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Applications for US jobless aid fall to 278,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, adding to signs that the job market should continue to improve.<p>The …

What Obama said, what he meant

President Barack Obama took the stage after receiving another midterm election drubbing. And he stuck to the script.<p>He didn’t take the bait when reporters tried to get him to describe the results as a “shellacking,” as he did after Democrats lost the House in 2010. And he didn’t signal any …

Ending Washington gridlock largely in Mitch McConnell's hands now

Mitch McConnell built his ascent to Senate majority leader on voter anger over Washington gridlock that he helped foster while in the Republican minority against President Obama.<p>Now the Kentucky senator will need to convince tea party Republicans who thrived on that approach to join him in a new …

Mitch McConnell

This 2-Minute Trick Will Boost Your Productivity

Even the most organized to-do lists can be overwhelming if you don't know where to start.<p>Luckily, Edward G. Brown lays out a simple solution for prioritizing tasks in his book "The Time Bandit Solution: Recovering Stolen Time You Never Knew You Had." All you have to do is differentiate between …

Save Battery Life With These 7 Lite Versions of Your Favorite Apps

Apps help you stay connected and can improve your daily efficiency — that is, as long as they don't drain your phone's battery first.<p>As apps become …

64-bit Chrome desktop browser now available in beta

If you're hankering to live on the bleeding edge, a beta version of the desktop Chrome browser for 64-bit Windows 7 and Windows 8 systems is now …