US stock market gains in midday trading
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US stock market gains in midday trading

  NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market edged higher Monday as investors looked ahead to a busy week for corporate earnings. Markets in Asia surged after a run of weak economic reports out of China lifted hopes for stimulus in the world’s second-largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 22 points, … Continue reading

Clinton to start 2016 bid with focus on voter interaction
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Clinton to start 2016 bid with focus on voter interaction

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to launch her campaign for president sometime in the next two weeks and will initially focus on intimate events, rather than soaring speeches to big rallies, as her team looks to put her in direct contact with voters in states with early primaries or caucuses. The … Continue reading

James Patterson giving another $250,000 to school libraries
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James Patterson giving another $250,000 to school libraries

    NEW YORK (AP) — Just two weeks after launching a $1.25 million project to help publicschool libraries, James Patterson is adding another $250,000. The best-selling author has received more than 10,500 applications for funding, and Patterson announced Monday March 23, 2015, he wants to keep up with the “immediate and overwhelming response.” The … Continue reading

Obama official: Congress should freeze its Iran penalties
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Obama official: Congress should freeze its Iran penalties

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials told a House committee on Thursday that if a nuclear deal is struck with Iran, lawmakers should leave congressionally imposed sanctions in place for years. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., said that sounded like part of a White House strategy to keep Congress out … Continue reading