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Obama Aims To Strengthen Ties to India

Monday, January 26, 2015

President Obama vowed Monday to accelerate U.S. trade and investment in India, saying both nations need to do more to capitalize on the “untapped potential” in a relationship that could define economic and environmental health in both countries. “In our globalized world, the fortunes of the United States and the fortunes of India are inextricably linked. We can grow and we can prosper together,” Obama told a group of business …

70 Years Later, Auschwitz Survivors Still Meet to Remember, Persevere

Monday, January 26, 2015

There are fewer and fewer of those who still remember. The Russian army entered Auschwitz — the network of extermination camps operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland — on Jan. 27, 1945, liberating the most notorious site of the Holocaust. In the decades since, groups of survivors have gathered to honor that day — including an annual remembrance at Auschwitz itself. This …

Milk Industry Pushes Back on ‘Anti-Dairy Folks’

Monday, January 26, 2015

New York — The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it needs to act because attitudes about milk are …

Tax-Saving Tips for Generation Y

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Many young taxpayers miss out on tax-saving opportunities because they just aren’t aware of them. Here are some tax credits and deductions these folks shouldn’t overlook. Student Loan Interest Deduction Education borrowing is a big concern for many millennials. But, if you carry such debt, you might be …

Study: Medical Costs Vary Widely

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Washington — Thanks to recent efforts to make health care prices more transparent, it’s become clear that Americans in some parts of the country pay much more for a doctor’s visit or common procedures than people in other regions. Now a new report from a major health insurance …

Did These Inmates Have to Die?

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Months after he landed in Florida’s Manatee County Jail, Jovon Frazier’s pleas for treatment of the intense pain that radiated from his left shoulder to his elbow were met mostly with Tylenol. “It really hurts! HELP!” Frazier, then …

Consumer Confidential: GOP’s Cuts to IRS Budget Will Tax Our Patience

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, speaking last week at a conservative policy summit, presented what he called the “single most important tax reform” America could make: abolishing the Internal Revenue Service. That probably won’t happen any time soon. But Republican lawmakers have managed to slash the tax agency’s budget …

Restaurants: We Don’t Live In a Foodie Desert

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Phoenix — Feeding Super Bowl visitors a year after New York’s restaurant scene did it is a hard act for any city to follow. But for downtown Phoenix, the NFL’s big game is a chance to simply score …

Arizona Is Super Bowl Central

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Phoenix — The last time the Super Bowl took place in Arizona, in 2008, Phoenix looked like an obstacle course. The city was wrapping up construction of a light rail and expanding its convention center. Partying was relegated …

Winners and Losers of a Strong Dollar

Sunday, January 25, 2015

It’s a really good time to own wads of crisp, green American cash. As President Obama boasted during his State of the Union address last week, the U.S. economy is back. The job market is growing at a pace unseen in 15 years. The unemployment rate is lower …

Stocks Snap 4-Day Winning Streak

Sunday, January 25, 2015

New York — A batch of mixed earnings reports Friday helped push the stock market to its first day of losses last week. Shares of tissue and diaper maker Kimberly-Clark dropped after the company’s earnings fell short of expectations and it gave a disappointing outlook. Package-delivery service UPS …

A Test for Obama, New Saudi Leader

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Washington — In the late 1980s, a U.S. diplomat in Riyadh went to ask a small favor from then-Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, who replied: A friend who doesn’t help you is no better than an enemy …

Unfulfilled Promise of the Crock-Pot

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Seventy-five years ago, an inventor named Irving Nachumsohn received a patent for the first commercially successful electric slow cooker. A few decades later, his device was more than just a beloved accessory in millions of American kitchens. The …