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87th Annual Academy Awards date set for Feb. 22

The 87th annual Academy Awards will air live beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 22, authorities announced on Thursday.

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Lowe's agrees with Justice Dept. to minimize lead dust
The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday that Lowe's home improvement centers has agreed to settle violations of federal requirements that call for its contractors to minimize lead dust from home renovations.
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Budget officials say US wage boost would cost firms $15B
The Congressional Budget Office said Thursday that a Senate proposal to gradually boost the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would force businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries in 2017.
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Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million -- even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.
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US sues NY real estate dealer over disabilities
The federal government has sued a prominent real estate developer, saying some of the company's apartment buildings are not sufficiently accessible to people with disabilities.
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NC governor proposes new coal ash plan after spill
North Carolina's governor said he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps, following the massive Feb. 2 spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.
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Freight train industry to miss federal safety deadline
The freight railroad industry said Wednesday that only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology, designed to prevent most collisions and derailments, by the deadline set by Congress.
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US stocks rise, extending gains into third day
Stocks are higher for a third day in a row after more U.S. companies report solid earnings and on encouraging news about China's economy. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 162 points by the end of trading Wednesday.
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Internet retailer Amazon to start collecting taxes
Internet retailer Amazon.com is going to start collecting sales taxes on purchases made by Floridians. A spokesman for the company confirmed Wednesday that Amazon will begin to collect the state's 6 percent sales taxes on May 1.
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New Los Angeles Register newspaper hits the streets
A new daily newspaper has hit the streets of Los Angeles. Editors and staffers handed out free copies of the Los Angeles Register early Wednesday at downtown locations including City Hall and the Union Station rail and bus transit hub.
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Appeal of painkiller ruling unlikely, Massachusetts gov says
Gov. Deval Patrick is leaning against any further court action on the state's bid to ban the powerful new painkiller Zohydro in Massachusetts.

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