sacrifice."

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Egypt's Mubarak in Red Sea resort as protests rage

Posted: 02/11/2011 - A local government official says President Hosni Mubarak is in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, 250 miles from the capital Cairo, where protesters are deluging squares and marching on presidential palaces and the State TV building.

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Use of e-cigs not allowed on US flights

Updated: 02/11/2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportation says the use of smokeless electronic cigarettes on airplanes is prohibited and plans to issue an official ban this spring.

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Air traffic control error numbers double

Posted: 02/11/2011 - Safety experts are puzzled about why reports of mistakes by air traffic controllers have nearly doubled in a time of unparalleled aviation safety in the United States.

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White House calls situation in Egypt `fluid'

Posted: 02/10/2011 - White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says developments remain fluid in Egypt and he is not confirming reports that President Hosni Mubarak is leaving office.

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SC police laud workers for saving infant in toilet

Posted: 02/09/2011 - A quick-thinking cleaning crew is credited for saving the life of a newborn boy left abandoned and choking in the cold water of a South Carolina sports arena toilet.

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US corn reserves hit lowest level in 15 years

Posted: 02/09/2011 - U.S. reserves of corn have hit their lowest level in over 15 years in part because of higher demand from the ethanol industry, reflecting tighter supplies that will lead to higher food prices in 2011.

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Egyptian opposition defiant over VP's warning

Posted: 02/09/2011 - Anti-government protesters are remaining defiant in Egypt, following a warning by the vice president that if protesters don't negotiate, there could be a "coup."

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Palace nixes 3D TV broadcast of UK royal wedding

Posted: 02/08/2011 - Palace authorities say Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding will not be filmed in 3D because of the space needed for the format's cameras and relatively small demand.

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Egyptian Google executive arrives at Cairo square

Posted: 02/08/2011 - Protesters in Cairo's central square are hailing a young marketing manager for Google credited with inspiring Egypt's uprising against President Hosni Mubarak (HOHS'-nee moo-BAH'-rahk).

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