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UK unemployment rate steady, number of jobless claims fall

UK unemployment rate steady, number of jobless claims fallBritain's jobless rate was stable in the three months to January, but the number of people claiming unemployment benefits fell more than expected and earnings showed signs of picking up. The jobless rate was unchanged at 7.2 percent, as expected in a Reuters poll. The number of people claiming unemployment benefits fell by 34,600, more than the 25,000 decrease forecast in a Reuters poll. The BoE last month revised its forward guidance

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More U.S. moms are staying at home with kids: study

More American mothers are staying at home with their children, a shift that reflects rising immigration and the fact many women are unable to find jobs after a sluggish period for the U.S. economy, a Pew analysis released on Tuesday showed. Twenty-nine percent of U.S. mothers, or about 10.4 million women, stayed at home in 2012. The category of... Read more...

France's Valls wins parliament backing for tax and spend shake-up

France's Valls wins parliament backing for tax and spend shake-upBy Leigh Thomas PARIS (Reuters) - New Prime Minister Manuel Valls won a vote of confidence in parliament on Tuesday after unveiling planned tax and public spending cuts, vowing to bring France's public deficit down while resisting outright austerity. In a keynote speech to the National Assembly after being chosen last week by President

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MLB at Bat for Windows Phone adds push notifications and pitch tracking

MLB at Bat for Windows Phone adds push notifications and pitch trackingOpening day is here! ...sort of. This year's quest for a World Series ring kicks off Down Under today, with the Dodgers and the Diamondbacks squaring off at the Sydney Cricket Ground (yes, they're still playing baseball).

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American the latest airline to tweak flier program

American the latest airline to tweak flier programDALLAS (AP) — Airline travelers are adjusting to constant turbulence in frequent-flier programs.

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'Key' player in smuggling ring sentenced in NJ

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Chinese national whom authorities called a key player in a large-scale international smuggling ring was sentenced to more than three years in prison Friday.... Read more...
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