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County unemployment rate at 5.2 percent
As the positive unemployment numbers keep arriving for St. Johns County, one person not surprised by them is local businessman Wayne Peters.
RI unemployment remains nation's highest despite improvement in jobs numbers  The Providence Journal
Farm jobs stay strong, but Merced County unemployment slightly up  Sacramento Bee
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Stocks end higher as earnings pour in; market closed Friday
Stocks end higher as earnings pour in; market closed Friday. Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn't an easy ride up.
The Bulls Aren't Pinned  Investing Daily
US stock market edges higher as earnings pour in  Boston Globe
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Venture capital funding soars to levels last seen in dot-com bubble
SAN FRANCISCO - With venture capital funding reaching levels not seen since the days of the dot-com bubble, analysts say the question of whether the tech boom in Silicon Valley is on the verge of sputtering is getting harder to dismiss.
Software developers lead startups' $9.5B 1Q take  New York Post
MoneyTree Report: Venture capital investments up for the quarter; deal ...  Pensions & Investments
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Strike at Nike, Adidas China Supplier Halts Output
Striking workers at a Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings Ltd. (551) shoe factory in China halted production for a fifth day in a dispute over company contributions to employees' social security and housing funds.
Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike  Anchorage Daily News
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Houston's unemployment rate nears 5%
​Houston's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been since September 2008, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.
Abilene jobless rate slips to 4.2 percent in March  KTXS
Texas Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.5 Percent in March  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
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Texas Judge Rules Two Million Recalled Cars Can Still Be Driven
GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra testifies during a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington April 1, 2014.
GM scores important legal victory in 'park-it' lawsuit in Texas  Dallas Morning News
Judge: GM doesn't need to order customers to park recalled vehicles  The Detroit News
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Yellen's big speech number two
Fed Chair Janet Yellen soothed some nerves, that's what. Yellen said on Wednesday, in just her second public speech after succeeding Ben Bernanke, that the Federal Reserve will keep its key interest rate near zero for however long it takes to meet the ...
The Best Monetary Policy Is Strict Financial Regulation  Huffington Post
Here's what economic recovery could look like for your family  Yahoo Finance (blog)
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Covered California approves $89M in additional spending
A revised budget for Covered California reflects spending on the online enrolmment program that's more than double projections.
More Than 3.3 Million Californians Enroll in Obamacare  California Report
'Bumpy' California Enrollment Period Ends with Over 3 Million Health ...  Capital Public Radio News
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Paper Shows US-Flagged Plane in Iran Has Ties to Ghana
New details emerged on Friday about an American plane, owned by a small community bank in Utah and mysteriously parked this week at Tehran's airport, showing that it had been leased by a Ghanaian mining company owned by a brother of Ghana's ...
Local News MYSTERY US JET IN IRAN  Gulf Daily News
Plane spotted in Iran is registered to Utah bank  USA TODAY
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American Airlines retirees the winners in bankruptcy court decision
Tens of thousands of American Airlines Inc. retirees can relax, at least for a while - they won't be required to begin paying their own health insurance premiums.
Judge says American Airlines can't end retiree benefits yet  Maryville Daily Times
American must pay benefits of union-represented retirees, judge says  Fort Worth Star Telegram
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