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Starbucks to Raise Prices on Drinks, Bagged Coffee

Posted: 06/20/2014 - Starbucks said the price increases in its cafes will kick in Tuesday and vary depending on the region. Prices for medium and large brewed coffees will go up between 10 cents and 15 cents in most U.S. markets.

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Report: Sunshine Can Act Like a Drug

Posted: 06/20/2014 - Despite the well-publicized risks of skin damage and cancer from too much sun, people continue to soak up ultraviolet radiation outdoors and in tanning salons. Now a new animal study adds to evidence that for some, tanning is truly an addiction.

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A Bipartisan Push for Higher Gasoline Taxes

Updated: 06/19/2014 - Two senators are urging Congress to have the "courage" to hike federal fuel taxes by 12 cents to save the nation's transportation system

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U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq Unlikely, for Now

Posted: 06/18/2014 - President Obama is not expected to approve imminent airstrikes in Iraq, in part because there are few clear targets that could blunt the Sunni insurgency, U.S. officials.

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More Companies Want to Leave America to Cut Taxes

Posted: 06/17/2014 - Moving a corporate address overseas for the tax benefits is known as a "tax inversion," and it's becoming an increasingly attractive option for companies. About 44 American companies have reincorporated overseas or plan to do so, Bloomberg reports, including 14 since 2012.

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U.S. Forces Move into Iraq with Security Mission

Updated: 06/17/2014 - Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as President Obama nears a decision on an array of options for combating fast-moving Islamic insurgents, including airstrikes or a contingent of special forces.

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GM Recalls 3.2M More US Cars

Posted: 06/16/2014 - General Motors is recalling 3.2 million more cars in the U.S. because of ignition switch problems. The company says it will change or replace the keys on the cars from the 2000 to 2014 model years.

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Virginia Makes List of States with the Most Low-Wage Workers

Updated: 06/16/2014 - Across the country, about 4.3 percent of workers getting an hourly rate are earning either the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, or less. But certain states have much higher shares of low-wage workers, and Virginia is one of them.

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Security Beefed Up at US Embassy in Baghdad

Posted: 06/15/2014 - Security is being beefed up at the U.S. embassy in the capital of Iraq and some staff members are being temporarily moved to other parts of Iraq and to Jordan.

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Many Pet Owners Are Struggling to Pay for Veterinary Care

Updated: 06/13/2014 - A non-profit that provides financial assistance to people unable to pay for veterinary care for their pets has seen requests for help double over the past year, the latest sign of the increasing financial burden owners have to shoulder to care for their furry companions.

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Pres. Obama Speaks About Response to Iraq Insurgency

Updated: 06/13/2014 - President Obama says Iraq's government must make a sincere effort to address sectarian differences, or else U.S. military help won't succeed in curbing the insurgency there.

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GM Recalling Chevrolet Camaros for Ignition Switch Problem

Posted: 06/13/2014 - General Motors is recalling nearly 512,000 Chevrolet Camaros from the 2010 to 2014 model years because a driver's knee can bump the key and knock the switch out of the "run" position, causing an engine stall.

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CDC: Some Kids Gain Weight During the Summertime

Updated: 06/13/2014 - A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates a disappointing trend in the battle against childhood obesity: during the summer months, some children are much more likely to pack on the pounds.

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Study: Most Consumers Ready to Dump Their Cable Companies

Posted: 06/09/2014 - A recent study found that 53 percent of consumers would leave their cable provider now if they had a viable alternative. What keeps them in place is a lack of choice, as many communities sign exclusive contracts with cable providers.

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Study: Keeping Too Clean a House Raises Asthma, Allergy Risk

Posted: 06/09/2014 - Infants are much less likely to suffer from allergies or wheezing if they are exposed to household bacteria and allergens from rodents, roaches and cats during their first year of life, a new study reports.

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