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WebFin: Americans finding jobs

Meanwhile, the Labor Department said the number of Americans receiving unemployment benefits plunged by 349,000 in late November, the biggest decline since Jan. 1, 1983, when the country was pulling out of the 1981-82 recession, the nation's worst downturn since the Great Depression.

cnews: Sailing great killed by pirates

Peter Blake, who headed the New Zealand crew that won the America's Cup in 1995 and 2000, was shot and killed by pirates when his boat was robbed on the Amazon River.

WebFin: Senators to hear from Microsoft

Lawmakers next week will scrutinize the Bush administration's antitrust settlement with Microsoft and have invited some of Microsoft's fiercest critics to testify.
Written on December 7, 2001