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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans are less confident in the economy than they were last month as massive government spending cuts have stoked economic uncertainty. By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans are less confident in the economy than they were last month as massive government spending cuts have stoked economic uncertainty.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court suggested Tuesday it could find a way out of the case over California's ban on same-sex marriage without issuing a major national ruling on whether gays have a right to marry, an issue one justice described as newer than cellphones and the Internet. By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- South Dakota's U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson was expected to announce his retirement Tuesday, making the state the fifth where Democrats will have to defend a seat without an incumbent seeking re-election. The decision opens up a 2014 race that Republicans had already labeled as a top target to grab a seat. By THOMAS BEAUMONT and CHET BROKAW Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of new homes fell in February after climbing to the highest level in more than four years in January. By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of new homes fell in February after climbing to the highest level in more than four years in January.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home prices rose in January at the fastest annual pace since June 2006, just before the housing bubble burst. The gain shows the housing recovery is strengthening ahead of the all-important spring buying season. By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is wading into the fight over same-sex marriage at a time when public opinion is shifting rapidly in favor of permitting gay and lesbian couples to wed, but 40 states don't allow it. By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press
LONDON (AP) -- One of Britain's youngest Internet entrepreneurs has hit the jackpot after selling his top-selling mobile application Summly to search giant Yahoo. Seventeen-year-old Nick d'Aloisio, who dreamed up the idea for the content-shortening program when he was studying for his exams, said he was surprised by the deal. As with its other recent acquisitions, Yahoo didn't disclose how much it is paying for Summly, although British newspapers suggested the deal's value at several million dollars.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The head of Austin-based Hormel Foods is presenting a $50,000 donation to a home for families of patients at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. Hormel CEO Jeffrey Ettinger will visit the Minneapolis Fisher House on Tuesday to present the contribution, along with a donation of Hormel Cure 81 hams and Country Crock side dishes for family members that will spend the Easter holiday at Fisher Houses across the country.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- U.S. officials are expanding a program intended to reduce poverty and improve life in rural areas through better access to federal funding. By MEG KINNARD Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- U.S. officials are expanding a program intended to reduce poverty and improve life in rural areas through better access to federal funding.
ROME (AP) -- Italy's highest criminal court on Tuesday overturned Amanda Knox's acquittal in the slaying of her British roommate and ordered a new trial, prolonging a case that has become a cause celebre in the United States. By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated Press