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One of eleven hurt in deadly Gulf oil platform blast says: 'I'm alive'

Two days after a Gulf of Mexico oil platform blast and one day after his co-worker was found dead on the sea floor, a Filipino man offered a succinct message Sunday to his relatives and countrymen: "I am alive."

Buyers prepare bids for Hostess assets

Twinkies may never die. Wonder Bread probably won't either.

Steve Jobs' biopic will be told in three scenes

Aaron Sorkin is taking Steve Jobs' campaign to "Think Different" to heart, and he's revealed an interesting story structure for his upcoming biopic of the late tech icon.

Stressed Americans don't use their measly vacation time

Not only did American workers receive fewer vacation days from their bosses this year, but they also took less of them off.

Fate of paychecks rests on fiscal cliff

Lawmakers may cut a deal to avert the fiscal cliff by Dec. 31. Or they may not.

Hostess Brands closing for good

Hostess Brands -- the maker of such iconic baked goods as Twinkies, Devil Dogs and Wonder Bread -- announced Friday that it is asking a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close its operations, blaming a strike by bakers protesting a new

Foreclosure mess awaits states hit by Superstorm Sandy

Before Superstorm Sandy, some of the hardest-hit areas in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were experiencing a huge spike in foreclosures.

BP to pay record fine for Gulf oil spill

BP will pay a record U.S. fine to settle criminal claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a Department of Justice official said Thursday.

Jobless claims shoot up after Sandy

The number of people filing for first time unemployment benefits soared 78,000 last week to the highest level in more than a year and a-half, as the effects of Hurricane Sandy the previous week were reflected in government data.

Florida teen gets a year in jail for impersonating a health worker

A Florida teenager was sentenced Wednesday to a year in jail after he was convicted on four felonies linked to his impersonation last year of a physician assistant in a hospital emergency room.