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Initial jobless claims dropped again last week after Sandy

November 29, 2012 |

WASHINGTON — Initial claims for unemployment benefits dropped again last week, to 393,000, as the jobs market continued to recover from Superstorm Sandy.



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Starbucks’ $7-a-cup coffee: Can you tell the difference?

November 29, 2012 |

Some coffee aficionados have a difficult decision to make: Spend $ 7 on a full lunch or on a single cup of Starbucks coffee?



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Union walkout cripples ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

November 29, 2012 |

The job action by the small International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63’s Office Clerical Unit shuts down most of the complex, which could have a wide effect.

A small union of maritime clerks managed to shut down most of the nation’s busiest seaport complex Wednesday, raising concerns about harm to the fragile economy.



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Costco joins firms issuing special dividend payments this year

November 29, 2012 |

A growing list of companies are moving up dividends or declaring special one-time payouts to shareholders ahead of what may be higher tax rates next year.

NEW YORK — Hoping to save shareholders money, Costco joined a growing list of companies issuing dividend payments this year, rather than waiting and seeing if tax rates rise as Congress wrangles over the “fiscal cliff.”



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Embattled hedge fund tells investors of looming SEC action

November 28, 2012 |

NEW YORK — The hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors told investors it has received a notice of potential action by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, according to a source familiar with the matter.



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Dutch court sides with Apple, bans some Samsung Galaxy products

November 28, 2012 |

If you thought the patent wars between Apple and Samsung couldn’t possibly get any more mind-numbingly obscure, you would be wrong.



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Stocks open lower, following European markets

November 28, 2012 |

Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street. Investors are still waiting for signs of progress on the “fiscal cliff.”



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Judge orders tobacco companies to say they lied about smoking risk

November 28, 2012 |

A federal judge orders tobacco firms to publish corrective statements that say they lied about the dangers of smoking and that disclose smoking’s health effects.

WASHINGTON — A federal judge ordered tobacco companies to publish corrective statements that say they lied about the dangers of smoking and that disclose smoking’s health effects, including the death on average of 1,200 people a day.



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UCLA Medical Center gets failing grade on patient safety

November 28, 2012 |

Leapfrog, a healthcare quality rating group, gives an F to UCLA Medical Center for performing poorly on several measures. UCLA officials dispute the failing grade.

A national report card on patient safety gave a failing grade to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, one of the country’s most prestigious hospitals and one of only 25 nationwide to receive such low marks.



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Federal budget standoff is nerve-racking for state’s long-term jobless

November 28, 2012 |

Emergency unemployment benefits are scheduled to expire Dec. 29 unless Congress and Obama agree to an extension. That has 400,000 Californians on edge.

SACRAMENTO — The federal budget crisis in Washington known as the “fiscal cliff” has an estimated 400,000 long-term jobless Californians on the edge.



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