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First lady announces one-stop job site for vets
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama has announced a new online effort to link soldiers leaving the military with jobs that match their skill sets....

China, US data keep a lid on global stocks
LONDON (AP) -- Lackluster economic data out of China and the U.S. offset a string of positive developments in Europe to keep a lid on global stock markets on Wednesday following a strong run, particularly on Wall Street....

Gannett 1Q net profit falls 43 pct
MCLEAN, Va. (AP) -- Gannett Co. said Wednesday that its first-quarter net profit dropped 43 percent, pulled down by restructuring costs, but its adjusted profit managed to beat Wall Street predictions by a penny....

Wellness programs grow more popular with employers
That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder with a looming change under the federal health care overhaul....

Q&A: A French economist's grim view of wealth gap
NEW YORK (AP) -- If you'd like to live in Downton Abbey, the good news is that our economy has entered a second Gilded Age of opulence and elegance....

US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise
NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market slipped Wednesday, after rising for six straight days, as investors worked through another round of quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies. Intuitive Surgical was among those announcing disappointed results. A worse-than-expected report on the housing market also weighed on the broader market....

Gay business owners still face challenges
NEW YORK (AP) -- It happens a few times a year: A customer refuses to work with Dave Greenbaum because he's gay....

Labor Dept. cuts levels of allowable coal dust
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease....

Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5 percent in March
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start....

Procter & Gamble 3Q net income up on cost cuts
NEW YORK (AP) -- Procter & Gamble's fiscal third-quarter net income rose 2 percent as it cut costs to offset sluggish sales in categories like beauty and family products....

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