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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute....

$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans....

Asia stocks widen gains ahead of US, China data
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stocks extended gains Tuesday with the South Korean stock market closing at a three-year high ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week....

Senate to vote on highway money as deadline looms
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate is set to take up legislation to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments....

EU envoys meeting on tougher Russia sanctions
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia....

Honda's quarterly profit up on Asian sales growth
TOKYO (AP) -- Honda's quarterly profit surged nearly 20 percent on demand for remodeled cars in Japan and elsewhere in Asia. The Japanese automaker also raised its full-year profit and sales forecasts....

Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters in Louisiana and Virginia aren't either....

US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home....

Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar
NEW YORK (AP) -- The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying....

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) -- The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, "cold steel" in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener....

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