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Can package delivery save the Postal Service?

The U.S. Postal Service is aggressively chasing the package delivery business.

'Emerging' tobacco products gaining traction among young, CDC survey finds

The percentage of middle-school and high-school students using so-called emerging tobacco products is increasing even as their rate of tobacco use in general is remaining relatively constant, federal scientists reported Thursday.

Victoria's Secret petitioned to hire first transgender model

Victoria's Secret is synonymous with sultry femininity, and if Carmen Carrera had her way, that would include transgendered women as well.

Indy racing champ Dario Franchitti calls it quits, cites doctors' advice

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti announced his retirement Thursday, a month after a devastating crash in Houston, where he suffered head and spinal injuries.

Source: CIA using Patriot Act to collect money transfer data

The CIA is collecting bulk records on international money transfers, using the same Patriot Act legal authority that has become the center of controversy in U.S. surveillance programs, a source told CNN.

China to ease one-child policy, abolish labor camps, report says

After months of hints, China announced Friday it will relax its decades-long one-child policy and abolish labor camps in an effort to improve human rights, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Study shows 32% of workers with college degrees never found job related to major

According to a new study from Carreerbuilder, nearly 47 percent of those with college degrees said their first job out of college was unrelated to their major.

Lockheed Martin to cut 4,000 jobs

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin is cutting 4,000 jobs and closing four plants, blaming a decline in U.S. government spending for the layoffs.

Netflix TV gets major overhaul

Netflix users who stream video to their televisions will be seeing a major overhaul in the next few days.

4 Marines killed at Camp Pendleton during range maintenance operation

Four Marines were killed Wednesday during a range maintenance operation at Camp Pendleton in California, the military said.