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Airlines Raise Fee For Changing Reservations

The companies say they incur costs when a customer changes a reservation, and the higher fee compensates for that. Analysts say cancellation and change fees make a big difference on airlines' bottom lines, at a time when many are facing financial difficulties
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Economists Predict April's Jobless Rate Will Remain Steady

The Labor Department's monthly employment report is issued Friday morning. Economists are predicting that more than 100,000 jobs were added last month, but not enough to change the jobless rate of 7.6 percent.
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Political Battle Over Health Law Starts Next Chapter

In the three years since the Affordable Care Act became law, public opinion has remained deeply divided with as many Americans opposing the law as supporting it. When Americans begin signing up for health insurance under the act, opinion may finally begin to shake loose. Some people without access to insurance gain it and others encounter new bureaucracies.
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Billionaire Warren Buffett Joins Twitter

Within an hour of signing up Thursday, the 82-year-old Berkshire Hathaway CEO had more than 50,000 followers. His first tweet read: "Warren is in the house."
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Capitol Hill Caught Up In Health Act's Sticky Situation

Members of Congress have found themselves in another awkward situation when it comes to the federal health law. They wrote the law to require that members and staffs participate in the new health exchanges starting in 2014. But a glitch could stick them with huge out-of-pocket costs.
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Obama Encourages U.S., Mexico To Focus On Economic Relations

President Barack Obama is in Mexico for talks with President Enrique Pena Nieto and a speech to young people. His trip aims to highlight the strong ties between the neighbors as well as the need for continuing cooperation on security and immigration matters.
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Post-Bankruptcy, Kodak Will Be Commercial Printing Business

Kodak expects to emerge from bankruptcy this year with a new focus which will see the company operating in a more competitive market. Company officials say the business is set for a profitable and sustainable future.

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