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Orientation week at the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif. 2013

Survey shows Class of 2017 is techie, service-oriented and wants to study abroad

The Class of 2017 will rely heavily on technology in many ways, but not all, while attending the University of Redlands. A survey of the freshmen class reveals there isn’t one student without a cell […]

09/10/2013

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Top 1 percent took record share of 2012 US income, possibly due to cashing in stock

WASHINGTON (AP) — The income gap between the richest 1 percent and the rest of America last year reached the widest point since the Roaring Twenties. The top 1 percent of U.S. earners collected 19.3 […]

09/10/2013

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US unemployment aid applications rise to 336,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week after reaching the lowest level in 5 ½ years. But the broader trend suggests companies are laying off fewer workers and […]

08/22/2013

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks fall, sending Dow to worst week of year

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended a tough week on a down note Friday, hurt by retailers and companies that are sensitive to rising interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average had its worst week […]

08/16/2013

California unemployment

California jobless rate increases to 8.7 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State officials say California’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.7 percent in July. The Employment Development Department announced Friday that the rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point, up from 8.5 […]

08/16/2013

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California added jobs despite unemployment rate increase

California’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.7 percent in July, the first such bump since the spring of 2011. The Employment Development Department says the rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point, up from 8.5 […]

08/16/2013

In this May 8, 2013 photo, Jeff Caldwell, 29, right, a chassis assembly line supervisor, checks a vehicle on the assembly line at the Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

US worker productivity up modestly in April-June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. worker productivity accelerated to a still-modest 0.9 percent annual pace between April and June after dropping the previous quarter. The second-quarter gain beat economists’ expectations and reversed a decline in the […]

08/16/2013

Ford car lot

Quality helps Americans keep old cars longer

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Americans are keeping their cars and trucks longer than ever, and even with new car sales increasing, the average age will continue to rise, an industry research firm says. The […]

08/06/2013

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US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 4.29 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages eased this week after last week’s surge, declines that could prompt homebuyers to act quickly before rates rise further. Freddie Mac says the average on the […]

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 home repossessions fell in April

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — New data show that fewer U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process or were repossessed by lenders last month. The figures released Thursday by foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac are the latest […]

05/09/2013

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Govt: firearm-related homicides down 39 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says firearm-related homicides have fallen 39 percent since the mid-1990s, from 18,253 in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011. The study also says that in 2011, about 70 percent of all […]

05/07/2013

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