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Walmart to increase holiday hiring by 10 percent
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season, an increase of 10 percent from last year.
Health law enrollment now 7.3M
The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health care law — down from 8 million reported earlier this year.
Philippine agents arrest 43 in cybersex raids
Philippine authorities say they have arrested 43 suspected members of a syndicate that runs a lucrative online cybersex operation catering to clients worldwide.
Upgrade to iOS 8 now or wait?
Apple's iOS 8 software update for iPhones and iPads is worth getting — but not necessarily right away.
PepsiCo wants NFL to 'seize the moment'
The leader of Gatorade maker PepsiCo is urging the National Football League to "seize the moment" and put domestic violence and child abuse policies in place immediately once it conducts its review.
Applications for US jobless benefits fall sharply
The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening.
Yellen says US families need to boost savings
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Great Recession showed that a large number of American families are "extraordinarily vulnerable" to financial setbacks because they have few assets to fall back on.
Dow ends at record after Fed maintains low rates
The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at a record high after the Federal Reserve maintained its stance on record-low interest rates.
Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'
A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital says a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital.
Fed forecasts a slightly faster increase in rates
Federal Reserve policymakers are contemplating a slightly faster increase in the Fed's benchmark interest rate in 2015 than they did three months ago.
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