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Will Improving Economy Bring Surge Of Job Seekers?

Millions of Americans have stopped looking for work out of frustration over poor job prospects. Millions more seeking full-time work have had to settle for part-time jobs. The U.S. economy has shown glimmers of hope, but economists aren't sure whether that will spur people to start searching anew.
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Smithsonian Hires National Geographic Executive

The Smithsonian Institution has hired a National Geographic executive to head the business side of the museum complex.

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Meet Claudia, The High-Tech Cow

At a modern dairy farm, the high-tech advances aren't in machinery. They're inside the cow.
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Jobless Rate Steady At 8.3% In February

The Labor Department today reported the nation's jobless rate remained unchanged at 8.3-percent for the month of February, as businesses added 227,000 jobs to payrolls.
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Legendary Guitar Maker Fender Files For IPO

Fender is looking to raise some $200 million. The California-based company wants to pay down debt, and get into new markets like India and China. Fender was founded in 1946.
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Gamer Double Fine Works Around Publishers

Game-makers are in San Francisco this week for the industry's largest global event. Roughly 20,000 people from 100 countries are there. And a game that hasn't even been created yet is getting lots of attention. It's also exposing the rift between the creative and business minds in this $33 billion industry.
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Wal-Mart Ads Targets Regional Grocer Harris Teeter

In North Carolina, Wal-Mart has unveiled a new ad campaign in the Charlotte area. The ads are unusual because they target the small, regional grocery chain Harris Teeter. Wal-Mart is the largest retailer in the world. Harris Teeter is 207th. In the commercials, Wal-Mart says it sells the same items as the local chain, but for less.

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