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Durable Goods Orders Rose More Than Expected

U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, as data showing that U.S. durable goods orders rose more than expected in March fueled optimism over strength of the U.S. economic recovery.

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GM Posts Worst Quarterly Earnings Since 2009

General Motors says first-quarter profit fell 86 percent as a series of recalls dragged its earnings down, for its worst quarterly performance since it left bankruptcy protection in 2009.

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2014 Woman of the Year: Katherine Archuleta

The CEO of a billion-dollar company. A managing director at one of the world's largest banks. The first Latina governor in the U.S. This year's Woman of the Year, Katherine Archuleta, faced a particularly tough field.

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NRA Seeks Universal Concealed Carry Permits

The NRA's focus at its annual meeting is less about enacting state protections than on making sure the permits already issued still apply when gun owners cross state lines.

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Putin Says Internet Is CIA Plot

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russian search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting.

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