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Talks over Iran's disputed nuke program hit a snag

GENEVA (AP) — Iran's refusal to suspend work on a plutonium-producing reactor and downgrade its stockpile of higher-enriched uranium was standing in the way of an interim agreement to curb Tehran's nuclear program in return for easing of sanctions, France's foreign minister said Saturday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 November 2013

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US added unexpectedly strong 204,000 jobs in Oct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A burst of hiring in October added a surprisingly strong 204,000 jobs to the economy in a month when the government was partly shut down for 16 days. And employers added far more jobs in August and September than previously thought.

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Regulation gives parity for mental health coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Obama administration rule requires insurers to cover treatment for mental health and substance abuse no differently than they do for physical illnesses.

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Stocks rise on unexpectedly strong job gains

NEW YORK (AP) — An unexpectedly strong jobs report gave stocks a lift on Friday.

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US Navy carrier departing Persian Gulf region

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense officials say the U.S. is bringing an aircraft carrier home from the Persian Gulf region after keeping two of the warships there for months as the Obama administration considered a military strike on Syria.

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CBS admits error in Benghazi '60 Minutes' story

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News said Friday that it was misled by a "60 Minutes" source who claimed he was on the on the scene of a 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya when it now turns out there are serious doubts about whether he was.

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One of world's strongest storms blasts Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines on Friday, killing at least four people, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and knocking out power and communications in several provinces. But the nation appeared to avoid a major disaster because the rapidly moving typhoon blew away before wreaking more damage, officials said.

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US adds 204,000 jobs, jobless rate up to 7.3 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October, an unexpected burst of hiring during a month in which the federal government was partially shut down for 16 days.

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