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US job openings rise to 14-year high; job quits, hiring up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of available jobs posted by U.S. employers rose in December to the highest level in 14 years, a sign recent strong job gains will likely continue. Employers also filled more jobs and more employees quit, two additional signs of an improving labor market.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

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Parents of American woman held by IS notified of her death

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kayla Jean Mueller, a 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State militants, has been confirmed dead, her parents and the Obama administration said Tuesday.

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Man tied to abduction of UVa student now charged with murder

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Nearly four months after his arrest in the disappearance of a missing University of Virginia student, Jesse Matthew Jr. has been indicted on a murder count in the case — but he won't face the death penalty and still isn't charged in the death of another student to which he's tied.

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Oil on wild ride; How will it end?

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil is on a wild ride, and there is little agreement on where it's headed.

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Report urges new name, better diagnosis for chronic fatigue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chronic fatigue syndrome is a real and serious disease that needs a new name to reflect that — and a straightforward way to diagnose the illness, a government advisory group declared Tuesday.

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Officials: US closing embassy in Yemen amid continued unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is closing its embassy in Yemen amid political deadlock and deteriorating security conditions after the takeover of the country by Shiite rebels, two U.S. officials said.

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Samsung reveals potential for smart TVs to eavesdrop

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing.

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Let hackers in: Experts say traps might be better than walls

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ever since the Internet blossomed in the 1990s, cybersecurity was built on the idea that computers could be protected by a digital quarantine. Now, as hackers routinely overwhelm such defenses, experts say cybersecurity is beyond due an overhaul.

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