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  • Economists predict continued Michigan job growth
    21 November
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - University of Michigan economists say the state's economy will continue to move forward over the next two years after five years of steady job growth. In their annual November forecast of the Michigan economy, George Fulton and colleagues Joan Crary…
  • House GOP sues administration over health care law
    21 November
    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans have sued the Obama administration over steps President Barack Obama took to put his health law into place. The lawmakers say the president overstepped his legal authority. The lawsuit was filed Friday against the departments of Health and Human Services…
  • Report: Bird needs 3-mile buffer from drilling
    21 November
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects. Monday's finding from the U.S.…
  • Country-of-origin label for meat cuts endangered
    20 November
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is running out of options in its effort to tell consumers where fresh cuts of meat originated. U.S. law requires that certain cuts of meat carry country-of-origin information. But Canada and Mexico oppose those labels, saying they give the U.S.…
  • Experts: Home, baby cameras not secure worldwide
    20 November
    LONDON (AP) - Experts have a message for anyone with webcams, baby monitors and home security cameras: change your password now. Britain's Information Commissioner's Office said Thursday that footage being collected from security cameras - such as closed circuit television networks or built-in cameras like…
  • Best Buy reports surprise sales gain in 3Q
    20 November
    NEW YORK (AP) - Best Buy says its revenue edged up in the third quarter, a positive sign for the electronics retailer as the holiday season kicks off. Both revenue and earnings per share beat expectations, and Best Buy stock rose almost 10 percent in…
  • U.S. unemployment aid applications fall to 291,000
    20 November
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, suggesting that job gains should remain solid. The Labor Department says weekly applications for jobless aid fell 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 291,000. The four-week average, a less volatile…
  • U.S. consumer prices unchanged in October
    20 November
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in October as a fourth straight decline in gasoline costs helped to keep inflation at bay. The Commerce Department says the steady reading for inflation last month followed a tiny 0.1 percent increase in September and a…