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Jobless claims fell to lowest level since July

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, hitting its lowest level since July.

Team Romney slams Obama again on coal

Mitt Romney's campaign on Thursday released its third ad in a week targeting President Barack Obama's coal industry record, saying the Democrat was hurting job creation and issuing false attacks.

Deal ends lockout, brings real refs back to the NFL

The short and painful era of replacement referees is over after the National Football League struck a deal with the union that represents the league's referees late Wednesday night.

Five user complaints about iPhone 5

Apple's iPhone 5 broke records over the weekend, selling more than 5 million units.

Barnes & Noble unveils $199 Nook HD

The tablet field is one of tech's hottest battlegrounds, with new players and new devices popping up every week. The latest is Barnes & Noble's new Nook HD line, which offers beefed-up hardware and a new 9-inch tablet size.

Muggle moms await first adult J.K. Rowling book

It's J.K. Rowling's first foray into fiction for adults. And thanks to her Harry Potter fame, her new novel, "The Casual Vacancy," is already a best-seller, even before its release Thursday.

Idaho fisherman finds human finger in belly of a fish

It's a fish tale almost impossible to believe. A fisherman found a human finger in the belly of a trout caught in a remote northern Idaho lake. And detectives located the owner, who delivered a surprising message.

Reid calls out Romney on their shared Mormon faith

The nation's highest ranking Mormon in elected office said Monday that Republican presidential candidate is "not the face of Mormonism."

American and its pilots head to negotiating table

American Airlines and its pilots union are heading back to the negotiating table as the airline struggles with flight delays and cancellations in the wake of pilot anger over their contract situation.

Scam targets seniors' Social Security benefits

In a new scam targeting seniors and the disabled, identity thieves are fraudulently rerouting Social Security benefits to their own bank accounts and prepaid debit cards.