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Last quarter’s GDP growth slower

The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit. The Commerce Department said Friday that the economy as measured by the gross domestic ...

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Racing may continue at Suffolk Downs

New England’s last remaining thoroughbred horse racing track might continue to hold live races after all. Months after its owners said they would stop hosting races after the 2014 season, Suffolk Downs and the New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective ...

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Net neutrality makes Grumpy Cat fly

Internet activists took an aerial jab at Comcast to celebrate new government rules affecting the Philadelphia-based corporation. A plane towed a banner Friday past company headquarters that said, “Comcast: Don’t Mess With the Internet.” It featured a picture of Grumpy ...

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Virginia gets funds for bay cleanup

Virginia is receiving $1.75 million in federal funds to support the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay. Announced Thursday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the funding is through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its Regional Conservation Partnership Program. The funds will ...

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United to pilots: Be more careful

United Airlines, the world’s second-largest carrier, sent a stern warning to its pilots over lapses in safety protocol prompted by “major safety events and near misses” in the previous weeks. In a letter sent to aviators Jan. 9, United cited ...

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Chinese investor visa program risky

Chinese investors seeking green cards to live in America run the risk of being defrauded under a loosely regulated visa program, according to a report Thursday from a federal watchdog. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission raises questions about ...

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