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Obama to announce $600 million U.S. job-training initiative 6:05am EDT

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will announce an initiative on Wednesday to devote $600 million to address a central challenge of today's economy: How to train workers for skills they need for jobs that are open but hard to fill.

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Senators press Delphi for answers on recalled GM cars

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers probing how General Motors used faulty ignition switches in many vehicles are turning their scrutiny to the supplier of the part, Delphi Automotive.

15 Apr 2014
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Democrat Alex Sink bows out of Florida congressional race

ORLANDO, Florida - Florida Democrat Alex Sink said on Tuesday she would not run in November for the congressional seat she failed to win last month in a close special election that garnered national attention.

15 Apr 2014
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Bankrupt Detroit reaches first deal with retirees group

- Detroit reached its first deal with a retired workers group on Tuesday over pension and healthcare benefits and was close to a deal with at least one of its pension funds, giving a major boost to the city's plan to exit bankruptcy in October.

U.S., 15 Apr 2014
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Pentagon says automatic budget cuts would hit F-35, other weapons

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Tuesday detailed $48.3 billion in cuts to major weapons programs like Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet that would kick in from fiscal 2016 to 2019 if Congress does not reverse automatic budget cuts that are to resume in 2016.

15 Apr 2014