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    Unemployment Rate Falls to Two-Year Low

    Unemployment Rate Falls to Two-Year Low
    WASHINGTON - The unemployment rate fell to a two-year low of 8.8 percent in March, capping the strongest two months of hiring since before the recession began. The economy added 216,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday. Factories, retailers, the education and health care sectors and professional and financial services all expanded payrolls. Those job gains offset layoffs by ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Magic Behind Custom-Made Costumes for 'Dancing'

    Magic Behind Custom-Made Costumes for 'Dancing'
    LOS ANGELES - For Randall Christensen and his wardrobe team at ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," the next 10 weeks are going to be a crystal-encrusted, chiffon-wrapped blur. "Dancing" is known as much for its dazzling costumes as its disco-ball trophy. Every week, celebrity contestants and their professional partners step out in costumes ranging from glamorous to outrageous; from swingy dresses ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Artists Draw on Facebook to Connect or Sell Their Work

    Artists Draw on Facebook to Connect or Sell Their Work
    El Mac's graffiti art -- spray-painted on walls across the globe -- sometimes stretches multiple stories high and half a city block long. His larger-than-life portraits are inspired by Mexican and Chicano art, religious iconography, local personalities in the neighborhoods where he paints, and the classical artists he has studied since childhood, such as Vermeer and Caravaggio. But on Facebook, his ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Behind-the-Seams of Stars' Stylists

    Behind-the-Seams of Stars' Stylists
    NEW YORK - Oscars host Anne Hathaway had many winning outfits during the recent telecast, even if the banter with her co-host was less memorable. For Hathaway and other stars famous for looking great wherever they go, those flashbulb-fashion moments largely are a tribute to their stylists. The Hollywood Reporter magazine has compiled its first-ever list of the 25 most-powerful celebrity ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Artists and Galleries Around the World Band Together to Send Japan Earthquake Relief

    Artists and Galleries Around the World Band Together to Send Japan Earthquake Relief
    While Japan struggles to recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, artists and arts organizations around the world are coming together in a show of support for the island nation. Japan-related events in New York as part of this month's Asia Week are being recast as tributes or fundraisers for earthquake victims, while artists in ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +5

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