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Lowest number of Americans seeking jobless benefits in almost 7 years, declines 32K to 300,000 Top IMF officials says bolder actions needed to boost weak global recovery and aid unemployed Artificially cooling planet through geoengineering a sensitive topic for UN climate panel Americans look past calories as approach to dieting evolves; major brands feel sales slide Stocks slide on Wall Street; Bed Bath & Beyond plunges on weak sales General Motors puts 2 engineers on paid leave in ignition switch recall case Putin warns European leaders: Gas dispute with Ukraine can threaten their own energy supplies Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores as it tries to improve financial performance Ally holds largest IPO of the year but shares fall to shine in initial trading Maine Medicaid rules cut narcotic painkiller prescriptions by 6 million pills, 15,000 patients

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