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Sharp Drop in Jobs Adds to Grim Picture of U.S. Economy

The worst fears of investors and officials were confirmed as paralysis on Wall Street collided with new evidence of a likely recession.

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End to the Good Times (Such as They Were)

If history is a reliable guide, a dismal jobs report suggests that the recession of 2008 is now unavoidable.

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Obama Camp Sees Fine Line in Hitting Back

The resignation of an adviser to Barack Obama sparked new debates about how far he should go in responding to attacks.


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This Ho Chi Minh Trail Ends at the 18th Hole
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This Ho Chi Minh Trail Ends at the 18th Hole

The former leader of Vietnam once opposed pursuits like golf. Now a string of luxury courses bears his name.

Big Names in Retail Fashion Are Trading Teams

Several major clothing designers plan to shift to different stores, creating transitions that could confuse consumers.

To Revive Hunting, States Turn to the Classroom

West Virginia, which will allow hunting classes in schools, is one of many states trying to bolster a sport in decline.

Got a Mint, Comrade? Chinese Ban Liquid Lunch

A Communist Party campaign in Xinyang, China, seeks to catch civil servants partaking of alcohol-soaked meals.

Mixed Economic Picture in Next Big State to Vote

In Pennsylvania, the Democratic candidates are likely to find a better economic landscape than one would expect.

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Why Is a '98 Pickup No. 1 in Mexico?

Decade-old trucks are among the vehicles most sought-after by Mexican used car dealers.

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