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March 10, 2018 - 9:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, amid rising business confidence lifted by the Trump administration's tax cuts and a resilient global economy. The surprisingly robust hiring, reported by the Labor Department on Friday, was the strongest in 1½...
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March 07, 2018 - 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Wednesday that Mexico, Canada and other countries may be spared from President Donald Trump's planned steel and aluminum tariffs under national security "carve-outs," a move that could soften the blow amid threats of retaliation by trading partners and dire...
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February 05, 2018 - 3:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): CLOSE: Dow Jones Averages 30 industrials 24346.09 down 1174.87 or -4.60 percent Other Major Market Indexes New York Stock Exchange 12571.48 down 513.87 NYSE MKT Exchange 2531.86 down 69.88 Nasdaq composite 6967.53...
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January 04, 2018 - 8:41 am
Macy's is shutting down more stores, part of downsizing that started nearly two years ago. Gainesville's Oaks Mall location is part of the latest announcement Thursday morning. Sears Holdings announced Thursday afternoon that 64 Kmarts and 39 Sears stores nationwide will close. The Kmarts on East...
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November 29, 2017 - 9:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Led by a rise in business investment, the U.S. economy grew at an annual pace of 3.3 percent from July through September, its fastest rate in three years. The Commerce Department estimated Wednesday that third-quarter growth exceeded the 3 percent annual expansion it had initially...
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November 03, 2017 - 8:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 261,000 jobs in October in a bounce-back from the hurricanes that slammed the Southeast in September. The unemployment rate declined to 4.1 percent, the lowest in nearly 17 years, from 4.2 percent in September, the Labor Department said Friday...
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October 28, 2017 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he has someone “very specific in mind” to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve and he will be announcing his choice next week. “It will be a person who hopefully will do a fantastic job,” Trump said in a video address he tweeted out...
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October 07, 2017 - 8:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A pullback in U.S. hiring last month resulting from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will likely prove short-lived, with a resilient job market pointing to gains in the coming months. The unemployment rate fell to a fresh 16-year low of 4.2 percent, from 4.4 percent, the Labor...
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September 01, 2017 - 4:41 am
DALLAS -- The country's biggest fuel transporter said Thursday that it hopes to resume moving fuel through hurricane-devastated Texas to the East Coast by the weekend, raising hopes that a severe national Labor Day gasoline shortage will be averted. Colonial Pipeline Co. shut down its line carrying...
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August 04, 2017 - 3:14 pm
NEW YORK (ABC News) -- A jury has found "Phama Bro" Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for drastically increasing the price of a life-saving drug, guilty on three of eight counts in an unrelated federal securities fraud trial. Shkreli was accused of funneling money from MSMB...
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