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Improved Job Figures Surprise Economists

The Labor Department released its monthly report Friday, which shows unemployment down to 8.3 percent. Is the dip strong enough to push the rate down further in the coming months?
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Fairway To Heaven: Trump Eyes A Golf Course Burial

Donald Trump, the man who can buy anything, wants to build a cemetery for himself and members of his private golf club at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. But it's taking an eternity for Trump to get his cemetery built.
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How Did That Ad Make You Feel? Ask A Computer

Rosalind Picard specializes in something called affective computing. She designs technology that can measure and communicate human emotion. Her work started with autistic children, and from there, she moved on to using computers to assess people's emotional connections to brands.
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Can Komen Recover From Controversy?

The breast cancer organization has suffered one of the worst public relations disasters in recent memory. Komen relies heavily on positive associations with its cause, but restoring its luster will be quite a task.
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Many Hits, Rather Than A Big One, Pose Greatest Concussion Risk

High school football players experienced brain changes long before they had symptoms of concussion. The findings suggest that concussions come from cumulative damage, researchers say.
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Prison Meal Deal: Where The Staff Serves Lunch ... And Time

At the Fife and Drum Restaurant, located in a Massachusetts minimum-security prison, inmates learn to cook and wait tables. Regulars praise the tasty lunches served up at bargain prices. Prison officials say such job training reduces the chances prisoners will re-offend.

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