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This undated photo provided by Project Loon shows a stratospheric balloon launch site and crane at the former Roosevelt Roads Naval Station in Ceiba, Puerto Rico. Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. Two of the search giant's "Project Loon" balloons are already over the country enabling texts, emails and basic web access to AT&T customers with handsets that use its 4G LTE network.  (Project Loon via AP)
Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto RicoGoogle says its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.
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Yellen says Fed's extraordinary policies may be needed againFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen defends the central bank's extraordinary efforts to fight the Great Recession and says they might be needed again
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This image provided by GlaxoSmithKline shows the company's Shingrix vaccine. On Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved the vaccine to prevent painful shingles in people aged 50 or older. Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said the approval came Friday from the Food and Drug Administration. It will be the second vaccine for shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox virus. Merck has sold a shingles vaccine for about a decade. (GlaxoSmithKline via AP)
FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virusUS regulators approve a new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles caused by the chickenpox virus
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FILE -A grounded 79 ft fishing boat called "Pacific Paradise" caught fire on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, shortly after 10 am near Kaimana Beach in Honolulu. No injuries were reported. A boat that ran aground off Honolulu while transporting foreign fishermen to work in Hawaii's commercial fishing industry has raised new questions about the safety and working conditions for foreign laborers in this unique U.S. fleet. A long, cramped journey to the United States for a group of fishermen from Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines and Kirabati ended last week with a rescue by the U.S. Coast Guard after their fishing vessel smashed into a reef just off Waikiki's shore.(Cindy Ellen Russell /The Star-Advertiser via AP, File)
No distress call after fishing boat with foreign crew wrecksA boat transporting foreign fishermen to work in Hawaii's commercial fishing industry didn't call for help after it crashed into a reef off Waikiki
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks to a student at a job training center in Cleveland. On Friday, Oct. 20, Yellen is scheduled to speak at the British Embassy in Washington on the subject of monetary policy since the financial crisis. (AP Photo/Dake Kang, File)
Trump: Considering Powell and Taylor for Fed's top 2 postsTrump opens door to dual Federal Reserve appointments of Powell and Taylor
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan applauds as attendees to the 72nd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner are announced Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Q&A on the GOP effort to overhaul the nation's tax systemDivided Republicans in Congress are tackling an ambitious overhaul of the nation's tax system that would deeply cut levies for corporations and double the standard deduction used by most average Americans
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FILE - In this April 2014 file image frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. (FAA via AP, File)
Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggageThe US is looking to ban laptops from checked bags on international flights. Questions and answers on the proposal.
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017 file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt looks back after speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington.   Pruitt is looking to make peace on biofuels standards with a group of senators from corn-growing states who could upend President Donald Trump's nominees for key regulatory posts. Pruitt pledged in a letter to Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa and a half dozen other Republican lawmakers to take specific actions benefiting the biofuels industry. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Senators press Pruitt for concessions on biofuels mandateThe head of the Environmental Protection Agency is looking to make peace on biofuels standards with a group of senators from corn-growing states who could upend President Donald Trump's nominees for key regulatory posts
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