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Good but not great: US economy grows 2.3%

America's economy picked up some momentum this spring and summer, but it didn't wow.

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From Etihad Airways

Etihad sued over 'injuries' from obese flier

Obesity is already a big issue in aviation, now a court case in Australia could make it even bigger.

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Gun silencer sales are soaring

Gun silencer sales are on fire. The number of registered silencers surged 38% from last year to 792,282 in February 2015, according to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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List of top 10 consumer complaints released

Shady car dealers, shoddy home-repair jobs and credit card fees top the list of complaints people have about their interactions with businesses in 2014.

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Stick a fork in Whole Foods?

Whole Foods may be toast. Granted, it's toast made from pricey, gluten-free, organic honey oat bread. But toast nonetheless.

Millenials turn up heat against low wages

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New York minimum wage increase: Who really pays

New York's new $15 minimum wage for fast food workers applies to more than 100 brands doing business in the state. The only criteria: They must operate in at least 30 locations nationwide.

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Jack Lew warns Congress over debt ceiling

Congress has been fighting over the Iran trade deal, a highway bill and Puerto Rico's debt crisis.

On Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sent legislative leaders a little reminder about another contentious item: the debt ceiling.

Lew's basic messag...

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Facebook is now the world's most-used tech product

Think Facebook is passé? Think again.

At the end of June, nearly 1.5 billion people used Facebook at least once a month, the company reported on Wednesday. That's more than any other technology product in the world, including Microsoft's ubiquitous Wi...

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Samsung misjudged high demand for its smartphone

Oops! Samsung hasn't been making enough of their flagship Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones.

Samsung experienced "supply difficulties from higher-than-expected market demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge," the company said in a statement released alongside their se...

TAP looks to help Spanish-speaking families in Roanoke

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TAP helps Spanish-speaking families prepare for new school year

Total Action for Progress, also known as TAP, is helping families just weeks before school starts in Roanoke. TAP’s Domestic Violence Services program will hold a back to school event on Saturday, August 1, 10 am until 2 pm at Breckenridge Middle School.

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