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The Final Season Of 'Jersey Shore' Begins Thursday

The MTV reality show begins its sixth and final season Thursday night. The shows producers say they wanted to go out on a high, and the ratings still are. Jersey Shore debuted in 2009. It followed eight cast members living and partying together in Seaside Heights, N.J.
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Facebook Hits Major Milestone: 1 Billion Active Users

That means that one in seven people in the world access Facebook on a monthly basis.
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Microsoft Among Firms Picked For Development At St. Elizabeth's

Microsoft and two other firms are among those that have been chosen to potentially open technology centers at the old St. Elizabeth's Hospital property in Ward 8.

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Jobless Claims Rose Slightly Last Week

The number means that there has been no significant change in the labor market.
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Montgomery County Public Power Support Growing

A growing number of people are seeking to create a publicly owned power utility for Montgomery County, but getting state approval may be tough.

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Faltering Economy Threatens Pakistan's Stability

Adding to recent political unrest in Pakistan, poverty is rife and unemployment is growing as the population skyrockets. Analysts worry about the growing frustration, and that the jobless are an increasingly easy target for the Taliban.
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Despite Greek Economy, Athens Cupcake Business Thrives

The American owner of Hamptons Cupcakes has some beefs with the bureaucracy, but lots of optimism about the country in which she chose to develop her business. She recently opened her third bakery.
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Capturing Summer's Harvest, One DIY Wine Bottle At A Time

You don't have to own a vineyard to enjoy homemade wine. For fun or family tradition, home winemakers take pride in making a bottle that can't be found on grocery store shelves.
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Freshwater Shrimp: Still Not A Midwestern Cash Crop

Some farmers growing shrimp in Midwestern ponds say they do it for love, not money. Despite recent advances in feed and efforts by several states to make shrimp-farming here a viable business, it's still fraught with too much economic risk to attract many growers.

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