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First-time Jobless Claims Jump by 24,000

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, likely reflecting temporary layoffs in the week before Easter, while hiring has picked up.

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GM Posts Worst Quarterly Earnings Since 2009

General Motors says first-quarter profit fell 86 percent as a series of recalls dragged its earnings down, for its worst quarterly performance since it left bankruptcy protection in 2009.

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2014 Woman of the Year: Katherine Archuleta

The CEO of a billion-dollar company. A managing director at one of the world's largest banks. The first Latina governor in the U.S. This year's Woman of the Year, Katherine Archuleta, faced a particularly tough field.

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Putin Says Internet Is CIA Plot

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russian search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting.

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