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Japan to remove 95% of tariffs on imports from TPP member countries

The number is the highest with Japan topping bilateral free trade deals with the Philippines and Austria, which stood at little over 88 percent. On Tuesday, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker participated in a conference call with reporters to stump for the pact, which still has to be approved by Congress.

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Man Kills Wife, Walks Into Traffic

Tuesday, according to a news release. A 47-year-old woman was stabbed to death in her home Tuesday. Police couldn't say whether the crash was a suicide or accidental, but no citations or charges have been issued against any drivers. The victim, who has not been identified, taught physical education and health at Plainfield North High School and had been with the school since 2006, district officials said.

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Domino's Unveils Futuristic Pizza Delivery Vehicle

These Spark units are dubbed the " DXP ", which stands for Domino's Delivery Expert; they're invented to be the ultimate delivery vehicle, being what Domino's says is the "first purpose-built vehicle aimed at revolutionizing pizza delivery".

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Grayson says change to Social Security calculations needed

Jake Epstein, 76, of Red Lion, explains on Thursday that at one time, Social Security increases were equal to the cost of living increase each year. Jake Epstein, 76 of Red Lion, jokes around with a lady's hat while volunteering at the Red Lion Senior Center, Thursday October 15, 2015. a few 56 million Americans receive Social Security benefits along with 8 million more who collect a benefit called Supplemental Security Income, which goes mainly to the poor and disabled.

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Oasis says its secured North Dakota well after 67000 gallons leak

The blowout happened at 11 p.m. local time, Saturday, October 17, and the company worked all weekend to regain control of the well but so far has been unsuccessful, the North Dakota Department of Health said in a statement. This blowout was unlike others, as it "did not produce a geyser of crude but a smaller burst roughly 5 feet (1.52 m) in height that sprayed oil onto the well pad".

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Seniors Won't Get a Social Security Benefit Raise in 2016

A few people may decide to take Social Security now, in order to avoid that premium increase . Low gas prices are driving down consumer prices . AP correspondent Jerry Bodlander reports . A few 56 million Americans receive Social Security benefits along with 8 million more who collect a benefit called Supplemental Security Income, which goes mainly to the poor and disabled.