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Mass. Gov. Patrick: ‘No Plans’ For White House Bid
Associated Press - Gov. Deval Patrick is downplaying any talk of a future White House run, saying he's focused on his day job and plans to return to the private sector when he leaves office.
Patrick said Monday he's ``not sending any signals or floating any trial balloons...
Cold Snap Causes $5 Billion Hit To U.S. Economy
Hunkering down at home rather than going to work, canceling thousands of flights and repairing burst pipes from the Midwest to the Southeast has its price. By one estimate, about $5 billion.
The country may be warming up from the polar vortex, but the bone-chilling cold, snow and ice that gripped muc…
Scientists: Americans Becoming Weather Wimps
We've become weather wimps.
 
    As the world warms, the United States is getting fewer bitter cold spells like this week's. So when a deep freeze strikes, it seems more unprecedented than it really is.
 
    An Associated Press analysis of daily national winter temperature _ averaged into one figure f…
Drone Strike In Afghanistan Kills Child
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is apologizing to that country's president for a drone strike that killed a child. And NATO is promising an investigation.
 
    President Hamid Karzai condemned the attack, which also wounded two women yesterday. He ...
McDonalds To Spend $3 Billion On Business Upgrades In 2014
McDonald's is planning on spending up to three-billion dollars next year building new restaurants and remodeling of existing locations. 
The world's largest hamburger chain will open between 15-hundred and 16-hundred new stores in 2014, and upgrade and improve another one-thousand.&nbs…
Twenty-Three Million Living With Diabetes In U.S.
It’s World Diabetes Day and health officials are urging people to take steps to prevent the debilitating disease.
More than 23-million people in the U.S. are living with the diabetes and by the end of the day today, about 41-hundred more will be diagnosed. In ...
Iran Looks To Resume Flights To U.S.
Iran is looking at the possibility of resuming direct flights between Tehran and the U.S. for the first time in more than three decades. 
Iranian media says the issue is being discussed to resolve transportation problems of Iranians residing in the U...

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