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ChuckHagel-112414.jpg President Barack Obama announced Monday that Chuck Hagel will be stepping down as Defense Secretary after less than two years at the Pentagon. Reports have suggested that Hagel's departure reflects an effort to transition from a period of reform at the Defense Department to an era more focused on external threats such as the terrorist group known as ISIS.
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Boehner-112114.jpg On the heels of President Barack Obama's controversial decision to take executive action on immigration, House Republicans have filed a lawsuit over the president's unilateral actions on the healthcare reform law known as Obamacare.
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GDPchart-112514.jpgEconomic activity in the U.S. unexpectedly increased by more than previously estimated in the third quarter, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday.
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Those who smoke hookahs and other water pipes may inhale toxic levels of benzene with every puff, according to a new study from researchers at the Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health at San Diego State University. For the study the researchers analyzed the urine of 105 hookah smokers and 103 non-smokers who had been exposed to hookah smoke.
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Early indications suggest that Wall Street stocks may open slightly higher on Wednesday even as the mood remains apprehensive ahead of the release of a slew of market moving economic data. Asian stocks closed mostly higher earlier in the day, while the European markets are gaining ground, adding to the...
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Computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. said Tuesday after the markets closed that its fourth quarter profit fell 6% from last year, as revenue declined 2%. The company's quarterly earnings per share, excluding items, came in line with analysts' expectations, but its quarterly revenue fell short of analysts' forecast.
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Though a $123 million opening was actually below most expectations, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" still posted far and away the biggest opening of 2014 over the weekend, hauling in nearly $30,000 per site at an aggressive 4,151 total theaters. Meanwhile, "Dumb and Dumber To" had a sharp drop-off from its opening total.
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