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Business U.S. job growth eases but tops 200,000 for a 6th month U.S. job growth eases but tops 200,000 for a 6th month
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery.
Business Construction spending falls 1.8 percent in June Construction spending falls 1.8 percent in June
U.S. construction spending fell in June by the largest amount in more than three years as housing, non-residential construction and government spending all weakened.
Business U.S. stocks slump as earnings disappoint U.S. stocks slump as earnings disappoint
U.S. stocks slumped Thursday as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings reports and assessed the implications of the approaching end to economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve.
Business Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors
In an election-year rebuttal to Republicans, President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Thursday requiring federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes.
Business As U.S. job market strengthens, many don't feel it As U.S. job market strengthens, many don't feel it
The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. Yet for Douglas Hunter and millions like him, happy days aren't quite here again.
Business Lawyer sues GM on behalf of 658 plaintiffs Lawyer sues GM on behalf of 658 plaintiffs
A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches.
Business Study: 35 percent in U.S. facing debt collectors Study: 35 percent in U.S. facing debt collectors
More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
Business Jimmy Dean moves beyond breakfast for first time Jimmy Dean moves beyond breakfast for first time
The sausage brand started by the late country singer of the same name has become a breakfast staple, with products even including a pancake-and-sausage on a stick. Now the brand is hoping its new bowls and sandwiches can lure eaters at other meals.
Business Fed is weighing key issues but may reveal little Fed is weighing key issues but may reveal little
This much is clear: The Federal Reserve will make another cut this week in its monthly bond purchases, which have been aimed at keeping long-term loan rates low. This much is not: When will the Fed start tightening its interest-rate policy to thwart any runaway inflation?
Business Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titan Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titan
Real estate website operator Zillow is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal that would make the biggest player in the online real estate market.
Business Red Lobster goes vertical on plate to push quality Red Lobster goes vertical on plate to push quality
Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating dishes higher as is the style at fancy restaurants.