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Discouraged In Hunt For A Job, Many Stop Looking

The unemployment rate dropped last month, but it's not all good news. Some 844,000 people have given up on finding a job for one reason or another. Some have decided to go back to school to train for a new career, but others have simply become too dejected to keep trying.

California Online Sales Tax Faces Enforcement Hurdle

Starting Saturday, California shoppers will begin paying sales tax on more online purchases. It's the eighth state to pass a so-called "Amazon tax," named after the mega e-tailer. But most of the sales tax owed will remain uncollected.

Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law Likely To Remain

Residents have been sounding off about the measure to a task force since May, and more hearings will be held before recommendations are made to Florida's Legislature. A task force may suggest a few tweaks to the law, which, despite all the attention, remains popular.

Romney Makes Appeal To Women Voters In Virginia

Mitt Romney campaigned Thursday morning in Northern Virginia, one day after he came under intense criticism for his comments — and a campaign statement — on the siege of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Fed Unveils New Programs To Stimulate Economy

The Federal Reserve expanded its list of stimulus programs Thursday with a new one aimed squarely at the housing market. The Fed will begin buying $40 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities every month, and will continue doing so until it sees the labor market improve.

TV Networks Reach For Different Territory This Fall

Audie Cornish talks to Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times about the fall offerings on television. They cover Last Resort, Nashville, and The Mindy Kaling Project.