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Jobs report breaks expectations, unemployment at 50-year low

U.S. employers added 266,000 jobs for the month of November, surging past expected gains and continuing growth from October, adding fuel to the economic expansion. The unemployment rate fell to 3.5%, matching the lowest ...

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Missouri mother faces jail in Abu Dhabi after asking for her wages

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Missouri mother of three, Traci Nichole Coffel (Nichole), is facing a possible jail term in Abu Dhabi because she asked for her unpaid wages and compensation for medical bills after her employer’s ...

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News Briefs: Elon Musk warnings on AI; No ‘gay’ gene detected; Comey leaked secrets

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Second quarter revised up Second-quarter GDP was up a seasonally adjusted, annualized 2%, the Commerce Department said—a solid pace and on par from the previous second-quarter estimate of 2.1%. Weakness in inventory investment and ...

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Local officials learning tax hikes doom consumer spending

City and county officials in Johnson County recently told the Kansas City Star they are ‘puzzled’ by sluggish sales tax collections and consumer spending. They shouldn’t be.  Local officials should realize the obvious. Kansans ...

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Job growth surges by 312,000 in December; wages increase best since 2009; unemployment at 3.9%

U.S. employers hired the most workers in 10 months in December while boosting wages, pointing to sustained strength in the economy. Nonfarm payrolls surged by 312,000 jobs last month, the largest gain ...

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American employment level hits historic milestone

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The November employment report, released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows the economy added 150,000 jobs continuing the momentum of a historically expanding economy. The unemployment rate held steady at ...

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Polls show approval rating increases for Trump, economy, trade, direction of the country and more

President Donald Trump’s approval ratings have been hovering around 50% recently, according to Rasmussen, about the same or higher than Presidents Obama, Clinton or Reagan at this point in their presidencies. This ...

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Explosive growth of economy creates challenges for businesses finding enough workers

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With the U.S. unemployment rate the lowest it has been since the early 1960s, American workers are prospering in ways they rarely have. Businesses are adding more hours for part-timers and converting ...

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