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House leaders unveil budget bill, race to avert partial shutdown

House leaders unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill Tuesday night that would avert a partial government shutdown while delaying a fight over President Obama's immigration actions until early 2015.<p>The GOP-led House Appropriations Committee released the plan, which would keep most of the government …

ECB's loans offer clues in QE guessing game | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The guessing game over the timing of euro zone money printing will intensify as the European Central Bank unveils a closely watched gauge of policy in the coming week, the highlight of a calendar dominated by Europe’s malaise.<p>People walk past the new ECB headquarters in …

US sends 6 prisoners from Guantanamo to Uruguay

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Six prisoners held for 12 years at Guantanamo Bay have arrived as refugees in Uruguay, a South American nation with only a …

U.S. economy adds a robust 321,000 jobs in November

Providing a surprising and much-needed bit of momentum to a shaky global economy, U.S. employers ramped up hiring last month and reported a significant rise in wages — welcome news for American workers feeling left behind by the nation's slow recovery.<p>The U.S. economy added a robust 321,000 jobs in …

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Police: Chokehold victim complicit in own death

NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner was overweight and in poor health. He was a nuisance to shop owners who complained about him selling untaxed cigarettes on the street. When police came to arrest him, he resisted. And if he could repeatedly say, "I can't breathe," it means he could breathe.<p>Rank-and-file …

Nov. job gains surge to nearly 3-year high

The labor market surged in November as employers added 321,000 jobs — the largest one-month gain in nearly three years, the Labor Department said Friday.<p>The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8%.<p>Economists surveyed by Action Economics had estimated that 225,000 jobs were added last month.<p>The …