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Consumer confidence, housing data signal economy’s resilience

U.S. consumer confidence hit a seven-month high in August and new single-family home sales rebounded in July, suggesting underlying strength in the economy that could still allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year.

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Stock futures rise but uncertainty remains

U.S. stock index futures were sharply higher on Wednesday, a day after a rally on Wall Street fizzled as concerns about China's economy overwhelmed a bout of bargain-hunting.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Aug. 26

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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We spend a lot of time stuck in traffic

A strong economy and cheap gas have put more motorists on U.S. roads, leading to the worst-ever traffic congestion and forcing the average commuter to waste 42 hours a year stuck in traffic jams.

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Not so fast, Big Ben

It's among the most recognizable landmarks in the world but the iconic clock has been telling the wrong time.

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Wall Street posts biggest rally of the year

Wall Street posted its sharpest rally of the year on Tuesday, as investors snapped up beaten-down stocks a day after the market's worst performance in four years on fears about China's economy.

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Survey: Recalls make Americans less satisfied with cars

Americans are less happy with their cars and trucks than at any time in more than a decade.

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Supporters of Iran agreement feel momentum on Capitol Hill

Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal increasingly see momentum on their side in the Senate.

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Fire in Washington now largest in state history

This fire season has brought unprecedented challenges with vast areas aflame simultaneously in the Rockies, the Northwest and California.

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North, South Korea reach agreement to ease tensions

orth and South Korea agreed early on Tuesday to end a military standoff that sparked an exchange of artillery fire and had ratcheted up tension on one of the world's most heavily-fortified borders.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Aug. 25

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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White House aims to boost homeowner renewable energy use

The White House expanded its push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar panels, smart grid technology and other alternative energies for homeowners and builders.

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Survey: Most economists say Fed will raise rates in 2015

About 77 percent of respondents believe the Fed will raise rates from their near-zero levels, but only 37 percent of respondents believe it will happen as soon as September.

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Wall Street pares loses after Chinese selloff

U.S. stocks staged a dramatic recovery off their lows on Monday, helped by a turnaround in Apple's shares, but the three main indexes remain in or within spitting distance of correction territory.

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U.S. gas prices hold steady over past 2 weeks

The average price of gasoline has remained steady over the past two weeks, holding at $2.71 a gallon.

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Oh baby! National Zoo says panda Mei Xiang has given birth

If the cub survives, it would be the 17-year-old panda's third surviving offspring.

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Second cancers are on the rise; 1 in 5 U.S. cases is a repeat

The trend is partly a success story: More people are surviving cancer and living long enough to get it again.

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France honors 3 Americans who disarmed train gunman

French President Francois Hollande awarded the country's highest honor, the Legion d'honneur, to three U.S. citizens and a Briton who helped disarm a machine gun-toting suspected Islamist militant on a train.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Aug. 24

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 4

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Comedian Joan Rivers arrives for the premiere of the documentary "Joan Rivers - A Piece Of Work" during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 25, 2010.

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

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Chris Evans makes ‘Marvel’-ous directoral debut

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The "Before We Go" director talks about pulling his film together and how being in the Marvel world makes it easier to get movies off the ground.

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Love Hulu but hate the ads?

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Hulu is rolling out an ad-free version of its subscription service.

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Cate Blanchett to play Lucille Ball in new biopic

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The movie will chronicle the entertainer's 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz, her "I Love Lucy" co-star.