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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)
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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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Economic optimism wanes among CEOs

When it comes to hiring and spending, optimism among chief executives at some of the nation's largest companies is down.

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Americans still negative about economy

It officially ended five years ago, but the Great Recession appears to have instilled a permanent sense of fear and pessimism in the minds of the American public.

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Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. Bernanke's Fed had steered the economy through a deep crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring confidence in banks. Yellen has so far carried on his approach with barely a hiccup.

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A homeless man pushes a shopping cart full of his belongings across an intersection in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles in 2013.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
A homeless man pushes a shopping cart full of his belongings across an intersection in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles in 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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S&P: Wealth gap is slowing US economic growth

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Economists have long argued that a rising wealth gap has complicated the U.S. rebound from the Great Recession.

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In this June 23, 2014 photo, job seekers wait in line to meet with recruiters during a job fair in Philadelphia. The government issues the July jobs report on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
In this June 23, 2014 photo, job seekers wait in line to meet with recruiters during a job fair in Philadelphia. The government issues the July jobs report on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion.

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As US job market strengthens but many don’t feel it yet

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains.

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Job seeker Staci Sudduth, left, talks to job recruiters Cameron Quin, center, and Jay Kington, right, at a Hiring Fair For Veterans in Fort Lauderdale July 16. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Job seeker Staci Sudduth, left, talks to job recruiters Cameron Quin, center, and Jay Kington, right, at a Hiring Fair For Veterans in Fort Lauderdale July 16. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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Survey: US companies add 218,000 jobs in July

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A private survey shows that businesses hired at a healthy pace in July, though the job gains slowed from the previous month.

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New Jersey’s state economist leaving in August

New Jersey's chief economist is leaving his job next month to take a position as a resident scholar at Ramapo College.

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