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  • U.S. small business confidence edges slightly higher in August: NFIB

     U.S. small business confidence edges slightly higher in August: NFIB
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small business optimism edged slightly higher in August as more owners said they expected business conditions to improve in coming months and planned to increase capital spending, according to a survey released on Tuesday....
  • Family finances: the labor market's mixed signals

    Five-plus years into the current economic recovery, the labor market is healing at last. So why do Americans still feel so blah when it comes to their financial well-being? A look at the numbers suggests we should be peppier. The unemployment rate, at 6....
  • Lawrence Summers: Supply issues could hamper the US economy

    Lawrence Summers: Supply issues could hamper the US economy
    The U.S. economy continues to operate way below estimates of its potential that were made prior to the onset of financial crisis in 2007, with a shortfall of gross domestic product now in excess of $1.5 trillion or $20,000 per family of four. Just as...
  • Weak August jobs report appears to be anomaly, analysts say

    Job growth wilted in August to 142,000, ending a six-month hiring hot streak with the worst performance of the year. But economists cautioned that it was not yet time to panic. The report from the Labor Department on Friday was a major disappointment....
  • August hiring disappoints

    WASHINGTON Hiring in August disappointed with employers adding just 142,000 jobs last month even as the unemployment rate ticked down slightly, the government said Friday in a report that underwhelmed. Mainstream economists had projected hiring almost...
  • That predicted double-digit rise in Obamacare premiums? Not happening

    That predicted double-digit rise in Obamacare premiums? Not happening
    Another stake in the heart of a popular anti-Obamacare claim has arrived from the Kaiser Family Foundation, which compiled the projected premium changes for 2015 in 15 states and the District of Columbia. Its finding is that premiums for the lowest-...
  • Leesburg job fair aims to fill 130 construction-related jobs

    Leesburg job fair aims to fill 130 construction-related jobs
    Hiring fairs are about making a good impression and demonstrating one's ability to do the job. CareerSource Central Florida recently hosted a "Paychecks for Patriots" hiring fair in Leesburg and will target people looking for construction-related jobs...
  • Fed minutes signal growing pressure to raise interest rates sooner

    Federal Reserve officials at their last policy meeting debated an earlier-than-expected move in raising interest rates, suggesting the central bank may be shifting to a more aggressive stance in light of the recent pick-up in job growth and inflation....
  • California vs. Texas in fight to attract and retain businesses

    California vs. Texas in fight to attract and retain businesses
    When California rolled out a $750-million plan this year to attract and retain businesses, many aspects mirrored longtime perks used by Texas — where officials love nothing more than stealing jobs from the Golden State. For more than a decade,...
  • Pressure builds within Fed to signal new policy course

    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - Pressure is building within the Federal Reserve for officials to move as early as next month to more clearly acknowledge improvements in the U.S. economy and lay the groundwork for the central bank's first interest rate...
  • Labor Day in jobs-starved Illinois

    Labor Day in jobs-starved Illinois
    Economists invoke "slack" when America's labor market fails to create enough jobs for those willing and able to take them. The result is an excess supply of labor. That "labor market slack"? That "excess supply of labor"? We're talking about real...