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US weekly jobless claims total 221,000, vs 232,000 expected

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, dropping to its lowest level in nearly 45 years as the labor market tightened further, bolstering expectations of faster wage growth this year. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 221,000 for the week ended Feb. 3, the…

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White House chief of staff John Kelly finds himself in a tough spot after top aide resigns following abuse allegations

Trump chief of staff John Kelly backed off his effusive praise of a top aide accused of domestic abuse, underlining the intense scrutiny the retired Marine four-star general is facing as the White House contends with the latest turmoil. White House staff secretary Rob Porter, a key ally of Kelly in controlling information flow to…

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Tesla shares fall as Wall Street doubts the slowing cash burn is for real

Tesla's skeptics are not convinced the company's better than expected cash flow numbers will last. The electric car maker posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its fourth quarter Wednesday. Tesla reported negative free cash flow of $276.7 million versus its negative $1.4 billion in the previous quarter. Tesla shares dropped 0.8 percent in Thursday's premarket session.…

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US Down’s baby becomes face of food firm

Image copyright Gerber Image caption Lucas' father said he hoped his son's win could help people with disabilities become more accepted An 18-month-old boy with Down's syndrome has been named as this year's "spokesbaby" of the US baby food brand Gerber. Lucas Warren from Georgia is the first child with Down's syndrome to be named…

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Bodyhackers: Bold, inspiring and terrifying

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: The bodyhackers enhancing the human formJesika Foxx has permanently purple eyeballs, and an elf-like ear. Her husband, Russ, has a pair of horns under his skin. Stelarc, a 72-year-old Australian, has an ear on his arm. Soon he hopes to attach a small microphone to it…

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