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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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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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