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Employers Added 176,000 Jobs In June, Survey Says

That could mean the nation's jobless rate ticked down in June. The unemployment figure is due for release on Friday.
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Romney Says Mandate's A Tax, But Also Sides With Justices Who Say It's Not

The GOP presidential candidate says the 2010 health care overhaul's mandate on Americans to buy health care insurance comes with a tax because that's what the Supreme Court ruled. But he also agrees with justices who use the word "penalty" instead.
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Proud Dad Ordered To Take Down Huge Sign

Clayton Mace of Sioux City, Iowa, put up a sign, 24 feet wide, congratulating all seven of his kids for graduating high school. Drivers on a nearby interstate can see it. No doubt local officials support education, but The Sioux City Journal reports they've ordered the sign taken down as a zoning code violation.
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VA Hospital Recuits Mental Health Providers

A Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Milwaukee has begun recruiting for additional mental health providers. It's part of a nationwide effort to bring on about 1,600 new psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers to reduce wait times for treatment.
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Tweeted Picture Helps Owner Find Lost Dog

Patch, a Jack Russell terrier, boarded a train near Dublin Wednesday. When the train staff discovered him, they posted his picture on Twitter. Within a half hour, his owner saw the photo and tweeted "That's my dog!"
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Limited Supply Of Hotel Rooms Forces Prices Higher

The hotel industry is making a comeback after being badly hit by the financial crisis. Linda Wertheimer talks to Barbara DeLollis, who reports on the hotel industry for USA Today, about how hotels are recovering.
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Ohio Senator Vulnerable For Health Law Support

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, who's up for re-election this year, was one of 60 senators to vote for the law. His opponent, Josh Mandel, says he'll keep reminding voters of that fact.

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