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Job Prospects Look up for Liberal Arts Grads

Liberal arts grads have wandered an employment desert in recent years, with entry-level jobs going to business and tech majors. Now things are looking up.


Robots Soon Will Write Earnings Stories for AP

The Associated Press revealed Monday it will employ the story-writing software by start-up Automated Insights to automate the production of U.S. corporate earnings stories.


Measles Outbreak Complicates 2 Big Amish Events

Health officials in Ohio's Amish country are worried about the measles which has already beenthe nation's largest outbreak in two decades.


NASA Scrubs Launch of Carbon-Monitoring Satellite

A failure in ground equipment has postponed the launch of a NASA satellite designed to study atmospheric carbon dioxide, the main driver of climate change.


Tropical Storm Forms Off Florida

Tropical Storm Arthur has formed off the coast of Florida, with storm watches in effect from Fort Pierce to Flagler Beach.


Former Vegas Hilton Hotel Gets New Owner

The storied former Las Vegas Hilton, famous for staging Liberace and more than 800 sold-out Elvis Presley concerts, has a new name and owner.


U.S. Economy: When a Slip Becomes a Fall

Recently revised figures by the Commerce Department on U.S. economic growth during the first quarter revealed a contraction of almost 3 percent. But what does that portend?


CoreLogic: U.S. Home Price Rise Slowed in May

U.S. home prices rose in May compared with a year earlier, but the gains have slowed, according to data provider CoreLogic.


U.S. Bank Settles FHA Claims for $200 Million

U.S. Bank has agreed to pay $200 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly originated and underwrote mortgage loans insured by the FHA that did not meet applicable requirements, the Justice Department announced on Monday.


Mental Disorder Not Factor in Pistorius Shooting

Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and was able to understand the wrongfulness of what he had done.


Hispanic Millennials Ride Hard in 'Los Cowboys'

"Los Cowboys," set to debut in the fall, follows the lives of a group of urban charros who seek respect as bona fide cowboys.


Interest Rates Go Up Again on Student Loans

Interest rates go up Tuesday for students taking out new federal loans, in relatively minimal hike that could foreshadow increases to come.


Chicago PMI Hit 3-month Low in June

Chicagoland manufacturing activity expanded at a slower rate than expected in June, underlining concerns over the U.S. economic outlook.


Missing Israeli Teens Found Dead

Three Israeli teenagers, missing since the middle of June and presumed kidnapped, were found dead Monday near Hebron in the West Bank.


Judge Dismisses George Zimmerman Suit Against NBC

A Florida judge on Monday dismissed the defamation lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman against NBC and three reporters, saying the former neighborhood watch leader failed to show the network acted with malice.


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