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Farm Workers' Low Wages Hinder San Joaquin Valley's Economy

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

If you look at the jobs picture across the U.S., one place stands out for high levels of unemployment: Central California's San Joaquin Valley. It's been called the Appalachia of the West.

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May Employment Data May Reflect Record Job Growth

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

The Labor Department releases its monthly employment report on Friday. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expect an increase in payrolls of 210,000.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

David Greene and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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SEC To Focus Oversight On High-Speed Trading

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

Head of the Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Jo White has unveiled a set of initiatives aimed at better oversight of Wall Street. The SEC is looking to step up regulation of high-speed trading.

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Ukraine's Weakened Military Could Hinder Poroshenko's Objectives

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

With Petro Poroshenko poised to assume the presidency, he's vowed to crush a pro-Russian rebellion in the eastern part of the country. Analysts say chronic problems with the armed forces is a problem.

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Upheaval In Libya Makes New Prime Minister's Job A Challenge

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

Different branches of the armed forces, which are really militias on the government payroll, are fighting among each other and with rebels across the country.

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Singing Nun Wins Italy's 'The Voice'

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

Sister Cristina Scuccia, 25, became a favorite after her first round performance in March. She says she was inspired by Pope Francis' appeal to bring the Catholic church closer to ordinary people.

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Senators Reach Deal To Pay For Veterans' Care Outside VA System

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

Senators have reached a bipartisan agreement to build more clinics for veterans, hire more doctors and to allow the faster dismissals of senior level employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Obama In Normandy For 70th Anniversary Of D-Day

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

The sky over Normandy is brilliant blue on Friday. President Obama joins Queen Elizabeth, the leader of France and others in marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings during World War II.

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From Father to Son, Life Lessons Passed Down Through Generations

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 3:00am

Thompson Williams' dad died when he was 22. As Williams now tells his own son, Kiamichi-tet, his father taught him the importance of caring for others and that crying is a path to strength.

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The 'Cool War' With China Is Unseen, But Comes With Consequences

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 2:47am

Dueling charges of cyberspying between China and the U.S. are escalating in this new conflict, which could have huge stakes for American industry and trade secrets.

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Wait A Second ... Is That Hitchhiker John Waters?

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 2:47am

The man behind Pink Flamingos and Cry-Baby hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco and chronicles the experience in a new book, Carsick. He says as a hitchhiker, "Your job is to talk. Or have sex."

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GM CEO Announces Firings In Wake Of Report On Recall Failings

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:39am

Mary Barra announced Thursday that 15 employees have been fired and others disciplined over the company's failure to disclose a defect with ignition switches that is linked to at least 13 deaths.

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Miami Heat Aims To Win Legacy-Defining 3rd Straight NBA Title

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 6:04am

The NBA finals begin Thursday night between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs. It's a repeat of last year's series. And in hockey, the LA Kings won Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals in overtime.

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2 Governors Face Off Over Hockey's Stanley Cup

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 5:58am

If LA wins, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown gets Italian sausage, cupcakes and Long Island oysters. The prize for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo if the Rangers win? Rice cakes and a history book on California.

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70 Years On, A Normandy Village Honors Aging WWII Veterans

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 5:24am

Many veterans of the D-Day landing are now in their 90s, and this year's anniversary may be one of the last where the liberated and liberators are able to celebrate together.

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Villages Across Normandy Celebrate Aging World War II Vets

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 5:24am

Friday is the 70th anniversary of the allied invasion of Normandy that began the liberation of France and Europe from Nazi control. Many of the veterans making the trip are in their 90s.

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Alaskan Volcano Erupts With Intensity

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 5:11am

An eruption of the Pavlof Volcano in Alaska this week is spewing lava some 1,500 feet into the air. Geologists say Pavlof's show could go on for weeks — perhaps even months.

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Vultures Land On K Street

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 5:06am

Washingtonians know K Street is the classic address for lobbyists. A Washington Post reporter got one punch line after another when asking passers-by what they thought of the vultures.

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Senate Expected To Approve Sebelius Replacement At HHS

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:10am

The Senate votes Thursday on the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be Health and Human Services Secretary, replacing Kathleen Sebelius. Burwell was running the Office of Management and Budget.

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