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Every Job In America, In 1 Graph

There are about 137 million jobs in America. Here's how they break down — and how the picture has changed over the past few years.
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Watson, IBM's 'Jeopardy!' Champ, Gets Its Own Business Division

Big Blue hopes the computer that beat out two human rivals in 2011 can use its "cognitive computing" abilities to turn a tidy profit.
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Government Tech Problems: Blame The People Or The Process?

Contractors say blame bad project management inside government for multimillion-dollar tech failures like HealthCare.gov. Procurement reformists say it's not fair to "blame the client."
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More Slow-But-Steady News: Fewer Jobless Claims Filed

It's the last bit of employment news before Friday's report about job growth and the jobless rate in December. Economists expect to hear that the unemployment rate stayed at 7 percent and that 195,000 jobs were added to payrolls.
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Global Recession Hits Puerto Rico Hard

The island is paying nearly 10 percent interest on its bonds to attract reluctant investors. And some credit-rating analysts are saying Puerto Rico's bonds may soon get a downgrade. But optimists say they can help solve the island's problems from the bottom up.
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50 Years Later, How The Politics Of Poverty Evolved

A lot has changed since President Lyndon Johnson delivered his State of the Union address 50 years ago. In that speech, Johnson declared war on poverty. These days, there are even tougher economic problems that President Obama is hoping to confront.
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Sen. Rubio Proposes States Fight Poverty With Federal Funds

As Democrats stress the need to refiine the War on Poverty, the GOP says it needs wholesale changes. Sen. Marco Rubio and other Republicans on Wednesday critiqued the federal effort as a failure of big government — and said that the states know best how to help the poor.
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Interior Secretary Wants To Create Jobs For Conservationists

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has a goal of putting 100,000 young people and veterans to work on the federal lands she oversees before the end of the Obama administration. These are basically public service jobs that don't pay a lot. But still, it's not an easy goal to reach during times of tight budgets, so that's why she's gone to corporate America to try to raise money.
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Why Boeing Contract Has Implications For The Middle Class

Boeing's deal with machinists severely cuts back retirement and health benefits — concessions workers accepted to keep Boeing manufacturing its latest jetliner in the Seattle area. To talk about the broader implications for the middle class, David Greene talks to journalist Hedrick Smith about his OpEd in this week's Los Angeles Times.
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Macy's To Cut Jobs, Close Stores In Reorganization

Macy's Inc. announced Wednesday that it is cutting 2,500 jobs as part of a reorganization. Other workers will be reassigned or transferred. The Cincinnati-based retailer also announced it will close five stores.

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