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Steep drop in jobless rate has some Obama foes crying foul

October 5, 2012 |

The Labor Department’s unemployment report spurs some to accuse the White House of cooking the books. The Obama administration strongly denies any manipulation.

WASHINGTON — The unusually steep drop in the U.S. jobless rate just weeks before the presidential election has sparked howls of protest from some conservatives that the White House cooked the books to boost President Obama’s chances.



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Unemployment manipulation impossible, says former Labor official

October 5, 2012 |

WASHINGTON — Manipulating the government’s monthly unemployment report is impossible because of the large number of people — mostly civil servants and not political appointees — involved in compiling the data, said the former commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.



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September jobs report cheers investors; stocks open higher

October 5, 2012 |

Investors sent Wall Street stocks higher early Friday after the federal government reported the U.S. economy added 114,000 jobs in September.



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Gas prices suddenly skyrocket in California

October 5, 2012 |

As wholesale gasoline prices set all-time highs, some filling stations run out of fuel and don’t buy more. Others stay open and pass along costs to customers.

Skyrocketing gasoline prices caused some local service stations to shut off their pumps Thursday while others shocked customers with overnight price increases of 30 cents or more.



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US rate on 30-year mortgage hits record 3.36 pct.

October 5, 2012 |

Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell to fresh record lows for the second straight week. The declines suggest the Federal Reserve’s stimulus efforts are having an impact.



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American Humane Assn. filing reveals payout to chairman’s partner

October 5, 2012 |

The American Humane Assn. paid $ 233,863 to the business partner of the board’s chairman, a federal tax filing shows.

The American Humane Assn., the century-old charity charged with overseeing the welfare of animals on films and television shows, paid nearly a quarter of a million dollars to the business partner of the board’s chairman, Eric Bruner, a federal tax filing shows.



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Don’t need that drug refill? Here it is anyway

October 4, 2012 |

At least some pharmacists at CVS, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, have refilled prescriptions and submitted claims to insurers without patients’ approval.

You already knew that our healthcare system is screwy. But you probably didn’t know that at least some pharmacists at CVS, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, were refilling prescriptions and submitting claims to insurers without patients’ approval.



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Retail sales up modest 0.8% in September

October 4, 2012 |

After splurging on back-to-school, shoppers took a break from the malls in September in advance of what is expected to be a decent holiday season.



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2013 Honda Accord re-engineered into a well-rounded sedan

October 4, 2012 |

The 2013 version of Honda’s venerable mid-size sedan gets a clean-sheet redesign that overhauls the Accord’s engines, transmissions, styling and size.

Honda’s nerds have done it. They’ve cracked the code, solved the riddle, unscrambled the jumble that, until now, has perpetually confounded a large swath of the automotive engineering teams around the globe.



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