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Aug 31st

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Obama proposals face quick opposition

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama set up high-stakes clashes with Republicans over guns, immigration, taxes and climate change in a State of the Union address that showcased his determination to mark his legacy. Rep. Paul Ryan said Obama could better achieve his goals if he would get out of "campaign mode."

At the center of looming confrontations in Washington is a fight over the very role of government, with Obama pushing a raft of new initiatives to improve preschool programs and voting, boost manufacturing and research and development, raise the minimum wage and lower energy use. "It is our unfinished task to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many and not just the few," he said.

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Oil prices stay near $98 a barrel

Oil prices hovered near $98 a barrel Thursday, close to four-month highs, as traders waited for more economic indicators from the U.S.

By early afternoon in Europe, benchm...

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Oil prices get boost from China

The price of oil recovered slightly on Thursday, after a large fall the previous day, thanks to a survey showing China's manufacturing sector is on the upswing.

By early a...

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Obama: ‘A Time to Act’

Obama: ‘A Time to Act’

WASHINGTON — Turning the page on years of war and recession, President Barack Obama summoned a divided nation Monday to act with "passion and dedication" to broaden equal...

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Top 10 stories outside Webster Parish

NEW YORK (AP) — The horrific massacre of 26 children and staff at a Connecticut elementary school, along with other mass shootings, was the top news story of 2012, narrow...

Tax moves to make before end of 2012

The annual scramble to make smart tax moves before December 31 is proving especially vexing this year.

Congress still hasn't settled 2013 tax rates on income, investments,...

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More Obama

A triumphant President Barack Obama heralded his re-election with a call to action early Wednesday, telling Americans that their citizenship doesn't end with their vote a...

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