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chicken

U.S. reforms poultry inspections in effort to boost food safety

The USDA hopes reforms to decades-old processes for inspecting poultry facilities will cut down on foodborne illnesses.

healthcare

Senate passes $16.3B veterans health care bill

The U.S. Senate gave final approval to a plan to ease delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

migrant

For some companies, influx of migrant children is booming business

For companies with contracts with federal agencies, the wave of children crossing the border is a business opportunity.

supreme

Obamacare subsidy case could be headed to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has been asked to review a case about whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans.

obamacare

Next Obamacare enrollment period faces bumpy road

Consumers buying coverage through the federal HealthCare.gov site are likely to still have technical difficulties.

immigration

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.

verizon

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.

veterans

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.

obama

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.

hyundai

Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas

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

obama

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.

border

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.

boehner

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.

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