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    E-470 takes its toll chief global

    As state and local governments grapple with how to pay for much-needed transportation projects, backers of toll roads say forking over a few bucks per mile should be part of the conversation

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    College towns feel pinch from rental sites like Airbnb

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    Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open

    "Toys 'R' Us had little choice but to restructure and try to put itself on a firmer footing, said Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail. However, he added, "even if the debt issues are solved, Toys 'R' Us still faces massive structural challenges against which it must battle."

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    Claims for US jobless aid fall as hurricane impact recedes

    THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that the less-volatile four-week average rose by 6,000 to 268,750. Overall, nearly 2 million Americans are collecting jobless aid, down almost 6 percent from a year ago.

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    Watchdog: Airfares for many travelers rise due to bag fees

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