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 Employers added 209,000 jobs in July, which was also seasonally adjusted.
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Employers added 209,000 jobs in July, which was also seasonally adjusted.

Unemployment up slightly in July as more look for work

In a case of good news at first looking bad, the national unemployment rate rose slightly in July to 6.3 percent from 6.2 percent in June.


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Gov. Corbett says Ron Tomalis is not a 'ghost employee'

The department did not order a nameplate for his office door until Tuesday, two days after a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story raised questions.



Section of East Busway to close this weekend

The busway will be closed between East Liberty Garage and East Liberty Station.



Red Line weekend detours announced

Track repairs in Beechview will cause detours in both directions on the Red Line on Saturday and Sunday, the Port Authority announced.


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Senate bill would require school background checks

Congress may find it easier to require background checks for teachers than for weapons purchasers.



U.S. warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

The White House said it is looking into options for bringing back two American aid workers sick with Ebola in Liberia.


 

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U.S. warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

The White House said it is looking into options for bringing back two American aid workers sick with Ebola in Liberia.



Both sides in Mideast agree to 3-day cease-fire

Israel, Hamas sending delegations to negotiations in Cairo that may pave way to end more than three weeks of carnage.


 
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NYT/CBS: Wolf, 52; Corbett, 39

A new survey shows Democrat Tom Wolf leading Gov. Tom Corbett but by a clear but somewhat smaller margin than previous post-



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