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More robust spending helps economy gain steam

January 29th, 2011 5:57 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) The economic recovery is now consistently picking up speed, and American consumers are the ones pushing the gas pedal. They increased their spending late last year at the fastest pace since 2006.

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Blind person to drive car in public with new technologies designed by Virginia Tech students

January 28th, 2011 8:09 am by Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) It's a cloudy morning at Daytona International Speedway, but Mark Riccobono can't tell, nor does it really matter to him.He walks up to the driver's side of a black, Ford Escape Hybrid parked on the start-finish line, opens the d

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Economy probably gained speed at year end

January 28th, 2011 4:34 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Americans likely spent more freely and U.S. companies sold more abroad, giving the economy solid momentum at the end of last year. That's boosting hopes for a stronger 2011.Economists expect the government to report Friday that economic g

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States, retailers protest as Amazon seeks sales-tax exemptions

January 26th, 2011 4:00 pm by Associated Press

SEATTLE To persuade Amazon.com Inc. to build a distribution hub in Tennessee, state and local officials offered a package of economic incentives that included free land, job-training assistance and more than $12 million in property-tax breaks.It was a ru

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Toyota recalls 1.7 million vehicles

January 26th, 2011 9:39 am by Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles, the bulk of them in Japan, for various defects that may cause fuel leakage the latest in quality control woes for the world's No. 1 automaker.

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Retirement: Live long and don't prosper

January 26th, 2011 9:20 am by staff report

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