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Chris Christie
Signs at Livingston High School during Gov. Christie's presidential announcement on June 30. (Rachel Greenberg, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Could NJ economy, unemployment become issues for Christie?

As he continues his run for the GOP nomination for the 2016 presidential election, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie remains in the back of a crowded Republican field. So far, New Jersey's sluggish economy and unemployment rate have not been raised as campaign issues so far, but that may not be the case for long.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sits under a current US national debt chart as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sits under a current US national debt chart as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Yellen says first Fed rate hike likely later this year

 

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sees a number of encouraging signs that the economy is reviving after a brutal winter and says if the improvements stay on track, the Fed will likely start raising interest rates later this year.

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Job hunters line up for interviews at an employment fair sponsored by the New York State Department of Labor in Brooklyn
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, job hunters attend an employment fair sponsored by the New York State Department of Labor in Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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Applications for US jobless benefits rose again last week

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since late February. But the increase likely reflected temporary auto plant shutdowns rather than any underlying labor market weakness.

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, second right, gestures while speaking during a round table meeting at an emergency summit of eurozone heads of state or government at the EU Council building in Brussels
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, second right, gestures while speaking during a round table meeting at an emergency summit of eurozone heads of state or government at the EU Council building in Brussels (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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Greece gets until Sunday for proposals to stave off collapse

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Frustrated and angered eurozone leaders gave Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras a last-minute chance on Tuesday to finally come up with a viable proposal on how to save his country from financial ruin.

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Job Openings
In this photo taken Wednesday, June 10, 2015, job seekers attend a job fair in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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US job openings stay high, but actual hiring falters in May

Job openings stayed close to a 15-year high in May. It's a sign that companies are expecting continued economic growth, but the level of advertised jobs has yet to drive the same kind of increase in actual hiring.

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