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American Airlines Plans To Cut 12,000 To 14,000 Jobs

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

The company, now in bankruptcy protection, would eliminate as many as 16 percent of its jobs. "But we will also preserve tens of thousands of jobs that would have been lost if we had not embarked on this path," CEO Tom Horton says.

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Don Cornelius, 'Soul Train' Creator, Dead Of Gunshot Wound

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Soul Train became one of the longest-running shows on television and it was credited as one of the first to feature black artists prominently.

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Tech World Buzzes With Word That Facebook's IPO Filing Is Imminent

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

The social networking company is expected to begin the process of going public today. If valued at $100 billion, Facebook would become one of the largest and most valuable companies in the U.S.

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Stephen Colbert Says His SuperPAC Raised $1 Million

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Colbert said the money was used to "materially influence the elections," just as the founding fathers would have wanted. In its FEC filing, Colbert said his super PAC had more than $673,000 in cash on hand.

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VIDEO: Mitt Romney Sings 'America The Beautiful'

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The GOP presidential candidate let down his guard and broke into song.

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As Florida Votes, Polls Put Mitt Romney Comfortably Ahead

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Analysts expect that a big win by Romney will put him at cruising altitude through February.

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WNYC News

Connecticut Police Chief Retiring As FBI Probes Police Harassment Case

Monday, January 30, 2012

The police chief of East Haven, Conn. will retire this week as his department is probed by the Justice Dept. on allegations of racial bias, harassment and attacks on East Haven Latinos and Latino businesses.

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As Oakland Picks Up The Pieces, Washington To Evict Occupy Protesters

Monday, January 30, 2012

In a protest that marked a resurgence for the movement, 400 people were arrested. More confrontation is expected in Washington, D.C., as authorities begin enforcing a no-camping rule in a downtown park.

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In Daring Raid, Navy SEALs Free 2 Aid Workers From Somali Kidnappers

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The raid, authorized by President Obama on Monday, was reminiscent of the one that killed Osama bin Laden. The American rescued was on her way home.

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Rick Perry Quits GOP Presidential Race, Endorses Gingrich

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Texas governor leaves a race he once led. He throws his support to the former House speaker. "There is no viable path forward for me," Perry told supporters this morning in South Carolina.

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WNYC News

Kodak Calls Bankruptcy Filing 'Necessary Step'

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Besieged by the digital age it helped spark, the once-dominant photo giant hopes to restructure and raise cash by selling some of its more than 1,000 patents.

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Iowa GOP Puts Santorum Ahead By 34 Votes, But Result 'Unresolved'

Thursday, January 19, 2012

On the evening of the Jan. 3 caucuses, it was estimated Mitt Romney was eight votes ahead. Now, official say, Rick Santorum has a slight edge. Still, it's basically a split decision. Some precincts' results are missing.

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Goldman Sachs Post $1 Billion 4th Quarter Profit

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The rocky markets hurt the rock-star bank. Their profit is down 58 percent.

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If You Really Need Wikipedia Today, You Can Get To It

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

While the site's English pages have been "blacked out," it's offering a workaround — including access via mobile devices. Wikipedia and other sites are protesting pending anti-online piracy legislation that they say goes too far.

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Just How Much Did Clinton Eat As President?

Monday, January 09, 2012

A former White House pastry chef says President Bill Clinton had a "scary" appetite and could eat fiver or six pork chops.

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Jobless Rate Dips To 8.5 Percent, 200,000 Jobs Added To Payrolls

Friday, January 06, 2012

The unemployment rate is near a three-year low and there were 1.9 million private-sector jobs added to payrolls last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says.

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Judge Robert Carter, An 'Architect Of Desegregation,' Has Died

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

He was a key member of the legal team that convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to outlaw segregated public schools in 1954's landmark Brown v. the Board of Education decision.

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Fed Will Now Publicly Forecast Interest-Rate Changes

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

The Fed hopes by giving the market some foresight, it can better manage expectations.

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After Much Tumult, Wall Street Ends Year Where It Started

Friday, December 30, 2011

The S&P 500 saw the smallest annual move since at least 1947 and this comes in a year of constant and dramatic ups and downs.

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Verizon Backs Down From Plans To Charge $2 For Online, Phone Payments

Friday, December 30, 2011

Verizon said it was scrapping its plans because of customer feedback. The fee caused an uproar on the Internet.

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