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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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iDow: Apple to join iconic Dow stock index
The Dow Jones industrial average might soon be nicknamed the iDow. On Friday, the keepers of the iconic stock index said Apple, the maker of the iPhone and iPad, would be added to the blue-chip stock index when trading opens on Thursday, March 19.
Stocks Drop; Dollar, Bond Yields Soar on Jobs Report  Wall Street Journal
At long last, Dow gets a taste for Apple  Reuters
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 of emergency measures to avoid debt limit  Montana Standard
US begins measures to buy time under debt limit  Reuters
U.S. airlines say they're at a disadvantage
U.S. airlines say that without federal government intervention, they will have to stop flying to many places in Asia. By MICHAEL A. LINDENBERGER Follow @lindenberger mlindenberger@dallasnews.
US Airlines Detail Claims of Subsidies to Persian Gulf Rivals  Wall Street Journal
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.
Stock Losses Accelerate as Jobs Data Points to Summer Rate Hike  TheStreet.com
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
Aviation sector faces turbulence in wake of missing flight MH370  Financial Times
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