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3 years 8 months ago

Unemployment applications down

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits dipped last week, a sign the job market may be improving slowly. The Labor Department says that applications for unemployment benefits edged down 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 400,000. That's the lowest level in four months. The previous week's...

3 years 9 months ago

Housing prices up

WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first time in eight months, home prices in major U.S. cities are on the rise. They got a boost from the annual flurry of spring buyers. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home-price index finds that prices rose in 13 of the 20 cities tracked. Washington, D.C.,...

4 years 5 months ago

Fewer teen drivers die in accidents

ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. health officials say fatal car crashes involving teen drivers fell by about a third over five years. The number of teen deaths dropped dramatically from about 2,200 in 2004 to 1,400 in 2008. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says several factors might explain...

4 years 7 months ago

Four Corners gets new visitor plaza

The monument that marks the spot where Colorado, Arizona, News Mexico and Utah meet has been spruced-up. It has a new plaza and interpretive panels for visitors. A dedication of the new plaza is scheduled for Friday. Randy Bloom of the National Society of Professional Surveyors will speak about...

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