U.S. unemployment down

Unemployment falls below 7 percent in most US cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell below 7 percent in a majority of U.S. cities in November, suggesting steady job gains are benefiting most parts of the country.


After Christmas sale sign

Stores look to week after Christmas for sales

(AP) – Bargain-hungry Americans will need to go on a post-Christmas spending binge to salvage this holiday shopping season as U.S. holiday sales so far this year have been the weakest since 2008, when the nation was in a deep recession.


Ala. woman sleeps through tornado ripping off roof

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman said Friday she fell asleep on the couch and didn’t realize a tornado had ripped off part of her roof and damaged most of the home until firefighters and neighbors came to check on her.


Southern California home sales jump in November

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Southern California posted its highest number of November home sales in six years as the region’s housing market continued to recover, a research firm said Wednesday.


Jerry Brown campaigns for Prop 30

Renewed hope in California buoys Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California finds that Californians are rewarding Gov. Jerry Brown with a record high job-approval rating.


Superstorm wipes out New York's Nielsen ratings

NEW YORK (AP) – Superstorm Sandy has wiped out New York’s Nielsen ratings for the month of November. The company that measures television ratings said Tuesday it won’t report its New York market results for […]


Vote on Panda cub's name

Everyone is talking about voting these days, including fans of the San Diego Zoo’s pandas. Now it’s time to vote for the name of the male giant panda cub, born on July 29, 2012. There […]


Last day to register to vote! List of locations here

Today is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential election, and Los Angeles County registrar workers will be staffing registration tables at more than a dozen locations to encourage people […]


Brown's TV ads for tax initiative mislead voters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown began airing five new television commercials for his November tax proposal Wednesday, some of which misstate how the billions of dollars Proposition 30 would raise through higher sales […]




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