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Oklahoma bans local minimum wage hikes

Oklahoma cities and towns are banned from raising the local minimum wage under a new state law.

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GM will ask court to halt recall lawsuits

General Motors wants a bankruptcy court to protect it from the growing number of lawsuits stemming from the company's botched ignition switch recall.

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World's toughest job ad ends with smiles

The job ad listed the many unusual requirements for director of operations -- and still, a few dozen people answered it and set up video interviews.

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Housing, food costs on the rise

If you feel like things are starting to cost a bit more, you're right.

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Stocks finish higher on turnaround Tuesday

Investors seemed to have trouble making up their minds Tuesday. Stocks rallied out of the gate, then languished for most of the day before sprinting into the close.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq all ended the day higher...

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Facebook to require Messenger app

Mobile users who have gotten used to chatting with their friends via Facebook will soon have to make sure they've downloaded the social-media giant's app designed specifically for that.

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Detroit cuts deal with retired police, firefighters

Detroit's emergency manager and retired police and firefighters hammered out a deal Tuesday that marks a big step forward in the city's efforts to exit bankruptcy.

If approved, the deal would significantly limit proposed cuts in pension benefits for ...

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Tax poll: Is the middle class paying too much?

Just under half of all Americans (49 percent) believe the middle class pays too much in taxes, according to a new Gallup survey released Tuesday, the deadline for income earners to file their tax returns.

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Roanoke police investigating armed robbery near Valley View Mall

The incident happened shortly after 11 a.m. at a Check Into Cash, which is in the 4700 block of Valley View Boulevard. The Check Into Cash is near Valley View Mall.

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Ukraine hikes rates in bid to defend economy

Ukraine's central bank has hiked its benchmark lending rate for the first time in eight months amid an escalating confrontation with pro-Russian activists.

The central bank raised the discount rate from 6.5% to 9.5% late Monday, a move that should hel...

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