Jobless claims rise but broader trend offers hope

In this Nov. 10, 2010 photo, job seeker Carlesha Clay views online job postings while attending a job fair in Livonia, Mich. Slightly more people applied for unemployment benefits last week, but first-time claims remain near their lowest level in two years. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for unemployment […]




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General Motors shares jump on Wall Street return

General Motors Co. CEO Daniel Akerson sits in the driver’s seat of a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro parked in front of the New York Stock Exchange following GM’s initial public offering, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 in New York. Duncan Niederauer, CEO of NYSE Euronext, is seated at right. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) SymbolPriceChangeF16.25-0.43MORN49.85+0.80{“s” : “f,morn”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” […]




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End-of-Life Cancer Care Varies by Region

End-of-Life Cancer Care Varies by Region Nov. 16, 2010 — One in three older adults with advanced cancer spends their last days in hospitals and intensive care units (ICUs), often with doctor’s employing Herculean efforts to prolong their life. And this may or may not be what they wanted, according to the Dartmouth Atlas Project’s […]




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Get a 4.7-inch Magellan GPS for $69.99

Never miss another turn with the Magellan RoadMate 1470, which has a larger screen than most nav systems. (Credit: TigerDirect) When it comes to GPS screens, bigger is better. The common 3.5-inch LCDs are way too small for my liking; I prefer the increasingly popular 4.3-inchers. But even then it’s a little too easy to […]




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Relationship Lessons From Prince William and Kate Middleton

By Tom Butler This week, the news was announced that the future heir to the throne, Prince William, is to marry his long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton. In these austere times, a royal wedding might be just what the country needs, but the couple haven’t made the decision lightly. In fact, their conduct throughout their very […]




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Ketzaleh Supports Rabbi Eliyahu’s Efforts to Keep Tzfat Jewish

MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzaleh), head of the National Union party, has come out with a strong statement of support for the beleaguered but popular Chief Rabbi of Tzfat, Shmuel Eliyahu. Tzfat, one of the holiest cities in Israel and the historic hometown of the Kabbalah, has become a popular target for Arabs wishing to buy […]




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Reports: Shas May Vote Against Freeze, After All

After the United States reportedly acceded to an Israeli demand that it supply a letter promising not to demand an additional building freeze in Judea and Samaria after the proposed three month extension is up, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was said Wednesday night to be preparing to convene a cabinet meeting later Wednesday night or […]




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Foreclosure class actions pile up against banks

SymbolPriceChangeBAC11.70-0.24JPM39.26-0.35WFC26.89-0.30{“s” : “bac,jpm,wfc”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} NEW YORK (AP) — Foreclosure-fraud class action lawsuits are starting to pile up against major banks across the country, threatening a besieged industry with billions more in potential losses. Bank executives are swarming Capitol Hill this week to defend themselves against multiple foreclosure-related investigations, including one […]




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Fed orders new "stress tests" for banks

SymbolPriceChangeBAC11.69-0.25C4.18-0.04JPM39.25-0.36WFC26.89-0.30{“s” : “bac,c,jpm,wfc”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s largest banks must undergo new stress tests to show they can weather another recession, and the Federal Reserve said those that pass them can boost dividends paid to investors. Banks would need to show the Fed’s bank examiners that they’re in […]




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Canada Backtracks and Lets Pro-Hamas Galloway in Country

Former British MP and pro-Hamas enthusiast George Galloway has been allowed entry to Canada and began a speaking tour across the country on Tuesday. The controversial Galloway was  declared a security risk and was barred from entering Canada in 2009 for a speaking tour that was organized by the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War. Galloway […]




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Act Like A Man At The Right Times

wowzers says: wow, so i guess feminism really isn’t about helping both men and women deconstruct gender roles. if men are expected to ‘man up’ in these situations, then Sara Stephenson must want women to ‘women up’ in the situations involving child rearing (instead of choosing to work), cooking and house upkeep, and being secondary […]




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Get a Windows 7 Family Pack for $119.99 shipped

Upgrade three of your family’s PCs on the cheap with the Windows 7 Family Pack. (Credit: Microsoft) Haven’t yet upgraded your home PCs to Windows 7? I can understand why: a single upgrade license retails for $119.99, which I find exorbitant for an operating system–even one as solid as Windows 7. As you may recall, […]




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