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Business (New) Survey: Firms optimistic on hiring, wages in 1st quarter
Rising sales helped boost hiring at U.S. businesses in the last three months of 2014, and companies are optimistic that continued improvement in business conditions will bring increased employment and wages in the current quarter, a new survey shows.

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Offbeat Zoo offers creepy way for lovelorn to get even with exes Zoo offers creepy way for lovelorn to get even with exes
Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day.

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National & World Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation
An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three months in prison in the country's first case that came to trial over the widespread practice.

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Sports NBA D-League All-Star events set for Feb. 15 in Brooklyn (New) NBA D-League All-Star events set for Feb. 15 in Brooklyn
Bakersfield Jam coach Nate Bjorkgren and his staff will lead the Prospects team, while Scott Morrison and his Maine Red Claws assistants will guide the Futures squad. Their teams own the best records in the Western and Eastern conferences, respectively.

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Home Lost class ring returned 25 years later Lost class ring returned 25 years later (Video)
A Missouri woman's treasure was missing for decades. She thought it was gone forever, but a student from Lewis Palmer high school took up the mission to find it. As Emily Allen reports, it's now mission accomplished.

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Technology (New) Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV
Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either.

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Entertainment 'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office
The military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle topped the box office for a second weekend in a row with $64.4 million in first place, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Business California unemployment falls to 7 percent; few new jobs
Job gains in areas such as trade and transportation, financial activities, educational and health services, hospitality and government were offset by major losses in construction, information, and professional, business and other services, the California Employment Development Department reported Friday.
Business McDonald's earnings fall; changes afoot to woo customers
The world's largest hamburger chain reported falling earnings and sales for its fourth quarter on Friday and says it is going to take action this year to save money and bring customers back. This includes slowing down new restaurant openings in some markets.

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Health Fewer parents skip vaccinations for kids
Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the adoption of a law that makes it harder to go without the shots, state figures show.
Health Woman with cancer supports right-to-die legislation (Video)
State Senators Bill Monning and Lois Wolk have proposed the End of Life Option Act, which would give people who are terminally ill the option of legally ending their lives with a doctor-prescribed lethal dose of drugs.