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  • Manufacturing slower to grow in California than elsewhere in U.S.

    The United States has seen a remarkable turnaround in manufacturing employment since the economy bottomed out five years ago — but California hasn't. The state has been among the slowest to recover jobs in an industry long viewed as a bastion of...
  • Obama moves to lift legacy, party's 2016 outlook with tax plans

    WASHINGTON Barack Obama this week will lay the foundation for the last two years of his presidency. Helping middle- and lower-income households will be the cornerstone. Obama is trying to shore up his legacy and help Democrats seeking to win the White...
  • GOP heads to 'Sweetest Place on Earth' to get over bitterness

    WASHINGTON House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had hoped that the first Republican-controlled Congress in eight years would get off to a smooth start with party unity and no drama. But an embarrassing...
  • Egypt's leader el-Sissi calls for revolution in interpretation of Islam in face of militancy

    Egypt's president opened the new year with a dramatic call for a "revolution" in Islam to reform interpretations of the faith entrenched for hundreds of years, which he said have made the Muslim world a source of "destruction" and pitted it against the...
  • Women are at the forefront of China's anti-smoking crusade

    BEIJING Nearly every day in China, women go to work in smoke-filled offices, exposed to the fumes of cigarettes smoked mainly by male colleagues. After work is over, many go home to breathe secondhand smoke created by husbands or other family members....
  • Strong US hiring last month is expected to make 2014 best year for jobs since 1999

    The best year for U.S. hiring since 1999 likely ended with another solid gain in December, supporting expectations that the United States will strengthen further even as overseas economies stumble. Analysts have forecast that U.S. employers added 243,000...
  • Supreme Court faced gay rights decision in 1958 over 'obscene' magazine

    The road to gay rights at the U.S. Supreme Court began not in San Francisco or New York, but in a small downtown Los Angeles office, where volunteer writers and editors in 1953 launched a new "magazine for homosexuals." ONE, as it was called, offered...
  • Some of Grasso's own constituents likely 'freeloaders'

    We should thank John Grasso, the gentleman from Glen Burnie, for expressing an American ideal: That, with hard work and prudence, grit and determination, anyone can own a nice house and a fine car. "Work harder," the Anne Arundel county councilman said...
  • Many college freshmen clueless about debt load

    As many high school seniors decide in the next couple of months what college they will attend, most will be flying blind about what their decision will cost them next year or 10 years later. Despite all the hand wringing about runaway college costs, and...
  • Sen. McCaskill won't run for Missouri governor in 2016

    ST. LOUIS In what may be the last serious impediment facing Chris Koster in his quest for the Missouri Democratic gubernatorial nomination, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., announced Monday she won't be a candidate. "That's a firm 'No,'" McCaskill said...
  • Goodbye, Illinois: residents are leaving for other states

    Goodbye, Illinois: residents are leaving for other states
    Even on days when the temperature is above zero, Illinois struggles to keep people here. They're leaving, in droves, for states with sunnier economic opportunities. New census data and other figures reveal the cold hard truth: More people are moving...