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Low mortgage rates means fewer houses on the market (file photo)

Downside of Low Mortgage Rates: Less Selling

Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: Mortgage rates so absurdly low it would cost them money to sell.

Business
The maker of Camel Filters is in merger talks that could make big tobacco even bigger (AP)

Reynolds, Lorillard in Merger Talks

Cigarette makers Reynolds American and Lorillard on Friday said they are discussing a possible merger that would combine two of the nation's oldest and biggest tobacco companies.

Auto Industry
2015 Dodge Challenger (Chrysler Group)

Challenger Raises Bar on Muscle Cars

Chrysler Group made its rivals eat dust last week with a 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger, but Ford and GM are close behind with their own revamped muscle cars.

Arts & Entertainment
Still from 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' (AP)

Darkness Before Dawn in 'Planet of the Apes'

The biggest uprising in the sequel to 2011's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is by those digitally created, nonhuman characters which have finally and resoundingly come of age.

Rankings
HispanicBusiness 100

Introducing the Hispanic-Business 100

While the HispanicBusiness 500 index long proved to be a solid barometer of the Hispanic market in this country, tough economic times have pared the number of companies that qualify for the index. We now introduce the HispanicBusiness 100.

Politics
Congress is having trouble taking action on a flood of refugees from Central America (AP)

House Demands Faster Deportations

The U.S. House has demanded that President Obama speed up deportations of refugees from Central America, but says his $3.7 billion emergency request is too much.

Technology
Amazon drone (Sky News)

Amazon Asks OK for Drone Deliveries

Amazon has officially asked the FAA for permission to use drones to deliver packages to customers in half an hour or less as part of its Amazon Prime Air service.

Sports
LeBron James (file photo)

LeBron James Heading Home to Cavs

LeBron James will rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers as a free agent despite a venomous falling out four years ago.

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Conservation & Green Economy
A pipeline spill has dumped saltwater into the ground in the North Dakota oil patch (AP)

N.D. Pipeline Cleanup Could Take Weeks

A pipeline has leaked 1 million gallons of saltwater into the ground at a North Dakota Indian reservation, but company and tribal officials say the spill has been contained and hasn't affected drinking water.







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