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America's Job Machine Powers On Even as Wages Lag: Economy
(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. job-creation machine kept exceeding expectations in February. Wages continued to disappoint. Employers added 295,000 workers to payrolls last month, more than forecast, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent, the ...
US Economy Added 295000 Jobs in February, but Wages Continued to Lag  New York Times
US labor market flexes muscles as February payrolls soar  Reuters
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Apple is doomed! Dow Curse hits
At least that's the old saw on Wall Street - one that has proven accurate. Time and time again, huge successful stocks' runs have been ended at or around being added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Apple to replace AT&T in Dow industrials  Reuters
Apple joining the Dow: What the analysts are saying  Fortune
Another cliff looming for Congress?
Washington (CNN) Congress narrowly avoided taking the Department of Homeland Security off a cliff this week, but they're heading right back to the edge with the debt limit deadline looming.
Lew tells Congress he will start using emergency measures to avoid debt ...  Fox Business
US begins measures to buy time under debt limit  Reuters
Employment Report Bolsters Case for Fed Rate Increase in June
(Bloomberg) -- A stronger-than-forecast U.S. payrolls report strengthens the argument for the Federal Reserve to begin raising interest rates in June, after the jobless rate reached the range that officials view as full employment.
Jobs report clears way for Fed to flag June rate hike  Reuters
Stocks Slide on Heels of Better-than-Expect Jobs Report  Fox Business
Greeks Still Hope for Change Despite Government's Stumble
ATHENS, Greece - Cleaning ladies who have waged Greece's longest-running anti-austerity protest have camped outside a finance ministry building in Athens for nearly two years with one goal - getting their state-paid jobs back.
Greece says updated reforms list a first step for agreement in April  Reuters
Europe holds 'noose around Greek necks' as Athens scrambles to make ...  Telegraph.co.uk
Why AbbVie May Have Overpaid for Cancer Drug Maker
AbbVie's chief executive may have overpaid once again. Richard Gonzalez prompted the pharmaceutical giant to cough up $1.6 billion last year to free it from its bid for Irish drug manufacturer Shire.
AbbVie's Expensive Growth Tonic  Wall Street Journal
AbbVie paid a 'lofty,' 'staggering,' 'astronomical' ...  FiercePharma
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: A year of mystery, pain
Students from an international school in east China city Zhuji pray for the passengers onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 by lighting candles on March 10, 2014.
Malaysia Airlines Struggles to Salvage Its Image a Year After Flight 370 ...  TIME
MH370 relatives still seeking closure  New Zealand Herald
Denied by Supermarket, Man Swindles Girl Scouts With Counterfeit $100 Bill
Police say this man used a fake $100 bill to buy three boxes of Girl Scout cookies. When a man was turned away from a grocery store for trying to pay with a fake $100 bill, police say he found a more unsuspecting victim: Girl Scouts.
When Buying Girl Scout Cookies, Location Matters  CBS Local
Laser weapon blasts through truck
Lockheed Martin ATHENA laser weapon system defeats a truck target by disabling the engine, demonstrating its military effectiveness against enemy ground vehicles.
US Army 'ATHENA' Battlefield Laser Destroys Truck in Glimpse of ...  Yibada (English Edition)
Lockheed laser stops truck engine from 1 mile away  Stars and Stripes
U.S. Banks Pass Stress Tests As Capital Plan Ruling Looms
The Federal Reserve said on Thursday all 31 banks it tests as part of its comprehensive capital adequacy review held minimum capital levels to withstand another financial panic.
Banks Did Better � And Worse � At Predicting Stress Test Results  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Two large banks await fate on second round of Fed's stress test  Philadelphia Business Journal