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Pa. ending computer system contract with IBM

Gov. Tom Corbett's state Department of Labor and Industry is ending a multi-year contract with IBM Corp. to modernize Pennsylvania's unemployment compensation computer system after dedicating close to $170 million to the project. Full story

U.S. private sector adds 200,000 jobs in July: ADP

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. private employers added 200,000 jobs in July, topping economists' expectations in an encouraging sign for the labor market recovery, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. Full story

Twin Pregnancies: Slower Labor Is Normal

Labor takes longer in women pregnant with twins, a new study shows, suggesting that these mothers and their doctors could wait a few more hours before opting for cesarean delivery. Full story

3 Reasons It Might Be a Good Idea to Ignore the Dow Today

The index is down, but there's more to come this week that may change its fate. Full story

Group: Apple Supplier Violates Labor Laws

Apple and Pegatron Group say they will investigate the claims by China Labor Watch. Full story

Businesses set to step up capital goods spending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gauge of planned business spending on capital goods rose in June, buoying hopes of an acceleration in economic growth in the second half of 2013. Full story

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Ga. company receives 8 federal labor citations

Democrats push to make pocketbook problems women’s issues

G20 labor, finance ministers vow support on jobs

Tenn. labor dept. to discuss workers' comp changes

Major economies still struggling to create jobs

Hawaii gets more than $700K for jobless program

Senators reach tentative deal ending filibuster fight

Australia election threatens shape of $34 billion broadband plan

New England states get labor grants

Icon of China's anti-labor-camp lobby wins appeal

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  World celebrates arrival of baby prince

After more than 10 hours in labor, Duchess Catherine gave birth to a baby boy on Monday. The name of the baby prince, who is now third in line to the British throne, has yet to be announced. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

  Mel B. on Geraldo selfie: ‘What was he thinking?!’

TODAY’s Willie Geist and Al Roker, along with guest anchor Mel B., chat about the hot topics of the day, including Geraldo Rivera’s semi-nude birthday selfie, which the TV host later took down.

  Official: Duchess’ labor ‘progressing as normal’

As a spokesman for the royal family reports that Duchess Catherine’s labor is “progressing as normal,” NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman discusses what the duchess will be experiencing over the next hours until the baby arrives.

  King Rutherford? Anchors bet on royal baby

In anticipation of the arrival of the first child of Prince William and Duchess Catherine, the TODAY anchors speculate about the sex and name of the future heir to the throne.

  Consumer impact on earnings

Mike Thompson, S&P Capital IQ, discusses revenues and earnings, as well as the impact of consumers and the labor markets. "There's a certain kind of market Darwinism," he says.

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