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Weekly Jobless Claims Stay Near 5-Year Low

The news could be another sign that the economy's picked up enough strength to convince employers that it's OK to hold on to workers.
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I Know I'm Supposed To Follow My Passion. But What If I Don't Have A Passion?

A young college grad asks an economist for advice.
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Consumers Facing Subscription Service Overload Will Only Get More Choices

Consumers already have an abundance of choice when it comes to entertainment and news subscriptions. But analysts say it's still early days for all the digital subscription offerings we'll have to pay for.
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From Mother To Daughter On 'Having It All'

A year after publishing her controversial Atlantic story, "Why Women Can't Have It All," Anne-Marie Slaughter talks about her decision to leave the State Department to be at home. Her mother suggests that whether they stay home or work, women today have a much better sense of themselves than did previous generations.
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Furloughs Only The Latest Blow To Federal Worker Morale

Government work was once synonymous with job security and stability. But these days furloughs, pay freezes and threats of further cuts are fomenting discontent. Some federal employees also say that public criticism of the federal government is also taking a toll.
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Enron's Jeffrey Skilling May See Sentence Reduced

Skilling was sentenced in 2006 for his role in the collapse of the energy trading giant and handed a 24-year prison sentence. Under the deal announced Thursday, he may see as much as a decade cut from that sentence.

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