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US gains strong 257K jobs, pay jumps; jobless rate 5.7 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a vigorous 257,000 jobs in January, and wages jumped by the most in six years — evidence that the U.S. job market is accelerating closer to full health.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 February 2015

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5 infants at Illinois day care diagnosed with measles

CHICAGO (AP) — Five infants who attend a suburban Chicago day care center have been diagnosed with measles and about 10 more children, including some also too young for vaccinations, could have been exposed to the disease, health officials said Thursday.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 February 2015

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Police: 2 dead in murder-suicide at University of SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two people died Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide inside a building on the University of South Carolina's campus in busy downtown Columbia.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 February 2015

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Sprint to set up shop as RadioShack files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint's latest plan for luring new subscribers is to occupy the remains of RadioShack.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 February 2015

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Boko Haram attacks town inside Niger after Cameroon

 

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Islamic extremists from Nigeria attacked a border town inside the neighboring country of Niger, marking the second foreign country attacked by the group known as Boko Haram in several days.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 February 2015

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Both TransAsia plane engines lost power before Taiwan crash

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — One of the engines on TransAsia Airways Flight 235 went idle 37 seconds after takeoff, and the pilots apparently shut off the other before making a futile attempt to restart it, Taiwan's top aviation safety official said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 February 2015

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Business tops list of big donors on '14 referendum campaigns

ATLANTA (AP) — Large corporations and trade groups gave at least $217 million to sway the outcome of state ballot measure and referendum campaigns during the 2014 midterm elections, a new study has found. For the most part, they were overwhelmingly successful in defeating proposals that they didn't like.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015

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News Guide: Net neutrality and what it could mean to you

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top U.S. regulator just announced he wants more power to oversee Internet service, much in the same way that the government already regulates phone service and other public utilities. The goal is to prevent Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Sprint and T-Mobile from blocking or slowing down Web traffic, or striking deals with companies that provide content like Amazon, Google or Netflix to move their data faster than others.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015

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