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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks have been higher again today, after the government reported surprisingly big job gains last month. Investors are anticipating that the burst in hiring will result in stronger economic growth, as well as higher interest rates. The government reported this morning that employers added 257,000 jobs last month, more than economists had expected.
CHICAGO (AP) — A national day care center operator says it's requiring staff members working with children under 15 months old to be vaccinated against measles. KinderCare Learning Centers noted the requirement in a letter on its website dated yesterday, the same day health officials announced measles diagnoses in five infants who attended a suburban Chicago KinderCare. The case come amid growing concern about unvaccinated children after an outbreak connected to Disneyland sickened dozens of people.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A special House committee looking into the deadly Benghazi attacks in 2012 will interview a host of high-ranking Obama administration officials as it speeds the pace of the investigation. The panel's chairman is Republican Trey Gowdy of South Carolina. He says he'll interview 20 high-ranking officials, including former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and former CIA Director David Petraeus (peh-TRAY'-uhs), as well as national security adviser Susan Rice. And he says an interview with Hillary Rodham Clinton should occur "as soon as possible." Gowdy said last week he was frustrated at the slow pace of the investigation.
DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (AP) — Funerals are taking place in suburban New York today for two of the people who died when a commuter train hit an SUV at a crossing Tuesday evening. They include Ellen Brody, the 49-year-old mother of three who was driving the SUV. A rabbi said before today's service that Brody was a "beautiful soul" who found the beauty in others.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say the victim of yesterday's fatal shooting at the University of South Carolina was a professor who was killed in an office at the university's Public Health building. They say the shooter then committed suicide. According to a coroner, the professor -- Raja Fayad -- had a relationship with the shooter.
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