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ABC News, Yahoo! News Announce Online Partnership

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Yahoo!, the premier digital media company, and ABC News on Monday announced they will join forces to launch a strategic online news alliance that will deliver content to more than 100 million U.S. users each month.

This new venture blends ABC News' global newsgathering operation and lineup of anchors and reporters with Yahoo! News' audience, depth and breadth of content. Beginning Monday, launches on Yahoo! along with three new online-first video series hosted by the award-winning anchors of ABC News.

Under the agreement, ABC News becomes the premier news provider on Yahoo! News, with editorial teams from both organizations collaborating on original coverage to appear on both the Yahoo! News and ABC News sites. Teams will co-produce coverage for major news events and will have integrated bureaus in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.

ABC News content will be integrated throughout the Yahoo! News network, including the Yahoo! front page. ABC News will maintain editorial control over and, and Yahoo! News will maintain editorial control of all its sites.

The new site, powered by Yahoo!'s global technology platform, will feature an influx of original text and video content generated by ABC News.

The video series launched Monday include "Newsmakers," which features ABC News anchors like Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos, Barbara Walters, Katie Couric, Robin Roberts, and others interviewing global leaders and celebrities, starting with Stephanopoulos' sitdown with President Barack Obama on Monday. The other two debuting video series are "Around the World with Christiane Amanpour," in which the reporter and This Week anchor offers analysis and context on the international news headlines of the day, and "This Could Be Big," anchored by Bill Weir, which spotlights new technology products and explores the future of innovation.

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Vice President Biden to Unemployed Americans: "Hang in There" 

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview with Yahoo! News that while the economy is starting to grow he understands it is still painful for the millions of Americans looking for work.

“The message is hang in there,” he said. “Things are coming back.”

Asked in a user-submitted question what the best “nonpolitical” thing someone can do to help turn around the economy, the vice president noted that Americans can be more conscious about their energy consumption, but then said they can also be more aware of their own physical health and well being.

“One of the major drivers of the deficit and the cost are health care costs, particularly as it relates to Medicare and Medicaid,” he said. “So one of the ways to impact…on the federal debt, on economic growth, on the cost of maintaining health care in America is don't smoke, eat healthy, do not consume junk foods.”

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