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Senators get no clear answers on air bag safety
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe....

Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers....

Most US unemployed don't get benefits: Here's why
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even though the U.S. job market is gaining strength, there are still a lot of unemployed Americans. Yet only a fraction of them are receiving financial aid from the government....

Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road
NEW YORK (AP) -- The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road....

Dow, S&P 500 edge back up to record highs
U.S. stocks rebounded Thursday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index back into record territory....

Polls: Employers still prioritize health coverage
Employers squeezed by years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul are still making employee health insurance a priority, but that coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years....

Minivans do poorly in new crash tests
DETROIT (AP) -- The Honda Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry....

Country of origin label for meat cuts endangered
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Package labels on fresh cuts of meat that identify where animals were born, raised and slaughtered face an uncertain future after successful trade challenges from Canada and Mexico....

Ex-coal exec pleads not guilty in W.Va. mine blast
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- Ex-coal company chief executive Don Blankenship pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiracy and other charges in the deadliest U.S. mine accident in four decades....

Deal divides billions in closed nuke plant's costs
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Consumers will pay about $3.3 billion and shareholders will pay about $1.4 billion under a settlement approved Thursday on costs stemming from the premature closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant....

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