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US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000. That's the lowest reading since February 2006, nearly two years before the Great Recession began. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined...

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Fans start lining up as Comic-Con floor opens

Comic-Con is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love - after waiting in line. The lineups began as soon as the San Diego Convention Center opened its doors. Fans with four-day passes to the sold-out pop-culture spectacular gained early admission to the showroom floor Wednesday... Read Story

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1 hour 28 minutes ago

Obama to talk economy amid fundraising spree

LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Barack Obama wraps up a three-day fundraising trip on the West Coast on Thursday, devoting part of his day to promoting his economic agenda at a technical college. Obama is also attending a Democratic National Committee event Thursday before returning to Washington. Obama attended six... Read Story

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US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000. That's the lowest reading since February 2006, nearly two years before the Great... Read Story

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Fans start lining up as Comic-Con floor opens

Comic-Con is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love - after waiting in line. The lineups began as soon as the San Diego Convention Center opened its doors. Fans with four-day passes to the sold-out pop-culture spectacular gained early admission to the showroom floor Wednesday... Read Story

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Man run over by own truck during road rage

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window. It happened Tuesday evening in Gainesville, Florida. The Gainesville Sun reports 48-year-old Joseph... Read Story

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1 hour 28 minutes ago

Obama to talk economy amid fundraising spree

LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Barack Obama wraps up a three-day fundraising trip on the West Coast on Thursday, devoting part of his day to promoting his economic agenda at a technical college. Obama is also attending a Democratic National Committee event Thursday before returning to Washington. Obama attended six... Read Story

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