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U.S. Job Growth Slows As Jobless Face Benefit Cuts

The 11.7 million Americans searching for work got discouraging news Friday morning when the Labor Department said employers created only 88,000 net jobs in March. The weak job growth comes at the same time benefits for the long-term unemployed are shrinking.
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Job Growth Slows Sharply, But Unemployment Rate Dips

Just 88,000 jobs were added to private and public payrolls in March. The jobless rate still edged down to 7.6 percent — but only because nearly half a million fewer people were in the labor force.
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'Slow And Steady' Jobs Report Expected

As far as the economy goes, the labor market has been something of a tortoise — slowly moving along. Housing has been the hare — moving ahead quickly. We'll hear much more Friday morning when the March data on jobs and unemployment are released.
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The Ups And Downs Of Cyber Currency Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a virtual currency that's traded online. It's been on a wild ride lately, soaring in value during the Cyprus banking crisis. And this week, the price plummeted after a Bitcoin trading exchange was hacked.
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Jobless Data In March: Like A Lamb Or Lion?

The Labor Department releases its latest unemployment figures for March Friday morning. The news a month ago was surprisingly good — more new jobs than expected helped to push down the jobless rate to 7.7 percent.
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Colorado Farmers Scramble To Find Irrigation Water

Cities have gobbled up water rights for decades, leaving farmers to rent the water back to irrigate crops and raise cattle. During a drought, cities are reluctant to give up any of their reserves. With little irrigation water, farmers must plant less, hire fewer people and bank on crop insurance.
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Enron's Skilling Could Win Early Release From Prison

Former Enron CEO Jeffery Skilling could be released early from federal prison under a reduced sentencing agreement being considered at the Justice Department. Skilling was sentenced to 24 years in prison for his role in the energy trading giant's collapse
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Childhood Apartment Of Notorious B.I.G. For Sale In Brooklyn

The late rapper's songs often talked about growing up in a rough neighborhood. But it's not rough anymore.The neighborhood has changed quite a bit. Plus the apartment has been remodeled.

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