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Obama Boards A Bus To Promote His Economic Vision

President Obama's campaign bus rolls from Ohio into Pennsylvania Friday. He is trying to make the case that the U.S. economy is slowly but surely on the mend. While touring Ohio's manufacturing belt Thursday, he highlighted the rebound of the auto industry.
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Washington, Wall Street Wait For Jobless Report

The Labor Department releases June's unemployment figures Friday. After starting off the year with some new-found strength, in recent months job growth has been slowing. That's significant to anyone looking for work and to economists. Job growth is also front and center in the presidential election.
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Laws That Target Homeless Imperil Programs That Feed Them Outdoors

Many of the hungry and homeless depend on meals served by nonprofit groups in parks and other outdoor areas around the city. But new laws would force those groups to close down or continue serving meals only in indoor spaces.

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Fake Bylines Reveal Hidden Costs Of Local News

Major newspapers in Chicago, Houston and San Francisco are among those that have acknowledged they published dozens of items in print or online that appeared under fake bylines. The items in question were not written by reporters at the papers but by employees of a news outsourcing firm called Journatic.
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For Some Businesses, Daily Deals Have A Dark Side

Groupon and Living Social have become a major force in retail, but they require businesses to offer deep discounts. At times, the flood of extra customers comes at a high cost.
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Despite Delays, Chair Lifts Coming To Public Pools

A new provision in the Americans with Disabilities Act requires pools that are open to the public to add the lifts. They were supposed to be installed by May, but the Justice Department has moved the deadline to January. While some pools continue to fight the order, this could be the last extension.
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Supreme Court Has A Term To Remember

In the last 10 days alone, the high court created a storm of historic headlines. For the first time in recent memory, liberals prevailed in most of the high-profile cases, from the Affordable Care Act to the Arizona immigration law. But nobody expects that to continue.
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'Seventeen' Magazine Takes No-Photoshop Pledge After 8th-Grader's Campaign

Julia Bluhm, 14, rounded up 80,000 signatures with an online petition, and that convinced the magazine to promise not to digitally alter editorial photos of teen models. The editor in chief writes that Seventeen "never has, never will."
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Federal Judge Richard Posner: The GOP Has Made Me Less Conservative

The longtime conservative jurist has been one of the nation's most respected and admired legal thinkers on the right. But in an interview with NPR, he expressed exasperation at the modern Republican Party, and confessed that he has become "less conservative" as a result.

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