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US economy chugging along at 3.5% growth

The economy had a smooth summer.

Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic activity, increased 3.5% between July and September over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

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Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, acknowledging publicly for the first time that he is gay.

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Regulator calls out student loan industry

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau put student loan servicers on notice this week with a report detailing industry practices it found suspect.

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Humane Society puts out urgent plea for donations

The Humane Society of Berks County has put out an urgent need for donations.

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Most Lower Mac commissioners favor synthetic athletic fields

Residents may not agree, but 3 of 5 commissioners want to spend $3.3 million to install two synthetic turf athletic fields at Quarry Park.

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Costco isn't the only store closed on Thanksgiving day

Once upon a time, you could eat Thanksgiving dinner without worrying whether you might miss a doorbuster deal.

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Verizon ad tech raises privacy concerns

Attention Verizon Wireless customers: you may be getting tracked online.

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Apple Pay rival CurrentC just got hacked

Apple Pay rival CurrentC has been hacked.

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Fed ends 6-year effort to stimulate economy

The Federal Reserve announced the end of its bond-buying program Wednesday, marking the close of a six-year effort to stimulate the economy.

The decision reflects how much the economy has improved since the recession. It's akin to taking the training...

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Billionaires double since financial crisis

The number of billionaires has more than doubled to 1,645 since the financial crisis.

But as the ranks of those with 10-figure fortunes swelled, the gap between the rich and poor has widened rapidly, a new Oxfam report on inequality finds.

The growin...

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Game 7 standing room only tickets: $800

People are paying about $1,000 to see Kansas City play San Francisco in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night. Even standing room only tickets are going for as much as $800 on StubHub.

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