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Though Jobless Rate Stays Stuck, Job Growth Looks Much Stronger

The jobless rate was 7.9 percent vs. 7.8 percent in December. But new data show job growth has been better than first thought and ended 2012 on a strong note. Overall, it's estimated that several hundred thousand more jobs were created in 2011 and 2012 than previously thought.
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An International Battle Over One Of The Most Boring Things In Finance

The years-long, multi-billion-dollar battle just ended.
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Boeing Engineers' Union Votes To Put Strike Authorization On Ballot

The union also recommended that its members reject the company's latest contract offer. Members have until 5 p.m. on Feb. 19 to cast their vote.
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What's Next, A Patent For The Lines Around Apple Stores?

Apple has trademarked its minimalist store design. Though it seems over the top, the company has good reason to protect its look: Fake Apple stores cropped up in China last year.
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U.S. Moves To Halt AB InBev's Purchase Of Grupo Modelo

A $20.1 billion merger of beer conglomerates is now delayed, after the U.S. Justice Department filed suit Thursday. The deal would put Corona, Bud Light, Stella Artois, and other popular beers under one corporate umbrella, which Justice officials say will mean higher prices.

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