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US economy adds 74,000 jobs

Posted: 01/10/2014 - The Labor Department says the unemployment rate fell from 7 percent in November to 6.7 percent.

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Feds crackdown on 4 bogus weight loss aids

Updated: 01/08/2014 - Makers of a weight loss additive called Sensa will return more than $26 million to consumers to settle federal charges that the company used deceptive advertising claiming that consumers could lose weight by simply sprinkling the powder on their food.

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Gov't offers new approach to classroom discipline

Updated: 01/08/2014 - The Obama administration is issuing new recommendations on classroom discipline that seek to end the apparent disparities in how students of different races are disciplined for breaking school rules.

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Intel chief talks NSA changes with advisory panel

Posted: 01/08/2014 - The Obama administration says the top U.S. intelligence official has discussed potential changes to National Security Agency programs with the advisory panel recommending the changes.

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White House marks 50th anniversary of poverty war

Updated: 01/08/2014 - The White House says that although progress has been made in reducing poverty, government can still play a positive role in reducing hardship and increasing economic opportunity.

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Lawmakers working on spending bill

Posted: 01/07/2014 - Senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill are trying to put the finishing touches on a $1.1 trillion spending bill.

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Showdown set on unemployment bill in Senate

Updated: 01/07/2014 - Senate Democrats are scratching for votes to pass a White House-backed bill that would renew unemployment benefits that lapsed last month for the long-term jobless.

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US power grid operator urges conservation

Updated: 01/07/2014 - The company that operates the power grid that supplies energy for more than 61 million people in parts of the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and South is calling for the public to conserve electricity Tuesday because of the extreme cold.

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Celebs, others buy clicks for social media boost

Posted: 01/05/2014 - Celebrities, businesses and even the State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from techies who run offshore "click farms," where they tap, tap, tap the thumbs up button, view videos or retweet comments to artificially inflate social media numbers.

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Obama eyes modest momentum on Capitol Hill in 2014

Posted: 01/04/2014 - President Barack Obama is returning to Washington this weekend eager to test whether a modest budget deal passed in the waning days of 2013 can spark bipartisan momentum on Capitol Hill.

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