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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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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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empty xmas tree stand
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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