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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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A survey finds that one in three workers will quit their present jobs if they don't get a pay raise in 2015. (Polka Dot RF, ThinkStock)
A survey finds that one in three workers will quit their present jobs if they don't get a pay raise in 2015. (Polka Dot RF, ThinkStock)
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1 in 3 workers will quit without a raise in 2015

Many employees are looking for a pay raise this year. A new survey by Glassdoor.com found that 35 percent of 900 people surveyed plan to look for a new job if they do not get a salary bump in 2015.

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Sweeney: Christie needs to produce ideas for economic growth

If New Jersey's economy is truly going to rebound in 2015, Gov. Chris Christie must start producing legitimate ideas, according to state Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford). He said creating economic growth in New Jersey is one of this top priorities.

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Where Christmas Trees once proudly stood. (Craig Allen photo)
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The fate of the unsold Christmas tree

There were rows of festive, fluffy Christmas trees here, not an hour ago.  What happened? Where did all those trees go?

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A student wearing a Santa's costumes is pushed away by a policemen during a protest in Milan, Italy, Friday.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
A student wearing a Santa's costumes is pushed away by a policemen during a protest in Milan, Italy, Friday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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Thousands of Italians protest economic reforms

MILAN (AP) -- Tens of thousands of union workers marched through more than 50 Italian cities on Friday to protest government economic reforms that they say erode their rights.

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Shopper in a Philadelphia department store in October. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Shopper in a Philadelphia department store in October. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Consumer confidence falls in November after October gain

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumer confidence fell in November following a big gain the previous month, as Americans became less bullish about the economy and jobs.

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Fewer people are dining out these days

A new survey conducted by the research firm NPD group finds many people in New Jersey and across the nation are not eating out as much as they used to.

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Poll: More NJ residents struggling financially

A new Harris poll finds more than half of all residents in New Jersey and across the nation now consider themselves to be either lower middle class, or working class.

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(Fuse, ThinkStock)
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Survey: Many Americans are limiting their spending

A new survey suggests that two out of three Americans are limiting consumer spending.

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An employment application form.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
An employment application form. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
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Applications for US unemployment rise by 12,000

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits increased last week after falling sharply two weeks ago. Despite the rise, the level of applications remains near pre-recession levels, a sign that hiring will likely remain healthy.

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