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Bernanke: Labor market in ‘a very deep black hole’

Bernanke: Labor market in ‘a very deep black hole’

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke signaled on Wednesday that the U.S. central bank is in no rush to scale back its support for the economy with the labor market still…

Firefighters just say no to contributions

Firefighters just say no to contributions

The International Association of Fire Fighters union said on Tuesday it was turning off the tap on federal political contributions and putting its money into state and local campaigns. The…

Depression strikes many caregivers

Depression strikes many caregivers

One in four caregivers for ill or elderly relatives and friends said in a survey released on Tuesday that they suffer from depression, a figure far higher than for the…

More questions in Southwest jet probe

More questions in Southwest jet probe

Detailed inspections of a Southwest Airlines Co jet that experienced a mid-flight fuselage rupture revealed possible manufacturing flaws and further evidence of fatigue cracks. A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary…

St. Louis airport reopens after tornado

St. Louis airport reopens after tornado

Flights began landing at St. Louis’ tornado-battered airport on Saturday night, a spokesman said, after an all-out effort to repair the damage from a storm that also wrecked houses, tossed…

Americans hold dim view of U.S. economy

Americans hold dim view of U.S. economy

Americans are more pessimistic about the U.S. economic outlook than they have been since the start of the Obama administration and most believe the United States is on the wrong…

The Gulf oil spill disaster: One year later

The Gulf oil spill disaster: One year later

Relatives of the 11 men who died aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig are flying over the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, back to the epicenter of the worst offshore…

Violent storms ravage south; kill 43

Violent storms ravage south; kill 43

Three days of severe storms and tornadoes in the southern United States have killed at least 43 people while downing power lines and wrecking hundreds of buildings, officials said on…

Montana Gov. vetoes medical marijuana repeal

Montana Gov. vetoes medical marijuana repeal

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have repealed the state’s seven-year-old, voter-approved law legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. Critics of the broadly written law, approved…

Cairo flooded with protestors today

Cairo flooded with protestors today

More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city’s main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for…

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