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FACT CHECK: Are Gun-Makers 'Totally Free Of Liability For Their Behavior'?

Hillary Clinton said Monday that the gun industry isn't legally responsible for its behavior. She's (partially) right.
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This We Do Know About TPP: The Shouting Is Already Loud

When President Obama announced a massive trade deal on Monday, he heard cheers from business groups. But the unions and public-interest groups that usually support him rejected the trade proposal.
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Examining Russia's Military Capabilities In Syria

It's being reported that Russia will use "volunteer" ground forces in the fight to back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Renee Montagne talks to Russian military analyst Pavel Felgenhauer.
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Politics In The News: Race For House Speaker Heats Up

John Boehner's announcement that he is stepping down is forcing the Republican Party into a contest that is pitting its establishment against a new breed of GOP politician.
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Weak Jobs Report May Kill Interest Rate Hike For This Year

Job growth turned out to be a lot slower in September than most economists had been assuming. Now, with hiring looking weak, they think the Federal Reserve may put off any rate increase until 2016.
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As Commodity Prices Slide, Layoffs And Restructurings Follow

So far, most Americans have benefited from falling commodity prices: Consumer inflation has remained low. But now the pain is spreading as companies like Caterpillar and Alcoa respond to hard times.
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Holiday Travel Outlook: Cheaper Fares And Scarier Drones

At an aviation conference, analysts predicted lower prices are coming for air travel — and for drones — this holiday season. Cheap fares will be welcome news. Cheap drones may be a different story.
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For China's President, An Evening Of Lobster, Lamb and Ne-Yo

President Obama is hosting Chinese leader Xi Jinping at a state dinner Friday. The menu features American favorites with "nuances of Chinese flavors." Ne-Yo, a part-Chinese R&B artist, will perform.
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U.S.-China Business Relationship Is, As Trump Might Say, Huge

Even U.S. companies that don't have close ties with China have to be concerned with its slowing growth. When China buys fewer goods and commodities, prices fall for producers everywhere.
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The Downside Of Keeping Interest Rates So Low For So Long

Some economists say the Federal Reserve should leave rates alone, but many say super-low rates have big risks, too. They argue that the central bank needs to push rates back up to historic norms.

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