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Divided House abandons vote on border bill

Congress will take a five-week vacation without addressing the immigration crisis.

jobs

Jobless claims up, wage growth starting to push higher

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a stronger labor market.

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Regulators question Verizon plan to slow data speeds for some

Regulators are "deeply troubled" by Verizon's plan to slow data downloads for customers on the older unlimited data plans.

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House approves $17B veterans health care bill

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a plan to ease delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

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House Republicans vote to sue Obama over health care

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives cleared the way for a lawsuit accusing the President of overstepping his authority.

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Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas

Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.

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Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop being mad all the time’

The President took his criticism of congressional Republicans to a higher pitch on Wednesday, appealing to them to work with him to "get some work done."

soda

Sugar tax could be coming to your soda

A lawmaker will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda, the latest bid to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.

consumer

U.S. economy bounces back in second quarter

Economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter, bolstering views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year.

netflix

Netflix agrees to pay AT&T for smooth streaming

Netflix has agreed to pay AT&T to ensure smooth delivery of its content.

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Most Americans see unaccompanied immigrant kids as refugees

About 70 percent of Americans think the U.S. should provide temporary support and housing for unaccompanied minors who illegally cross the border.

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Boehner dismisses talk of impeaching Obama

Republicans have no plans to begin impeachment proceedings against the President, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner says.

A Palestinian firefighter reacts as he tries to put out a fire at Gaza's main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip July 29, 2014.

Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist militants in the enclave.

A New York Police Officer stands guard inside a cordoned area at the site of a shooting in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York on July 28, 2014.

U.S. marshals, police wounded, fugitive dead in NYC gunfight

Two U.S. marshals and a New York police detective were wounded and a fugitive wanted on sex abuse charges was killed in a shootout in Greenwich Village.

FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting.

U.S says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks

In another sign of deteriorating relations, the U.S. government claims that Moscow has violated the Cold War treaty.

Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard on the suburbs of Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region on July 28, 2014.

Civilians killed in eastern Ukraine amid fierce fighting

Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine kills at least 19 civilians.

Firefighters protect an evacuated home while the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire" burns behind, near Plymouth, California on July 26, 2014.

Toy drone disrupts aircraft fighting California wildfire

Fire officials spotted a drone over the Sand Fire and immediately called police to have the toy grounded to avoid a possible mid-air collision.

A Palestinian walks on the rubble of the house of the top Hamas leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, hit by a pre-dawn Israeli strike, in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Early Tuesday, Israel warplanes struck a series of targets in Gaza City, including Haniyeh's house and government offices, while Gaza's border area with Israel was hit by heavy tank shelling.

Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader

Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country should prepare for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave.

Israeli soldiers patrol outside the northern Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014.

Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dashes any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, file photo, customers walk past a Family Dollar store at Hickory Grove Market in Charlotte, N.C. Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion, the companies announced Monday, July 28, 2014.

Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion.

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