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The U.S. Capitol Building stands on April 18, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
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April 19, 2019 - 5:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in nearly half a century. The Labor Department says claims for jobless aid fell by 5,000 last week to 192,000, lowest since September 1969. The four-week average, which is less volatile, dropped...
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April 05, 2019 - 8:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring rebounded in March as U.S. employers added a solid 196,000 jobs, up sharply from February's scant gain and evidence that many businesses still want to hire despite signs that the economy is slowing. The unemployment rate remained at 3.8%, near the lowest level in almost 50...
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February 14, 2019 - 12:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon will not build a new headquarters in New York City, a stunning reversal to an ambitious plan that would have brought an estimated 25,000 jobs to the city. The online retailer faced fierce opposition from some New York politicians who were unhappy with the nearly $3 billion in...
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February 14, 2019 - 12:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, says that holiday sales increased a lower-than-expected 2.9 percent as worries about the trade war with China, the government shutdown and stock market turmoil dampened shopper spending in December. The figures...
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February 01, 2019 - 8:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers shrugged off last month’s partial government shutdown and engaged in a burst of hiring in January, adding 304,000 jobs, the most in nearly a year. The healthy gain illustrates the job market’s durability nearly a decade into the economic expansion. The U.S. has now...
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January 04, 2019 - 9:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers dramatically stepped up their hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial shutdown of the federal government. The Labor Department said Friday that the...
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December 19, 2018 - 2:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the fourth time this year to reflect the U.S. economy's continued strength but signaling that it expects to slow hikes next year. The quarter-point hike, to a range of 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent, lifts the Fed's benchmark...
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December 12, 2018 - 8:08 am
GAINESVILLE -- Key dates you need to know if you’re shipping Christmas. The United States Postal Service, FexEx and UPS have overnight delivery, but if you want to save a little money and make sure those gifts get to their recipients on time, here are the recommended send-by dates for expected...
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December 07, 2018 - 4:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) - Major indexes fell again as traders continue to unload stocks, extending dismal streak for the stock market. Friday's sell-off erased 2.24% from the Dow Jones Industrial Average, bringing its weekly drop to more than 1,000 pts. Technology and health care stocks led the way lower...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, a job applicant talks with company representatives at a JobNewsUSA job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. Jobs report on Friday, Dec. 7, for November is expected to point to a solid economy for most Americans, with steady hiring, a low unemployment rate and faster wage gains. If so, it would provide a dose of welcome news after this week’s frantic financial market gyrations, which have been driven by concerns that the U.S.-China trade war could escalate and weaken a U.S. economy already facing higher interest rates and slowing global growth. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 07, 2018 - 11:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in November, a slowdown from recent months but enough to suggest that the economy is expanding at a solid pace despite sharp gyrations in the stock market. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate remained 3.7%, nearly a five-...
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