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Glenn Beck Sued for Defamation

A Saudi Arabian man injured in the Boston Marathon bombings has accused Glenn Beck of calling him "the money man" behind the attack.

Conn. to Raise Minimum Wage to $10.10 an Hour

Gov. Dannel Malloy has set Connecticut on a path to have the highest minimum wage of any state in the country at $10.10 an hour, the figure that President Obama has asked Congress to set for the nation.

Aptera Adds Tech Jobs in Nashville

Ssoftware development and technology firm Aptera announced plans expand its operations and create up to 15 new jobs by the end of the year.

Career Fair Draws College Students

After scoring an internship last year, senior Brandon Bateman was hoping for the same type of success while looking for a post-graduation job at Alvernia University's annual career fair.

Job Market Tough for Young and Old Alike

The employment rate for young adults has fallen from 22 percent to 44 percent, while for the first time employment rates went for workers over 55 as would-be retirees are forced to keep working longer than they'd planned.

Police, Protesters Clash in Albuquerque

Police threw two dozen canisters of tear gas and arrested six people as marchers took over streets for Albuquerque police's fatal shooting of a homeless man.

Reality TV Star Benzino Shot by Nephew

Reality TV star Benzino was driving in a funeral procession for his mother on a Massachusetts highway Saturday when he was shot and injured by his nephew, who was riding in another car, according to authorities and the hip-hop magazine owned by Benzino.

Health Law Sign Up Deadline is Monday

Monday is the deadline to sign up for private health insurance in the new online markets.

Schools Increasingly Check Students for Obesity

Schools are measuring student body fat to help combat obesity but the practice has angered some parents and eating disorder groups.

Report: NSA Had Over 300 Reports on Merkel

A German magazine claims the National Security Agency kept more than 300 reports on Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel.

SoCal Rattled By Second Big Quake In A Month

A second earthquake, the biggest to hit the state in six years, jolted Southern California Friday night.

Ford Adding Jobs at Engine Facility

Ford's Americas president says as March sales improve, the company will add 300 jobs and upgrade its Ohio facility to produce a new V6 engine.

Pentagon to Triple Cyber Security Staff

The Pentagon plans to increase its cyber security staff threefold in the next few years to defend against online attacks that threaten national security, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday.

Consumer Spending Indicates U.S. Economy Thawing

U.S. consumer spending increased in February as incomes rose, indicating the economy may be heating up after an unusually severe winter.

UMich: Consumer Sentiment Slips in March

U.S. consumer sentiment slipped in March as Americans said they were less likely to buy cars and homes because of higher interest rates.

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