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What Will Jobs Report Say? Slow Growth Is Best Bet

When data from May are released Friday morning, economists expect to hear that the unemployment rate stayed at 7.5 percent. They also think job growth remained modest.
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Intelligence Community Mines Phone Records, Internet Data

Over the past two days, there have been revelations about the way the National Security Agency is gathering information for intelligence. While details of both programs are still coming out, the data collection practice appears to be legal. But it could be the beginning of something new in the intelligence community. And that is, the use of data to find patterns analysts might have missed.
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Company Tries To Solve 'Hot Chocolate' Issue

The snack company Mondelez International says it's perfecting a process to make chocolate that won't melt — even in temperatures above 100 degrees. The Deerfield, Ill., company says this new innovation will help it sell chocolate in emerging markets with hot climates and limited refrigeration, like sub Saharan Africa.
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'Internship': A Love Story To Nooglers

The movie, The Internship, tells the story of two 40-year-old, down-on-their-luck watch salesmen, who land an unlikely summer internship at Google. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson star as the older interns who will have to compete for a full-time gig. Meanwhile, more than a thousand new Googlers or Nooglers have shown up on the company's campuses across the country.
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May's Unemployment Rate Expected To Hold Steady

The government's monthly jobs report comes out Friday morning. Economists estimate that employers added about 170,000 jobs in May. They anticipate the jobless rate staying at 7.5 percent.
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Ill. Assembly Called Back To Work On Pension Fund Shortfall

Another credit agency is downgrading Illinois after its lawmakers ended their session without addressing the state's $100 billion pension liability crisis. Now, Gov. Pat Quinn is calling the General Assembly back into session.
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Reports: NSA Mines Servers Of U.S. Internet Companies

News reports have been revealing massive data mining by the National Security Agency of American Internet and social media companies, including Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Google. It was also reported that the agency is collecting Verizon phone records of millions of U.S. citizens. For more, Renee Montagne talks to Glenn Greenwald, the reporter who co-wrote the stories for the British newspaper The Guardian.
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California Hosts U.S.-China Summit

There's significance behind the choice of California as the venue for the U.S.-China summit between presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping. The state is home to more than a third of the China-born population in the U.S., and Chinese-backed investment groups have been pouring billions of dollars into real estate property and private companies based in California. At the same time, exports of California goods to China are surging, and state leaders are bullish about capitalizing on new markets there.

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