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Kobach Says Business Startups 'Healthy'

Posted: 01/14/2013 - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says a record number of new businesses filed paperwork with his office last year.

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Purina Taking Some Jerky Dog Treats Off Market

Posted: 01/10/2013 - Nestle Purina PetCare is taking Waggin' Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog treats off the market because the products may contain trace amounts of a poultry antibiotic that isn't approved in the U.S.

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Officials To Ride Deteriorating Amtrak Route

Posted: 01/09/2013 - Government and railroad officials will take a special train ride this week along the deteriorating track that Amtrak's Southwest Chief uses in western Kansas.

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10 Banks Agree To Pay $8.5 Billion For Foreclosure Abuse

Updated: 01/07/2013 - Ten major banks and mortgage companies have agreed to pay $8.5 billion to settle complaints that they wrongfully foreclosed on homeowners who should have been allowed to stay in their homes.

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Kansas Group Will Seek To Broaden Liquor Sales

Posted: 01/04/2013 - A group that wants Kansans to be able to buy liquor at grocery stores and convenience stores says it will try again to persuade state lawmakers to change state law.

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Feds Nearing Deal With Transocean Over Gulf Spill

Posted: 01/03/2013 - The Justice Department is nearing a $1.4 billion settlement with Transocean Ltd., the owner of the drilling rig that sank after an explosion killed 11 workers and spawned the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Feds Say Exxon Delay Worsened Oil Spill

Posted: 01/02/2013 - Federal investigators say Exxon Mobil Corp.'s delayed response to a pipeline break beneath Montana's Yellowstone River made the spill far worse than it otherwise would have been.

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Oil Price Jumps As US Averts 'Fiscal Cliff'

Updated: 01/02/2013 - The price of oil jumped by over a dollar on Wednesday, to above $93 a barrel, after U.S. lawmakers passed legislation to avoid a "fiscal cliff" that could have pushed the world's biggest economy into recession.

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Fewer U.S. Banks Failing As Industry Strengthens

Posted: 12/28/2012 - U.S. banks are ending the year with their best profits since 2006 and fewer failures than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis. They're helping support an economy slowed by high unemployment, flat pay, sluggish manufacturing and anxious consumers.

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U.S. Jobless Aid Applications Fall To 5-Year Low

Posted: 12/27/2012 - The average number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits over the past month fell to the lowest level since March 2008, a sign that the job market is healing.

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Hobby Lobby Request To Block Health Law Denied

Posted: 12/21/2012 - A federal appeals court has denied Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby's request to block a portion of the federal health care law that requires the company provide insurance coverage for emergency contraception pills.

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GM To Buy Back 200M Government Shares

Posted: 12/19/2012 - General Motors will spend $5.5 billion to buy back 200 million shares of its stock from the federal government.

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