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Michigan Man Reels In Giant Goldfish

Fishing at Lake St Claire, Michigan, last weekend, Mike Martin caught a goldfish big enough to mount on his wall. It weighed more than three pounds and was nearly 15 inches long.
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Electric Bikes Make Auto Show Appearance

The makers of tiny Smart cars put an electric bike on display at the Detroit Auto Show. People at the show can also find bikes with pedals, like the Toyota Prius-branded bicycle.
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Notre Dame: Manti Te'o Victim Of Girlfriend Hoax

Star Linebacker Manti Te'o's play gained national attention. His achievements were particularly noteworthy because his last year of play was marred by the deaths of his grandmother and of his girlfriend. Now it appears the girlfriend didn't exist.
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New Rules Issued For Mortgage Servicing Companies

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiled new rules for mortgage lenders. On Thursday, it releases new rules for the companies that service those loans.
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How Is The Housing Industry's Recovery Faring?

The Federal Reserve has released its latest snapshot of the state of the U.S. economy. Retail and auto sales were up slightly over the year before — as was activity in the housing sector. Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, economics editor at The Wall Street Journal, about housing's recovery.
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FAA Grounds Boeing's New Jetliner In The U.S.

Most of the world's 787 jetliners are not flying. The Federal Aviation Administration announced late Wednesday it was grounding the U.S. fleet of Boeing's flagship airliner until it's confident the planes are safe. As expected, other countries then grounded their airplanes too.
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Obama Calls On Congress To Act To Reduce Gun Violence

President Obama has signed into law 23 executive orders allowing federal agencies to strengthen the existing background check system and improve the tracking of stolen guns. But the big items like universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines will need congressional action.
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Gun Makers Worry Revamped Laws Will Hurt Bottom Line

President Obama's gun control proposals pit the White House against the gun industry and its powerful lobbying groups. Some of the proposals — especially a ban on assault weapons — could take a bite out of gun makers' revenue.

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