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Miss. jobless rate rises in March as payrolls fall
JACKSON - Mississippi's unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent in March as more people entered the labor force than could find jobs.
County unemployment rate at 5.2 percent  St. Augustine Record
Unemployment ticks up in March  The Turlock Journal
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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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Software developers lead startups' $9.5B 1Q take
Airbnb was one of the top beneficiaries of venture capitalists this quarter, snagging $200 million. Photo: Getty Images. MORE ON: Startups · Oculus founder, just 21, 'never imagined' $2B Facebook deal · Airbnb in talks to raise valuation to $10B despite orgy ...
MoneyTree Report: Venture capital investments up for the quarter; deal ...  Pensions & Investments
Startup funding in 1Q soars to levels not seen since 2001  Dallas Morning News
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What China's Largest Strike Against a Private Company Means for Your Gadgets
Thirty thousand Chinese workers are on strike in the factories of China's biggest shoe manufacturer, the Associated Press reports.
Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike  Philly.com
30000 strike at Nike and Adidas in China  www.worldbulletin.net
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Rate drops during March
Wichita Falls' unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) fell from 5.5 percent in February to 5.0 percent in March, the Texas Workforce Commission reported.
Texas job growth slows in March  Dallas Morning News
NB-area jobless rates fall  Herald Zeitung
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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.
Judge denies suit seeking to force GM to ground recalled cars  World Socialist Web Site
GM scores important legal victory in 'park-it' lawsuit in Texas  Dallas Morning 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 Economy Is Often Not So Compliant'  The Weekly Standard (blog)
The Best Monetary Policy Is Strict Financial Regulation  Huffington Post
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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 One Million Latinos Enrolled In Exchange or Medi-Cal in Six Months  California Healthline
California Officials Announce Enrollee Tally, Note Last-Minute Surge  Kaiser Health News
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One-fifth of China's arable land polluted, says state report
BEIJING - An official report by the Chinese government has found that nearly one-fifth of China's arable land is polluted - a finding certain to raise questions about the toxic results of the country's rapid industrialisation, its lack of regulations over commercial ...
2 Charts That Put the Chinese Pollution Crisis in Perspective  The Atlantic
China's soil pollution: It's much worse than you think  Fortune (blog)
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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.
American must pay benefits of union-represented retirees, judge says  Fort Worth Star Telegram
AMR can't slash retiree benefits: judge  New York Post
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