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McDonald's dropping human antibiotics from chicken
NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics commonly used in humans, and milk from cows that are not treated with an artificial growth hormone....

Coal mine blast kills at least 24 in war-torn east Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- A rebel-held city scarred by months of conflict in eastern Ukraine suffered more tragedy Wednesday when a methane gas explosion in a coal mine killed at least 24 workers and left nine missing....

Exxon CEO: Get used to lower oil prices
NEW YORK (AP) -- Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson expects the price of oil to remain low over the next two years because of ample global supplies and relatively weak economic growth....

Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans....

AP survey: Why the outlook for global economy has brightened
WASHINGTON (AP) -- From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates....

House passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast service
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has passed a bill that could boost Amtrak service in the popular Northeast Corridor while giving states more authority over the routes they help subsidize....

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy....

Clinton email policy violated Obama administration guidance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even if Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct official business as secretary of state was not illegal, it violated Obama administration guidance and undermined the president's pledge of historic transparency....

How much sugar is in that? 7 foods with added sugar
NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials say people should eat less sugar. But that's easier said than done....

US services firms grow at faster pace in February
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. services firms' activity rose at a slightly faster rate in February, powered by hotels, restaurants and wholesalers....

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