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FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 7:56 P.M.

Washington’s top-tier hotels selling out for Trump’s inauguration

Looks as if it will be business as usual for Washington, D.C.’s top hotels for next month’s inauguration. Donald Trump’s victory last month caught more than a few of his supporters by surprise, if hotel reservations are any indication. Instead of the expected calls to secure a luxury suite for the celebrations, operators spent the day after the election staring at silent phones as Trump voters scrambled to make plans for a trip to the nation’s capital.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016


In this May 23, 2014, file photo, grocery and dairy assistant Reyna DeLoge stocks dairy products that only use milk from pasture-raised cows, at Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers, in Denver. (Brennan Linsley / Associated Press)

THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 3:05 P.M.

Almond drink? Soy juice? Some lawmakers want to crack down on what can be sold as ‘milk’

In the latest salvo in a nearly two-decades-old fight over what should and shouldn’t be called milk, a group of more than 20 U.S. legislators sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration demanding it require the makers of soy milk, almond milk and rice milk to drop “milk” from the label of anything that doesn’t come directly from an animal.

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In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo, a job applicant attends a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier. ( (Lynne Sladky / Associated Press)

THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 12:17 P.M.

Applications for jobless aid jump to still low 275,000

WASHINGTON – More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, but the number of applications remains at a low level that suggests companies are still hiring. THE NUMBERS: Weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 275,000, the ...

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In this 2006 file photo, an exterior view of the Ikea furniture store in Duisburg, western Germany, is shown. After its products caused three deaths, the Swedish company will pay $50 million to the families of three young boys. (Frank Augstein / Associated Press)

THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 11:53 A.M.

Ikea to settle for $50 million after toppled dressers kill 3 young boys

The world’s largest furniture seller, Ikea, bills itself as “The Life Improvement Store.” But after its products caused three deaths, the Swedish company will pay $50 million to the families of three young boys. The children, no older than 2 years old, died when Ikea dressers toppled over with crushing force. In all cases, the lethal furniture was one of Ikea’s Malm dressers, a line of popular assemble-it-yourself chests made of particle- and fiberboard.

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This Dec. 7, 2016, photo shows a house for sale in Miami. Mortgage rates continued to inch up this week and are at their highest level since 2014. (Alan Diaz / Associated Press)

THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 8:31 A.M.

Long-term mortgage rates at highest levels since 2014

WASHINGTON – Long-term US mortgage rates climbed again this week, hitting the highest levels since 2014. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year fixed-rate loans jumped to an average 4.30 percent from 4.16 percent last week ...

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