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  • Economy adds 288,000 jobs in June, surpassing expectations

    Five years after the recession, the job market is finally hitting stride as small businesses add workers and local governments restore battered payrolls. U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs in June across a broad spectrum of businesses, the Labor...
  • Media Stocks on Upswing as Dow Tops 17,000 for First Time

    Major media congloms rode the enthusiasm on Wall Street Thursday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 17,000 for the first time, propelled by a better-than-expected jobs report for June. As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day on...
  • The Week Ahead: Jobs warm up, but slow earnings likely to hamper inflation

    It hasn't been since the winter of 2012 that the U.S. job market has been as hot as it's been this past spring. While that's turning the rhetoric on inflation, it's unlikely to turn up the heat on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. It's good...
  • Energy boom fuels economic growth in Midwest states

    WASHINGTON While the national business outlook remains tepid, the energy sector is driving fast economic growth in some states. A drilling boom for oil shale and natural gas has spurred prosperity throughout the middle of the United States. Despite...
  • Fed official: Labor market changes structural, not cyclical

    Fed official: Labor market changes structural, not cyclical
    Fed's Lacker says labor market changes structural, not cyclicalLynchburg, Va., June 26 (Reuters) - U.S. labor market data since 2008 reflects structural trends rather cyclical changes, a Federal Reserve official said on Thursday, adding that there seems...
  • 5 years after the Great Recession: Where are we now?

    5 years after the Great Recession: Where are we now?
    It was the worst U.S. economic calamity since the 1930s. Over 18 months, the Great Recession erased trillions of dollars in wealth, destroyed 8 million jobs and robbed tens of thousands of their homes. More than half of adults lost a job or saw a cut in...
  • STEM job market mixed in Chicago, study shows

    STEM job market mixed in Chicago, study shows
    A new study that analyzed advertised job openings in the first quarter of 2013 gave a mixed picture about whether the Chicago area suffers a shortage of workers with science and engineering backgrounds. In the Chicago region, it took an average of 44...
  • Teens delay 1st foray into employment

    Between four hours of homework each night and cheerleading practice on the weekends, the last thing on Kayla Kass' mind in her senior year at Newport Harbor High was locking down a part-time job. "I had no time," said Kass, 18. "I was already stressed...
  • Private sector adds surprisingly strong 281,000 jobs in June, ADP says

    Private sector adds surprisingly strong 281,000 jobs in June, ADP says
    Private employers added a surprisingly strong 281,000 net new jobs in June, the most since late 2012, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Wednesday. The figure was up sharply from 179,000 in May and is a positive sign heading into Thursday'...
  • U.S. small business hiring increases in June: NFIB

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small businesses increased hiring in June for the ninth consecutive month, adding to signs the labor market is strengthening. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), which reported the figures on Wednesday,...
  • Houston, a bright spot in U.S. economy, frets about labor shortage

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Bustling Houston, one of the bright spots in the U.S. economy, is growing so fast that business leaders fear running out of skilled labor as billions are spent building new energy infrastructure on the Gulf Coast. The Greater...