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California Unemployment Rate Held Steady at 3.9% in December

SACRAMENTO — California's unemployment rate held steady at the record low 3.9% in December, the state said Friday. California added 12,600 nonfarm payroll jobs during the month, the Employment Development Department said. California added 12,600 nonfarm ...
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Super Bowl a Tossup at Legal Sports Books

LAS VEGAS — Even the bookies are having a problem figuring out a favorite in the Super Bowl. Odds opened at pick 'em Sunday at many Las Vegas sports books, though the Kansas City Chiefs quickly moved to 1-po...
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It’s Sizzling: Australia Experiences Hottest Day on Record

SYDNEY — Australia experienced its hottest day on record and temperatures are expected to soar even higher as heatwave conditions embrace most of the country. “This hot air mass is so extensive, the preliminary figures show that yesterday was the hottest da...
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Saudi Aramco Gains 10% in Debut to Clinch Top Seat at $1.8T

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's oil company Aramco gained 10% in its first moments on the stock market Wednesday in a dramatic debut that held until closing and pushed its value up to $1.88 trillion, surpassing Apple as the largest listed company in the ...
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Fresno Rainfall Record Tied, More Rain Ahead

Keep your umbrella and raincoats handy. After Fresno tied a 67-year-old rainfall record Sunday with  0.78 inches, the National Weather Service-Hanford forecast calls for more rain before this storm wanes Thu...
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US Budget Deficit Surges to $134.5 Billion in October

WASHINGTON — The federal government, which ended the 2019 budget year with its largest deficit in seven years, began the new budget year with a deficit in October that was 33.8% bigger than a year ago as spending hit a record. The Treasury Department said W...