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Applications for US jobless aid rise from 4-decade low

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:36

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits climbed last week, but remained near the lowest level in four decades, a sign that the slumping economy isn’t boosting layoffs. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 257,000. Applications fell in the previous week to […]
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Applications for US jobless aid rise from 4-decade low

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:36

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits climbed last week, but remained near the lowest level in four decades, a sign that the slumping economy isn’t boosting layoffs. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 257,000. Applications fell in the previous week to […]
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US GDP growth slowed to 0.5 percent rate in first quarter

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:35

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy inched forward at the weakest pace in two years from January through March, as consumer spending growth slowed, business investment plunged and exports declined further. The gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic health, grew by a tiny 0.5 percent in the first quarter, the Commerce Department reported […]
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US GDP growth slowed to 0.5 percent rate in first quarter

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:35

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy inched forward at the weakest pace in two years from January through March, as consumer spending growth slowed, business investment plunged and exports declined further. The gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic health, grew by a tiny 0.5 percent in the first quarter, the Commerce Department reported […]
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Applications for US jobless aid rise from 42-year low, yet still point to job market health

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:33

WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US jobless aid rise from 42-year low, yet still point to job market health.
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Applications for US jobless aid rise from 42-year low, yet still point to job market health

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:33

WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US jobless aid rise from 42-year low, yet still point to job market health.
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US economy grew at 0.5 percent rate in first quarter, weakest in 2 years, as spending slowed

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:33

WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy grew at 0.5 percent rate in first quarter, weakest in 2 years, as spending slowed.
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US economy grew at 0.5 percent rate in first quarter, weakest in 2 years, as spending slowed

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:33

WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy grew at 0.5 percent rate in first quarter, weakest in 2 years, as spending slowed.
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In ‘Papa,’ Hemingway returns to Cuba via the silver screen

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:27

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ernest Hemingway left Cuba shortly after Fidel Castro’s revolution, as relations with the United States began to fall into a deep freeze. Over five decades later, the author of “The Old Man and the Sea” returns to the island thanks to the magic of the silver screen. “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” […]
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In ‘Papa,’ Hemingway returns to Cuba via the silver screen

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:27

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ernest Hemingway left Cuba shortly after Fidel Castro’s revolution, as relations with the United States began to fall into a deep freeze. Over five decades later, the author of “The Old Man and the Sea” returns to the island thanks to the magic of the silver screen. “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” […]
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Priceline CEO resigns after probe into employee relationship

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:24

NEW YORK (AP) — Priceline says CEO Darren Huston has resigned, following an investigation into a personal relationship the executive had with an employee that wasn’t under his direct supervision. The Norwalk, Connecticut company said the investigation by independent members of its board found Huston acted contrary to its code of conduct and engaged in […]
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Priceline CEO resigns after probe into employee relationship

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:24

NEW YORK (AP) — Priceline says CEO Darren Huston has resigned, following an investigation into a personal relationship the executive had with an employee that wasn’t under his direct supervision. The Norwalk, Connecticut company said the investigation by independent members of its board found Huston acted contrary to its code of conduct and engaged in […]
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Abbott to spend $19.3B to buy St. Jude Medical

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:46

Abbott Laboratories will spend $19.3 billion to buy St. Jude Medical Inc. in a cash-stock deal that aims to strengthen the medical device maker’s share of the market for cardiovascular care. North Chicago, Illinois-based Abbott says St. Jude shareholders will receive $46.75 in cash and a portion of Abbott stock for each St. Jude share. […]
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Abbott to spend $19.3B to buy St. Jude Medical

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:46

Abbott Laboratories will spend $19.3 billion to buy St. Jude Medical Inc. in a cash-stock deal that aims to strengthen the medical device maker’s share of the market for cardiovascular care. North Chicago, Illinois-based Abbott says St. Jude shareholders will receive $46.75 in cash and a portion of Abbott stock for each St. Jude share. […]
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Family: 2 Palestinian siblings slain by Israel without cause

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:40

QATANA, West Bank (AP) — The parents of two Palestinian siblings gunned down at a West Bank checkpoint say Israeli troops killed them without cause. The deaths of 24-year-old Maram and her 16-year-old brother, Ibrahim Taha, raise new questions about Israel’s use of lethal force against Palestinians with knives. Sarit Michaeli of the Israeli rights […]
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Family: 2 Palestinian siblings slain by Israel without cause

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:40

QATANA, West Bank (AP) — The parents of two Palestinian siblings gunned down at a West Bank checkpoint say Israeli troops killed them without cause. The deaths of 24-year-old Maram and her 16-year-old brother, Ibrahim Taha, raise new questions about Israel’s use of lethal force against Palestinians with knives. Sarit Michaeli of the Israeli rights […]
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Indiana University student named Indy 500’s official poet

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:38

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana University student who is a poet and a performer has been named the Indianapolis 500’s first official poet since the early 20th century. Adam Henze of Bloomington beat out more than 200 others who submitted Indy 500-themed poems for the contest co-sponsored by Indiana Humanities. The competition revives an Indy […]
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Indiana University student named Indy 500’s official poet

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:38

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana University student who is a poet and a performer has been named the Indianapolis 500’s first official poet since the early 20th century. Adam Henze of Bloomington beat out more than 200 others who submitted Indy 500-themed poems for the contest co-sponsored by Indiana Humanities. The competition revives an Indy […]
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Mississippi man, horse killed by lightning strike

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:32

MANTACHIE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say a man and the horse he was riding were struck by lightning and killed. Itawamba County Coroner Sheila Summerford tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/245lb7f ) 37-year-old Tim Edge of Mantachie was riding horses with his father Wednesday when lightning struck him and his horse. Summerford […]
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Mississippi man, horse killed by lightning strike

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:32

MANTACHIE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say a man and the horse he was riding were struck by lightning and killed. Itawamba County Coroner Sheila Summerford tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/245lb7f ) 37-year-old Tim Edge of Mantachie was riding horses with his father Wednesday when lightning struck him and his horse. Summerford […]
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