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Payrolls inch up while jobless rate plumments

Payrolls inch up while jobless rate plumments

Employment rose by a meager 36,000 jobs in January, far less than expected, as severe snow storms slammed large parts of the nation, but the unemployment rate fell to its…

Unemployment among vets highests in five years

Unemployment among vets highests in five years

More than 15 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans were unemployed in January, far higher than the national jobless rate and the highest since the government began collecting data…

Loughner faces array of charges

Loughner faces array of charges

Accused Tucson shooter Jared Loughner will face several more charges after he is tried in federal court for the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabriel Giffords and attempted murder of two…

Obama hopes Mubarak will make "the right decision"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Friday he hoped Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will make “the right decision” to steer his country through mass protests against his rule…

Obama eyes "dominant role" for private mortgages

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Friday said it wants to gradually reduce the government’s support for the U.S. housing market so that the private sector can play…

Palin trademark application refused – for now

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sarah Palin’s bid to trademark her name and that of her daughter, Bristol, ran into trouble at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office because the application forms…

Obama, Harper eye new security plan to ease trade

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper agreed on Friday to a new approach to U.S. and Canadian security that they said would help boost…

Obama pushes on job creation, amid din over Egypt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House released a strategy to promote U.S. innovation on Friday, keeping its focus on the politically important jobs issue as the Labor Department issued a…

Transportation secretary optimistic about bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said on Friday he is optimistic that the U.S. Congress will pass a sweeping bill to authorize funding for road and transit by…

SEC enforcement chief cites funding woes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday defended the agency’s record for bringing credit crisis cases and raised concerns about the agency’s…