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Growth in US services firms rises in June

U.S. service firms grew at a slightly faster pace in June, as business activity and new orders increased.

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In this Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, photo, carpenter Joe Tominc cuts wood for a post on a new construction home in Pepper Pike, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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US economy not as bad in 1st quarter, paving way for rebound

The U.S. economy contracted in the first three months of the year, just not as much as previously estimated. More recent data show that the weakness was largely temporary, with a rebound in the works for the April-June quarter.

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Fed sees moderate economic growth around country this spring

The U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace in most regions of the country in April and May, as consumers ramped up spending at retailers and auto dealers, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.

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In this April 22, 2015 photo, Ralph Logan, general manager of Microtrain, left, shakes hands with James Smith, at a career fair in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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US job openings fall, hiring rises in mostly positive report

The number of available jobs in the U.S. fell in March, though companies filled more of their open positions in a sign they are still confident enough to hire.

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Class of 2015 set to brave a challenging job market

As college graduation ceremonies play out across the country over the next couple weeks, a brand new group of young adults will head into the real world, hoping to cash in on the recovering economic conditions.

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A computer-based practice ACT English test is displayed on a computer monitor Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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ACT to expand testing by computer

ACT test takers take note: The No. 2 pencil is losing its cachet. Greater numbers of high school students will be able to take the college entrance exam on a computer next year.

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Candidates and recruiters touching base at a job fair in Miami last month.  (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Candidates and recruiters touching base at a job fair in Miami last month. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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‘I quit,’ heard more often, is good news for US workforce

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Quitting your job - all but unheard of during and after the Great Recession - is becoming more common again. That could mean pay raises are coming for more Americans.

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Shoppers at Woodside ACE Hardware stock up on ice melt and shovels as they prepare for a snowstorm. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
Shoppers at Woodside ACE Hardware stock up on ice melt and shovels as they prepare for a snowstorm. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
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Expensive weather? Rough winter dampens economic recovery

Another harsh winter is having an impact on what we buy and when. It's helping some businesses but hurting others.  

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Wealth index improving in New Jersey

New Jersey's environment for wealth creation is close to average, according to the RegentAtlantic New Jersey Wealth Index (RANJWI).

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Report: NJ counties struggle with economic recovery

The recession ended years ago, but no one told New Jersey.

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