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March Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 6.7 Percent

The Labor Department said U.S. employers added 192,000 jobs in March, which is seen as a sign that the economy is rebounding. The unemployment rate remained steady at 6.7 percent.
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New Web Addresses Provide Alternatives To Crowded Domains

We all know .com and .edu, but now hundreds of new Internet domain names like .fish and .xyz are available. If all these new domains take off, what will become of .com?
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Did A Federal Safety Agency Help General Motors Avoid A Recall?

As details emerge about GM's handling of an ignition switch recall, a question is raised again: What is the relationship between regulators and the regulated, and the revolving door between the two?
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Twitch Boosts A New Pro Category: Video Game Player

Watching a great gamer is like watching a tennis or baseball pro: "If they're really good then you can watch and learn," says Megu Kobayashi, who watches gamers on a site called Twitch.
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One More Speed Bump For Your Retirement Fund: Basic Human Impulse

Basic human impulses often conflict with saving for retirement. For one thing, people hate losing something — even more than we love winning. Behavioral economists call this "loss aversion."
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A Week Into His New Job, Controversy Forces Mozilla CEO To Resign

Brendan Eich is a co-founder of Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser. But his personal donation to an anti-gay-marriage campaign means he's no longer CEO.
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Transatlantic Duo Looks Into The Future Of Flight

Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Airlines, and Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, discuss the future of the aviation business. Delta and Virgin recently announced a transatlantic joint venture. As more mergers and partnerships develop, what's in it for the consumer?
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Jobless Claims Rose Last Week

The uptick to 326,000 applications still kept claims near the lower end of a range they've been in for the past year or so. On Friday, the government will report on the March unemployment rate.
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Women Defy Hollywood's Conventional Wisdom

A new study shows that films featuring prominent female characters profit more than those that don't.
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Chemical Spill In W. Va. Tests Tolerance For Big Coal

Linda Wertheimer talks to Evan Osnos about his New Yorker piece in which he explores how the coal industry has become a political player in the state, and what that could mean for future regulation.

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