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Wal-Mart Pulls Out Of Group That Advocates 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

The giant retailer has joined the list of major corporations withdrawing their support from the conservative political organization, which advocates a type of law that came under intense focus after the Trayvon Martin killing became a national story.
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U.S. Economic Growth Falls Short Of Expectations

The Commerce Department reported Thursday that the economy grew 1.9 percent in the first three months of the year, down from an earlier estimate of 2.2 percent. And more Americans are jobless and seeking benefits, according to the Labor Department.
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Job Growth Slow, Jobless Claims Up, GDP Revised Down

The widely watched ADP National Employment Report says just 133,000 jobs were added to payrolls in May. Meanwhile, there were 10,000 more people applying for unemployment benefits last week.
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Bloomberg Aims To Take Gulp Out Of Sugary Drinks With Ban On Big Ones

New York City's mayor wants to block sales of sugary drinks larger than 16 fluid ounces. It's his latest idea about making his city healthier. Is it a good one?
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India's Economic Slide Called 'Extremely Concerning'

Economists had predicted the growth of Asia's third-largest economy would continue to slow this year. But the latest data suggests the Indian economy is in worse shape than many analysts thought. The country's growth in the first quarter of this year was only 5.3 percent, compared to 9.2 percent last year.
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Seattle Area Lacks Computer Science Majors

In Seattle alone, there are thousands of computer-related jobs waiting to be filled. But at the University of Washington, the number of bachelor's degrees in computer science is the same now as it was more than a decade ago. A lot of students have been rebuffed in their effort to major in computer science or computer engineering.
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Mayor Bloomberg Wants To Ban Mega Sugary Drinks

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to block sales of sugary drinks larger than 16 fluid ounces. Restaurants, movie theaters and food trucks would all have to abide by the rule, which is aimed at rising obesity rates
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Fire In Belltown, USA Destroys Last Bell Factory

Bevin Brothers Manufacturing Company in East Hampton, Ct., was a fixture in what was known as Belltown USA. Dozens of bell manufacturers used to call it home. But Bevin Bells was the city's last manufacturer until this past weekend when the factory burned down. Owner Matthew Bevin would like to rebuild.

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