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Unemployment Drops To Five Year Low

The Labor Department released the jobs report for November on Friday morning. The report showed that 204,000 jobs were added to payrolls last month and the unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent, a five-year low.
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Could The Party Soon Be Over For Airbnb?

For freelancers and artists living in expensive cities like New York, the home-sharing site Airbnb has become a way to subsidize their rents. It's also often illegal. With the site's users in the crosshairs of New York's attorney general, and questions elsewhere, some now wonder if the good times are going to end.
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Pantone's 'Orchid' Is A Purple Hue That Doesn't Seem The Same

Radiant Orchid is the new "in" color for 2014, according to the institute, which gave us Emerald this year.
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The Hills Were Alive With The Sound Of DiGiorno Pizza Last Night

The funny live tweets coming from frozen supermarket pizza giant @DiGiornoPizza were a tasty highlight of the Sound of Music Live broadcast on NBC. Bad puns, silly lyric changes, and just plain clever comments earned the company more than 2,000 new followers in a single night.
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What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

That difference translates to about $550 a year, according to a new meta-analysis of studies evaluating the retail costs of food, grouped by healthfulness. It's chump change for middle-class eaters, but a big gap for low-income families. Researchers say that's a problem that can be solved.
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For Workers, A Week Stuffed With Good News

Here's something you haven't heard in years: The U.S. economy had a great week, with reports showing jobs being created in several sectors, new-home sales surging and factories humming. Oh, and unemployment is the lowest it's been since 2008.
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Tech Week That Was: #NPRBlacksInTech, Amazon's Buzz On Drones

Cybersecurity, Christmas-themed cats and HealthCare.gov gained spots in the news this week, along with some coverage of innovative gaming. Plus, Tell Me More launches a discussion on blacks in the technology industry.
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Paneer Pizza: Domino's Sees India Becoming Second-Largest Market

India is poised to supplant Britain as the chain's largest market outside the U.S., Domino's Pizza CEO J. Patrick Doyle says. The company's Indian menu emphasizes vegetarian options and boosts the food's spiciness.
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Eyes Turn To The Fed As Unemployment Rate Falls To 5-Year Low

The unemployment rate fell to 7 percent and employers added 203,000 jobs to payrolls in November, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The largely positive data could build anticipation that the Federal Reserve might move to taper its stimulus program.
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Value In Brazil's State Oil Company Drops

Brazil's state oil company Petrobras lost 15 percent of its market value this week — that's some $10 billion. Analysts predict more trouble ahead for the oil giant.

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