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204,000 jobs added in October; unemployment rate rises to 7.3 percent
Nov 8, 2013
The government just reported the labor market in October was much stronger than expected, but how reliable is the data for a month when the government was shut down for half of it?
Markets await delayed employment figures
Oct 21, 2013
Delayed figures on unemployment are expected to hold steady.
A government shutdown will affect jobs -- and jobs numbers
Sep 30, 2013
We might not be getting a jobs report this Friday.
Syria, oil, India, and currency
Aug 28, 2013
With the Syria headlines, the price of oil could become a drag for the U.S. economy and beyond.
Markets brace for July sales figures
Aug 12, 2013
Checking in with the summer consumer
Slew of economic data gives mixed signals
Aug 5, 2013
A lot of new data point to a steady, but unclear future for the economy.
McDonald's earnings: So goes the cheeseburger, so goes the economy?
Jul 22, 2013
McDonald's has released its latest business results, and the numbers are a few Happy Meals short of expectations.
June retail sales up, but not over
Jul 15, 2013
Retail sales ticked up 0.4 percent in June but came in below analyst expectations.
Which would you rather have: More jobs or lower interest rates?
Jul 8, 2013
The yield on the 10-year Treasury note -- the benchmark for U.S. interest rates -- was up this morning following Friday's somewhat positive jobs report.
Unemployment stays at 7.6%, 195,000 jobs added
Jul 5, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 195,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate remained at 7.6 percent.