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The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 26,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the lowest level in three months as layoffs remain at pre-recession levels. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell slightly to a seasonally adjusted 336,500.
Veteran CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker, who has been with the network for 30 years and based in Los Angeles since 1992, is moving East to join the cast of “60 Minutes.” CBS said Thursday that Whitaker will begin on the Sunday night show this fall. He will be the first full-time black correspondent on “60 Minutes” since the death of Ed Bradley in 2006, although Byron Pitts was a regular contributor before joining ABC News in 2013.
After much buzz and the replacement of Willow Smith in favor of Quvenzhané Wallis for the starring role, Entertainment Tonight shares the first look into the upcoming Annie remake. The trailer is nothing short of exciting as we grab a quick glimpse into the dynamics between Academy Award nominee Wallis and co-stars Jamie Foxx (Benjamin Stacks aka Daddy Warbucks) and Cameron Diaz (Miss Hannigan).
Shaquille O’Neal says he’s seeking redemption for “Shaq Fu,” his infamous fighting game originally released in 1994 that’s now considered to be among the worst games ever made. The four-time NBA champion is launching a crowd-funding campaign to create a “Shaq Fu” follow-up titled “Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn.”