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Oil Prices Tumble Again, Hurting Drillers But Helping Drivers

Oil prices are falling, down sharply since mid-June to just over $45 a barrel. That has affected gasoline prices, now down to an average of $2.65 a gallon, about 85 cents less than a year ago.
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Will Another Democrat Make A Bid For The Presidency?

On the Democratic side of the presidential race, presumed frontrunner Hillary Clinton is running into some headwinds. Reports say Vice President Joe Biden is considering getting into the race.
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Drawing A Line From The Chinese Stock Market To Your Wallet

U.S. commodities — copper, corn, coal and more — are cheaper because of China's economic cooling. Producers got caught up in China's "teaser" demand for more of everything. It couldn't last.
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Republican Presidential Hopefuls Try To Make Debate Cut

The first GOP presidential debate will be held next week. There are more than a dozen declared candidates but only those placing in the top 10 in an average of national polls will be invited.
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Think America's Roads Are Crumbling? Not Quite

A common talking point in the Highway Trust Fund fight is that roads are crumbling. So it may surprise you to know that the country's roads and bridges actually have been looking better lately.
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Syfy's 'Sharknado 3' Fails At Being Really Good Bad Television

Syfy debuts the third installment in its disaster movie spoof franchise. But it isn't fun to watch — even ironically — and the film falls short, even as it inspires imitators on other channels.
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Rumors Of The Donald's Demise May Be Greatly Exaggerated (Or At Least Premature)

Donald Trump surely broke the rules this past weekend, but he never agreed to play by any other than his own. And this has already proved appealing, even compelling, to millions of Americans.
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From Highways To Trade Deal, What Big Business Wants By Christmas

Business lobbyists say Congress has enough time left this year to pass significant legislation. But those plans could get tripped up by debate over Iran and over the budget.
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Emmy Nominations For 'Transparent,' Tatiana Maslany Showcase New Talent

Nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday. The field of contenders shows a welcome turn toward recognizing new talent and new sources for TV.
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Lots Of Other Countries Mandate Paid Leave. Why Not The U.S.?

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and President Obama are fond of pointing out that the U.S. stands nearly alone in not giving its workers paid leave. Here's how it got that way.

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