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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
The United Auto Workers will take another shot at unionizing the Chattanooga VW plant (AP)

UAW Will Take Another Swing at VW Chattanooga

An official with the United Auto Workers union, which suffered a setback in its bid to unionize Volkswagen's Chattanooga assembly plant earlier this year, says it is forming a new local at the plant.

Arts & Entertainment
Emmy nominees include 'Big Bang Theory' in the comedy category (AP)

Emmys: The List of Nominees

Nominees in major categories for the 2014 Emmy Awards announced Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences include 'Breaking Bad,' 'True Detective' and 'Big Bang Theory.'

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
The U.S. House has voted to make a temporary tax cut permanent (file photo)

House Votes to Make Bonus Depreciation Permanent

The tax break allows businesses to more quickly write off the costs of new equipment, but the White House has threatened a veto because the bill would add $287 billion to the budget deficit over the next 10 years.

Technology
IBM in Rochester, Minn. (public domain)

IBM Investing $3 Billion in Chip Research

IBM will invest $3 billion over the next five years in silicon chip R&D in hopes of finding a game-changing breakthrough to revive its slumping hardware unit.

Sports
LeBron James (AP)

Cavs Complete 3-Way Trade

The three-team trade that gave the Cavaliers salary cap space to possibly land LeBron James is official.

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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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