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Applications for US jobless aid up 16K to 326,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 16,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 326,000. Despite the increase, the number remains close to pre-recession levels and points to stable hiring.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014

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Nonprofit insurers struggle in new marketplaces

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A smorgasbord of options and lower prices for consumers were two of the chief selling points for President Barack Obama as he promoted his overhaul of the nation's health insurance industry, predicting Americans would see "competition in ways we haven't seen before." Companies were even started as a way to encourage innovation and competition, namely 23 consumer-run, co-op insurers created with the help of $2 billion in federal loans.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014

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NASA cuts ties with Russia except on space station

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After insisting that space relations wouldn't be altered by earthly politics, NASA on Wednesday said it was severing ties with Russia except for the International Space Station.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014

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Engineered salmon may be a tough sell

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't expect to find genetically modified salmon — or any other engineered fish or meat — on store shelves anytime soon.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014

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Quest to ID remains brings mystery after mudslide

 

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — As medical examiners painstakingly piece together the identities and lives of the 29 people known killed when a mudslide wiped out a small Washington community, one mystery troubles them.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014

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Republicans like campaign money ruling, Dems don't

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans call the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it's more like a win for the wealthy.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014

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Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment

 

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing four people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009, authorities said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014

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More Americans see middle class status slipping

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sense of belonging to the middle class occupies a cherished place in America. It conjures images of self-sufficient people with stable jobs and pleasant homes working toward prosperity.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014

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