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People come out from a building with their hands up after a shooting happened at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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People come out from a building with their hands up after a shooting happened at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.

White House: Mass Shootings Not ‘New Normal’ — What is Then?

Mass shootings are not “the new normal.” At least not in President Barack Obama’s eyes, the White House press secretary says. “He doesn’t accept this as the new normal,” Jay Carney told reporters today. The shooting deaths of 12 people...

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In this Aug. 29, 2013, photo Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to a crowd of business and Republican leaders in Chesterfield, Mo.

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In this Aug. 29, 2013, photo Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to a crowd of business and Republican leaders in Chesterfield, Mo.

Perry Versus O’Malley: Maryland ‘Tax and Fee State’ or ‘Better Results’

Rick Perry’s cherry-picking job tour with a 2016 flavor goes on: The Republican Texas governor has picked Maryland as his latest target for business recruitment, pitting two potential 2016 presidential candidates against each other. Radio and television ads start today...

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Adult film actresses Chanel Preston, Allie Haze and Selena Rose are silhouetted onstage as they watch a video clip while presenting awards during the 29th annual Adult Video News Awards Show at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Adult film actresses Chanel Preston, Allie Haze and Selena Rose are silhouetted onstage as they watch a video clip while presenting awards during the 29th annual Adult Video News Awards Show at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Porn Stars on the Job in Labor Survey

Written with Lorraine Woellert Did a porn star’s syphilis outbreak slow U.S. job growth last month? Some bloggers seem to think it might have, and it sounds like a great story. Yet it’s probably not true. Yes, employment at movie...

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A job seeker, center, talks to a job recruiter at the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) career fair in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 16, 2013.

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A job seeker, center, talks to a job recruiter at the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) career fair in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 16, 2013.

Where Are Workers Going?

A shrinking workforce sent the unemployment rate in August down to its lowest level since December 2008. Nonetheless, the data showed some workers are leaving the job market voluntarily, not because they’re depressed about the prospects of getting hired. The...

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Patricipants hold a sign while walking in the March for Jobs and Justice in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Aug. 28, 2013. The march is part of the Let Freedom Ring ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the "I have a Dream" speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Patricipants hold a sign while walking in the March for Jobs and Justice in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Aug. 28, 2013. The march is part of the Let Freedom Ring ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the "I have a Dream" speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By the Numbers: 41.6 Percent

Before the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the unemployment rate among black teenagers, those aged 16-19, was 41.6 percent,  according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was double the unemployment rate among white teenagers, 20.3...

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the National Right to Life convention at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport Hotel on June 27, 2013 in Grapevine, Texas.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the National Right to Life convention at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport Hotel on June 27, 2013 in Grapevine, Texas.

Perry’s Visibility Tour: Jobs and More

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, stepping down next year as the longest-serving U.S. governor, has added Missouri as a target for attracting new jobs to the Lone Star State. The travel and television ads are more  likely to keep Perry visible...

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Job seekers wait to enter the Choice Career Fairs job fair in Arlington, Virginia.

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Job seekers wait to enter the Choice Career Fairs job fair in Arlington, Virginia.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 136,000

That’s how many more discouraged workers there were in July than a year earlier. Last month there were 988,000 discouraged workers, defined as those not looking for a job because they don’t believe one is available, according to Labor Department...

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President Barack Obama emerges from behind a stack of packing bins as he tours an Amazon fulfillment center with Amazon's Vice President for Worldwide Operations Dave Clark on July 30, 2013 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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President Barack Obama emerges from behind a stack of packing bins as he tours an Amazon fulfillment center with Amazon's Vice President for Worldwide Operations Dave Clark on July 30, 2013 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Chattanooga Shoves Editor Who Told Obama to Shove Jobs Plan

“Take Your Jobs Plan and Shove it, Mr. President,” read the headline of the editorial in the Chattanooga Times Free Press the day this week that President Barack Obama landed in town to tout his plan for a corporate tax...

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President Barack Obama chats with a worker at a packing station as he tours an Amazon fulfillment center on July 30, 2013 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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President Barack Obama chats with a worker at a packing station as he tours an Amazon fulfillment center on July 30, 2013 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Obama: Keystone ‘Not a Jobs Plan,’ Repealing Obamacare, Ditto

Voting against Obamacare will not create jobs, President Barack Obama says. “40 meaningless votes to repeal Obamacare is not a jobs plan … So let’s get serious.” —President Obama #ABetterBargain — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 30, 2013 And building the...

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