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Job Fair Held In Midtown Manhattan

Applicants line up to speak to prospective employers at a job fair on June 11, 2012 in New York City. 

The April 2014 jobs report from the Department of Labor shows much stronger employment growth than economists expected, and a significantly lower unemployment rate. The unemployment rate fell 0.4 percent to 6.3 percent in April.

Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, or Arizona? There can be only one home for the GigafactoryOr possibly two... if two are built. The Gigafactory is a massive battery plant, built by the electric car maker Tesla, that will take up to 1,000 acres and will include its own on-site wind and solar energy plants. Tesla has narrowed down its choice of location to four states, but rather than pick one now, it will prepare to build in two or three (or potentially all four), CEO Elon Musk announced on Wednesday.

Technically, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Monday this year. But beer companies want people to get an early start, celebrating over the weekend. But celebrating what, exactly? What does Cinco de Mayo mean for marketers and consumers?

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