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BART Trains To Run While Talks Continue With Unions

The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency and its two largest unions have reached an agreement — sort of. The unions are ending the five-day strike that halted commuter-rail service throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. BART and the unions agreed to extend their contracts for a month while negotiations continue.
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Lock of Mick Jagger's Hair Sells At Auction

Former girlfriend Chrissie Shrimpton, who dated Jagger before he was a superstar, sold the hair. It went for about $6,000, which is more than four times what someone once paid for Rolling Stone bandmate Keith Richard's hair.
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Jobless Rate For June Holds Steady At 7.6 Percent

The Labor Department reported Friday that the nation's unemployment rate held steady at 7.6 percent in June, as employers added 195,000 jobs, and more people started to look for work.
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Are Things Too Cozy In London's 'City' Within A City?

If you think that government and the financial industry are a bit too friendly in the U.S., try England. London's version of Wall Street is called the City. And in the City, the line between government and corporate interests gets even blurrier. Critics say it's time for change.
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Jobless Rate Likely Stayed Near 7.6 Percent In June

When the Labor Department releases June's employment report Friday morning, economists also expect to hear that 165,000 jobs were added to payrolls last month.
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Why Doesn't Everybody Buy Cheap, Generic Headache Medicine?

After analyzing 66 million shopping trips, economists think they have the answer.
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Restaurant Insists Customers Eat Alone

Some people feel awkward about eating alone in restaurants but a new eatery in Amsterdam has only small tables with single chairs. It requires customers come solo. The restaurant is part culinary endeavor, part social experiment. As its creator says, she wanted to give people "food for thought."
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Douglas Engelbart Dies At 88, Invented Computer Mouse

U.S. inventor Douglas Engelbart was one of the visionaries of the computer age. Besides inventing the computer mouse, his insight laid the groundwork for the interactive technology we now take for granted. Engelbart was 88.
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Movie Studios Hope We Celebrate July 4 At Theaters

The long holiday weekend follows on the heels of a record-setting May and June at the box office. This month begins with the return of the lucrative family-friendly franchise: Despicable Me 2.
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Twitter To Allow Advertisers To Target Customers

Unlike Facebook and Google, Twitter will allow its users to opt out if they are concerned about privacy. The company is projecting ad revenues of $500 million this year, and double that in 2014.

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