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In this image made available Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013, Harrison Odjegba Okene looks in awe as a rescue diver surfaces into the air pocket which has kept Okene alive for nearly three days, recorded by the diver's headcam. (AP Photo/DCN Diving)

Man survives 60 hours at bottom of Atlantic

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat and dressed only in boxer shorts, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle. A video of the Nigerian […]

12/03/2013

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US job openings, hiring rise slightly in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised slightly more jobs in May and hired more workers, further signs of steady improvement in the job market. The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings rose 28,000 to […]

07/09/2013

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US services firms grow slower, hire more

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. services firms grew at a slower pace in June from May but added more jobs. The figures offered a mixed sign for companies that employ roughly 90 percent of the workforce. […]

07/03/2013

California unemployment

Calif. unemployment rate falls below 9 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, marking the first time in nearly five years the jobless rate has dipped below 9 percent. The state Employment Development Department reported […]

06/21/2013

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US auto sales roar back in May, led by pickups

DETROIT (AP) — Full-size pickups once again dominated U.S. auto sales in May, as small businesses — increasingly confident in the economy — raced to replace the aging pickups they held on to during the […]

06/03/2013

Consumer confidence

US consumer confidence rises in May to 5-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ confidence in the economy jumped in May to a five-year high, lifted by a better outlook for hiring, rising home prices and more optimism about business conditions. The increase suggests consumers […]

05/28/2013

SF police battling scam targeting Asian women

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco police say thieves have made off with almost $2 million in an ongoing scam targeting elderly women in the Chinese community. The most recent cases were over the holiday […]

09/05/2012

Harvard probing dozens for possible cheating

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) – Dozens of Harvard University students are being investigated for cheating after school officials discovered they may have shared answers or plagiarized on a final exam. Harvard officials aren’t releasing the name […]

08/30/2012

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