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Business U.S. economy strengthens as employers add 3.3 million jobs (New) U.S. economy strengthens as employers add 3.3 million jobs
U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000. It was the latest sign that the U.S. economy is further strengthening and outpacing other major economies around the world.

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Business (New) U.S. economy strengthens as employers add 3.3 million jobs
U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000. It was the latest sign that the U.S. economy is further strengthening and outpacing other major economies around the world.

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Local Small Wash. town opening city-owned marijuana shop (New) Small Wash. town opening city-owned marijuana shop
Known for some of the best windsurfing conditions in the country, the small Columbia River Gorge town of North Bonneville, Washington, is embarking on a new enterprise - a city-owned marijuana shop.

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Home Daffodils in bloom Daffodils in bloom (Video)
Spring arrived early in the Skagit Valley. OverSkagit.com shared this aerial video of the daffodils in bloom.

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Consumer Paving scammers target local property owners Paving scammers target local property owners (Video)
Roving asphalt pavers are targeting local property owners and walking away with thousands of dollars. The latest complaints are from East King County where at least four victims were hit. The victims report the pavers drove a white truck with a flashing yellow light on the top. They claim to have extra material from an earlier job and offer to patch your driveway or parking lot for a bargain. Don't do it.

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Business U.S. factory orders slip for third month in a row
Orders to factories edged down 0.2 percent in January following declines of 3.5 percent in December and 1.7 percent in November, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

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Offbeat Canadians 'Spocking' the image of ex-minister on $5 bill
The death of actor Leonard Nimoy last week has inspired people to post photos on social media of marked-up five-dollar Canadian banknotes that show former prime minister Wilfrid Laurier transformed to resemble Spock, Nimoy's famous "Star Trek" character.
Offbeat Snowy Boston starts removing parking-space savers (Photo Gallery)
Bostonians have another reason to be steamed about this winter of epic snow: The city is starting to remove the lawn chairs, milk crates, orange cones and other stuff that people set out in the street to reserve the parking spaces they've dug out.