Russian Bombings Kill 31, Raise Fears Over Olympics

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 30, 2013
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By the Associated Press

MOSCOW — Two suicide bombings in as many days have raised concerns that separatist militants have begun a terrorist campaign in Russia that could stretch into the Winter Olympics in February. Russian authorities and the International Olympic Committee insisted the site of the games, protected by layers of security, is completely safe.

The attacks in Volgograd, only 400 …

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Health Exchange Website Hits 1 Million Mark

Posted by Steve Herman on December 29, 2013

HONOLULU (AP) — A December surge propelled health care sign-ups through the government’s rehabilitated website past the 1 million mark, the Obama administration said Sunday, reflecting new vigor for the problem-plagued federal insurance market.

Combined with numbers for state-run markets due in January, that should put total enrollment in the new private insurance plans under President Barack Obama’s health law at …

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1.3 Million Losing Unemployment Benefits

Posted by Christina Kemp on December 28, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, with potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy. A tense political battle likely looms when Congress reconvenes in the new, midterm election year.

Nudging Congress along, a vacationing President Barack Obama called two …

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Santa’s Sleigh Delayed After Snags at UPS, FedEx

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 26, 2013
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By the Associated Press

NEW YORK — Santa’s sleigh didn’t make it in time for Christmas for some this year due to shipping problems at UPS and FedEx.

The delays were blamed on poor weather earlier this week in parts of the country as well as overloaded systems. The holiday shopping period this year was shorter than usual, more buying …

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Want Happiness at Work? Avoid These Careers.

Posted by Steve Leader on December 26, 2013
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BusinessInsider.com and CareerBliss.com teamed up to see which jobs tend to make the people who do the work unhappy.  Based on thousands of employee evaluations involving 250 job roles, here’s what was found.

The job most likely to make a person miserable is analyst.  Right behind are dispatchers, program coordinators, pharmacy technicians and teachers.

Factors that went into the scores include work-life …

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