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Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown
August 28, 2014 04:59 GMT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite many signs of a business recovery including improved hiring, Americans are more worried about the economy than they were right after the Great Recession.

A survey released by researchers at Rutgers University says that this pessimism exists despite record Wall Street gains and a host of upbeat economic indicators.

Seventy-one percent of Americans surveyed say the recession put a permanent drag on the economy. In contrast, Rutgers researchers found in a similar survey in November 2009 that only 49 percent thought the downturn would have lasting damage. That earlier 2009 survey was conducted five months after the recession officially ended.

And when the 2009 survey was undertaken, national joblessness was at 9.9 percent of the labor force, compared to the current 6.2 percent.

The survey says people's confidence in the economy has been eroded by the slow pace of improvement during the recovery.

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Last Update on August 27, 2014 12:47 GMT

CHELSEA HANDLER EXITS E!

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ellen DeGeneres wants to know why she was never a guest on Chelsea Handler's talk show. It was part of a bit on Handler's last show for E! DeGeneres confronted Handler in the shower. Handler ended her seven-year run with a live version of "Chelsea Lately" last night. The sendoffs including a mock intervention from friends Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Aniston and Mary McCormack. Handler is moving to Netflix, where her new show is set to debut in 2016.

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Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler opens her final show on E!. COURTESY: E! ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Ellen DeGeneres and Chelsea Handler

In a bit on the finale of "Chelsea Lately," Ellen DeGeneres confronts Chelsea Handler in the shower. COURTESY: E! ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston is part of a mock intervention for Chelsea Handler. COURTESY: E! ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston jokes that Chelsea Handler has hygiene issues. COURTESY: E! ((mandatory on-air credit))

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All-star "We are the World" parody

All-star "We are the World" parody, during "Chelsea Lately" finale. COURTESY: E! ((mandatory on-air credit))

DEREK HOUGH-WINNING ISN'T EVERYTHING

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Derek Hough (HUHF) and his partners have already won five mirrorball trophies on "Dancing With the Stars." But he isn't worrying about his scores on the upcoming season. Hough says in earlier seasons he was trying to prove himself. Now that he's more confident and comfortable, Hough says he's more interested in how to help his partner grow. Season 19 starts next month. Hough will be reunited with his sister Julianne on the show. But they won't be competing. Julianne will be a full-time judge.

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Derek Hough (HUHF), professional dancer

Derek Hough and his partners have won five mirrorball thorphies on "Dancing With the Stars," but he's not too worried about the scores.

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Derek Hough (HUHF), professional dancer

Derek Hough says there's more to "Dancing With the Stars" than winning.

<<CUT ..008 (08/27/14)>> 00:14 "things like that"

Derek Hough (HUHF), professional dancer

Derek Hough says he's thinking beyond the dance and TV studios.

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Excerpt of "Dancing With the Stars" theme

Here's the "Dancing With the Stars" theme. COURTESY: BBC Worldwide Limited and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ((mandatory on-air credit))

EMMY RATINGS

NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC says ratings for the Emmys were up this year. A Monday night in August is an unusual airing for the awards show. But according to NBC, the Nielsen figures show 15.6 million viewers for the Emmys. That's the second biggest audience for an Emmy Awards in eight years. Monday's Emmy broadcast was also the most-watched night on any network since ABC's Academy Awards on March 2, when 35.2 million viewers tuned in. The Emmys were hosted by Seth Meyers.

NIELSEN RATINGS

NEW YORK (AP) -- "America's Got Talent" was last week's most popular show, according to the latest Nielsen ratings. The Tuesday edition logged nearly nine and a-half million viewers. The Wednesday AGT was right behind, to place second for the week. Overall, Nielsen reports CBS was the most popular network, followed by NBC and ABC.

POSSIBLE "FULL HOUSE" REBOOT

UNDATED (AP) -- Ready for a "Full House" return? TV Guide reports a reboot of the sitcom could be in the works. TV Guide says John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse, is leading the charge. He's taken an ownership stake in the show. Former co-stars Bob Saget and Dave Coulier are also involved. The original Full House aired on ABC from 1987 to 1995 and was routinely a Top 25 show.

 
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