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US employers add 113K jobs; rate dips to 6.6 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring was surprisingly weak in January for a second straight month, likely renewing concern that the U.S. economy might be slowing after a strong finish last year.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014

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A scramble to sign up the young by health deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Do you guys have health insurance?" David Bransfield asks each time a group of backpack-toting college students passes by.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014

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US stock futures point to higher open

The U.S. stock market is poised to open higher Friday, extending its best day of the year as a widely anticipated employment report showed the U.S. unemployment rate declined last month. The report also showed the economy added fewer jobs than expected jobs in January.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014

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Violent protests spread throughout Bosnia

TUZLA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian protesters have set ablaze the local government building in Tuzla after they stormed it in rage over unemployment, rampant corruption and an overpaid political elite that appears detached from people's needs.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014

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Merkel: US diplomat's words 'totally unacceptable'

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has strongly criticized a comment that a senior U.S. diplomat made about the European Union's role in Ukraine.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014

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Water shortage in California town stokes fears

WILLITS, Calif. (AP) — In this small logging town in Northern California's redwood country, small blue signs urging water conservation are almost everywhere you look.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014

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US stocks move sharply higher; Disney jumps

Encouraging news about the job market and strong earnings from Disney helped drive U.S. stocks sharply higher in afternoon trading Thursday. The market was rebounding a day after posting small losses. Investors were looking ahead to the government's January employment survey, due out Friday, and what it will augur for the economy.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014

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A year adrift on the Pacific? A medical Q and A

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The story of a Salvadoran fisherman who says he survived more than a year adrift on the Pacific Ocean raises many medical questions. The Associated Press spoke with Claude Piantadosi, a professor of medicine at Duke University and author of the book "The Biology of Human Survival," to find out what is physically possible and for his view on the tale of Jose Salvador Alvarenga. This is an edited version of the interview:

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014

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