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U.S. manufacturing jobs data best since ’12

Employment in America's manufacturing sector grew at its best pace since March 2012, a new report says.

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White House moves to deal with child migration issue

Refugee processing centers in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala will try to deter unaccompanied minors from crossing the border on their own.

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Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S.

A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in America.

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California is first state to ban plastic grocery bags

Single-use plastic bags will disappear from California grocery stores under a first-in-the-nation state law.

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Microsoft names next operating system Windows 10

Microsoft announced its new operating system to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8.

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Secret Service White House security breach ‘unacceptable’

Lawmakers scolded the head of the Secret Service over a security breach that allowed a knife-wielding intruder to run deep into the White House.

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Congress vote on campaign against ISIS could lag to 2015

Congress may not vote until next year on authorizing air strikes against Islamic State militants, despite some lawmakers' insistence that approval is already overdue.

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Obama, Modi vow to boost strategic ties, create model for world

President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have vowed to deepen their countries' strategic partnership.

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CDC probing cases of virus-related paralysis in children

Health officials are investigating at least 10 cases of children who developed paralysis after testing positive for a respiratory virus.

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Americans step up spending, but home market weakens

U.S. consumer spending accelerated in August, a positive sign for an economy that appears to be firing on nearly all cylinders.

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Toyota recalls 690K vehicles to fix suspension

Toyota is recalling Tacoma 4X4 and Tacoma pre-runner pickup trucks to fix issues with the vehicles' rear suspension system.

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Arsonist suspected in more than 20 fires

A suspected arsonist operating in Washington state is believed to have ignited nearly two dozen fires in three weeks.

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Afghanistan to sign U.S. security agreement

Afghanistan will sign a crucial security agreement allowing the U.S. to leave a small contingent of troops in the country beyond this year.

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Macy’s to hire 86K workers for holiday season

The retailer plans to hire thousands more workers than last year.

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GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

Some in the GOP fear that conservative activists would have unrealistic expectations if Republicans run both the House and Senate.

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FAA wants to restore Chicago air traffic site by mid-October

The air traffic control site was set ablaze by a field technician, causing delays and cancellations.

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Obama: U.S. intelligence underestimated militants in Syria

U.S. intelligence underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for jihadists worldwide.

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Making headlines this week

A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Ford recalling 850K vehicles for airbag glitch

The automaker is recalling models including the Fusion, Escape, and Lincoln MKZ.

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23K pounds of beef trimmings recalled for possible E. coli

The beef has been shipped to fast food restaurants and retail locations.

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Midwestern Economy Down From August

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The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group released the monthly survey of economic indicators throughout the Midwest.

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Minimum Wage Increase Would Affect More Than Minimum Wage Workers

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A recent analysis of an increase in the minimum wage finds that workers making more than minimum wage could also see upward pressure on their income.

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South Dakota Infant Death Rate Down in 2013

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The number of babies that died during their first year of life was down in 2013.

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El Nino Could Mean More Winter Moisture

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South Dakota State Climatologist Dennis Todey says the coming winter could be a wet one with milder temperatures.

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Changes To Iowa Snap Program

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It now costs Iowa grocery stores and other businesses more to accept payments through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.