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Economy Adds 171,000 Jobs In October

The U.S. economy added an estimated 171,000 jobs in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly employment report released Friday — exceeding analysts expectations, and sparing President Obama from lackluster economic news days before the election

Facebook Adds ‘Privacy Education’ For New Users After Audit

Facebook on Friday unveiled a new sign-up process for what most new users around the globe will see when the create Facebook accounts. Facebook says the new process is designed to better educate them on their privacy settings and options on the social network.

Romney: Elect Me Or House GOP Will Wreck Economy

In what his campaign billed as his “closing argument,” Mitt Romney warned Americans that a second term for President Obama would have apocalyptic consequences for the economy in part because his own party would force a debt ceiling disaster.

Biden Presents Top 10 Reasons To Vote Early On Letternman

Vice President Joe Biden made an appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman” on Thursday, to present the top 10 reason to vote early.

Total Starlight In Universe So Far Measured By NASA’s Fermi Telescope

The light from every star that’s ever shone in the universe, even those that have long since burned out or otherwise changed form, is still traveling in the form of visible (or optical) and ultraviolet photons.

Storm Sandy: search for HMS Bounty captain suspended

The US Coast Guard has suspended its search for Robin Walbridge, 63, the missing captain of the replica tall ship HMS Bounty, which sank in heavy seas stirred up by hurricane Sandy.

North-east frustrated with long waits for gas and slow pace of Sandy recovery

Tensions were evident around the US north-east on Friday as millions of people faced another day without power, long lines grew at gas stations and rescue workers found more victims of superstorm Sandy.

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