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Employers Added 175,000 Jobs Last Month, Survey Signals

The ADP National Employment Report shows slow but solid growth. But will Friday's survey from the Labor Department agree? A month ago, the two reports reached very different conclusions about job growth at the end of 2013.
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CVS Caremark To Clear Shelves Of Tobacco Products

The drug store chain announced Wednesday morning that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by Oct. 1. CVS chain says selling cigarettes is at odds with its caretaking mission.
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CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

The company's 7,600 pharmacies will remove cigarettes and other tobacco products from their shelves by Oct. 1. The decision should "help people on their path to better health," says CVS CEO Larry Merlo.
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Greek Parliament To Review Future Arms Deals

Greece has historically spent an outsized amount of its budget on military equipment — ostensibly to protect its border with historic rival Turkey. Between 2007 and 2011, Greece was Europe's largest importer of arms. But an ongoing investigation into the purchase of submarines has exposed high-level political corruption.
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Microsoft Picks Insider, Who's An Indian Immigrant, As CEO

Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella is part of a wave of highly educated Indian immigrants who came to America a generation ago with expectations back home that they would succeed. Nadella has done just that and more, taking the reins of one of the world's top companies.
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Some Journalists Complain About Sochi's Hotels

In advance of the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, journalists have been arriving at Sochi area hotels. And they've immediately started complaining on Twitter about shabby or unfinished buildings.
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RadioShack Plans To Close 500 Stores

The Wall Street Journal reports the store closings will come within a few months, trimming about 11 percent of RadioShack's store base in the U.S.
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JPMorgan Pays $614 Million In Mortgage Lending Fraud Case

The nation's largest bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co., will pay $614 million and improve mortgage lending practices under a deal announced Tuesday to settle claims it approved thousands of unqualified home mortgage loans for government insurance and refinancing since 2002, costing the government millions of dollars when the loans defaulted.
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Lawmakers Look To Prevent More Target-Sized Data Breaches

Target says it's "deeply sorry" for compromising the data of up to 110 million customers. Appearing before lawmakers Tuesday, company executives backed a faster move to encrypted, chip-enabled cards to prevent future fraud.
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More Access To Health Care Means Millions Can Quit Or Cut Hours

A budget report estimates that about 2.5 million people will work fewer hours or not at all by 2023 because under Obamacare, they can get health care without holding down a full-time job. The news immediately became political fodder for critics of the Affordable Care Act.

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