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Hewlett-Packard To Lay Off 27,000 Workers

The world's leading PC manufacturer has announced it will lay off 27,000 workers over the next two years — a third of those job cuts will be in the U.S. The CEO of Hewlett-Packard says the layoffs are part of a restructuring that will include greater spending on research and development.
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Bankrupt In Paradise

The public pension fund of a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean recently filed for bankruptcy. If the case is allowed to proceed, it could have major implications for retirees all across the U.S.
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Teaching Teens To Build Hammers Home A Message

As in other U.S. cities, many of Washington, D.C.'s teenagers can't find work. Staff and volunteers at a program for troubled youth hope a program that trains teens to rebuild a gutted house in a day will give them a boost in a tight job market. But learning construction is only part of the lesson.
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HP Will Cut 8 Percent Of Workforce Or 27,000 Jobs

The cuts will happen over an extended period wrapping up by the end of 2014.
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Many Americans Say Doing Taxes Is Easier Than Eating Right

More than 70 percent of respondents say they've made efforts to cut back on fats, added sugars and salt, they're trying to eat more whole grains, and they're trying to cut calories by drinking water, and low -or zero- calorie beverages.
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Sodexo Has A Beef With Food Certification Programs

Advocacy groups disagree about how to produce food sustainably and how to market it to consumers. Look no further than the more than 365 food certification programs out there, says one food company director.

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