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Energy companies pull US stocks lower as oil prices fall

U.S. stocks took small losses Wednesday as energy companies fell with the price of oil and chemical and materials companies traded lower. That pulled the market lower for August, ending a five-month winning streak for stocks. The losses were very small, though, as this proved to be one of the quietest months in recent history for stocks.

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Are store rewards programs worthwhile?

You grab the gallon of milk you forgot yesterday, pick up the cheapest toothpaste, and head over to the checkout line. Just when your quick trip to the grocery store is almost over, the employee at the register says, "Do you have a rewards card? It's free to join."

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UN body says Sioux must have say in pipeline project

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe must have a say with regard to a $3.8 billion oil pipeline that could disturb sacred sites and impact drinking water for 8,000 tribal members, representatives of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues said Wednesday.

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Feds indict 2 Explo Systems owners, 4 officials

Federal prosecutors in northwest Louisiana have unsealed a 32-count indictment against owners and officials of a company accused of leaving 7,800 tons of potentially explosive artillery propellant at a Louisiana National Guard facility.

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Co-creator of smart baby monitor shows how it works

Joseph Bennett, one of three Intel veterans behind the new BabyBit monitor explains what the Bluetooth-enabled device can do.
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