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Economists Expect Strong Job Growth In December

There's more than the usual level of interest in this data. It will provide data on the final month of 2014 and it will show whether the strength recorded in November was the start of something big.
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Obama In Tennessee To Promote Free Community College

President Obama is on the road as part of his effort to jump-start his 2015 agenda. Today he's in Tennessee, talking about higher education.
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Honda Fined $70 Million For Underreporting Deaths And Injuries

The National Highway Safety Administration says the Japanese automaker failed to report over 1,700 death and injury claims over 11 years.
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Out Of the Shadows And Onto Menus: Foie Gras Is Back In California

Chefs across California are celebrating a judge's decision to end the state's ban on the sale of foie gras. Many had continued to serve the delicacy, made from fatty duck or goose liver, illegally.
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Privacy, Security Focal Points At CES

From Goldkey's smart watch that can make encrypted phone calls, to the iWallet that prevents hackers from stealing your credit card information, tech companies at CES are focusing this year on privacy gadgets. Melissa Block talks to CNET's Lindsey Turrentine about the latest in personal privacy technology at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show.
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Honda Fined $70 Million For Underreporting Safety Issues

Honda has agreed to pay a $70 million fine for failing to report more than 1,700 death and injury claims in the largest penalty levied against a carmaker by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Honda's violations were first disclosed last year during investigations into defective Takata airbags in Hondas and other vehicles. NHTSA did not specify the exact nature of what Honda failed to report. Honda blamed the matter of "inadvertent data entry or computer programming errors."
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Fired United Attendants Fight Back Over 'Menacing' Graffiti Episode

The airline's former employees are filing a federal whistleblower complaint over their termination for refusing to fly after discovering what they said was threatening graffiti on an aircraft.
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Congressional Republicans Take Another Swing At Obamacare

The House passed a bill Thursday that would make a change in the Affordable Care Act. It would raise the law's definition of full-time work from 30 hours to 40 hours a week.
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Environmentalists Push To Keep Canadian Crude In The Ground

Many groups that oppose the Keystone XL pipeline also want, more broadly, to stop pollution-heavy extraction of crude from Canada's oil sands. They point to canceled or delayed projects as success.
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Obama, GOP To Face Off Over Keystone XL Pipeline

The Obama administration has threatened to veto a bill that would allow immediate construction of a controversial oil pipeline. But that threat is not stopping Republican lawmakers.

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