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THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017

THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 4:50 P.M.

TransCanada makes new application for Keystone XL

TORONTO – The company behind the Keystone XL pipeline submitted on Thursday a new presidential permit application to the U.S. Department of State for approval. The project would move 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to refineries along ...

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This Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, photo shows a house for sale, in Miami. On Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (Alan Diaz / AP)

UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 3:30 P.M.

Average 30-year mortgage rate rises to 4.19 percent

WASHINGTON – Long-term mortgage rates rose this week after three weeks of declines, marking their first increase of the year. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on 30-year fixed-rate loans climbed to an average 4.19 percent from 4.09 percent ...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 9:46 A.M.

Restaurants: The next front for the immigration debate?

The national debate over immigration policy could be coming to a diner near you. From down-home delis to upscale bistros, dozens of restaurants nationwide are seeking “sanctuary” status, a designation owners hope will help protect employees in an immigrant-heavy industry and tone down fiery rhetoric sparked by the presidential campaign.

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Hayden still fine for ice fishing

FISHING -- Ice is remains thick enough for ice fishing on many North Idaho lakes, as illustrated by this photo from this morning of ice fishermen and even cross-country skiers ...

Parting Shot

Women attempt to take a selfie amid strong winds on Westminster Bridge, London, Thursday. Flights have been cancelled and commuters were warned they faced delays after Storm Doris reached nearly ...