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$850 million cost of removing some Detroit blight 


(AP) — Removing blighted residential properties, lots and vacant commercial structures that have plagued Detroit neighborhoods for decades would cost $850 million, a task force said Tuesday.

Crossbows recalled that may shoot unexpectedly

(AP) — About 2,800 crossbows are being recalled because they may fire without the trigger being pulled.

Court sides with EPA on not setting new standard 


(AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency was justified in not establishing a new air quality standard for acid rain.

USDA seeks partnerships to protect soil, water 


(AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is teaming with businesses, nonprofits and others on a five-year, $2.4 billion program that will fund locally designed soil and water conservation projects nationwide, Secretary Tom Vilsack said.

The CEO got a huge raise. You didn't. Here's why. 


(AP) — If you randomly put 10,000 Americans in a room, only one would have earned the $10.46 million that a CEO at a typical large public company made last year.

Median CEO pay crosses $10 million in 2013 


(AP) — They're the $10 million men and women.

S&P 500 index closes above 1,900 for first time

The Standard & Poor's 500 index is closing above 1,900 for the first time.

Visa, MasterCard renew push for chip cards

(AP) — Visa and MasterCard are renewing a push to speed the adoption of microchips into U.S. credit and debit cards in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches, including this week's revelation that hackers stole consumer data from eBay's computer systems.

Poll: Sign-ups rise but little love for health law

(AP) — President Barack Obama celebrated when sign-ups for his health care law topped 8 million, far exceeding expectations after a slipshod launch. Most Americans, however, remain unimpressed.

US claims win in car trade dispute with China

(AP) — The United States claimed victory in a trade dispute Friday after a key panel ruled that China's anti-dumping duties on imports of American-made cars and sport-utility vehicles violate international trade rules.