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Private sector job growth beats expectations in October

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. private employers added more jobs than expected last month, while planned layoffs dropped sharply, underscoring the view the economy is on a path of slow growth. The ADP National Employment Report showed on Wednesday the economy’s private sector added 110,000 jobs in October, topping economists’ expectations for a…

One Cain accuser looks to break silence as another was paid off

Two major newspapers have released stories on the women accusing Herman Cain of sexual harassment that could be further damaging to the GOP presidential candidate. According to The New York Times, one of the two women received a full years’ severance fee of $35,000 from the National Restaurant Association after…

Protest organizer on NYPD infiltrators: ‘We’ll take them’

One Occupy Wall Street activist told Current TV on Tuesday that he isn’t worried that New York City police may be trying to sabotage the movement by sending drunk and homeless people to Zuccotti Park. The New York Daily News’ Harry Siegel wrote Sunday that at least two drunks told…

Chicago aldermen back marijuana decriminalization proposal

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A group of Chicago aldermen plan to introduce an ordinance at a Wednesday city council meeting that would decriminalize possessing small amounts of marijuana. Supporters say the measure would help raise revenue for the city, save money and free up police to pursue more serious crimes. Cook…

Wall Street fears U.S. debt crisis as Europe reels

Even as Europe’s debt crisis spirals out of control, Wall Street is casting an eye on a fast-approaching congressional deadline that could spark a debt crisis this side of the Atlantic. US investors — for weeks preoccupied with the tumult raging in Greece and the broader eurozone — are starting…

Obama approval rating rises to forty-seven percent

US President Barack Obama’s approval rating climbed to 47 percent in a new poll released Wednesday, closing on a level which could help him run a competitive reelection bid next year. In a Quinnipiac University poll, Obama’s approval rating rose from 41 percent in October, and the president held leads…

‘Occupy Wall St’ finds donations bring challenges

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Occupy Wall Street has raised more than $500,000 in New York alone to support anti-greed demonstrations and, seven weeks into the movement, protesters are finding that having money creates headaches. The challenges have included how to become a non-profit entity, how to deal with credit card…

Inequality dents U.S. rank in U.N. development index

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – The United States remains the fourth best country in the world to live in, but adjustment for inequality drops it into 23rd place, according to an annual U.N. ranking of nations’ development released on Wednesday. The ranking came in a human development index, a gauge of well-being…

U.S. Army soldier arrested on suspicion of espionage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – A U.S. Army specialist who was serving as a military policeman has been arrested at an Alaska military base on suspicion of spying, an Army spokesman said on Tuesday. Specialist William Colton Millay, 22, was taken into custody at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on October 28 following…

Military retirees fret about healthcare fees

FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) – When Wayne Johnson flew missions in Vietnam in the 1960s, one of the allures of a military career was the pledge that those who risked their lives for the United States would be repaid with healthcare in old age. Now, as the 65-year-old retired Air…

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